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Sometimes the things we shouldn't want become exactly what we need...
Waitressing at a seedy strip club isn't ideal, but it pays Sarah Adamson's tuition. Her goal is to finish her master's program and get a job that doesn't involve tight skirts and groping hands. She doesn't need distractions. Especially not the one that comes in the form of a hot-as-sin tattoo artist who works across the street from her apartment.
Kicked out at sixteen, and a high school dropout, Chris Zelter is familiar with wanting things he can't have. His fractured life has never been easy. As the product of someone else's bad decisions, he knows exactly what happens when the wrong person controls your marionette strings. Now an accomplished tattoo artist in a renowned studio in Chicago, Chris has it together.
Apart from his infatuation with Sarah. She's way out of his league, and Chris knows it.
But he's willing to be her bad decision. At least for now.
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Book Review: 5+++ Stars
Before I started reading like a maniac, I used to be pretty open to any genre and topic in books, but after 100+ books, I’ve set a target, and also discovered I have some hard limits in books that has even caused me to stop reading some great authors because the topic of their books is something I just don’t feel like reading anymore. Anyway, despite I know for sure #RomCom + #Erotica is my favorite topic of them all, sometimes I get out of my comfort zone and read some angsty books but I pretty much avoid them. I usually end up so invested in them, crying like a baby, with a huge book hangover and with my heart broken in a million pieces. You must be wondering why I’m saying all this? Well, because this book is the kind of book I would usually avoid, it’s full of angst, I was fully invested with both main characters, my heart was aching with and for both of them and for sure I’ll have a book hangover for a few weeks—I hope I can still read while I’m a funk, otherwise I’m screwed. But you know what? If that happens to me, I don’t care, it’s 100% worth it. Chris and Sarah’s story was so beautiful and heartbreaking that I wish I could know them in real life and hug the hell out of them. I’m so proud of them, because they rose above everything, they didn’t give up, they fought and won!
Fractures in Ink is a spinoff of Clipped Wings & Inked Armour. There were 2 novellas about Chris and Sarah, Between the Cracks and Cracks in the Armor, which I totally loved, but they have the problem that all novellas have: they were too short and Chris and Sarah totally deserved their full length novel. And it finally happened.
So this book is featured a few months after Inked Armour finished. Sarah got a new job because her old bosses were now rotting in jail and despite it was the same kind of job—waitressing tables in a stripclub—, she decided to stay there because she was about to finish her master and she would be able to get a better job and start a new life. But the new boss was worse than the old ones and she ended up in a huge trouble, and sadly she kept everything from Chris. Sarah wasn’t the only one keeping things hidden, because Chris had a huge drama in his family that he didn’t want to share with Sarah, mainly because he didn’t feel worthy of her and he thought if he shared his problems with her, she would run away from him.
The story begins with a huge drama, heartbreak and all, and there is a lot of drama in between, and mostly at the end. I cried and sighed and cried even more. i felt relieved when they finally talked their hearts out, but the heartache was bigger and I ended up crying even more. This book was so difficult for me to read, it has so many topics that are hard limits for me—not telling which ones because it’d be spoilers and you all know I don’t give spoilers in my reviews—but the beautiful writing of Helena’s and my love for this characters gave me strength to finish it, and here I am with a huge book hangover wanting to read it all over again, because this is definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Now, you go, get a copy of this book and read it, live it, feel it. You’ll love it. I know.