Cupcakes and Ink is a short prequel to the full length novel Clipped Wings. In Cupcakes and Ink we are introduced to Tenley Page and Hayden Stryker. Tenley is looking for a new start, looking for a way to forget her past, and a way to maintain her solitude from others.
That becomes difficult when she starts a job at a used book store, Serendipity. The owner of the book store Cassie, is engaging and warmly embraces Tenley. And Cassie happens to be the Aunt of Hayden.
Hayden works across the street at Inked Armor, as a tattooist and is in his aunt's bookstore often. He believes he is set and has all he needs met with his friends, job, life and family. Until, he notices the new hire and is intrigued with her physical appearance and her vulnerability.
This is the beginning story of Hayden's and Tenley's fascination of each other. There are hints that there is something more dark and tragic that both of the characters are working through. We are introduced briefly to the characters of Inked Armor Chris, Lisa, and Jamie. I love this book and will definitely be reading the rest of the series. I am a fan of the series and the author.
ARC provided via Netgalley- by the publisher Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, author Helena Hunting- Thank you