Invisible Ink by Elisabeth Joye
Released: December 31, 2015
Reviewed by Sarah
Lex has never felt more exposed. She has just allowed Jake Reed, the lead singer of rock band Inkjet, to undress her and tie her to a chair backstage after a show, only to have him leave to go sign autographs.
It is the start of a dark, obsessive relationship that will lead Lex, a 20-something public relations professional from L.A., to lose herself almost entirely as she struggles to break through her sexual boundaries without falling in love with Jake, an intimidatingly gorgeous Hollywood actor/rock star who closely guards his emotions.
What starts as a series of casual hookups ends up a powerful addiction that will push Lex past all her sexual boundaries as Jake moves repeatedly in and out of her life, making few promises along the way. Lex fights to keep a sense of herself while she succumbs to Jake’s glamorous world and his irresistible allure.
Before reading this book you should know it’s not the typical romance. In fact, I would almost call it erotica with some romantic elements added but you do get a happy-ish for now ending. With that being said, it’s definitely worth the read.
Invisible Ink is a succinct and erotic adventure in lives of a normal person, Lex, and a rock star, Jake. She’s a fresh faced twenty-something who works in public relations which is what gives her the bravery to initially say what’s on her mind to Jake during a meet and greet that would perpetuate further meet and greets—wink, wink. Jake very much fulfills the charismatic and selfish rock star. By description, he reminds me of Jared Leto, man-bun and all. We get to see snippets of their encounters over a matter of years in fast paced story. It’s interesting to see how Lex and Jake act and react given the somewhat clichés surrounding sex and rock-n-roll but it doesn’t make this tale any less sexy.
While the story isn’t tremendously in-depth mostly due the short length, it is still gripping and racy. This is one of those few books I read in a single setting. I wanted to know what happened to Jake and Lex. Sometimes I feel like she falls into the stereotypes she had avoided during her young career and choosing to ignore responsibilities in her life but it also furthers the illustration of their addiction to each other.
If you want it hard and fast—and rough—then this is absolutely the book for you.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.