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Invisible Ink

(Paint #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Alex Fletcher waits for life.

One more year and he can move away, stop wearing hoodies to hide the bruises, self-inflicted scars, and his sexuality.
No one knows him, no one sees him, until Chris Bacon shows him how to laugh, dance, live life in the moment, out and proud.
The lesson that life is too short hits harder than one of his dad’s punches.
Living the dream, being visib
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Purindoors Publications
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Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, 2018
Alex... beautiful, quiet, withdraw, elfin/angelic faced Alex... always hiding in hoodies. When Nate sees Alex for the first time it’s when Chris needed medical help. Nate was busy but noticed the cautious boy.

This story has the same timeline as in the previous stories from the moment Chris steps into the classroom and sit next to Alex.
Only we get to know Alex and his life full of abuse, pain and self harm. Where Nate struggles in his position as doctor, paramedic, drug counselor, friend and his
Funzee Shu
“Just because you hide under that hood, it doesn’t mean I don’t see you.”

I didn’t expect to love this book more than the two previous book. I mean, I do love Chris and Jase, and I have this huge feeling that Alex and Nate story will be another something, but I must admit that I FLOVED this book a bit MORE than Chris’s book! Uhm, sorry Chris!

Both Chris and Alex have their own demons and issues, fragile at one side but also strong at the other side. And that’s why you’ll love them equally with t
Jane Jago
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
An abused and self harming teenager, unsure of himself and hiding his sexuality, and an older man. How wrong is that on how many levels? And yet. This becomes one of the tenderest of love stories and one finds oneself rooting for Alex and Nate. Even those not normally interested in m/m romance can find sufficient in this story to keep their interest in our heroes and in a supporting cast of well drawn and human characters.

Sara Bauer
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my goodness, the ANGST! I'm serious, there is a lot of heartbreak in this beautiful book. First things first: I adore sweet Alex. I want only the best for him ... and Nate might be the best. Their relationship is filled with conflict, both internal and external, as they navigate each other (and their feelings). I loved the way mental illness was handled in this, especially the self harm. As I said, not a light, fluffy read, but so worth it. Watching the love develop between these two very di ...more
Claudia Lezár
To my ratings (for all people, who wonder, why I say a 3*-book is good):
5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow-Away-book like Liberty from Seth King or Save the kids series from EM Leya), it's like an A+
4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books), it's like an A
3* - a really good book, which will be reread a few times (most romances where you can enjoy for relaxing an
Nero Seal
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Invisible Ink is another outstanding read in the Paint series.
This time the story takes a different turn and spins around Alex and Nate.
I absolutely loved the character development, and the research that Emma did on a hard topic of cutting. The book is written so well that pacing, descriptions, and plot twists suck you in from the first pages and never let go.
I also loved that despite the darkness Alex lived into, Emma Jaye found a way to make it lighter with her unique humor.
Can’t wait to re
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 Stars*
This is overwhelmingly a 5 star book except for one area. While Emma Jaye lists self-harm as a possible trigger, due to that section I would classify it as a high warning. There is a part I feel is detrimental to the character (society/community) or dangerous in that it may have negative consequences, which resulted in loss of half a star.

The character development is phenomenal. Emma creates three dimensional characters that will melt your heart and leave you wanting even more. Alex a
Becca Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog
Absolutely loved book 3!! Now I was unhappy work got in my way of reading it because I didn’t want to put this down. Yet another book In the series that touches on some hard issues and it was written beautifully! Without giving anything away I will say the energizer bunny’s speech at the end was my fav!!
And it seems Emma Jaye has a knack for ticking me off! Lol although this is a smaller one than book one I still see it as a bloody cliff hanger. Ugh. I need a boob four STAT
Alexis Long *from the heart of a bibliophile lair*
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Alexis by: renee botbyl
i so love this series and im still speechless about it. i just finished it and i want more of it. i cant wait for others to read this book. i believe that you guys will love this. its a five star book and it will keep dragging you back in to where you will reread it non stop. this series is really good and i so hope this isnt the last book of the series i would love to see what else is up in this series.
this series i have no words for expect that you need to grab it and read it like crazy. its
caroline wilson
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book by the author and this is my honest opinion.
This is the 3rd book in this series and which we take a closer look at Alex and Nate, Chris new friend from art college who is timid and why and of course Nate who's a paramedic/heir to a rich fortune. Nate has a white knight syndrome where he has to help save lost souls who need help due to the death of his brother with drugs. Meeting Alex incapacitated by a drug overdose he comes to the rescue and helps him.
Alex is emotionally an
Nat Kennedy
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great installment to the series. In this one, we've got a new set of POV characters. Nate and Alex. There's a lot of emotion in this book. If you're a lover of hurt/comfort and finding one's power and strength, this book is for you. Some scenes had me cringing (I had a friend who was a cutter so this brought back some painful memories), but the outcome is solid and you see a good future for these two. If you liked the other two in this series, this is a must read.
Heather Whitaker
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm having a hard time figuring out what to put in this review. This book is the 3rd in the series, but can be read as a standalone. With all of this being said the author touched on some pretty tough issues such as drug abuse and self harm. Let's not forget the emotional and physical abuse as well.

Her main character Alex is a young man who has suffered at the hands of the people who should have loved him unconditionally. Alex has a very hard time with who he is and how to be comfortable in his
Elaine Gray
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love this book. This one was just a good as the first two books. There's no word that can describe Alex, but I love his character so much that you can feel the pain, heartache, confusion, misunderstanding, and love that the author is showing in this book. Nate is just what he need. Abuse no matter what kind stays with you forever and it's up to you how you cope with it. Chris is character and I had to go back and read both books. The author did a great job with this and I'm looking f ...more
Doreen Frantz
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW! How does Emma Jaye come up with these ideas/storylines! What a rollercoaster I've experienced with Chris and Jace story in the first 2 books and now we have Alex and Nate. My heart bleeds for Alex. All the abuse. All the heartache, but because of Chris he learns to live again. Loved Nate and his dedication. Loved these men together and loved this book.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this series is everything.. it really is.. i love it so much.. this story broke me in so many ways and then the author slowly put everything back together.. it was heartbreaking.. so much of it.. and so much of it made me smile and happy. it was a sweet story and a horrifying story.. the things he goes through.. the things they have to figure out.. the things both of them go through. it is all together an amazing story and i highly recommend reading the first two before this
Tish Cocktails & Fairytales
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 colorful stars!! This was my first book by this author and it won't be the last, I'll be reading the other books in this series the first chance I get. It had a little bit of had happiness and heartbreak and sweetness and darkness. It was quite the emotional story.
Joyfully Jay
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

2.5 stars

The beginning of this book drew me in as Alex is introduced. His life is devastating as he has suffered years of physical abuse from his father. His mother turned to alcohol as the result of a tragedy and never resurfaced and showed Alex no care or comfort. Alex tried to make himself invisible, but had no release and turned to cutting and then to cocaine. After the beginning of the story, however, the book never went anywhere for me.

Invisible Ink is book three in
Amy Dufera
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I cannot praise Invisible Ink enough! The third book in Emma Jaye's Paint series is absolutely stupendous and riveting!

Alex's life was already horrid, as he spent his time hiding the bruises he received from his father, as well as the scars from his self-imposed cuts. When Chris pulls him into his world for one short incident, his life spirals even further down.

After an overdose, Alex is put into Nate's care. Nate is all heart, trying to save people from the perils of drugs. As he helps Ale
Complimentary copy given by author for an honest review. Thank you Emma J.
*** Note from author: Contains possible triggers for drug use, domestic abuse, self-harm, and social anxiety. ***

This is my first M/M romance and I really enjoyed this story with the slow burn of a romance. I really liked the characters and the flaws that haunt them, which did make the story more real. This story has Alex Fletcher - angelic beauty, abused and not sure how he fit in with the rest of society. Coming from a
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
💖 An amusement park of emotions 💔
I laughed - I cried (those ugly crocodile tears) - I fell in love -
I hoped
This is part of a series - I had no problem reading this as a standalone but I am going back to the beginning - Each of the characters is so memorable and... I just want to grab them and squeeze them and tell them I love them and it's going to be okay

Alex is just trying to survive until "that day" comes - the day when he can escape - the day when he can leave the monster and his nightmare
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As much as I loved Chris Bacon, I found myself wanting to hug Alex Fletcher and protect him from the world. Since he was four years old, he'd dealt with an abusive father and an alcoholic mother who wouldn't or couldn't protect him. It made perfect sense to me that Alex needed to self harm to ease his agony. Nathan Cooper was a rich man with a hero complex, carved from a painful past. Nate couldn't decide what he wanted to be for Alex, savior, therapist, or lover.
I have to say that there were s
Kelly cowee
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Emma Jaye. It hit really close to home. I absolutely loved this book. My emotions were never ending all throughout the book. Alex, teenager with white blonde hair, face of an angel and he says he looks like a girl. He's hiding the fact he's gay. His father is a homophobic who hates gays. So Alex acts likes he hates them too. If Alex does something wrong, his dad beats the crap out of him. His mom don't help she's a drunk and stays drunk. To releave the stress of his home ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book hit so close to home it isn't even funny. Reading through Alex's struggles was almost like reliving certain parts of my life.
To watch him overcome substance abuse and self harm was empowering. Seeing it from Nate's side, knowing how the loved ones of an addict feel, it really brought some things to light for me.
The love story emerges as Alex going from a shy kid afraid of the world to being a strong, confident man. It was simply amazing.
Alex had his set backs, like every addict does (
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was hesitant to read this book. I usually stay away from what I feel will be depressing sad books. However I was pleasantly surprised by how the author was able to take this story and draw me in. Abuse, self harming and drug addiction is a slippery slope that she handled perfectly. I was able to connect with the characters and feel their pain, smile with them in joy when they were happy and be jumping up with excitement when they finally found their love together.

What I thought would be sad a
Julie Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog
A must read!!

Another great book in this series! The journey that Emma Jaye took me on was an emotionally passionate rollercoaster that I could feel as I laughed, cried, and yelled at the main characters through this story. This comes with a trigger warning that is necessary.  The way she writes about physical abuse, self harm, and drug abuse and how it affects everyone involved is tastefully written, and brought out in a way that had me wishing that I could be connected to these characters beyon
Tanis Owen
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm not too sure how to describe it. It was my first read by Emma. I wanted more, but I guess that'll come with the next book. I did love this: "This is your mission should you choose to accept it. Get him a fucking tan, he looks like a milk bottle that’s been attacked with a sharpie.” Too funny. You'll laugh, cry, some might relate, but overall I thought it was still pretty good. I love the chemistry, but with conditions. Maybe I should've read 1 & 2 first even though you don't have to. I'm ...more
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This M/M romance was angsty, and Alex and Nate had me frustrated at times through their struggles. I liked the story but didn't quite connect with the main characters as much as I thought I would. Their back and forth started to wear thin because it didn't really progress their relationship very much, and the ending was kind of a HFN more than a HEA. Chris saved the story though. Loved his bubbly personality!
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m not much into m/m storylines but I give this one a try. And I’m not entirely convinced with this book.

The story us good, with themes of abuse physical and emotional, drugs, cutting, very powerful triggers for some people. This were well managed. But still the book doesn’t make feel the love story.

I didn’t feel the connection between them, just attraction.

The “romance” take to long to happen almost at 80% of the book.

We don’t see the relationship develop, so for me this was more a book about
Julie Sherman
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Invisible Ink Review

This is a book about Alex a severely abused young man whom wants to stay invisible from everyone and Nate a man whom feels he can only redeem himself though saving those that are on a path of self destruction. 
Alex and Nate’s story take place at the same time as book two with intersecting parts. The struggles of there relationship places extra pressure on both, due to them not trying to blur the lines society has placed upon  them and miscommunication. 
It’s a great book to re
Stephanie N
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first M/M book and I must say I was impressed. The writer covers physical abuse, drug addiction, and what it is like “coming out of the closet”. I felt the characters were well developed and defined. The story was good, but I felt in some areas, the writer was too wordy and didn’t leave much for the readers imagination. Overall, the book was good, and I will read another book by this author.
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