Friday, August 16, 2013


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Inked Ever After (Bowen, #2.5)
Series: Bowen #2.5
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
Publisher: Loose Id
Publication Date: 3/26/13
Format: ebook
Pages: 175
Source: Purchased
Rating:  4.5 stars

Tattooed bad boy James Bowen is about to marry the love of his life. Everything would be perfect if it wasn't for the tiny detail that his bride-to-be is freaking out big time. And trying to hide it from him.

Tate Cooper is losing it. She loves James with all her heart and wants to be married to him; it's the getting married that's killing her. Still grieving the loss of her father and brother,and totally overwhelmed by the wedding arrangements, she's in full emotional meltdown. But James deserves a happy bride, not a high-maintenance, sorrow-filled, guilt-stricken one, and, by God, she's going to give him that, even if she has to paste on a smile and fake it till she makes it.

James doesn't know whether to be amused or pissed. He understands she's running scared, but there is no way in hell he's going to allow this to continue; he's going to push her to confront her fears until she happily embraces their ever after.

Oh, James Bowen... How I have missed you and your sexy, dirty, sweet, sexy, bossy mouth. Did I say sexy? James Bowen and his brother Cole are two sexy BAMFs. The amount of sexy aggression that just rolls off those two is enough to make any woman melt.  What really makes James Bowen sexy, though, is the way he loves Tate. He makes his princess feel safe, desired, treasured. There is nothing James won't do or say to make Tate happy. It honestly doesn't get any sexier than that.

Inked Ever After is about the time leading up to James and Tate's wedding, and she's not handling the stress well. Wedding planning is hell under the best of circumstances, but Tate is also still dealing with the death of her father and brother. Gosh, the author did an amazing job of conveying Tate's grief. Her pain was heartbreaking and had my eyes welling up with tears more than once. And though this aspect of the story is so sad, it also gives Tate - and the reader - the opportunity to see how amazing James is.

Author Elle Aycart is a BOSS when comes to erotic romance, and is truly one of the very best out there. Super Alpha James is an aggressive, bossy, and barely leashed beast (just go with me, this is a good thing). Pirate Princess Tate (trust me, this makes sense if you read the books) has come a long way since the beginning of More Than Meets the Ink. This woman is out of control hot for James, and I loved when she gave him a run for his money. So yeah, Inked Ever After is so freaking hot that I got more than a little lightheaded and at times I could barely see straight.

Aaaand.... Inked Ever After seems to have a nice lead-in to the next books in the series, about Max, Mike, and Jack. If you're looking for erotic romance with sexy, badass and completely lovable Alpha men and the sexy, badass women who can handle them, the Bowen series is a sure thing.

Favorite Quotes:

  "You're naughty, princess," he whispered to her.
  "I learned from the very best," she replied with a smirk.   ~28%

  He closed his eyes. When he opened them, they were softer. "You won't lose me. There is nothing in this world that matters more to me than you. Absolutely nothing. You come first. Always. I love you. I don't think you realize how much. Or how much I need you in my life. How whole and totally at peace I feel when you're in my arms and I'm deep inside you. You're the one, princess. The reason I wake up with a smile on my lips. The reason it stays on my face all fucking day. When I hurry home from work, I'm hurrying back to you. To you, Tate. Do you understand what I'm saying? I've made my choice. Don't you ever say I deserve better."  ~35%

  He tightened his embrace and kissed her temple. "I know I can't give Jonah or your dad back. They're irreplaceable, but I can give you my brothers. And my dad. They love you, Tate. And you have me too. I'll love you and cherish you for as long as you'll have me.  ~92%

The Bowen Series
 More than Meets the Ink (Bowen, #1)Heavy Issues (Bowen, #2)The Bowen brothers and Valentine's Day (Bowen, #2.3)Inked Ever After (Bowen, #2.5)
(click on covers for GoodReads page)
Purchase More Than Meets the Ink at:  
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble

Purchase Heavy Issues at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble
Purchase Inked Ever After at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble



  1. I don't read this genre often, but when I'm looking for one I'll remember this author!

  2. I don't read this genre either so I haven't heard of this one, but if I ever feel like reading some sexy book I'll have this one in mind as it sounds really good :)

  3. I've wanted to read this series since I first read your review of More than Meets the Ink...and after reading this review, I can hardly wait! LOL Mm-mmm, James sounds like everything I could want in a book boyfriend! Thanks for introducing me, Andrea! ;)

  4. I LOVE this series Andrea! And Tate was so much better in this story than she was in MTMTI, IMO. The epilogue on Elle's blog just makes this story perfection! The only bad thing is now I have to wait until the next story comes out *sobs* I haven't seen a release date either. Wonderful review. :)

  5. I absolutely love that blurb! Too bad I don't read this kind cause James sounds great. Glad you enjoyed it pal!

  6. HOoray for BAMF's! I want to read these books, fab review!

  7. I need to check out this book! I love when the male character treasures his significant other. I think it's pretty amazing when the author can convey the character's emotions so well! Awesome Review Andrea :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  8. My favorite brother is Cole. How can you not love a guy who likes his women with meat?!

    Must read this too, thanks for the wedding gossip.


  9. James sounds like an amazing character Andrea, I love it when a guy shows that he knows how to look after his woman, and by the looks of it James certainly knows how to do this! I will definitely give this book a try, when I'm in the right mood for it. Great review!

  10. Had to google BAMFs and then *facepalm* LOL This sounds fantastic and my friend you are so bad for my book budget...adding to my Amazon wishlist now!

  11. I don't read a lot of erotica, but when I do, I want to make sure it's good. I can always count on you to lead me to the right books!! Fabulous review!!

  12. This series sounds like soo much fun! And James and Cole sound absolutely delicious! I love bad-boys, sexy, alpha male characters and I can't wait to meet them! I know how much you enjoy this series, so I know I'll love it just as much! I can't wait to get this! I'm glad to see you enjoyed this, and didn't have issues with it, especially it being a novella! Awesome review, Andrea! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  13. YES!!!! You know I love Elle Aycart. James has such a sexy dirty mouth. I can't wait for more Bowen's!

  14. This sounds like another great series, and I just love the sexy dirty mouths to. Nice review!!

  15. This books sounds hot and sweet at the same time! I love that book cover, and the quotes were perfect. Thanks for sharing friend! My TBR is growing out of hand! LOL

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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