RELEASE DATE: 2nd December 2015
BLURB: Levi can remember the exact moment the projection of his life changed entirely, from homeless dropout to college graduate. It was the day he found Jamie Donovan standing on his front porch—the boy Levi had secretly drooled over from afar would become the best friend he secretly drooled over up close.
When Levi gets a full ride scholarship but Jamie doesn’t, Jamie becomes an exotic dancer to help pay his tuition. Watching Jamie perform is pure torture for Levi, and hiding how he really feels starts to take its toll. And when the hot new guy from his Econ class hits on him, Levi has to decide just how long he’s going to stay devoted to his straight best friend.
Say It With Ink is a nice feel-good story and I enjoyed every page of it. This book has lots of elements I appreciate in my books from tattoos to friends-to-lovers, from quirky friends to loving family and it’ll give you an hour of angsty, sweet and fun reading time.
This is actually the second book in The Seattle Chronicles series. The first book is Imposter in Zebra-striped Briefs, which I haven’t read before and could enjoy this story just the same. The characters from the first story do appear in this book and I’m totally buying the book as soon as I finish writing this review.
The story is pretty basic. Levi and Jamie have been friends forever. Levi is gay but in the closet and in love with his straight best friend, Jamie. I really like the way we get to meet the guys and the way we get to know their history together. That is probably my favorite part of the book.
Levi’s struggle is very real and well written. We clearly understand that they come to a turning point in their lives which’ll change their relationship for good. The conflict is real and believable, but for me a little rushed. I really enjoyed this story and would have liked to read more…
The writing is very well done. It is flawless. The style just totally fits the story, the dialogues are lifelike, and both the main and secondary characters are unique and fun. I especially liked the little details (like the tattoos, sleeping in the other’s bed, smelling clothes) that could convey their feelings towards each other. I didn’t want this story to end so quickly and hope to read more about Levi and Jamie… probably in Sy’s story in the next book…
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****