TITLE - Inked Hearts
“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?
Inked Hearts was a wonderful story set in place I'm familiar with - Ocean City Maryland! Avery is a girl who got her heart broken and just up and rooted herself to this place. Her roommate Jodie is quirky and goes after what she wants. Jodie has this warmth about her but she can be crazy.
Jodie sees a tattoo on Avery that needs fixing so she sends her to Jesse the owner of J & J's who is great at what he does. Jesse with his green eyes, is sexy, compassionate, adventurous and supportive, he pushes Avery to be who she wants to be. Jesse and Avery have been both hurt in the love department, but can they both overcome and try it out?
This is my favorite book so far by Lindsay!! The writing flowed nicely and all the characters were great. It's a book where everyone is supportive, great friendships! Inked Hearts is also about how it's never too late to find yourself.
Some of my favorite parts:
"Go with the flow it's beach life."
"You just need a little nudge to be the best version of yourself."
"For once in my life, I'm feeling instead of thinking."
"Live a life that isn't going to leave you with regrets."
"There's something magical about the excitement and energy on the boardwalk, yet the peace you find here."