La Costa Reed is a bestselling author with a sordid past. Her life is an open book, but will one well-guarded secret threaten to tarnish it all?
LA COSTA is a survivor of poverty and abhorrent childhood abuses. From the dirt lots of West Memphis, to the streets of LA, she manages to completely reinvent herself. After rising from the snares of the adult entertainment world as a stripper in an esteemed gentlemen’s club in the city, La Costa lands a new job and a fresh start in Nevada, as a receptionist. Later, she joins forces with business owner Georgia Byrne, a celebrity relic in the modeling industry. She becomes La Costa’s mentor, boss, and newfound muse. Together, they forge a rather unorthodox family, as La Costa, along with her two-year-old son, Louis, join Georgia in renovating their lives, along with a nineteenth-century beach house in the Carolinas that they all call home.
Thanks to a twist of fate, La Costa is commissioned to write Georgia’s biography, which garners the attention of the publishing industry, and soon catapults the unknown writer’s career to best-selling status as a celebrated author of contemporary romance fiction. Now, thirteen years later, with the release of La Costa’s own controversial memoir, paired with an offer to co-host Global Network’s newest talk show, this highly acclaimed genre queen is about to meet the two most shocking plot twists of her life. One that portends to steal her heart with a second-act romance, and the other that threatens to rip it from her chest. La Costa comes to find that not only is life stranger than fiction, but that past demons die hard.
Sexy Ink! is the fourth book in Jamie Collins’ Secrets and Stilettos women’s fiction series. If you enjoy page-turning stories about strong, fearless women who make tough choices—and boldly survive them—you will devour this read.