415 Ink #1
The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.
Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son from a one-night stand he’d had after a devastating break-up three years ago.
Returning to San Francisco and to 415 Ink, his family’s tattoo shop, gave him the perfect shelter to battle his personal demons and get himself together… until the firefighter who’d broken him walked back into Gus’s life.
For Rey Montenegro, tattoo artist Gus Scott was an elusive brass ring, a glittering prize he hadn’t the strength or flexibility to hold onto. Severing his relationship with the mercurial tattoo artist hurt but Gus hadn’t wanted the kind of domestic life Rey craved, leaving Rey with an aching chasm in his soul.
When Gus’s life and world starts to unravel, Rey helps him pick up the pieces, and Gus wonders if that forever Rey wants is more than just a dream.
Damn Rhys, right in the feels again. I think the 415 boys may be even more broken then Miki.
Rey Montenegro, firefighter, survivor and all around good guy.
Gus Scott, tattoo artist, orphan and all around fuck up.
What could the two possibly have in common other than great sex? Maybe nothing, but maybe everything they both want and need.
Gus comes back to town after being gone for 6 months to face the consequences of a one night stand that happened 3 years ago. He needs to face his demons and get his life on track, so that he can be the father he never had. With the help of his "made in the trenches of hell" family and the only man he has ever trusted, he might just be able to do that.
Rey thinks he is done with Gus, he's tired of being just a booty call and wants something more, something long term. What he doesn't realize is that it may be right in front of him, if he has the courage to reach for it.
OMH, I fell for all of the men in this new series. I loved all of the crossover and cameo appearances and can't wait to see who pops up in the tattoo shop next. Fords characters are flawed and layered, her stories are rich and will pull feelings from the depths of your soul. You know going into one of her books that you are going to run the gamut of emotions, but come out on the other side knowing that family and love are real.
Read this series and you will know the magic that is a Rhys Ford world.
RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author.