Monday, May 7, 2018

Permanent Ink by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Title: Permanent Ink
Series: Art and Soul, 1
Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary
Pages: 256
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.

Permanent Ink is the first book in the Art and Soul series by authors Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn.  I really liked this fast-paced romance. The characters are really vivid and well done.
Poe lives at home in his dad’s basement.  He hangs with his friends. When he gets arrested he gets the front desk job at Permanent Ink.
He doesn’t want to screw up this job. He knows he is a screw up so far. But he wants to get his life on track. He just really has no direction yet.
Jericho transforms poorly designed tattoos into works of art again.  He is nearly twice Poe’s age.  And he is Poe’s dad’s best friend. Now he has to choose to either fight the attraction or give into it and possibly lose his best friend in the process.
This story is great. Poe needs Jericho as much as Jericho needs Poe. They each bring something good out in the other person. Poe also proves he can be more mature than his years suggest.
When you want a love story with a great connection, and a little edge to it I highly suggest this one.

                                     Five Shooting Stars 

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