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Even if he weren’t the lead singer of the popular college band, Luminescent Juliet, Justin Noel would have his pick of women. And he does pick. Nightly. Tattooed, blonde, and green eyed, he flashes his dimples and females swoon. Except for one. Tattoo artist, Allie Landon, rarely dates, and especially not men like Justin. Though he’s hot enough to melt off permanent ink, she’s done with the bad boy type. But when the ex who broke her heart wants to reunite, desperation has Allie introducing her latest client as her boyfriend. Justin’s more than happy to play the part. He’s completely intrigued by the sexy artist and college student. However, Allie’s life isn’t what it seems. There’s little room in it or her shattered and confused heart for Justin. But as Justin remains persistent, ignoring the growing attraction—both physical and emotionally—between them becomes more difficult than tattoo removal. *New Adult. Recommended for mature readers due to language, drug references, and sexual situations.*
Why am I waiting on this? After reading and LOVING In The Band (Book #1) about a female drummer I fell hard for the characters. Justin was such a cool jerk in the first book that I can't help but want to know what kind of trouble he could get into! I can't wait! PLUS! I am excited to share with you this exclusive excerpt from Ink My Heart! Special thanks to Jean Haus for providing this sneak peak!
She cocks one eyebrow, and a silver star jingles. "You're a musician?"
“Kind of,” I say, reluctant to admit I’m in a band. I instinctively know that bragging won’t get me anywhere with this girl. I look her over slowly, so there’s no confusion that I’m checking her out. I slide my hand across the counter and flick a finger toward her wrist, nearly brushing the skin. “That your only tattoo?”
She stands and folds her arms across her chest. “Oh, I have others.”
“Really?” I gaze at her intently.
She leans against the wall behind the glass case. My body wants to get closer to hers, and I fight the urge to jump the counter. “They’re not available for stranger perusal,” she says.
I run my eyes over her body and imagine where the ink might be. When I look again into her gray eyes, they have a sparkling defiance—but I hold out my hand anyway. “Nice to meet you,” I say. “Name’s Justin.”
Her lips twist into a smirk, but still leaning against the wall, she shakes my hand. Her palm is soft and warm, but I can feel the rough, callused skin along her index and middle fingers, right where a pencil would lie. She must sketch a lot. The contrast makes her even more interesting.
“Al,” she says in that smoky voice, then she releases my hand. “And the tattoos are still under wraps.”
“Al?” I say, forgetting about the tattoos for a moment. “That can’t be your real name.”
“Short for Allie.”
“Allie,” I say softly, lowering my chin, “is far prettier than Al. But I’m still interested in those tattoos . . . or maybe in the idea of what inspires you.”
She lowers her eyelashes. "Since you're not inking me, let's stick with what inspires you."
Expected Publication Date: November 26th 2013