INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main

INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main

by Elizabeth Hunter

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BN ID: 2940155082231
Publisher: Elizabeth Hunter
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 55,218
File size: 613 KB

About the Author

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice. She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly empty fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.

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INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was trapped reading books that failed to build a true love story. I was bored. This book was exactly what I had been missing! I was anxious to see what each encounter would bring. They don’t immediately fall in love or into bed together but they do build an incredible business relationship that has attraction attached to it. It was a fabulous love story! It was well written and the secondary characters were interesting but didn’t distract from the main characters. This is a must read AGAIN in my library!
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
Emmie Elliot returns home ostensibly to sell her late grandmother’s beloved bookstore. When she decides to reopen and modernize the bookstore instead, Emmie comes up with the wild idea of sharing her space with Ox, a tattoo artist with a few drama issues. Coming out of a bad relationship, Ox plans for their interactions to be business only; no more mixing work with pleasure. Both Emmie and Ox are trying to find their footing in owning a business and dealing with a personal life. Emmie's is essentially limited to the few close friends she grew up with in Metlin, and one friend from San Francisco who arrives to help out. Ox has serious responsibilities to his family farm as well as trying to run his own business. While working together to create the new store and after it opens, Ox and Emmie develop a strong attraction to one another, but both are determined to keep hands off because “here be dragons.” Neither one wants to take the risk of ruining something in which they have both poured so much time, money, and effort. Except Ox has never been a following the rules kind of guy, and Emmie is so very much tempted. At the outset, it would seem that books and tattoos have little in common, and yet they both tell stories. So in truth both types of aficionados, readers of books and those who adorn their bodies with words and images are book lovers in a sense. I enjoyed the trope of books being intrinsic to Emmie’s life; it would be sheer bliss to have a dream bookstore like hers available. Reading and then gathering to talk about books in a welcoming and fun environment is a bibliophile’s paradise. Also explored from Ox’s side of the story, his customers and the various reasons leading them to get something so indelible as tattoos. Surprisingly to Ox, Emmie is no stranger to tattoos herself. INK is definitely a slow burn romance as Emmie and Ox do a complicated dance around each other interwoven with a mixture of desire and restraint to keep themselves from crossing firmly established lines. Ms. Hunter's writing style and skills are a reminder of why I enjoy reading so much. The finely crafted word is a joy to behold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading E. Hunter since I discovered a fascinating tale about a young librarian and a 500 year old fire vampire. I enjoy the writing style and the tale that’s woven; always with a hope for more to reconnect with our hero’s. This time it’s M.E and Ox. Who’ll it be next? Get this-you’ll be hooked too! Best, M.A.
BBBGirlsBlog More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Ink!!! The premise, the plot, just everything about it! Emmie Elliot...I want to be like her when I grow up!! To have the guts to make so many changes in ones life and do something you love....such an inspiration!!!!! She returns to her hometown and meets Miles Oxford aka Ox. Their first meeting was unforgettable....and funny. They develop a bond that morphs into more....the supporting characters were such a breath of fresh air as well. As this was my first read by Ms. Hunter, I plan on checking out her prior works. Reviewed by: Dana D. I really enjoyed this book. I really liked the originality of it. I’d never heard of the idea of a book store and a tattoo shop together before. Now that I have, I totally want to shop in one. That aside, I really loved the characters in this book. Emmie and Ox have this slow burn chemistry going on that is really hot. When they finally get together it lives up to the promise of it. I also really liked all of the side characters. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. This book is definitely going on my recommend list. Reviews by: Clare M.
DavaDora More than 1 year ago
4.5 Amazing Stars! I was so excited about this story, after reading the blurb, and I was not disappointed! A booklover who reopens a bookstore she inherited and has a partner who’s a tattoo artist. INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main is a Standalone and I feel the need to let everyone know it’s a slow-burn story; something I’ve learned to appreciate, and love, the anticipation of what’s to come is too yummy to resist. This story checks all the boxes of a quirky and fun romance. With main characters like Emmie who’s a smart, funny, and witty h and Ox, the H, the quintessential book boyfriend. Then there are the secondary characters, who add so much to the story, and the small town atmosphere that rounds it out; you’ll want to read in one sitting. Who said print books are dead? If you’re like me you read eBooks and later buy the same book in paperback, too. Because who can resist the smell of paper and ink? **sigh** Emmie Elliot has inherited her grandmother’s bookstore, Metlin Books, located in the small town of Metlin, California, where she grew up. Ironically she’d been working at a bookstore in San Francisco for several years, as a manager, and when she goes back home she’s determined to sell it. After taking stock of the store, full of reminders of her beloved grandmother, Emmie realizes she should stay and reopen it. The bookstore is large and comes with an apartment above it. She owns the building that houses the bookstore and the other two locations next door that are rented out and she wouldn’t have to worry about paying rent anymore. So, with a little nest egg, she decides to revamp, restock and reopen the bookstore. After realizing the space is really too big, and with a separate entrance handy, she decides she could rent some floor space to someone else. When opportunity knocks on her door, in the way of Miles “Ox” Oxford, a tattoo artist who’s in desperate need of a new place to work, she makes him a proposition he finds hard to resist. After giving it some thought, he accepts, but he has one condition: “You have to promise me we will never get involved.” Ox has a lot on his plate. His sister and husband took over the family farm after their dad died, but when her husband died in an accident, Ox felt obligated to help out. Their mother does what she can by taking care of his niece. He made it clear to his previous girlfriend that his family comes first, even if he has to sacrifice his personal life, and puts his needs last. Emmie has always yearned to be part of a family; she was raised by her bohemian mother, who was absent a lot, and her older grandmother. After her death, Emmie realized she was all alone; her mother was living her life with no real concern about Emmie. She longed to belong somewhere, to place roots down, and maybe find someone to share it with. But not with Ox, he’s made that perfectly clear. With so many book references in the story, including mention of the Austen classic Sense and Sensibility, it’ll have the book nerd in us happy sighing. All the way to the HEA ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Elizabeth Hunter. This book is so boring. Huge sag in the middle, chemistry we are told about but never feel, characters I couldn't connect to at all.
SandraHoover More than 1 year ago
What's the common denominator between a bookstore & tattoo shop - a bookseller & tattoo artist? INK! Can they coexist in the same space? In harmony? Maybe . . . If the parties involved can agree on some ground rules like keeping their relationship strictly business and their hands to themselves. Easy, right? Not when sparks are flying and desire threatens better judgment. Ink is a sweet, low-angst contemporary romance. While it started off a bit slow for me, it was easy to feel the undeniable chemistry building as Emmie and Ox danced around their mutual but unspoken attraction. Emmie is a quirky, down-to-earth, bohemian-style book girl - a t-shirt & jeans girl with a tendency to run when doubts and fears overwhelm her. Ox is a tall, dark, oh-so-handsome giant of a man with tantalizing tattoos covering his delicious body - a man that's surprisingly sweet. At first look, these two couldn't be more different. But don't forget what they say about opposites attracting! Ink is intensified by a diverse support cast that enjoys stirring the pot and fanning the flames, adding to the "everyone-in-your-business" small town feel of the story. Their actions and words breathe life into the visual setting created by the author. I laughed at the snarky banter and soon found myself pulled into the growing tension between the main characters. While I would have enjoyed seeing the conflict explored in a little more detail, Hunter's writing flows effortlessly, as always, making for an easy-reading, slow-burn romance that I enjoyed reading. The stage is set for subsequent books which I look forward to. Another Must Read by Elizabeth Hunter!