It was so hard for me to not want to read Jeremy's story and so when I found out that the story itself would be a m/m novella the detail didn't really bother me too much. I do prefer material that involves a heroine and a hero but with Kaye and the men of Hard Ink everything worked so well to the point that I fell in love with Jeremy, Charlie and their story.
Within the pages of the previous release book of the ink series I felt like something was missing. The book was not nearly as good as I had been hoping it would be. But then Jeremy's story arrived and everything I thought was absent was suddenly present with the new story. This book filled in what I felt was missing before. I encourage readers of the series to read Jeremy's story. I did in fact discover details that I hadn't in the previous releases.
As for both Jeremy and Charlie, both men are very relatable. I enjoyed how well-balanced Charlie was and how both men really needed to find one another. So in many ways this book still has the foundations of being a great romance novel and that is what I loved most about this story.
In the end Kaye created a story that was unique while still maintaining the heart, suspense and true romance of her series. I couldn't be happier with this novella than I’m already.
Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother's stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy's whole world has been turned upside down--not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.
Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he's drawn into the SF team's investigation of his army colonel father's corruption, he's surprised to find acceptance and friendship--especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie's opposite in almost every way.
With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can't help but wonder why they're trying so hard to be good...