Happy book birthday to this kinky opener in what is sure to be a fun and solidly written series, Art & Soul!
At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.
Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.
Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.
Quick ‘n’ dirty review:
It’s a “yes” for us here at SFS, with a definite interest in the books to follow. This one was hot and well-paced, with a good portrayal of friendships and just enough tension to keep things interesting. We would perhaps have enjoyed a little bit more depth to the scenes where the guys weren’t at work and weren’t having sex, but PERMANENT INK still comes in easily at 4.25 of 5 stars.
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