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Inked by an Angel

(The Cupid Chronicles #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  443 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Jed Gentry is doing just fine, thank you very much, running his tattoo studio in Austin, Texas. So what if people think he’s a bit on the surly side? He’s been burned by his ex who sticks around to torture him and he lives with a family heartache that he’d rather not talk about. But he’s got a thriving business, his dream car, and good friends. Not much to complicate thing ...more
ebook, 286 pages
Published January 30th 2013 by Soul Mate Publishing (first published January 29th 2013)
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Sadie Forsythe
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-lendable
I grabbed this expecting just a little bit of fluff. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of characters I found, as well as the humor and a solid story.

I loved the angels and their AA meetings. They were a lot of fun and funny to boot. They all felt a little naive and well meaning. You could really imagine them bumbling through their missions and meeting almost miraculous or divinely inspired success. Oh, and poor Uri! Having said that I loved them, and I did, they did get a little preachy on
Crystal~BIG book addict~
I was a little disappointed in this one. I was expecting much more than what I got. I was thinking pierced and tattooed bad boy, heck yeah! The book itself was written well but Kyle and Jed were never really together in the book. Really not much else to say about this one, just didn't make much of an impression on me I guess.
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really cute and sweet story. I loved that angels played match makers,(of course that is the job that he is assigned to fulfill). Love matches between soul mates. Michael was so sweet. Here he is this huge biker looking bald guy covered in tats and he is a complete marshmallow. It was great! Jeb was a serious grouch. I loved his reaction to Kyle when she walks into his tattoo shop. She is all prim and proper. So he nicknames her "Little Miss Muffit". And it stuck through the whole book ...more
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
GUYS. This is one of those books that made me almost giddy. I was in a good mood for the two days (I slept a lot, otherwise I would have finished sooner) I was reading this. Ohh, man, this one made me happy.

But HOLD UP. Let's back up a bit. Inked by an Angel. Interesting title, right? What does ink have to do with angels? Whaaaat?!?! I was intrigued by this, too. Thus, I read the book. Well. Thus, I got the book on my Kindle to review. Then, one day I just COULD NOT decide what to read next and
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Wow so I don't even know where to start with this book...

Jeb Gentry runs a tattoo shop. He loves him job, his car, and his employees well most of them anyway. Not his ex-girlfriend who walks around the shop flirting anything that moves and shoving the fact that Jeb and her used to be in a relationship and that she owns half the business because of it in his face, daily. When a girl comes into his shop looking like one of the most uptight people he's ever seen and asking for Mike one
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Enjoys a charming and heartwarming hea stories with angels
Sometimes you just need a charming, wonderful love story to relax with and enjoy and Inked By An Angel is just that book. I was thoroughly taken in with the book. It takes the familiar concept of 2 seemingly opposites, straight-laced CPA Kyle and tattooed, pierced Jed, finding love with each other and adding a twist in the form of an angel (who happens to be disguised as a big, intimidating tattoo artist) who's duty it is to see these 2 people find their way to each other. What ensues is a story ...more
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A well-written, clever romance with a twist, Inked by an Angel reminds us that love exists in the unlikeliest places, and that we may need a “guardian angel” to help us find what was meant to be all along.

An unlikely romantic match for the conservative Kyle, Jed is the perfect tattoo artist “bad-boy”: all intimidating ink and piercings on the outside, sensitive artist on the inside. The author succeeds in showing his vulnerability, but never takes away the edge that makes him so sexy. The relati
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
They say opposites attract, but when a three-hundred pound, biker Cupid gets his next assignment, he has his work cut out for him. Can he convince a surly tattoo artist and an uptight accountant that theirs is a match made in Heaven? And if he can’t, will he get his wings clipped?

Shauna Allen gives us a unique, updated twist on Cupid and the problems he faces. And she does it with a sassy humor that warms the heart and the funny bone at the same time. I can't wait for Cupid's next adventure

Connie Rhinehart
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The prolog grabbed my attention, and the characters held it. I loved the chemistry between Jed and Kyle. I found myself crying one minute and laughing aloud the next.

I recommend this book as a good and fun read.
Christie Palmer
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review

Kyle is a lost soul.
Jed is a hardnosed bad boy that was hurt and won’t allow it to happen again.
Michael is a cupid angel tattoo artist with a mission.
Overall this was a great book that I couldn’t put down until I was finished. I enjoyed the multiple story lines and the build up to the end.
The love story between Jed and Kyle was as sweet as it was frustrating. But I have to say my favorite part of the book is when Jed sends Kyle aspirin and a Coke when she has a headache at the country c
Sep 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I must admit, when I started this book, I expected it to be a run of the mill, fluffy romance that was predictable and like most others books of this genre. It wasn't, not completely.

Yes, it was fluffy, but isn't that we read this genre? Yes it was a little predictable, but again, that is the genre. Run of the mill... no.

The added plot of the angels being behind the romances within was a novel twist that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Decently paced and easy to read, I read the entire book in a little ove
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
okay, i'll be totally honest, the reason I picked this one?, it had a tattoo artist as the male lead....don't know what it is....anyway, ahem, Jed is the guy in question, he's grumpy, shaved head, tattoos aplenty, in sweeps Kyle, timid accountant, she's breaking out on her own for the first time, and Jed's Tattoo parlour is her first job as freelance accountant, she starts working for Michael, (little surprise there), one of the artists at the parlour and slowly becomes embroiled with goings on ...more
I came upon this book when it was free on amazon and I was quite impressed with it.

I fell in love with the characters. Kyle is sick of the country club scene, she wants to branch out and not live underneath her father's eye. That is how she comes across Michael an angel who puts souls together in a match for love.

Michael is down on his luck and doesn't understand why he is still playing matchmaker. He feels useful and wants to do more. As he muddles through with Kyle and Jed he realizes how us
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, kindle
This book was just fun!

A bookish woman becomes the CPA for a tattoo artist and falls for the shops surly owner. Said surly owner starts to return her feelings but fights it the whole way. Little do they know there is divine intervention going on in the form of her client...who's really the angel Michael in disguise and there to help them fall in love.

Did I mention she's already engaged to a Jr. VP at her fathers Accounting firm because she knows that's what her country club loving parents want?
A.R. Von
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Alright, this was a very different experience for me and those that REALLY know me, know I love new and different! Inked by an Angel is fun, funny, romantic, magical and deeply touching, soul deep actually. A definite must read for all fans of the genre!

Jed is deeply scarred for many reasons. Most being loss throughout his life. He has lost a lot in his life. Including the ability to love and trust another. Well all except for his mother. From the first day he meets Kyle, he finds he wants to tr
Beth Cutwright
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have wanted to read Inked by an Angel for some time now. Let me just say, this did not disappoint!!! The premise of the book was quite unique and enjoyable, the characters personable and brilliant and even the less favorable characters were allowed to grow and redeem themselves. My favorite character was the angel Michael, big and burly and loveable! Do you want to read a love story? How about two or three love stories within a love story? Do you want a fun and feel good story? Do you want to ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really, really enjoyed this book. I could not put it down and when I had to, I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next. It focuses mainly on there relationship and it's definitely not all about sex, which is what I thought when I first got it. I love Jed and Kyle's (female characters name)relationship and how it builds with out them really realizing it. Michael is there cupid and the some of the stuff he does in the book to get them together is hilarious. I found myself laughing ...more
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Angels

I love this book it was so heartfelt..

I would recommend this book to anybody over the age of 18 due to the sexual content. If you're into good romance this is an excellent book is also heart touching .at the situations that happen. I really thought that this book was one of the better books that I have read that had multiple romances going on at the same time.

One of the best parts were the angels in this book where they really do a wonderful job in making the romances come to life.
╰⊱♥⊱╮ღ꧁Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie꧂ღ╭⊱♥≺
I started this with an idea in my head of what it was going to be about, from what I saw on the cover.
It started reading, and thought Mmmm, yeah, ok ,its a girly girl silly romance and maybe I'll read on Maybe I wont.
Well, that didn't last for long!!
I loved it!

What great characters, and what a great plot. Not at all what I was expecting, and I'm kicking myself now, for having left it sit, unread, on my kindle for so long! I will, for sure, be looking for more work by Shauna Allen.

A different t
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The story between Kyle & Jed is amazing! I LOVE THEM! It is really a great story.

I LOVE this book! I couldn't put the book down.

I also like the secondary characters. Loved Michael, Noble, the angels and Jed's mother! Who could imagine - one book with a sexy tattooed guy and angels! It is really amazing.

I was angry, laughed, cried, swooned. It was heartwarming. It was also sexy.

I'm can't wait to read about Noble. I look forward to reading more from Shauna Allen.

I highly recommend this book
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenges-2014
I was rather pleasantly surprised by this book! Its a rather sweet romance with a hint of a wild side centered around the Heavenly angels operating as a sort of Christian version of Cupid. It was definitely an interesting twist! All of the characters were easy to connect to, and the book kinda did a slow "suck you into the plot" kind of thing. While it was a very interesting and enjoyable story, it didn't really have that rabid "You must read this book, NOW!" quality for me, and I blame that in ...more
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet story with a twist, won't tell you the twist for obvious reasons but you get to learn it early on.

Jed owns a tattoo shop and Kyle is an accountant that ends up working there. It is fate that Jed and Kyle should get together but Kyle is with another man and Jed is far from her ideal man. He is tattoo'd bald and pierced, not exactly her mother's country club vision for her daughter.

Bumpy ride and the story ends within this book but there are subsequent books with the other characte
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a story! Two people couldn't be more opposite of each other. Jeb and Kyle just don't fit and everybody thinks so. What they need is an Angel to get them together but Michael has his work cut out for him and they don't make it easy. There is a boyfriend who doesn't have a clue! Kyle's mother drove me crazy at how clueless she was! Shauna Allen has me hooked on her Angel Series. Do yourself a favor and check Inked by Angel out as well as the other books in this series. You will fall in love w ...more
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. It is a lighthearted story of cupid (the loveable Michael) trying to match up a couple that you would never dream of matching. Jed & Kyle.

I was drawn in anyway, as the Main Squeeze (Jed) is a Tattoo Artist. Kyle is an accountant. It made me laugh out loud a few times, and growl at Kyle's idiotic ex.

Shauna Allen draws you into the characters & their stories effortlessly, and you really want them to get together.

Very enjoyable to read, I'm looking forward to starting
Shelly Wygant
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. I loved the characters. They seemed to be total opposites but not so much. I loved that in this book the female character knows that she does not want to be the person that her family wants her to be. She strikes out on her own and continues on her path to happiness. On the other hand the male characters thinks he knows what he wants but has a problem seeing it. The angel part of the story just completes the book. The writing just flows well and Shauna makes you invested i ...more
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Surprising great wee read. Kyle is cute, quite and living herself as her mum wants her to and not herself. Jed is lovely, tattoo covered and hot trying to care for his mum and get over a bad relationship that won't go away....So two very unlikely soulmates!

However a little Devine intervention and a opportunity to work in Jed's tattoo parlour and sparks fly. After a some denial of their feelings things finally come together.
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great read..likeable characters, the angels was a funny "twist"..a bit of a bumpy ride near the end and I didn't really catch the time affect on that, was it weeks, months? and her mothers drastic turn of tone..huh... other then that it was a great read and Im looking forward to the next one
Meagan Hunt
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Though different than most books I'm used to, this had to be on of the best books I've read in a while and I probably say that about a lot of the books I read but it's true. I loved Jed and Kyle together, though both unusual names, there story together/apart/past was really good and well written. Definitely deserves all 5 stars. Now it's time to go buy and read the sequel.
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! it kind of reminded me of the movie Michael. I usually don't read books with angels or anything like that but I figured I would give it a few chapters and I was hooked! I loved the fact that these characters weren't the typical Ken and barbie characters. can't wait to read the others in this series!!
Julie Schreckendgust
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are no words to say about this book but WOW!! I loved how the characters are not the typical clean cut man and a perfect barbie doll. The book is a keeper!! Loved the series and can not wait for the others in the series to come out later on!!

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Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three fantastic children, including one she recently sent off to the Air Force.

When she’s not reading or writing, Shauna is a freelance editor and lover of all things Gerard Butler.

She also writes Contemporary YA under the pen name SC Montgomery.

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