She is totally and utterly in love. She can’t focus, can’t sleep. She doesn’t want to hang out with friends, doesn’t even care if she graduates from college in a week. All she wants is Rush, and her obsession for him is scaring her. Unable to handle the fear that brings up ugly memories of being abandoned as a child, Addison withdraws to protect herself. But that may backfire when an old flame of Rush’s reappears in his life.
Addison is the only woman he wants in his bed. Hell, he’s inked her name into his skin, and he plans on asking her to move in with him. Problem is, she’s acting like she doesn’t feel the same way about him. It’s like something’s changed between them. And when an old girlfriend comes back into the picture – stirring up memories and fears about his past – Rush knows that if he and Addison are ever going to have a chance at happiness, it’s time to shatter the walls between them once and for all.
The book starts with Addison and Lisa(her best friend, who we met in “First Ink”(Read my Review Here) standing outside a party. Lisa is dressed for a night of seduction, while Addison is dressed for a night in jail, wearing her orange sweatpants and t-shirt. She’s desperately missing Rush like a smoker misses cigarettes.
Umm….who the hell wouldn’t!!! It’s RUSH!!! Don’t you remember the kitchen scene in “First Ink”??!! If not…buy “First Ink” here, read it, then re-read “Shattered Ink”. Okay, moving on…
“I’m just going to say one thing to you: Vegas.”
My insides go instantly hot and soft. It’s a depressing feeling , but addicting and predictable. Kind of like my life has been over the past five weeks . When Rush and I chucked the past and decided to try this again, I was so happy. So excited. A second chance at a first love. But as Lisa put it, I’m losing it. In the past five weeks, I’ve only seen him three times, and for no more than a day or two. I have school and finals and graduation, and he has work and travel. It’s like the most beautiful torture in the world, seeing him. I’m on a high when I’m around him. When he’s gone, I crash. And I can’t seem to bounce back. I’m utterly and completely addicted to him. I’m jealous of anything and anyone who gets to be near him, and there are actually times when I don’t give a shit about graduating, about getting my marketing degree—about a job or a future. I just want to be in his atmosphere. I just want those eyes locked on mine, and those inked arms around me.
Of course, I haven’t told him any of this. I don’t want him to think I’m a loser. I don’t want him to know the truth. I don’t want him to walk away from me— or shit, run— because this time, it’s not just love that would be lost. It’d be my heart, my breath… my sanity.
Well hey, if you’re too scared, get the hell out of my way! I’ll tell him!
Uuummm…..Ok, moving on yet again….
Addison isn’t the only one having those feelings. Rush went years without her and now that he has her back in his life, he doesn’t want to be without her for a second. So when he picks her up at the airport, he has full intention of asking her to move in with him. But they get a little sidetracked on the motorcycle ride back home.
“Addison.” I hear the warning-laced call on the wind, but I’m barely registering it. I want him so badly I can’t see straight.
He groans as my fingers brush lightly over the top of his burgeoning erection. I want it. I want to slip my hand inside his jeans and make him as hard as the red rocks around us.
“Baby, I’m going to crash,” he hollers back, his voice strained.
I know . I hear him, and I know what he’s saying is true . Shit, I know what I’m doing is totally freaking dangerous. But I don’t care. I swear to god, I want him so bad I don’t care if we crash.
What the hell is wrong with me? And how can I make it stop?
With a hard jerk to the right and a squeal of tires, Rush pulls off the road. I curl into him, holding on tight as he speeds into the desert, hauling ass until he spots a large palo verde tree about quarter mile out. He guns for it , and once there, jerks the bike to the right, then brings it to an abrupt, dust-clouded stop before killing the engine. He’s off the thing in two seconds. Has me on my feet in one. And rips off my helmet with a curse and look so fierce, I shiver and erupt into flames.
“That wasn’t very smart, Ads,” he says, unbuttoning the top of his jeans.
This book is flippin’ amazing and lives up to the yummy goodness of the first one. There might not have been the kitchen scene…but the scene when they finally get home? Holy shit! Have your lover or fire extinguisher handy!!!
But there was more then just sex in this book…there was love making, exposing fears we all have, relationship issues we all have had and the struggle of learning what path should be taken to get past it all. It was sexy and sweet. The absolute PERFECT recipe.
So, if Addison and Rush have been the stars of the first two books, will they be the stars of the third?? NO! And Laura Wright makes damn sure we’re craving Vincent and Lisa’s story at the end!! Can’t wait for “Rebel Ink” to come out!!! 2014, people…be watching for it!!!
Did I happen to mention “First Ink” and “Shattered Ink” are ONLY $0.99 each?