Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Ruby Ink

Author: L.J. Wilson
Title: Ruby Ink
Publisher: A B Edge
Publish Date: March 25, 2015
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: How far will seduction take you? The answers unfold in Ruby Ink, the first Clairmont series novel.
Aaron Clairmont has been granted an early parole. He returns home to Nickel Springs and finds employment at Abstract Enchantment, a trendy new inn. But Aaron’s mind can’t let go of its predecessor, the vintage Rose Arch Inn, the setting for his passionate love affair with Ruby Vasquez. Ruby—the girl he lost after his secret underworld life unraveled, shocking everyone who thought they knew him.
Freedom comes fast at Aaron—a family desperate to reconnect, an employer cast as his savior, and the steamy memories he can’t escape. Just as Aaron surrenders to starting anew, he realizes the diabolical trap he’s been lured into—a fresh hell that makes prison look like a country club. Lives are at stake, his family and Ruby’s. Ruby Vasquez—the woman Aaron never thought he’d see again. The one destined to collide with his future.
“Sultry, sensual… intensely emotional and full of heart. L. J. Wilson is a discovery.”—Shannon McKenna, New York Times bestselling author
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Review: What can I say about Ruby Ink? I think wow is probably a good word though. The book is labeled erotic fiction, but it is so much more than that. You know that the relationship between Aaron and Ruby is going to be steamy from the very start of the book.

Looking at the blurb, it is hard to imagine when your boyfriend goes to jail for the attempted murder of your father, and drug dealing that you'd ever get back together with that guy.

That's just part of what makes this book different.

I liked that for the most part, the story was told from Aaron's point of view and then when it wasn't you have snippets of Stefan and then finally Ruby.

From the get go, you know something isn't quite right with Stefan, but it takes almost half of the book before you finally know what he's up to. He's also the one that's into the kinky stuff. Like most erotic novels, he has to be into the whole BDSM thing, which is getting old when it comes to erotica, but for the type of guy he is, that lifestyle suits him. And let's not forget his submissive, Vanessa, who is also an employee for the company he works for. She's tough as nails at times, but it is hard not to feel sorry for her, because of where her feelings are directed.

Ruby on the other hand is a flat character, in the midst of so many others that you feel you know. I wanted to get more into her head than the author allowed. I wanted to know why Aaron and Ruby where so stuck on each other. She might be the only fault to a near perfect book.

I loved the Clairmont family and how they stick together.

Ruby Ink  is hot, steamy and full of plot twists and an ending that will have you longing for the next  book in the series.

Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Steamy is a great word for this book - I can't wait to pick up myself! Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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