Monday, May 25, 2015

Blog Tour: Ruby Ink by L. J. Wilson

Author: L. J. Wilson
Publisher:AB Edge
Date of publication: March 2015

Aaron Clairmont has been granted an early parole. He returns home to Nickel Springs and finds employment at Abstract Enchantment, a trendy new inn. But Aaron’s mind can’t let go of its predecessor, the vintage Rose Arch Inn, the setting for his passionate love affair with Ruby Vasquez. Ruby—the girl he lost after his secret underworld life unraveled, shocking everyone who thought they knew him.

Freedom comes fast at Aaron—a family desperate to reconnect, an employer cast as his savior, and the steamy memories he can’t escape. Just as Aaron surrenders to starting anew, he realizes the diabolical trap he’s been lured into—a fresh hell that makes prison look like a country club. Lives are at stake, his family and Ruby’s. Ruby Vasquez—the woman Aaron never thought he’d see again. The one destined to collide with his future.

I kind of had to sit on this one for a bit before writing up my review.  Ruby Ink is a well written book, but I'm not all that sure I loved the while story.  I did like it for the most part, I just didn't love it. Aaron and Ruby were in love until he tried to kill her father and went to prison.  Now he is out on early parole and trying to get his life back together.  But he can't forget the one woman he loved for so long.

What I did like about the story was the bond and love that Ruby and Aaron still can't deny.  I liked their back story and how their love grew slowly and strong.  I was really rooting for the couple to find their way back to each other.   

What I didn't like was the rest.  I guessed at the plot twist pretty early on so I wasn't too surprised at the reveal.  I also felt like I didn't have enough understanding of how Aaron got involved with the DEA and underworld.  That was all a bit vague to me. I think I might have like it more had there been more flashbacks leading up the murder attempt.  But what really turned me off were the sex scenes between Stefan and his mistress, Vanessa.  I felt like they were unnecessary and disturbing. 

The story has received high reviews, so I do urge you to try it out for yourself.  I do look forward to Alec and Jess's story up next.  

About L. J. Wilson

L. J. Wilson is the pen name of award-winning author Laura Spinella. The Clairmont series novels are her foray into seductive romance, a facet of her women’s fiction that had readers clamoring for more. Beautiful Disaster and Perfect Timing, her mainstream work, have earned multiple awards, including the distinguished Golden Leaf and Golden Quill awards for Best First Book, as well as being named a RITA finalist.

Written with a “best-of” mindset, L. J. Wilson novels are sensual reads for discerning book lovers—stories that delve even deeper into her characters’ relationships and romances.

Laura describes herself as an “East Coast kind of girl,” growing up on Long Island, graduating from the University of Georgia, and having lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She now resides outside Boston with her family. Readers are also invited to visit

Connect with L. J. Wilson

L. J. Wilson’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, May 4th: Mignon Mykel Reviews
Wednesday, May 6th: Bewitched Bookworms
Monday, May 11th: Book Babe
Wednesday, May 13th: One Curvy Blogger
Saturday, May 16th: One Curvy Blogger – author guest post
Monday, May 18th: Bell, Book & Candle
Tuesday, May 19th: The Sassy Bookster – review and excerpt
Tuesday, May 19th: Written Love Reviews
Monday, May 25th: From the TBR Pile

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.