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Fractures in Ink

(Clipped Wings #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,376 ratings  ·  293 reviews
Sometimes the things we shouldn't want become exactly what we need...

Waitressing at a seedy strip club isn't ideal, but it pays Sarah Adamson's tuition. Her goal is to finish her master's program and get a job that doesn't involve tight skirts and groping hands. She doesn't need distractions. Especially not the one that comes in the form of a hot-as-sin tattoo artist who w
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published November 14th 2016
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Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, review-to-come, 2016

Fractures in Ink is the 3rd full book in the Clipped Wings series by Helena Hunting, but don't let that 3rd scare you away! This book can definitely be read as a standalone, but I can't recommend the previous books in this series won't be sorry if you go back and read them as well, you'll fall in love with the whole Inked Armor crew.

Chris and Sarah's story is so emotional, so raw and gritty, so real. I knew going in to expect all the angst and heartache, but I was overwhelmed with h
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
Book Review: 5+++ Stars

Before I started reading like a maniac, I used to be pretty open to any genre and topic in books, but after 100+ books, I’ve set a target, and also discovered I have some hard limits in books that has even caused me to stop reading some great authors because the topic of their books is something I just don't feel like reading anymore. Anyway, despite I know for sure #RomCom + #Erotica is my favorite topic of them all, sometimes I get out of my comfort zone and read some an
Mia Book Addict
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I don’t know what to feel right now. Lack of sleep can be one of the causes but I don’t think it is the reason. Helena Hunting did it again. It was a great story and I couldn’t put it down until it was done. All day yesterday I was looking forward to get off work and start reading ‘Fractures in Ink’ and when I start reading it, I couldn’t stop until I was done, which is why I only slept for two hours.

Was it smart to go to work after 2 hours of sleep? - Not really.

Was it worth it? - Hell YES
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
This is my first book I have read by Helena Hunting. I freaking loved Fractures in Ink. Helena knows what she is doing when she writes. She can convey the emotion that these characters go through on each page of this book. No kidding, Fractured of Ink had my heart pounding, my blood flowing, and temperature rising! This was all hands down a beautiful story of two damaged souls. Two people that think they are too broken to be with each other. Two people that hurt each other time and time again th ...more
I pretty much had heart palpitations through this entire read, but it was SO WORTH IT! Be prepared to WORK for a happily ever after you will never forget!

First, let me remind you of what a HUGE fan I am of Helena Hunting. I mean, she's my spirit animal for god's sakes, but something about her latest release hit a cord with me and I don't think there's ever going back. She has been warning her readers that this was an angst-filled romance and I expected no less from this series, but my GOD, did i
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-audios
4-4.5 stars!

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After reading the first two books in the Clipped Wings series, I have been patiently waiting for Chris and Sarah’s book. Chris is one of those side characters you love from the start and hope they get their own book. Well, we got lucky and Helena gave us his! Just an FYI, this book can be read as a stand-alone, but Hayden and Tenley’s story is one I wouldn’t want to miss out on so I highly recommend you read those some time as well if you haven’t already.

Chris Zelter is a tattoo ar
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I like that I can feel your heart.”
“It’s all yours, baby. All you have to do is want it enough to take it.”

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This was totally not what I am used to reading by the fabulous Helena Hunting. I have only read her PUCKED series and it is one of my all-time-favorite Sports Rom/Coms. Fractures in Ink was very gritty and dealt with characters who came from poverty and who have at one time or another battled with drug addiction and some people with
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fractures in Ink

This book (Book 3 in the Clipped Wings series) CAN be read as a standalone.

Once again Helena Hunting has crushed every expectation I had for this book and I LOVE IT. She's an absolute writing genius and Fractures In Ink just proves that.

I'm truly thankful to have won an ARC for this masterpiece.

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Sometimes the things we shouldn't want become exactly what we need...

Waitressing at a seedy strip club isn't ideal, but it pays Sarah Adamson's tuition. Her goal is to
***arc graciously gifted by author***
(spoiler free review)

Fractures in Ink is book 3 in the Clipped Wings series but can absolutely be read as a standalone. I have not read the other books in this series so I was thrilled that Helena Hunting wrote it in a way that explained who all of the players were and how all of the pieces fit together. I never once felt lost which is not always the case when you jump into a series starting with book 3 so big kudos to Hunting for that! I was already a huge f
Kaleigh ❤️
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
*****5 Crumbling Walls Stars****

This was an emotionally charged story of perfectly, imperfect characters! How do two broken souls who feel unworthy of each other demolish their walls of defense and learn to embrace and accept love?! Helena Hunting is the artist and this story was her canvas. What a beautiful array of colors this story turned out to be! Yup, you go through all the feels with this one! I went from watery eyes, to laughing, to anxiety, to sitting on the edge of my seat in suspense!
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4 stars

I was excited to read this one even though, I haven't read this series, for some reason I wanted this so bad! Fractures in Ink was an emotional and beautiful story.

The characters and their relationship is one of the main reasons why I loved it so much! The hero is the perfect boyfriend anyone could have and the heroine is pretty good!

They were perfect for each other, they had their problems but they were amazing together! Intense, sweet and hot. Chris was protective and sweet.

As I said I
A probing, sweet and sexy story about hope and love.
“We’re all broken, Sarah. It’s not always about fixing the parts that don’t work; it’s about making the most of the ones that do.”

Sarah Adamson has labored hard to get out of her despondent life, working as a waitress in a sleazy strip club to pay her way through her master’s degree in order to get a more dignified job in a marketing firm. She’s a couple of months shy of achieving her dreams, but will her past and the shady place she’s w
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I LOVE Helena Hunting, but this is actually my first book I have read in her Clipped Wings series. The first and only books I have read of hers are the romantic comedies featuring crude hockey players. I was expecting a lot more of that in Fractures in Ink, but I was pleasantly surprised to see this other side of Hunting's writing.

We first meet Chris who is kind of a bad boy, but not in the typical sense. He had a rough childhood and suffered so much growing up, but he turned into this amazing,
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Helena Hunting has inked, tattooed, and ingrained herself into the literary community as an author that deserves to be spotlighted and honored. If you have read Helena’s Pucked Series, then you are all aware that she can write smart, funny, and sexy romance but did you know that she can also write gripping heartfelt angsty romance?

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aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-arc, series
4.0 "Fractures in Ink" Stars!

Oh My God!*sigh
This book is just wonderfully writen I still have tears in my eyes writing this review. Love me or hate me but I gotta admit this is my first book of this series and even to myself I was really ashamed because of how I missed these great books. But even then I am still glad though that I started reading Chris and Sarah's story. I may not have read their novella but I have read a full lenght story of their wonderful journey.

And Fractures In Ink?Holy.
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

I have to be honest and say that the PUCKED series was my favorite until I read Fractures in Ink. Sarah and Chris changed my mind.

I was blown away by Fractures in Ink.

“I want you.” She smoothed her hands up my arms. “You’ll get me.” I dropped a kiss on her chin. “First I need to reacquaint myself with this gorgeous body of yours. You down?” She smiled and bit her lip. “Totally down.”

I truly fell in love with Chris. He was such a genuine good guy. I don't remember much of Between the Cracks,
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“We’re all broken, Sarah. It’s not always about fixing the parts that don’t work; it’s about making the most of the ones that do.”

I fell in love with Helena Hunting’s world of hot-as-sin tattoo artists in Clipped Wings and its sequel, Inked Armor, so returning to it has been an absolute joy. I didn’t even know how much I had missed this author’s writing style and her truly remarkable insight into the human condition—reflected in the way her characters react to, cope with, and overcome advers
Wil Loves Books!
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
Loved Chris and Sarah's book! Definitely long overdue and Helena didn't disappoint. And the audiobook is freaking amazing ❤ Definitely recommend, especially if you're a fan of the Inked Armor series! ...more
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars

"We're all broken, Sarah. It's not always about fixing the parts that don't work; it's about making the most of the ones that do."

The Clipped Wings series was the first books I read by Helena Hunting. I loved the first two books A LOT! Especially Chris and Sarah intrigued me a lot and I couldn't wait for their FULL-LENGTH novel to release. When I saw that Fractures in Ink would release SOON, I was super excited and couldn't wait
Karen Mc
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Life had broken her, just as it had broken him. But when they got together, their pieces became whole. And they continued on their journey, together, mended as one.” ~Steve Maraboli

That moment when you start reading a book by one of your favorite authors—thinking you'll be wrapped up like a cozy blanket in the familiar look, sound, and feel—and then BOOM! It is nothing like you're expecting at all. Fractures In Ink left me speechless in a novel unlike any Helena Hunting story I've read: It's gr
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I was so excited to read Helena Hunting’s latest novel, Fractures in Ink, as she has an innate ability to include humor, passion, angst and heart-clenching emotion in all of her novels. This is the third book in the Clipped Wings series (and can be read as a standalone.)

While I did enjoy this novel and the romance between Chris and Sarah, I had some issues with this book. When we first met Sarah, I found that she wasn't a likeable character. She seemed cold and callous and just very detached fr
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Whenever I have vacation I try to read my paperbacks because it's easy.

I LOVE this cover it's so beautiful!!

First I was a little afraid to start it, because I knew them from Hayden's story and didn't know if I would like it very much. But the cover and the blurb convinced me.

A quote I love!
Let's wash away everyone else's sins so we can commit our own."/b>

I know it's a bit weird but I liked it immediatly!

Chris is such a good hearted guy who deserves all the goodness and love in the world!

Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Most know Helena Hunting from the Pucked World. They know that hilarious, outlandish characters that have captured so many reader hearts, and the crazy antics that entertain endlessly. But my first novel from this author that really captured me as a reader and made me an dedicated follower of Helena Hunting was her more angst-filled novel, The Librarian Principle. She does angst incredibly well, which can be seen with her newest addition to the Clipped Wings ser
5 Intensely Fractured Stars

I was so excited about this book. Sarah and Chris both featured in Hayden and Tenley's story, plus the novellas so I was raring to dive into this one.

This book is beautifully written and the characters are captivating. I felt incredibly protective of Sarah, and actually all my sympathy was with her when the fragile bubble around them began to disintegrate. They both keep secrets from each other but they do that to shield each other. Their intentions are good but it co
3.5 stars!

This book is the third in the Clipped Wings series, and is the long-awaited story of Chris and Sarah. Chris is the best friend of Hayden, and Sarah is the neighbour and friend of Tenley, and both appeared in the Clipped Wings series, with a romance between them hinted at, and though this book could be read as a standalone, you’ll be missing some context, plus the first two books are both awesome reads, so don’t miss out on those!

I love Chris! He is a tattoo artist who works at Inked Ar
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Fractured Stars!

If any couple deserves love, happiness and success, it's Chris Zelter and Sarah Adamson. I can't believe the stress and hardship these two had to endure just to reach that point in their life where they could say that they're gladly contented and that they've reached their happy ending. These two played a crazy tug of war with my heart. They weren't perfect; they both were two beautifully broken souls that just happened to find solace in each other. They found it hard to lo
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Chris and Sarah are both in difficult times in their lives. Sarah is a waitress at a strip club struggling between college, work, her internship and a social life. Chris and Sarah have been seeing each other when they can, between sarah's work and school and Chris' job at the tattoo shop and helping out his dysfunctional family things aren't as stable as they would like to be.

Both these characters are imperfect, they have issues that they both slowly get through with the help from each other. C
Jessica {Litnoob}
I knew I'd love Chris's story and I was so so right! While this book wasn't as deep as clipped wings given how different the tragedy faced there and here it's easy to see why. But it was no less intense and moving and just lovely. I rooted for Sarah and Chris the whole time and am so glad I finally got to live their story.
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Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes everything from romantic sports comedy to new adult angst.

Other books in the series

Clipped Wings (3 books)
  • Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings, #1)
  • Inked Armour (Clipped Wings, #2)
“We’re all broken, Sarah. It’s not always about fixing the parts that don’t work; it’s about making the most of the ones that do.” 3 likes
“Separately, these struggles could break us down. But maybe if we could hold on to each other and figure them out together...we could stop the fractures from becoming too big and keep the cracks from forming fissures we couldn't repair.” 2 likes
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