OMG! I don’t know what to feel right now. Lack of sleep can be one of the causes but I don’t think it is the reason. Helena Hunting did it again. It was a great story and I couldn’t put it down until it was done. All day yesterday I was looking forward to get off work and start reading ‘Fractures in Ink’ and when I start reading it, I couldn’t stop until I was done, which is why I only slept for two hours.
Was it smart to go to work after 2 hours of sleep? – Not really.
Was it worth it? – Hell YES!!!
First series I read by Helena Hunting was ‘Pucked’ and I loved it. ‘Clipped Wings’ was in my to-read list for a while but somehow I didn’t start reading it until ‘Get Inked’ was published. I am kind of glad that I didn’t start reading it before because I am not a patient person and even waiting two months (It is not even whole two months) for‘Fractures in Ink’ was hard enough for me 🙂 That is the reason I usually wait for the whole series to be completed before I start reading so I don’t have to wait 🙂
I loved and really enjoyed reading Hayden and Tenley’s story but I think Chris and Sarah is my favorite couple in the series. Their story was beautiful and heartbreaking. Chris and Sarah both had tough life but I loved how they overcame every bad thing they faced in their lives and didn’t give up.
Chris is a very talented tattoo artist. His mom kicked him out when he was sixteen. Even though it took him couple of years, he took control of his life and established a decent living for himself. What broke my heart the most is he always thinks that every bad thing happens because of him and he truly believed he is unworthy of happiness and good things in life. But he is soooooo wrong. He is a good man and he will do anything to protect the ones he loves and cares for. He tries his best to help his mom and sister. After the things his mother made him go through, his mother DOES NOT deserve anything, but he is still there for her every time she needs him.
Sarah is beautiful and smart. Underneath her tough exterior, she is vulnerable, loving and soft. If you already read ‘Clipped Wings’, you already know that Sarah is getting her masters and in order to pay her school, she is working as a waitress in a strip club. She used to work at Dollhouse, which was closed down. Even though she hates her waitressing job because of the money she makes, she decides to start working in another stripped club named The Sanctuary. At the beginning everything seems better but after a while she finds herself in a huge trouble.
They both think they aren’t good enough for one another and because they are afraid that if they share their troubles with each other, they will end up alone, so they hold back all the troubles they are facing. But once they overcome their fears and everything comes out in the open, they realize they are perfect for each other.
I know this review does not make justice for this great book but I really hate ruining the book for the ones who hasn’t read it yet, so this is the best I can do. Helena Hunting is a great writer and I love her style. This book was so worth the wait and a sleepless night. It is one of the best books, I read in 2016. It is written from dual POV so you get the see the inner struggles of both Sarah and Chris. You can also read it as a standalone but I totally recommend you to read the other books from the series.
I also hope that this book is not the last one in the series. I would love to read Chris’s sister Ivy’s and Dee and Grant’s story.
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Definitely.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.