Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tears of Ink by Anna Bloom

Title: Tears of Ink
Series: Tears of #1
Author: Anna Bloom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 6, 2018


She has one rule: Never sleep with someone twice.
Faith Hitchin wears the shadows of the past on her skin for all to see. To a stranger’s eye, she is a girl with sass and tattoos, a lover of art. But beneath the mystery of swirls and ink, she is woman alone and in pain.

When opportunity knocks in the form of an invitation to an art project that could change the direction of her life, she’s afraid to move forward. But, like her namesake, she pushes past all inhibitions and takes a leap of Faith. The last thing she imagines is a summer of self-discovery at the hands of a sexy Baroness’ son.

Elijah Fairclough is arrogant yet charming, complicated but forthcoming. With his blue eyes, expensive suits and evasive attitude, it seems he’s used to getting what he wants, and he wants nothing more than to discover the woman beneath the tattoos in every way possible. Will Elijah’s persistence make her break her only rule, or will there be tears of ink?

Rating: 3.5 ☆

Faith is broken and holds herself distant from people.  Her tattoos are her armour and also her attempt to erase the pain of her past.  As an artist she is encouraged to take up a position in an old country house as part of attempts to rejuvenate it.  Eli is the man who hires her - he is hot but so unattainable being part of the upper classes.  His life has been planned by his family.

These two characters slightly irritated me at times - I understood Faith and her reasons for being the way she is and therefore had some sympathy for you as well as empathy for her.  On the other hand, Eli I could not get to grips with.  His hot and cold towards her, leading her on and giving her hope.  The fact that his rationale was around his wealth (and yes I appreciate that there was slightly more) but he is a grown man with the means to make his own way in life.  I didn't have much sympathy, empathy or respect for him.

Eli made it difficult to settle in to the story as did Faith to some extent.  It took some time for direction of the story to become clear.  There is no doubt that this was well written, dealing with some complex issues in a sensitive way - it just didn't completely click into place for me.

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A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural and Superhero movies while drinking lots of wine.

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