Saturday, December 6, 2014

ARC REVIEW - Gravity (Artistic Pricks Ink #1) by Cat Mason

Title: Gravity (Artistic Pricks Ink #1)
Author: Cat Mason
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 18 November 2014

"There has to be something on this Earth that holds you here, other than Gravity."

Luke Hanlon was focused on anything but his own life.The happiness of everyone else came before his own. He worked hard to build Artistic Pricks Ink into the profitable business that it is today and yet, it isn't enough anymore. Something is missing. Someone.

With no one to focus on, but himself, Luke is forced to take a long hard look in the mirror and doesn't like what he sees. Then he meets his mom's neighbor and something clicks into place. But can he handle what comes along with her? Can he let go of the hurt in his past and see what is in front of him?

Kionna Slade is a good girl. She helps her neighbor, she doesn't go wild and crazy. She's independent and doesn't need anyone. After losing her mother and an accident stole her dream of being a Vegas Showgirl, her life took a turn in a direction she never dreamed it would. Now 'Sabrina' runs the show at night, allowing Ki to dance again. Keeping Kionna and Sabrina separate is her main goal, until Luke. Luke Hanlon will throw a wrench in everything she ever thought.

Lives are changed and things explode all around them as they are pulled together. Luke can't stay away, even if his heart and possibly both their lives could be threatened. Can Kionna and Luke find a way to hold onto each other or will they forever be grasping at what they can't have? 

Adult content and mature situations. Ages 18 and older.

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So I have been remiss in not reading the Shaft on Tour series (and I have already taken steps to rectify that), but even without the background knowledge on some of the characters, it was easy to get wrapped up in this story and I loved it.

The relationship between Kionna and Luke had angst, but mainly because she didn't want to let herself get to close to him, especially due to her current job situation. Regardless, they end up together anyway, and they're both good for each other, of course until the inevitable happens and Luke jumps to all kinds of wrong conclusions. Surprisingly, that was actually cleared up quickly since that's not the main issue of the whole story.

I was pretty sure I knew who the suspect was somewhat early in the book (it was very easy to eliminate the obvious choice), but just a few more chapters in I added a second person to the suspect list, so while I wasn't surprised who it turned out to be, I was surprised for the reasons behind their choice to do all of the damage and destruction they caused.

I enjoyed the cast of characters in this story, especially the dramedy that is Mitch and Shelby; it's so obvious about those two and their feelings for each other. What I don't know is Mitch's back story, and what's causing him to engage in the behavior he chooses on a nightly basis; I don't know if was brought up in any of the Shaft on Tour books, or if we'll learn about it in a future Artistic Pricks Ink story. Overall, a good story that I'm glad I got a chance to read, and I'm looking forward to reading the Shaft on Tour stories, as well as the future stories on Luke's tat crew.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

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