Inked Hearts

Inked Hearts Six years a complex about my freckles a love for pastrami and a fear of failure That s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men Suffering from the sting of betrayal twenty

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  • Title: Inked Hearts
  • Author: Lindsay Detwiler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.That s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty eight year old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery fi Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.That s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty eight year old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom Throughout her self exploration, she makes only one rule She won t give her heart to a man again She s living for herself this time.But then she meets Jesse.A tattoo shop owner, the green eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts.When summer nights get a little heated than either expected, they ll have to ask themselves Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain

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    1. 4 Love Isn't All Bad StarsWho hasn't thought about packing up and starting over once in their lives??Well Avery is 28 and after finding out her husband was bonking his secretary she makes the massive decision to do just that. Packing only the important things she heads to the coastal town of 'Ocean City' to start again.How do you rediscover your belief that love can last forever, when a single moment scorched the ideal into dirty ashes? Jesse owns a tattoo parlour in 'Ocean City', when Avery's r [...]

    2. My Rating: 4.5 StarsThere are times when all of us would like to just start over, remake our lives and move forward. For Avery Johannas, that time came after she divorced her cheating husband. Suffering such a raw betrayal leaves its mark and Avery’s heart is brutally scarred, her trust levels are at zero and she needs a complete life makeover. She quit her very vanilla job and moved to the beach, got herself a quirky roommate who helped her sass-up her outside, but taking a chance on love aga [...]

    3. 4 Love Isn't All Bad StarsWho hasn't thought about packing up and starting over once in their lives??Well Avery is 28 and after finding out her husband was bonking his secretary she makes the massive decision to do just that. Packing only the important things she heads to the coastal town of 'Ocean City' to start again.How do you rediscover your belief that love can last forever, when a single moment scorched the ideal into dirty ashes? Jesse owns a tattoo parlour in 'Ocean City', when Avery's r [...]

    4. 3.5 stars!This is a really sweet story of a woman rediscovering herself after her life changed in ways that she never expected. A heartwarming, fun journey with an easy and sweet romance, this is a really cute read. 28-year-old Avery Johannas is starting over. After literally finding her husband cheating on her, she has divorced him and is moving on with her life, and that comes with a fresh start. So she’s packed up her life and is starting over in a small beach town, determined to live her l [...]

    5. Favorite Quotes:You know, Avery, rule one of getting a tattoo—don’t piss off the guy with the tattoo equipment who can wreck you for life.He, like the elderly women, is also wearing rather tight yoga pants—except his are leopard print. To go with his leopard print pants, he’s picked out a black muscle tank that is leaving very little to the imagination—not that I would have really wanted to imagine his hairy chest anyway. I try not to stare at his pecs, nipples out and all, as I offer [...]

    6. 3.5 stars!The first book in the Lines in the Sand series, Inked Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler shows what it means to let the life you knew go to become your true self.Every one of us at some point in our lives wanted to just pack up and leave all the gossip and people telling us what we should do. Inked Hearts is about Avery who is brave enough to move across countries in search for a new truer version of herself, to create a life she wants.Divorced at 28, she swore off men completely and instead i [...]

    7. **NEW RELEASE**Title: Inked HeartsAuthor: Lindsay DetwilerGenre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: October 21, 2017Publisher: Hot Tree PublishingCover Designer: Claire SmithOn sale for half price! US: amzn/2uOxzwgAll other links: books2read/inkedheartsAdd to /book/show/34808535-Synopsis“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.”Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eig [...]

    8. Inked Hearts Lindsay Detwiler 5 starsAvery Johannas is divorced at 28 - overcoming self inflicted self confidence issues and now her cheating husband has done nothing but put those pieces back in to play in her head. Starting over and hoping for something even a tad better for herself which includes NO MAN is her plan. Her new roommate might help her remember what its like to have fun (I hope to see a lot more of Jodie) and her boss is a good guy she thinks but dating him -- no way. Jesse knows [...]

    9. Inked Hearts was a pleasant and warm read.I liked Avery,our heroine,she is a scorned woman who decided to leave her past behind and to move to a little beach city.Her thoughts and emotions are clearly portrayed I felt like I was next to her during her journey to a brand-new life.The supporting characters perfectly complement the story,I can't wait to read more about them in the next book.Copy kindly provided by the Publisher/Author.

    10. This book made me want to vomit on several occasions. The writing is good, but oh my, it's sickly sweet. A bit cringe at times. 🤢 Not my cuppa.

    11. Such a great story of healing yourself and finding yourself all in one book. Add in some pretty great characters and it makes for a great book and hopefully more to come in a serieshinthint

    12. ➳ Rate: 3,5 / 5 starsThis book tells the story of a woman who just got divorced after finding her husband cheating. Tired of all the advice, gossip and pity from friends and family, she decides to move states and leave her life behind in pursuit of a new Avery, a Avery that does what she wants, explores and tries new things and gives old interests a second shot. Avery finds a new home, new friends, a new job and new love interest, a love interest that is sweet, brings adventure into her life, [...]

    13. When Avery leaves her home town to start anew in Ocean Beach, she's getting away from her failed marriage, a betrayal that completely caught her off guard, and shaking up her career by stepping away from her job as a CPA. It's really the start of her journey in finding herself. Her identity has been wrapped up in being a wife and a daughter, and she taking a a huge risk by leaving the safety of her family.In Inked Hearts, Lindsay Detwiler delivers a beautiful story about taking chances. Avery up [...]

    14. 3-3.5 StarsThis book was an ok read for me. It was a fast read. It flowed good. But it was missing something for me. It was missing the heat from the main characters. I wanted to feel the sexual attraction between them. And as I read on I kept waiting for something to happen. in my opinion it never really came. The drama in this book just seemed like it wasn't enough. This book had a wholesome feel to it. That's not bad. But just something I'm not use to. I would put this book in the clean categ [...]

    15. Wow! This book was an AWESOME 5 stars for me! Avery has picked up and moved miles away from her ex-husband who betrayed her and smashed her heart into pieces. She decides to take this opportunity to live a more carefree life, but love is DEFINITELY NOT ON HER RADAR. Then, she meets sexy, mysterious Jesse, the owner of a tattoo store. He’s not interested in romance either, but the two recognize heartbreak in each other’s eyes. So, the beginnings of a friendship and possibly more begin. The qu [...]

    16. Avery is leaving her old life behind including her cheating ex-husband and her love of Accounting to get a chance to start over in Ocean City. She meets Jodie, her quirky yet hilarious roommate and her clan of friends. They instantly take to Avery. She has her new Avery groove going on and it is peaceful. Jesse has a quite side he hides well based upon his past experiences, yet there is one thing he holds dear and that is keeping his dad’s dream alive by working at his chosen passion, but in t [...]

    17. With the end of Avery Johannas' marriage, her satisfaction in her old life has started to crumble. So when she decides to leave it all behind for a fresh start, she vows to herself that this time she is going to do everything different. Until she meets Jesse PearceIn a brand new city, with a new roommate, a completely different job and a fantastic group of friends, she slowly regains her confidence and learns to be happy for herself. But her idea about avoiding men is quickly unraveling with he [...]

    18. I voluntarily accepted an ARC of this book and here is my review.This is my first Lindsay Detwiler book. A lovely second chance at life read with lots of emotion and great, relatable characters. I adored Avery and her friend Jodie and the crazy friendship she had with her, Lysander and Reed.I loved the creative theme throughout the story, the way that the freedom goes hand in hand with creativity. A free mind will create the best work and a calmer, happier atmosphere.Jesse was an interesting cha [...]

    19. Inked Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler is a full-length stand-alone romance novel.Meet Avery Johannas, she´s 28 year old, divorced from a cheating husband and moved away to start new. She´s scarred on heart and soul and trust doesn´t come easily to her.Now she has a carefree, quirky roommate, a wonderful laid back boss and a tattooed , mystery parlor owner who wants to win her heart.Avery is torn, she really, really likes Jesse. But can she take the risk of loving again.I really, really love this b [...]

    20. This book starts with a woman's quest to find herself after a divorce leaves her disillusioned by the concept of love and marriage. She moves away from home with nothing more than what she can fit inside her car, away from everything she has ever known and loved. On this quest, she makes some great friends, who help her open herself up to new possibilities, and a new life. This is a new to me author, and I really enjoyed it. Unlike a lot of books on the market today, this is not a book for someo [...]

    21. Avery moved to a new state to start again. Not expecting to find love again. Avery and Jesse find a second chance at love with each other after both having their hearts broken by other people. Avery is a strong woman. She doesn't want to be defined by a man. She is brave to defy her parents, leave a nice job, and strike out on her own. She doesn't NEED Jesse but he complements her and you can't get much better than that! Highly recommend this book! I couldn't put it down because I connected with [...]

    22. What a cute story :) Jesse and Avery were characters to relate to. Avery is leaving behind a broken marriage and moves to Ocean City to start over. She's a pretty strong character. The story is told completely from her POV. Jesse has his own sad tale to tell. You can really feel the characters' pain and happiness. The additional characters added a bit of fun to the story. I hope the roommate's story is next. Would like to see her happy. I would read more by this author. I received a review copy. [...]

    23. Oh wow! What an amazingly well written tender romance! It’s a story about starting over and taking a chance on life again. The author has written characters that are so down to earth and relatable, that you’ll feel like you’ve known them (or people like them) all your life.The storyline is exceptional. It’s jam packed with emotion. You’ll go through times of sadness, happiness, fun and soul searching with Avery and Jesse (well all the gang for that matter) and it’s so worth it. I am [...]

    24. Lindsay Detwiler's "Inked Hearts" is the first tale in the Lines in the Sand series. Avery has been through a rough marriage and a divorce. Jesse has had a rough past too. He's such a hottie! This is a sweet love story, with mostly closed door sexy scenes. You can feel the chemistry between Avery and Jesse - it's palpable. I have been wanting to read this author for a while now and I was not disappointed.

    25. 4 Stars!Inked Hearts is a sweet story of recovery and finding love. Avery moves to Ocean City with two goals in mind - reinvent herself and never fall in love again. Then, her meddling roommate and boss introduce her to Jesse and despite her best efforts, Jesse finds his way in. Avery, Jesse and all the Midsummer Nights gang are great! The story is sweet and clean. Good writing and very little drama make this an easy read. Fall in love with Jesse and Avery in Inked Hearts!

    26. Enjoyed this book!!Really loved this storyline I love how Avery finds herself and what she's meant to do and just be. Jesse was hot and so understanding. The storyline just flowed, laugh out loud moments, corky friends, and dangit just an amazing story. I hope we get Jodie's book next. Can you imagine what story we would get with a horror story writer?? EPIC especially with humor thrown in.This was my first read by this author and definitely won't be the last.Thanks Jamie Nibarger Ellis

    27. Avery's perfect life ended up being not so perfect so she decided for a change and uprooted it. She found a new job and a quirky room mate. It's definitely not the same life and sometimes that's ok. Her roommate takes her to get her tattoo fixed and runs into Jesse. Jesse affects her in ways she wasn't ready for and old fears start to resurface. She's afraid of everything happening again like it happened with her husband. Jesse is a good guy and pushes her to be more herself and explore her arti [...]

    28. A second chance at love!Avery moves to a seaside town to start over after her leaving her ex-husband.Jesse owns the tattoo shop in town.They form a friendship that turns into more.This book was very easy to read and I loved the storyline.I cannot wait to read more books in this seriesC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review by Sweet Treats Book Blog.

    29. Loved it! I've reviewed this book for United Indie Book Blog. I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down. This author is new to me. Avery is starting over after a rough divorce. Jesse is a sexy, hot tattoo artist. I couldn't get enough of this story. Lindsey did an amazing job with the charterers and story-line. I can't wait to read more from this author. Hopefully we get to see more of Jesse and Avery. Keep up the awesome work! I highly recommend this one. If you want a perfect book [...]

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