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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN-10: 1943020019 / ISBN-13: 9781943020010.

Ruby Ink is the first book in this sensual romance series -- journeys of intrigue, seduction, and satisfying storytelling. The Clairmont siblings, known as the "Tribe of Five" -- Alec, Aaron, Honor, Jake and Troy -- are complex characters whose individual stories and intricate love liv
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Paperback, 362 pages
Published March 25th 2015 by AB Edge
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Natalie The Biblioholic
I like when I choose a book, start reading it, notice that the writing is completely different from what I'm used to, and I still enjoy the heck out of the read. This book did that. The author's voice is brand new to me and after some adjustment, I realized I wanted to hear more!

This was a second chance love story buried beneath secrets, lies and betrayals. There was so much going on but at the heart of it was the epic love of Aaron and Ruby. Seven years ago, Aaron did the unspeakable. He ultima
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Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
THE WRITING
I was so damn relieved when I made it to the end of Ruby Ink. Have you ever read a book that was so amazing you couldn’t put it down, even though you were sure the book was giving you an ulcer? Not because it was terrible because it was so good. The writing was so well done and complex that I really couldn’t guess what was going to happen next, even though I had suspicions about certain characters.

Ruby Ink is a train wreck that you can’t stop watching until the end. Every time I pee
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Moon Love
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life has a funny way of throwing a wrench into your plans. While that holds true for the characters in this book, it also holds true for me. You see, I've had this book in my possession for almost 7 months now but only recently had time to sit down and read it. I truly loved this book. It was so much better than I was hoping it'd be and I wish I'd read it sooner.

All it took to capture my interest and attention was the prologue. It's just a handful of pages, but it shows the beginning and fall of
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Annika
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I seem to be in a minority here, but unlike all the other reviewers, I didn't love this book.

As teenagers, Ruby Vasquez and Aaron Clairmont were inseparable. They were friends and lovers - and meant to be. That is, until the night Aaron tried to kill her father.
Having spent 7 years in prison, Aaron is released prematurely, only to find Ruby gone. Of course she's gone, why would she stay in a place where the ultimate betrayal took place years ago? Now, Aaron has no other choice but to pick up the
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Miriam
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Execution is everything and Ms. Wilson's execution of this story is stunning.

Aaron and Ruby's love is young but it's strong, tangible. Or is it? It felt like it at first and I desperately wanted it to stay that way. But in the face of lies and betrayal, I wondered how I ever thought that.

This is one those stories that I can't pen a long review for. It isn't for lack of trying though. This story isn't as cut and dry as I thought it'd be. Each twist and turn yielded surprises I didn't expect, pull
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Ashley Drummond
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for this book that I finished reading yesterday. I was so impressed by this story! I usually avoid stories written in third-person perspectives because I feel like I can't connect as well with the story, but I have never had an issue connecting with any stories from this author. Writing under a pen name didn't change that fact. However, this story is definitely different from her other two novels. My favorite thing about this author is that she can deliver such complicated stor ...more
Susan Peterson
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


This book has all the ingredients for a fantastic story: compelling, suspenseful plot; multi-layered characters; and steamy passion! Aaron Clairmont receives an early release from jail after being convicted 7 years earlier for an attempted hit on the mayor, who is also his girlfriend's father. As he attempts to get his life back on track, reconnecting with his siblings, he becomes caught in a nightmarish trap. This book is fraught with tension, both criminal and sexual, and you will be compelled
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Shannon
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic book. Very sexy read but had so much depth. I felt like I really got to know the characters. So much suspense and mystery kept me on the edge of my seat and made it very hard to put it down. The next book in the series will not come quickly enough for me!!!! Another great book from one of my favorite authors!!!!
Heather in FL
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-arc
** I received this book as an ARC in return for my honest opinion. **

This was an interesting story and a good start to the series. I liked the genuine love between Ruby and Aaron, and it was good to see how they started off in order to understand what led to what happened, both long ago as well as present day. It also makes sense why some psychopath would choose to use their love as an Achilles heel. Boy, that dude was ruthless in all of his dealings, as well as in just his overall game plan.

I
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Abi
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Anyone aged 18 or above who wants a book who has them gripping hard onto the pages for more, not just of the raunchy scenes but, of the twists and menace... READ THIS INCREDIBLE BOOK!

Oh my goodness. The characters, and the way each are boldly and perfectly portrayed throughout, are stunning! You find yourself feeling strong emotions towards each of the characters. The descriptions and magical use of adjectives are to die for.

And the plot.. MY GOSH THE PLOT! I just want to dig my teeth into Clai
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Christie
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aaron Clairmont and Ruby Vasquez have a sweet love, that seems to be at an end, when Aaron tries to kill Ruby's father. Aaron spends the next 7 year of a 25 year sentence in prison. He is then released and tried to start over. He tries to try to forget his only love Ruby.

He starts a to good to be true job and from there things seem to happen. There is a madman who has a master plan for Aaron and Ruby, and Aaron will have to find a way out of the mess unraveling. The longer the story went on, t
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Barbara White
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RUBY INK has it all: great writing, a plot that sucks you in on page one and refuses to let go, multi-layered characters you care about, the sexiest hero imaginable, steamy scenes of erotica, and a bad guy you love to hate. My life went on hold until I had finished, and all I can say now is, "How long do I have to wait for the next installment?"
Mandi Schreiner
May 03, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I made it to the 75% mark of this one and I'm done. The plot was ridiculous. The way the heroine goes back to the hero was odd. And Stefan was a creeper and we kept having to read his sex scenes. :(
Andrea Guy
What can I say about Ruby Ink? I think wow is probably a good word though. The book is labeled erotic fiction, but it is so much more than that. You know that the relationship between Aaron and Ruby is going to be steamy from the very start of the book.

Looking at the blurb, it is hard to imagine when your boyfriend goes to jail for the attempted murder of your father, and drug dealing that you'd ever get back together with that guy.

That's just part of what makes this book different.

I liked that
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Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
4.5 stars!!!!!
Oh, boy. That cliffhanger is making me feel withdrawal symptoms even though I just finished this book less than 30 minutes ago!
I didn't know what was in store for me and boy was I blown away! This book is already physically beautiful and just adding the content inside of it makes it out of this world!
This novel had such a powerful beginning! I knew from then on that this book was going to be my undoing. It was physically painful to take a break from this book. It took me on an em
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Saralee Rosenberg
In this ground-breaking novel, readers are immediately drawn into a passionate love story that turns up the heat between the stunning Ruby Vasquez and the hot, hot, hot Aaron Clairmont. But this is not your mother's romance story and you better buckle up. Lovemaking on the beach in Nickel Springs soon brings us to the heart of a shocking crime that fingers Aaron. A devastated Ruby cannot fathom that the very man who promised her a future together, will now spend the next seven years in jail for ...more
Bethany
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RUBY INK- Book 1 of the Clairmont Novels - introduced us to the Clairmont family and set the stage for what I'm hoping is a string of sexy, exciting novels featuring the Clairmont's . In RUBY INK we meet Aaron Clairmont who's just been granted early release after doing a seven year stretch for dealing drugs and attempting to kill his girlfriends father. Those acts sent shock-waves through his family (already devastated by the loss of their parents) and ended his relationship with Ruby Vasquez. T ...more
Marilyn
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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- I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review. -

I have fallen in love with the Clairmont family.
The story starts off hot and heavy right out of the gate, introducing us to Aaron and Ruby.
The descriptions and backgrounds for each character are described in great detail, making it easy to visualize and form your personal opinions for each one.
Likewise, the author also gives excellent details of the surroundings, which helped me jump right into the story!
There are many twists and
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Maria
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the beginning of a new series about a family of 5 adult children--the Clairmonts. Ruby Ink is about Aaron and his first love, Ruby Vasquez, the innocent and beautiful daughter of the local town mayor. Ruby and Aaron are deeply in love (they even get a series of matching tattoos) but that love is tested when Aaron is sent to prison for drug possession and attempting to murder Ruby's father. After 7 years, Aaron is released and tries to make a life for himself without Ruby, but his love fo ...more
Joy Zaharia
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sucks you in and won't let go

I really enjoyed Ruby Ink and look forward to the rest of the series. I need to know what happens with the rest of the family and if everyone gets their HEA.

In this one we follow the story of Ruby and Aaron...starting back when they were still young and in love. You know Aaron is hiding something when he goes to jail for attempted murder if Ruby's father...but you only get hints as to why. It's a story full of love, suspense, betrayal and so much more. You need to r
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Emily Eck
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg. That was so awesome! Idk why more people aren't all over this. The writing was fantastic. The story was complex yet seamlessly unfurled. The sex was hot! This is more than erotica. There is suspense, a slew of interconnected moving parts including underground factions, the DEA, and the Clairmont family, and tattoos that are so much more than just ink.

I was extremely impressed with this book. It did not end in a big cliff hanger, but the door is wide open for more to come.
Shannon
So Good!!! Can't put down!

This was a fantastic book. Very sexy read but had so much depth. I felt like I really got to know the characters. So much suspense and mystery kept me on the edge of my seat and made it very hard to put it down. The next book in the series will not come quickly enough for me!!!! Another great book from one of my favorite authors!!!!
Michele Davenport-Burdick
I was honored and delighted to have been a recipient of an ARC of Ruby Ink. Laura hits another homerun for us bibliophiles in her first book in The Clairmont Series. It is a saucy, seductive and smart read. Laura's writing is always spot-on and she left me wanting more. I couldn't put this novel down. Highly anticipating Book #2.
Olivia
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from a first reads giveaway from the author. I started reading it the night that I received it and I ended up finishing it in a couple of days. It is such a good book! It's a mysterious, sexy read that kept me on my toes and I'm excited for the next book!
Sharron
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I couldn't put it down.
Mignon Mykel
4.5 / 5 stars

Received a review copy in exchange for an honest review; original review can be found at:
http://mnonmklreviews.blogspot.com/20...

Seven years ago, Aaron and Ruby became lovers. Ruby, at twenty, was a virgin who the town put bets on as to who she would lose it to. When Aaron started paying attention to her, she just knew that he was it for her.

Aaron is six years Ruby's senior, but that means little for his feelings toward her. Aaron loves Ruby -- even if the town doesn't think it's po
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 Stars!

So if you are like me, when you pick up a romance, you think you already have the formula down - man meets woman and they fall for each other but fight their feelings until they finally give in, the end. Well, with some great and mind-blowing sex and huge misunderstandings thrown in, right? Usually, but that is not the case with Ruby Ink! It's all that but it's also amazing writing, an intricate plot with twists and turns where every scene, every word, every action, every detail is imp
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Ashley Nestler
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ruby Ink is a classic love story between a bad boy and the girl who he is destined to be with. Even though this type of story line has been told many times over, L.J. Wilson wove it in with her own vision and characters so that the story seemed brand new. I found myself falling in love with Aaron with each page, and I adored being able to see snippets from his past, as well as his present. Wilson built his character perfectly by not glamorizing that he was a felon and had spent time in jail, but ...more
Margo Ball
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Move over Fifty Shades of Gray! Ruby Ink has blown you out of the water in every category: quality of writing, character development, page-turner plot, and...um, hotness. I admit, I’m not a usual reader of this genre, but if more erotic romance books were written like this one, I’d be on board. It was an intense, emotionally-charged read with great characters and a dynamic plot. These are not things you usually find in hot romance, at least not the ones I’ve read. This book grabs you with the st ...more
Jewel Star
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-ve-read
Well written, and an easy page turner. This was an entertaining story with an interesting twist. At one point I thought the story could become as drawn out as a soap opera where one person is trying to tell another person the truth, but they are so busy sharing their thoughts they leave no room for the other to speak even though they are the one who could have dispelled the darkness. However, I wasn’t left hanging eternally, and then the story really picked up speed. The books ends with a myster ...more
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