Monday, August 19, 2013

INK: Fine Lines by Bella Roccaforte


 
 


Rating 5  STARS

 

INK: Fine Lines follows the twisted path of Shay Baynes, an up-and-coming comic book artist. A horrific series of tragedies strike just as she’s finally about to hit it big. When paranormal investigator McNab uncovers a pattern of disturbing coincidences it becomes clear that this is more than just a bout of bad luck. Everyone’s in danger including Aiden & Eli who have divided Shay’s heart.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

I had to put this book down a few times, not because it wasn’t enthralling, but it was so intense my brain needed time to process.  I still finished it in two days.

Shay is a comic book artist who is on the brink of success when her neighbors are brutally murdered and she becomes the number one suspect.  Her long time, on again, off again lover, Aidan, has returned to start a new pursuit of her affections.  She is drawn to him but has conflicting feelings because he has been so unreliable in the past.  She is also pursued by Eli who wants to get back together after breaking up with her.

Add to that , she is having increasingly frightening dreams about the main character of her comic books.

Shay was a likeable and admirable main character.  I liked that she wanted to be an independent woman and wasn’t cocky about her success in her career.  She was still humble and was willing to work hard to increase her comic book’s popularity.  Her dreams about her comic book hero were vivid and became more frightening throughout the book.

I could also understand her being torn between two lovers.  She had known both since childhood and they all had a history together.  Her struggle seemed very real and never contrived.

Aidan and Eli were both handsome and well described.  I could understand how Shay ws conflicted about them.  They were very different from one another yet extremely attractive in their own ways.

INK: fine lines was an exciting book that immersed this reader into Shay’s world and let me share her adventure.  If you like to be a little frightened and a little excited at the same time, this is the book for you.