Ink: A Love Story on 7th and Main

Ink: A Love Story on 7th and Main

by Elizabeth Hunter

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Overview

Emmie Elliot hadn't expected to come back to Metlin, California. She definitely didn't expect to stay. She returned to her childhood home with a mission: sell the building that housed her grandmother's bookstore and move on with her life.But life doesn't always go according to plan.To reopen her grandmother's bookshop, Emmie will need a hook. She'll need a strategy. She'll need an... Ox?Miles Oxford doesn't have much interest in quiet bookstore owners. He's a tattoo artist without a space to work, and the last thing he wants is to get involved with anyone after his last disaster of a relationship. Work and pleasure don't mix for Ox, but since he doesn't have any interest in the cute girl with the bold business proposal, he should be safe from any awkward complications, right?She sells ink. He tattoos it. Unusual? Yes. But a bookshop/tattoo studio might be the ticket for both Emmie and Ox to find success on their own terms. As long as they keep their attention focused on business.Just on business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986158626
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2018
Series: Love Stories on 7th and Main , #1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and paranormal mystery. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She currently lives in Central California with her family and two canine assistants who allow her to feed them and occasionally snuggle.She's the author of the Elemental Mysteries, Elemental World, and Elemental Legacy series, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide.

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Ink: A Love Story on 7th and Main 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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.
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 especially loved the combination of the bookstore and tattoo shop idea. Emmie was sweet and Ox was super hot!
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.
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!