Ink: A Love Story on 7th and Main by Elizabeth Hunter
Love Stories on 7th and Main
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition
March 9, 2018
It's everything but business as usual.
Emmie Elliot hadn't expected to come back to Metlin, California. She definitely didn't expect to stay. She returned to her childhood home with a mission: Sell the building that housed her grandmother's book store and move on with her life.
But life doesn't always go according to plan.
To reopen her grandmother's book shop, Emmie will need a hook. She'll need a strategy. She'll need an... Ox?
Miles Oxford doesn't have much interest in quiet bookstore owners. He's a tattoo artist without a space to work, and the last thing he wants is to get involved with anyone after his last disaster of a relationship. Work and pleasure don't mix for Ox, but since he doesn't have any interest in the cute girl with the bold business proposal, he should be safe from any awkward complications, right?
She sells ink. He tattoos it. Unusual? Yes. But a book shop/tattoo studio might be the ticket for both Emmie and Ox to find success on their own terms. As long as they keep their attention focused on business.
Just on business.
It’s been six years since Elizabeth Hunter’s last contemporary romance, six years filled with the amazing paranormal romances of the Elemental and Irin Chronicle series. Ink: A love story on 7th and Main is book one in the new series Love Stories on 7th and Main and a departure from the tales of supernatural beings engaged in tumultuous quests that have earned Elizabeth a hugely successful and devoted following. In comparison it might seem a little dull and boring but that does not mean its not enjoyable. It’s like shoes; some days you are in the mood for a racy pair of heels while on others a comfy pair of slippers is what you desire. But that is what I expect when I think of a contemporary romance, less high speed action and suspense and more heart warming feels. In that regard Elizabeth delivers in spades.
Having read most of Elizabeth’s works, the thing that has impressed me the most is her ability to continually create characters that are authentic and unique and build attractions between a wide range of personalities. Emmie and Miles in Ink showcase this; on the surface they seem an unlikely pair, a tame book store owner and loud tattoo artist, but attraction and love grows from the heart not the mind. Ink is really a universal story that just happens to be set in a small California town that the younger generation is trying to reinvigorate. Emmie loves books and comes back to her hometown from the big city to deal with her deceased grandmother’s book store. At her best friend’s prompting and an unexpected encounter with Miles, a shopless tattoo artist, the opportunity to re-imagine the business as Ink, a bookstore/tattoo parlor, presents itself. It seems like the perfect combination…
But, Emmie quickly realizes that life is not without risks and hard work and sometimes life bucks your plans in the most unexpected yet absolutely perfect way.
Ink: A love story on 7th and Main is another great book by Elizabeth Hunter. As far as contemporary romances go it hits the mark: a great storyline, authentic characters, and smoking hot attraction!!
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.