Synopsis – Clipped Wings
An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.
As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn’t ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley’s past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side…or run?
Synopsis – Inked Armor
In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.
In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker’s tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn’t believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents’ death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.
***These are books 1 and 2 of the Clipped Wings Series***Order of Books
OH. MY. GOD!!! Why have I just discovered this series? I randomly stumbled on Book 0.5 — Cupcakes and Ink when I was searching for a different book to read. I listened to Cupcakes and Ink as an audiobook and I was HOOKED. I mean hook. line. and sinker hooked. I immediately headed to my library’s webpage so that I could reserve the books. They came in, I checked them out, and then they sat in my TBR pile (stupid move on my part). Then I realized they were due soon, so I picked up the first one yesterday and well…hook. line. and sinker!!! I read both of these books in a day and stayed up until 2am to finish the second one, even though I had to work the next morning. THEY WERE THAT GOOD. Helena Hunting has a way with words and storylines. In this case, both books were beyond EXCELLENT. Helena Hunting writes an emotional and heart-wrenching story about two lost souls – Tenley and Hayden. Both stuck in their own worlds of loss and grief, each clawing to find a way out, Tenley and Hayden meet by chance when Hayden’s aunt hires Tenley to work at her store. What I thought might be a glossed over version of grief and loss, turned out to be a story of heartbreak, courage, second chances, and finding a way to move on when the pain seems too heavy to carry any longer. There were so many layers to this book that were reveled in just the right way at just the right time. These are two books that will stick with me for a lifetime. Even though I checked these two books out from the library this time, they are now on my “to buy” list, so that I can read them over and over. I cannot say enough good things about these books. Simply AMAZING writing and storytelling.
Rating (for both books)
Order of Books
0.5 — Cupcakes and Ink
1 — Clipped Wings
1.5 — Between the Cracks
2 — Inked Armor
2.5 — Bleeding Ink
2.6 — Get Inked
3 — Fractures in Ink
About the Author
NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.