Title: Inked Hearts
Series: Lines in the Sand #1
Author(s): Lindsay Detwiler
No. of pages: 261
Publication date: October 21st 2017
Date read: November 12th 2018
“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 more 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?
This book was exactly what I’m used to from Detwiler and that’s why I loved it. It was sweet and the story didn’t rely on steamy scenes in order to be entertaining. I had already read the second book in this series, Wild Hearts, which focusses on Jodie, and I really loved that one as well. It was definitely fun to read about familiar characters in Inked Hearts, because they all are very loveable!
Of course, I love a steamy scene from time to time, and this book lacked them. On the one hand – like I mentioned earlier – this made for a better actual story, but I had liked to read at least one (more detailed 😏) hot scene. But that’s just me, because the story was still amazing. So, if you like contemporary romance, which isn’t focussed on sex, then this one’s a great one! And I really recommend the other romance novels by Lindsay Detwiler. I already know I’ll be buying Lines in the Sand #0.5, which is about Reed and Lysander their love story, soon!
* I was kindly sent an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own! Thank you Lindsay! *