Inked by an Angel – Shauna Allen

Summary:

Jed Gentry is doing just fine, thank you very much, running his tattoo studio in Austin, Texas. So what if people think he’s a bit on the surly side? He’s been burned by his ex who sticks around to torture him and he lives with a family heartache that he’d rather not talk about. But he’s got a thriving business, his dream car, and good friends. Not much to complicate things. At least, not until she walked in…

Kyle O’Neill has had it with being the sheltered daddy’s girl at the family accounting firm and is ready to spread her wings and fly on her own for the first time. Unfortunately, it seems she’s about to fall flat on her face when her first and only client is – gulp — a tattoo artist! Her country club upbringing certainly hasn’t prepared her for this place or the sizzling attraction her traitorous body feels for the grumpy owner.

But there is a Divine conspiracy at work here pushing these two together. And they are hell bent on bucking the Heavenly plan all the way. Luckily, their angel is a true believer and pulls every trick he knows from under his halo to make this a match made in Heaven.

Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?

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I must admit, when I started this book, I expected it to be a run of the mill, fluffy romance that was predictable and like most others books of this genre. It wasn’t, not completely.

Yes, it was fluffy, but isn’t that we read this genre? Yes it was a little predictable, but again, that is the genre. Run of the mill… no.

The added plot of the angels being behind the romances within was a novel twist that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Decently paced and easy to read, I read the entire book in a little over 3 hours and didn’t once feel I was being short changed by the author. She kept me guessing with certain aspects of the story, such as the back history between Jed and Kierstan.

The relationship between Jed and Kyle is a slow burn which doesn’t affect the pace of the story as it feels realistic and believable due to the vast differences between them, even though they are more similar than first appear.

The AA meetings were my favourite parts of the book as they provided much humour and I felt Michael and his friend’s frustrations at their assignments not quite going to plan.

A solid read and I will look out for more by this author.

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