Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.

Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.

 Book Dame’s Rating 5 stars

This is a prequel to Clipped Wings a full novel about Tenley and Hayden.  Cupcakes and Ink gives us glimpse into Tenley and Hayden’s world. You get a taste of what’s to come. I’ve loved Helena Hunting’s story telling for what feels like forever. I would read her take on the phone book, if given the opportunity. I just enjoy the way she threads her stories together, so even thought you don’t get much, it’s still great and intriguing. Cupcake and Ink is an introduction to the characters, a hint of what’s to come and details into who they are. You learn they are both fighting demons, and trying to move forward. You start to understand the way the think, this story will have you longing for more. I love love this story. I could not wait for it to get picked up and published. AND I KNOW ALL OF YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO!

“…Somehow this girl had set up camp in the back corner of my mind, and there didn’t seem to be anything I could do to get her out.”



And get ready for Clipped Wings! MARCH  4TH!!!