Title: Invisible Ink (Paint #3)
Author: Emma Jaye
Publisher: Purindoors Publications
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 347
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Alex Fletcher waits for life.
One more year and he can move away, stop wearing hoodies to hide the bruises, self-inflicted scars and his sexuality.
No one knows him, no one sees him, until Chris Bacon shows him how to laugh, dance, live life in the moment, out and proud.
The lesson that life is too short hits harder than one of his dad’s punches.
Living the dream, being visible, is a step too far without chemical help.
Doctor, paramedic, drug counsellor, Nate Cooper is haunted by the brother he failed to save.
Brining Alex back to life on the floor of a gay nightclub is only the first step.
Peeling away the layers to find the real Alex means blurring the lines between age, upbringing, social position and the patient/doctor relationship.
Is Alex worth wrecking his career and giving up his addiction of saving lives?
Invisible Ink is a book that made me feel an adundance of emotions and left me confused in the end, not really satisfied.
I think it’s going to be one of those reviews where I might go against popular opinion. There were many things in this book that was very well written and made the reading quiet enjoyable. But at the same time there were things that left me a bit baffled and hindered the reading experience. I really liked Alex and Nate as individuals. The author has etched out the charactes really well and the issues are real. When you read the book you get a really good insight into the minds of lead characters and that really helps understand them better. But having said that I really did not feel the chemistry between the main characters till towards the end of book. The angts is really really high. If you are someone who does not enjoy that then you won’t like this story. Most of the book is about Alex overcoming his demons and issues and how Nate helps him. Even thought I liked the idea of them, I never felt the spark between them when I read their story. I also felt like they both had a problem in talking to one another about the things that matter. Another huge deal breaker for me was the ending. It just felt abrupt and there were lots of things unresolved still. Having said all this there were moments in the story that I really enjoyed and it did give me a good time.
If you are someone who likes an extremely angsty book with characters who are complex and have a lot on their plates, then this book is for you. Just because it was not for me doesn’t mean it’s not for you. If you are a fan of the author then highly recommended.