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Beautiful Ink (Forever Inked #1)

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I have tattooed that single word on more skin than I care to count. It elicits powerful thoughts and emotions for most people.
Loving. Caring.
Supportive. Togetherness.

But not for me. The word family means so much more.
Vicious. Harmful.
Dangerous. Corrupt.

You can’t run forever from the ones who love you.

Note: This novel is not a cliffhanger and can
354 pages
Published April 26th 2014 by Nicole Reed
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I’ve read all of Nicole Reed’s books and I’ve enjoyed them all. Her writing style and story telling seems to suck me in every time. This story is much different than anything else she’s written, and I really liked that. The prologue sucked me in and I finished the story in a matter of 3-4 hours of straight reading!

Beautiful Ink is a raw and gritty tale of a girl on the run doing whatever it takes to stay hidden. To survive. She fears nothing... except being found.
Dying is the least of my wor
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 05, 2014 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
3.75, 4 Stars

”It blows my mind that you are raised in the lifestyle, but yet you act like you don’t know how to exist in it.”


Well I’m not really sure how to rate this story. I thought the idea was really different and there were several aspects I liked and I would read the next book in the series.

Here’s a breakdown of randomness of my thoughts…

5 Stars – All past scenes with MC Club and Holder
2 Stars – Instant love – it really didn’t work the jump seemed off. I needed more scenes leading in.
Mar 03, 2014 MJLZ rated it it was amazing
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This is NOT YOUR TYPICAL MC STORY and if you can let that go, leave all your preconceived notions behind, you're in for ONE HELL OF A RIDE.

This book BROKE. MY. HEART. in the BEST WAY possible. Nicole Reed takes us on a different and VERY UNEXPECTED journey of broken love. And like always, she surprises me with her talent by doing it better than before. I knew within the first paragraph that this was going to be different. This story is HARD. TOUGH and RAW. The prologue alone packs such a punch
Chris- Bookaddict
Mar 03, 2014 Chris- Bookaddict rated it it was amazing

Known Facts about Beautiful Ink

2. Story Knocked my socks off
3. Helen ROCKS and I LOVE HER
4. Holden I feel bad for a little.... ( just a little bit)
6. MC and Tattoo Parlor/ Artist in one book OMFG THE BEST EVER

I have been a fan of Nicole’s since her debut novel. I will literally read anything that she writes. I thrive on getting my hands on her next story as soon as she gives it to me
Kirsten P
Mar 03, 2014 Kirsten P rated it it was amazing





Alexis *Reality Bites*
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Romance- New Adult MC Romance
Quick Review

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I looooved Keller aka Helen! LOVED HER! Keller is an artist. A tattoo artist, she grew up in the MC culture, her father is the President of Hell's MC's. It seems that it was always expected for her to become an old lady to Holden, her childhood friend. In fact, Holden is her best friend. All Keller really wants is to get far away from Hell's MC's. FAR. AWAY.

Unfortunately the possibility of her being able to walk away is slim to none
Mar 05, 2014 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
It's official.. Nicole Reed is a genius. I fell in love with her writing in her first series, The Ruining Series, and since then her writing has got better and better. Beautiful Ink was out of this world. The writing was flawless, the characters were interesting and the story was captivating. I was glued from start to finish. It has been a long time since I have fallen in love with a book and its characters, but I did, 100% with this book.
"This is for those who carry a piece of their soul inke
May 04, 2014 Patrycja rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Hopefully, and I really do mean it, I will find time to review Beautiful Ink properly, if not though, I recommend it, so if you are hesitating go grab it!


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★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

OMG this book broke me.
It starts off with Helen getting a beating and not just any but a crucial one from the man she has loved all her life, her best friend. Now you are probably wondering why?
Then the story starts, the novel goes back and forth to the past and to current events.

Helen was born into the MC, but she wasn't really around it though. Her father was the VP and her best friend, Holden's father was the President.
Her mother passed when she was around 7 and her dad remarried the with of
Tina Harris
Apr 21, 2014 Tina Harris rated it it was amazing
After reading the Prologue, my exact words were Holy Shit!! I could not wait to devour the rest of this book. As I love MC books, this one was so much more. Not only does Nicole show us the ins and outs of being born into the life, she shows what could totally happen in a MC today and the sacrifices one would encounter.

As the story unfolds Keller must learn to deal with tragedy, heart break, hate, love and rediscover. You will find you can not put the book down. My fingers were itching to turn
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Apr 19, 2014 Christine (Shh Moms Reading) rated it it was amazing
My first Nicole Reed book and omg I loved it! Excitement, gritty, raw, danger, and love - who could ask for more in a book?! Review to come!!!

updated 4/26
Admittedly I have been DYING to read a book by Nicole Reed and my first MC (motorcycle club) book so Beautiful Ink couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. What a great introduction to a new author to me as well as a genre that I am now addicted to and can’t wait to read more about!

This book has everything you look
What happens when you’re born into the life you don’t want any part of? For Helen, she always knew the answer. Escape. Beautiful Ink is the story of one girl named Helen who escapes into the world and becomes another, Keller. The story pivots from present to her past as key elements unfold.

For Helen, life changed when she lost one family only to be thrust upon another. She had Holden and as long as she had him it would okay. They could escape this life, but Hold can’t escape what is expected to
Three Chicks
Apr 19, 2014 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Keller is a tattoo artist as Screaming Ink. She’s also hiding, from things that go bump in the night. Horrible people that will always look for Helen. The person she used to be.

My secrets are held tightly within. The life I now fight for and the lives of others depend on my continued silence.

She’s been running for 4 years, but for the last year she has been doing ink at Malik’s site. She gave him the spiel about running from an abusive husband. Every night she takes her supplies and too
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Honestly, I really don't know where to start with this review... I have so many thoughts, so many emotions going around in my head at the moment and part of me feels that even if I do put pen to paper, firstly, I won't do this book any justice and secondly, it will probably sound like a garbled mess. It's been along time since a book got under my skin, the story wrappi
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Okay.. I went back and forth with trying to figure out how to rate this one. On the one hand I couldn't put this book down. The way it flowed, and of course the circumstances of the main characters did draw me in. I had to know what exactly their secrets/crosses to bear, were. So in that respect, this was a good read.... On the other hand, the truth behind the mysteries here, and the final scenes were VERY anti-climactic.

The arc of the story gives you that dark tone. That feeling that something
Lustful Literature
Apr 23, 2014 Lustful Literature rated it it was amazing

“What a sad, but lovely story. You know it, don’t you?”

“No, I don’t think I do.”

“Well, let me tell you about a brave, young girl.”

THIS BOOK…THIS FREAKIN BOOK! I don’t even know where to start! I guess from the beginning sounds good?!

Ok so as soon as I read the prologue, it had me hooked!! Now I need you to keep in mind when our blog was asked to read this ARC, we had no synopsis yet so I went into this book completely blind. When I read the prologue I was wondering if this was g
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
3.5 ★s

I'm conflicted, I enjoyed reading it but I certainly didn't love it...

Hels/Kellar is born into an MC and her future is planned out for her to marry Holden (also born into an MC) and they will become King and Queen of the club. They are best friends who become lovers but true love only resides on one side. I really loved Hold, although I am not sure if I was supposed to - I was confused as to how the author wanted us to feel about him. He was sweet but also a badass.

Hels/Kellar however, do
4.5 Stars

WOW !!!
I loved it.

Definitely not the usual book about the MC story.

A story about a girl, Hellen Rudder (Keller), who wants to runaway from her life (the MC life) that she feels suffocate her.
It was amazing, full of angst, had a little humor, and beautiful love story within.

I absolutely loved the characters.
I loved Holden, Hellen and yes, abso-f*cking-lutely love Luke (Vin) Carrity ❤❤❤

A MUST read book
Apr 30, 2014 Say rated it really liked it

First off, I LOVE the cover. The girl looks like Naya Rivera. She has tattoos and she looks bad ass. And me being me....I was sold just looking at the cover. Then it's about MCs which I adore (I'm a big SOA fan) and love. And Ward and Sage reminds me a lot of Clay and Gemma. Especially Sage all sweet on the outside but really a bitch when it comes to her "family." I was hooked with the story....started reading it today and look I'm through with it. This was just so so so so go
May 27, 2015 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Oh let me counts the ways......this book messed with my emotions!! I was scared, angry, and anxious throughout the entire book. I really liked Holden's character. I wanted more from the ending it felt a tad rushed. I just really enjoyed this book and I just wanted more. Btw I'm seriously wanting a tattoo now!! Lol.

“I understand now. It’s beautiful ink. So much more than just a design, it is part of our story, lovingly placed on my skin."
Aug 23, 2014 -Ya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did I like the storyline? I'd reluctantly say 'yes'. The intriguing prologue hooked me from the start. The relationship and conflict between Hold and Helen were well-crafted. But I sorta tuned out some of Helen’s inner dialogue and her insta-connection with Vin.

Did I like the ending?? Nope:( The guy I rooted for didn’t get the girl. Double Damn.

#MC #drama # steam
Sheena Lumsden
Mar 04, 2014 Sheena Lumsden rated it it was amazing
This book by Nicole Reed is in my opinion her best book by far.

I loved this book because of the amount of passion, devastation, power and a deep routed love that is written in each chapter. Two peoples lives surrounded by hurt, pain and expectation. They say all roads lead to a certain path in your life, that maybe true for some and for others they make their own paths, however, can two people who have been told what to do all their childhood lives live up to the expectations of their piers or
Casey Peeler
Apr 20, 2014 Casey Peeler rated it it was amazing
What happens when everyone in the world you care about disappears? What happens when the only one that loves you continues to pull you into a world you hate? Helen grew up in Harmony, Florida, with her evil stepmother, dad, and sister. (No this isn’t a Disney fairytale!) Her dad along with her best friend Holden’s dad run the Hell’s Highwaymen MC. When Helen’s family leaves her, she has no choice but to stay with Holden, his family, and remain a MC. What happens when that world begins to smother ...more
Apr 18, 2014 Becky rated it it was amazing
Starting this book was like going on a blind date for me. I honestly had no clue what the book would be about. Heck, even the cover had not been released when I started it. I was asked by Nicole if I wanted an arc and seeing as how she is one of my all time faves, it was an automatic yes for me. No questions asked. And with Beautiful Ink, she has once again proven why I devour every single thing she writes!

My first thought when I figured out this was an MC book, "OMG NICOLE WROTE AN MC BOOK!!".
Apr 28, 2014 Kara rated it really liked it

The first half I thought I was reading an auto-biography - the end had me in tears.

Holden, Helen, Vin, and Keller... it was a pretty cool story!
Apr 04, 2014 Cath rated it it was amazing
What a bloody brilliant book. Bloody loved it! X
Sammy ⭐️
Apr 04, 2014 Sammy ⭐️ rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, biker, 4-star
4.75 couldn't put it down stars
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This book took me by such surprise, and it was the BEST Surprise ever... Beautiful Ink sucked me into a world of mayhem. Filled at times with glee, joy, fear and revulsion and the end result did not disappoint. My emotions are all over the place.

I stumbled upon this book at 4AM when I couldn't sleep anymore and I figured why not, the synopsis assures me there is no cliff-hanger and I have nothing better to do... This was both the best and worst decision of my day since I would have to be at wor
This is not your typical MC book so my advice do not go into this thinking it is a romanticized MC story like all the others out on the market right now. This is about what happens when you absolutely hate the life and are desperate to escape it. It is not about the MC Princess getting her MC Prince and living happily ever after. Helen is determined to escape this life even if it means dying and I do believe at several points she was more than willing to take a bullet to the head.

First the prolo
Sheyla ✎
Apr 27, 2014 Sheyla ✎ rated it really liked it
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Helen "Hels" Rudder is born into an MC family.
Early in life she looses her father and her sister. Her only friend is Holden Dawson and his family takes her in when she looses everything.

Holder's dad is the President of the Hell's Highwaymen MC. As Hels grows up she is expected to be Holder's old lady. She is so confused by this. She is younger than him and she doesn't want this life for herself. She dreams of escaping and when she gets a chance, she runs away and changes her name to Keller.

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Nicole Reed is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Ruining You. She is a true Southern girl, enjoying life with her husband and three children in the peachy state of Georgia. As a child, she discovered another world between the pages of a book. In 2012, she self-published her first book Ruining Me, and then followed it with Ruining You, Cake, and Wasted Heart. Her books have also been listed ...more
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