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Inked Memories

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Every memory leaves its mark...

All Sophie wants is a tattoo to commemorate her battle with cancer. What she gets is celebrity tattoo artist Declan Ross, the same sexy bad-boy who used to rock her world. This time, they’ve both got scars and the ones you can’t see are still the hardest to cover.

* Originally published in the anthology, Midnight Ink.
Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published by Chapultepec Press (first published November 13th 2013)
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Susan A.
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I first read this back in Feb and while I found it a great and touching story it wasn't until later that it became more to me. Yesterday as I was once again thinking about scars and breast reconstruction, this story floated through my head and I was compelled to read it again. I've just finished it with tears in my eyes because it now is so much more personal. Just a few weeks after reading it the first time I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a mastectomy, chemo, scarring ... you know all t ...more
LAKristy
Well written and edited. No cliffhanger.

It's hard to believe this is a novella, because this story really has it all. It's funny, achingly sad, scorching hot, and ultimately uplifting.

I've never read a romance/erotic story with a breast cancer survivor before. I'm not a survivor myself, but I have several friends and family members that I've been through the journey with and the author really captured the vulnerability, uncertainty and the surrealism that builds after all the treatments are done
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Vicki
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5
Gee
Very unusual premise for an erotic love story. Emotional and sexy, very well done.
Simone
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3.75 stars
Victoria Rainey
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Romancing The Book Review

Original Review Published here: http://romancing-the-book.com/2014/04...


Inked Memories by P.G. Forte was originally published in the anthology Midnight Ink. I really liked the message in the story that it does not matter what you look like its who you are that really matter.

Sophie is a strong and resilient woman. She fought for her life and won her battle with breast cancer but it left her with visible scars. Sophie does what anyone trying to deal with the emotional and
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Romancing the Book
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Victoria
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Inked Memories by P.G. Forte was originally published in the anthology Midnight Ink. I really liked the message in the story that it does not matter what you look like its who you are that really matter.

Sophie is a strong and resilient woman. She fought for her life and won her battle with breast cancer but it left her with visible scars. Sophie does what anyone trying to deal with the emotion
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Tara Clegg
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*
I've said it before, but it bears repeating- P.G. Forte is one of those authors that everybody should know about. I've yet to read anything by her that I haven't loved and, in the case of Inked Memories, that's really saying something. Why? Because I don't usually read or enjoy novellas. There is just not enough time in the book to get to know and care about the characters or their relationships. That was not the case with this book. I loved Sophie and Declan. Their story, especially
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Amy McGlone
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When Pg Forte asked me to read and review her little novella called Inked Memories. I was excited. I love tattoo's and artist. What I didn't expect was the emotional rollercoaster I was agreeing to.

Sophie Jane is a Breat Cancer survivor. She wants a tattoo to commerate and start a new beginning in her life. She gets set up with her old friend/celebrity artist Declan Ross. Declain was back in town temporarily and never expected to run into Sophie, let alone tattoo her again. But life has a way o
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Tanya
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inc-in-anthology
Wow, this story is my favorite in the Midnight Ink Anthology so far. Declan is a tattoo artist who has a past friends with benefits relationship with Sophie. His past just won't let him get closer, and eventually he leaves for the west coast and a new job there, not contacting Sophie for 5 years. He comes back for a benefit at Midnight Ink, and Sophie is a client. In the past 5 years, she has gone through breast cancer with a double mastectomy, getting a tattoo to help her self image. They recon ...more
Karlee
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sophie has battled with cancer and has the scars to prove it, when she sees a flyer for discounted rates for survivor and memorial ink at the tattoo shop Midnight Ink, she feels it's a sign to hide her scars. After learning that they were booked up for awhile she starts talking herself out of it until the gal says that she can get her in with the guest artist that is coming to town, Declan Ross, who happens to be an old fling Sophie had when he was living here. She agrees to the appointment exci ...more
Kristen Gough
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a great second chance romance and a beautiful story about how love can come from loss. Sophie has been through a life threatening traumatic experience and has lost her breasts due to breast cancer. She decides to get a memorial tattoo done in honor of her experience and ends up with Declan as her tattoo artist, who just happens to be a guy from her past. Declan is a famous tattoo artist who is currently in town doing charit ...more
Charity Costa
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is not my first encounter with PG but it is the first time I cried while reading a story. This story was not just about two people rekindling a romance; it’s about overcoming losing apart of you. As a woman I can’t imagine losing my breasts so to read Sophie’s struggle, my heart cried for her. Declan has his one battle within himself that pulls at the heart strings as well. Reading the previous stories in the Anthology I was expecting a hot and steamy read but I was happily surprised to hav ...more
Samantha Lundergn
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I found this to be heartwarming story of a women named Sophie who had to deal with the after effects of having breast cancer. She was a very strong women who had a hard time dealing with the scars from the surgeries that changed her body from before the cancer and decides to get a tattoo to hide some of the scarring where she meets back up with Declan who is to be her tattoo artist. Over all, I found this book to be very well written with an underlying message of hope and that it really does not ...more
Sharon Doucett
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another hit. Memorial tattoos are personal and obviously mean so much more than just the image they portray. Sophie underwent surgery for breast cancer. She had many scars both emotional and physical. You truly felt for her and Declan had issues of his own. As you read this, you come to really feel for the two of them and appreciate their romance as they try to make their relationship work. A wonderfully written story!
Sarah
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Inked memories is everything you want in a romance, a few misunderstandings, a few tears and a lot of hot sex scenes. This book delivers in it all in a gift wrapped as Sophie and Declan come back into each others lives. what was once a sexual friendship easily becomes more. Loss of a person or part of yourself is always difficult, and a memorial tattoo is so healing for so many. This book does deal with the subject of loss and recovery.
Alexandra
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That was truly a delicious read. Sexy, kinky, romantic and so deeply moving. To nearly lose your life, to have to sacrifice your breasts to survive, that is hard for every woman. How she finds a way to feel beautiful again, to make that especially special, how he helps her, how they break down each others walls to get to the light behind - that was so compelling to read that I just couldn't stop. Loved this love story, it gives so much hope!
Angie
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really good story about friends with benefits that see each other after five years. A lot has happened to Sophie in the last five years and Declan is dealing with seeing Sophie and wanting to her to tell him everything. Is Declan willing to risk his heart and open up to Sophie to get her to open up to him?
Ciru
Mar 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
I hated this story from the Midnight Ink colllection.

Declan was such a selfish prick, and no, in the story's short span i did not see him change. I understoos Sophie's struggle, that's why it annoyed me that it seemed she was babying Declan. That boy needs to grow up.
Heather
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful heartwarming story of love and overcoming personal loss. Two people that had terrible tragedy stick them and finding a way to overcome it! Beautifully written and a tale that will touch your heart and stay with you.
Michelle
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read this as part of the Midnight Ink Anthology - Declan's story - Loved the story. The author does a great job dealing with the breast cancer story. Very sexy and heartfelt. Will definitely read more of this author.
FayAnn  Hollcroft
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Book 4/8, by P.G. Forte, a cool 3. I really enjoyed this book. The reason behind the tattoo, as well as bring two lovers back together even after being apart for so many years. It also stated that beauty is within us & not just the physical part.
Kelly Clare
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an erotica with surprising depth and authenticity. I loved the complexity of the characters, and the obvious research the author has put into the finer details. Declan was hawt, and Sophie was loveable. Well crafted and professional.
Eileen townsend
this book was very intrigue. I now want to read the rest of the books in the ink series.
Stace
Nov 20, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle-tbr
Midnight Ink
Kristine
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very sweet--and hot!--story of survival and moving on.
Adri G.M.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Her attitude ruined it at the end :/
Vonnie
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story of recovery from tragic losses. I really loved the storyline and the mending of hearts. The Steamy love scenes were very good too ;)
Laura
May 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately another book that was just ok for me. I did not really like the characters and the idea of realizing you love someone after basically forgetting them for five years was just too much.
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Unconventional Love Stories. Unconditional Love.

PG Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true, it also bears a sometimes uncanny resemblance to Berkeley, California.

Originally a Jersey girl, PG now resides with her family on the extreme left coast where she writes rule bending, genre bl
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