New Release + Review – LOVE & INK by J.D. Hawkins

Love & Ink by JD Hawkins

Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

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Synopsis

I’m a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody’s begging me to put my ink on them. I’m the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.

I’ve spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I’ll do anything to get her back.

It’s been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.

She’s left a permanent mark on my heart.

But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?

love & ink

Oh my *sigh*
This red-hot and heartrending love story will leave a permanent mark on your heart!

Love & Ink is a phenomenally penned romance that takes us on an all-consuming ride of heartbreak and redemption. A story about second chances thought to be gone, secrets kept hidden, and a love that never went away, Teo and Ash learn how to navigate their once-again complicated and emotional relationship. Broken hearts have turned to hidden walls that both characters need to overcome and tear down. But the old wounds from the past resurface, challenging Teo and Ash with difficulties that could make or break their newfound feelings and connection.

This story of young love evolved into a mature, fiery, and passionate tale of two people who are flawed and damaged, but found a way to overcome the mistakes of the past and forge a stronger and more intense love together.

Love & Ink is an emotionally impactful romance that blazes the pages with its unique character dynamic, intriguing storyline, and sizzling chemistry! An absolute must read that is sure to leave you warm and breathless!

5 Stars!

~Kelly

Excerpt

“You want something to drink?” she calls from some other room.

“Sure. Something strong.”

“Vodka ok?”

“Always.”

I pace around the room a little, lust still pumping me full of adrenaline, taking in the details, stopping to study a Basquiat print above a bookcase. Flashbacks of conversations we had in her bed rushing through my mind, until she clinks some glasses behind me and I turn around.

“Here you go,” she says, handing me the glass.

I take it from her, sip slowly, but my eyes stay on hers—a living work of art even more captivating than what’s on the walls. The alcohol burns, hitting the spot, but I’m intoxicated enough by the room, by the smell, by her. She must sense it, because she breaks my gaze, eyelashes flickering away as she smiles down, but her coyness only ignites the fire building within me.
I put my drink down and throw her on the couch so I can gaze at those lush curves, trace my eyes down the length of that magnificent body.

I trace a finger around her ear, down her neck. She trembles like a leaf under my touch, skin cool with goosebumps. Her breath quickening, hot and heavy.

I climb on top of her and we devour each other’s mouths as I tug her pants off and she pulls her shirt over her head. We roll around on the couch, her hands squeezing my cock, my mouth sucking each nipple until her breath shudders, her fingers clawing down my back. I need to taste her.

I pull away, enjoying how she hisses with unresolved desire.

“Why are you stopping?” she asks, her voice tinged with desperation.

I growl, low and firm, “I’m not. I’m going to eat you.”

About the Author

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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Review: LOVE & INK by J.D. Hawkins

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Love & Ink by J.D. Hawkins
Genre: NA, contemporary romance
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: February 21, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


Oh my *sigh*
This red-hot and heartrending love story will leave a permanent mark on your heart!

Love & Ink is a phenomenally penned romance that takes us on an all-consuming ride of heartbreak and redemption. A story about second chances thought to be gone, secrets kept hidden, and a love that never went away, Teo and Ash learn how to navigate their once-again complicated and emotional relationship. Broken hearts have turned to hidden walls that both characters need to overcome and tear down. But the old wounds from the past resurface, challenging Teo and Ash with difficulties that could make or break their newfound feelings and connection.

This story of young love evolved into a mature, fiery, and passionate tale of two people who are flawed and damaged, but found a way to overcome the mistakes of the past and forge a stronger and more intense love together.

Love & Ink is an emotionally impactful romance that blazes the pages with its unique character dynamic, intriguing storyline, and sizzling chemistry! An absolute must read that is sure to leave you warm and breathless!

5 Stars!

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
I’m a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody’s begging me to put my ink on them. I’m the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.

I’ve spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I’ll do anything to get her back.

It’s been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.

She’s left a permanent mark on my heart.

But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?


Cover + Blurb Reveal – LOVE & INK by J.D. Hawkins

Love & Ink by JD Hawkins

Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

Synopsis

I’m a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody’s begging me to put my ink on them. I’m the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.

I’ve spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I’ll do anything to get her back.

It’s been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.

She’s left a permanent mark on my heart.

But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?

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About the Author

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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Review: COCKY CHEF by J.D. Hawkins

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Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins
Publisher: HEA Press, LLC
Publication Date: July 29, 2017
Rating: ★★★★✰


Okay…so…I have a dilemma. In one hand, I really enjoy JD Hawkins’ books. But in the other, Cocky Chef didn’t live up to the hype I thought it would.

Let’s take those same hands and switch up the “ingredients”. In one hand, we have a sizzling chemistry between two characters that caught fire immediately. But in the other, the highly original, unique story line didn’t spark a spicy and saucy romance that had the potential to blow the lid off the pot, so to speak.

There were plenty of aspects of this story that I highly enjoyed. But with that being said, there were also quite of few issues I had as well. I really liked the characters. Cole and Willow were very authentic and their passion for not only each other, but for food and cooking, was fantastic. Their shared desires were hot to read, and it could set off smoke alarms everywhere. But (and this is a tough but to say) the romantic aspect of the book seemed to be a filler, more on the back burner, and not the main point of the story. The book was so focused on food, and specifically detailed dishes, that the romance didn’t shine as bright as what I had hoped. I wanted more of the budding relationship between the characters, not the difference of flavor potency garlic has depending on how you chop it. As much as I loved Cole and Willow, this was a tough obstacle to overcome.

Now this review is completely my opinion. Each reader has their own experiences with reading the same stories, and I’m hoping more people loved this book. So in true and complete honesty, Cocky Chef was a small let down for me. And this book will in no way deter me from reading Hawkins’ future releases. It’ll just make the anticipation that much more enjoyable for me when his next book comes out.

3.5 stars

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you’re the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay’s head spin, you’ve earned the right to your confidence.

When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it’s not a suggestion–it’s an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don’t make it okay.

But I have to admit, she’s got talent. She’s creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can’t help wanting to know everything she thinks. I’ve never met a more talented chef. And I’ve never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.

There’s only one way this push and pull can end.

With her in my bed, begging for more.


New Release + Review – COCKY CHEF by J.D. Hawkins

Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins

Release Date: July 31st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs
Model: Christian Hogue

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Blurb

You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you’re the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay’s head spin, you’ve earned the right to your confidence.

When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it’s not a suggestion–it’s an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don’t make it okay.

But I have to admit, she’s got talent. She’s creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can’t help wanting to know everything she thinks. I’ve never met a more talented chef. And I’ve never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.

There’s only one way this push and pull can end.

With her in my bed, begging for more.

cocky chef

Okay…so…I have a dilemma. In one hand, I really enjoy JD Hawkins’ books. But in the other, Cocky Chef didn’t live up to the hype I thought it would.

Let’s take those same hands and switch up the “ingredients”. In one hand, we have a sizzling chemistry between two characters that caught fire immediately. But in the other, the highly original, unique story line didn’t spark a spicy and saucy romance that had the potential to blow the lid off the pot, so to speak.

There were plenty of aspects of this story that I highly enjoyed. But with that being said, there were also quite of few issues I had as well. I really liked the characters. Cole and Willow were very authentic and their passion for not only each other, but for food and cooking, was fantastic. Their shared desires were hot to read, and it could set off smoke alarms everywhere. But (and this is a tough but to say) the romantic aspect of the book seemed to be a filler, more on the back burner, and not the main point of the story. The book was so focused on food, and specifically detailed dishes, that the romance didn’t shine as bright as what I had hoped. I wanted more of the budding relationship between the characters, not the difference of flavor potency garlic has depending on how you chop it. As much as I loved Cole and Willow, this was a tough obstacle to overcome.

Now this review is completely my opinion. Each reader has their own experiences with reading the same stories, and I’m hoping more people loved this book. So in true and complete honesty,
Cocky Chef was a small let down for me. And this book will in no way deter me from reading Hawkins’ future releases. It’ll just make the anticipation that much more enjoyable for me when his next book comes out.

3.5 stars

~Kelly

EXCERPT:

She lets out a sigh of relief, but my cock hears something different in her gasping exhale. I bring my thumb slowly to a speck at the side of her mouth, fingers resting on the round perfection of her jawline. She stills under my touch and catches my gaze, time slowing with the deliberateness of my movements.

I brush the speck, but don’t pull away. Instead, I bring my thumb back across those ever-pouted lips, tracing their dip and fullness, letting her feel the texture of hands rough and scarred from a lifetime in kitchens, our eyes locked together in a moment of anticipation, emotions raging like an angry sea against the dam of the distance between us.

Her lips part slightly, I feel her shortening breath on my hand, and I push my thumb between those juicy, perfect lips, fingers pressing against the base of her ear. Her gentle gasp breaks the silence, before she closes those soft lips around my thumb, the sight of them pressing against my skin making my cock full against my pants. Her teeth gently squeezing my nail, tongue flickering as I push the finger inside the hot wetness of her mouth.

My other hand already on her waist, I pull her toward me, press her lithe body up against mine. Those magnificent hips swaying and rubbing against mine, her weight shifting onto me, breasts heaving, nipples so hard now I can feel them through that sweater dress.

“You’re fucking incredible,” I growl. Prelude to pulling her toward me, my finger in her mouth still, angling her head so I can taste the tenderness of her neck, run my sensitive tastebuds down the taut muscles, follow the path that leads me to the front of her chest. Quiet moans getting louder as I run my tongue down the softness of her cleavage, her dress my enemy now as I pull it down and bury my teeth in her breasts.

“Oh God…” she moans. “Cole…”


About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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New Release + REVIEW – UNPROFESSIONAL by J.D. Hawkins

Unprofessional by JD Hawkins

Release Date: March 22nd

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

Model: Christian Hogue

Blurb

What happens when the internet’s favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.

But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.

I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional.

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EXCERPT:

“Thank god you live on the ground floor,” I say, as I rummage for her keys in her bag with one hand while keeping her from falling with the other. It’s not that I haven’t been to Margo’s place before, but when we hang out it’s usually at work functions or the occasional bar, and at the moment I can’t shake the feeling that I’m intruding a little.

“You know, you’re really fucking hot,” she slurs, giggling. My cock stirs at the brush of her lips so close to my neck, her warm breath against my skin. I have to shake it off.

“And you’re really fucking drunk,” I reply with a forced laugh, as the key finally catches and I kick the door open.

“No…I mean it,” she says as I step into her apartment, still holding her in my arms. “You’re like…the most beautiful man.”

“That’s very sweet of you,” I say, as I open a few wrong doors (closet, bathroom) until I find her bedroom. I walk in and lay her down on the bed, then pull away, setting her bag on the night table. “You should probably just rest a bit, let it pass.” I unlace her boots and ease them off gently, setting them on the floor before straightening up to go. This feels familiar, although I haven’t carried a too-drunk Margo home from a party and put her to bed since our undergrad years. “You need anything? Water, or—”

“Yeah.” Margo smiles.

“What?”

Instead of answering, she mischievously beckons me closer. I look at her, dress rolling up around her thighs, twisting her body up in the sheets, my imagination starting to whirl a little.

“Come here!” she yelps impatiently.

This could mean trouble—the problem is, I like trouble. I groan and go nearer to the bed.

“Closer,” she giggles, and I’m taken with the smile, the way she grinds into the bed…

“What?”

Her hand pulls on my shirt, her smile goes and instead her mouth is open now, weakened like she’s preparing to kiss me. I could so easily fall into her here, so easily bring my mouth onto hers, put my own hands under her clothes. I can almost taste her, appetite stirring…

Except being a real man doesn’t just mean knowing when to make a move, it also means knowing when you shouldn’t.

“Nice try,” I say, pulling back.

Margo laughs and pounds her fists onto the bed with disappointment.

“But I need to see what’s under your shirt. You still got those Grand Canyon abs, I bet.”

“Ok. That’s my cue to go,” I say, half-out the door. “See you tomorrow.”

“No! Come on! Please! I remember the view was fucking amazing. Just a little peek. A tiny little peek for old time’s sake. Come on, Owen! Don’t be an asshole. You know you want to show it off.”

I look back at her, hand on the doorknob, and find myself laughing.

“Happy now?” I say, pulling up my shirt a little way.

Margo screams and falls back onto her pillows laughing.

“I knew it! Just as perfect as that night you got locked out of the girl’s dorm,” she says, as I close the door and leave.

When I get back to my car, I’m still smiling.

About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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