Captured in Ink by Donna McDonald
Series: Art of Love : Book#3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 256 pages
At 27 yrs old, graphic novelist Shane Larson believes in trusting the greater plan of the universe and doing good to the best of his ability. To him this is a matter of practicality as much as a spiritual belief about how to live right which is why the road Shane chooses to follow in his life is leading him to use his doctorate in clinical psychology to help people. When a one-night stand turns out to be the woman of his dreams, Shane ends up taking a giant detour from his original life path as the universe sends him to Reesa Callahan’s front door. There he finds not just the woman he wants over all others, but a whole family that seems to need him. Though being in love is turning out to be just as rewarding as his father predicted, a relationship with Reesa is definitely a package deal. Shane doesn’t know if he has what it takes to become an instant father of four, but his sense of belonging with Reesa and the kids is the strongest tug of destiny he’s ever felt.
Reesa Callahan has lost a lot in the 34 years she’d been alive. At ten, she lost her birth family in a car accident. Then in college, she lost both her elderly adoptive parents. But when she lost her sister and her brother-in-law in a plane crash six months ago, Reesa decided she just couldn’t lose anyone else. So she didn’t even question trading in the life she had planned for custody of all four of her sister’s children. Even though she also lost her established career and her fiancée taking on the kids, Reesa becomes determined not to lose her sense of herself as a woman. In hindsight, her decision to end her reluctant celibacy seemed like a good idea, especially with a shaggy, tattooed younger man wearing a tongue stud and eyebrow ring. She felt sure Shane Larson was not the sort of man to ever want more than one night. So when Shane shows up at her home professing to be in love with her, Reesa has to send him away, not because she doesn’t want him, but because there’s just no time in her crazy life to fall in love.
Deb’s Review :
Created in Ink by Donna McDonald is the 3rd book in the Art of Love Series. We now get Shane’s story and I am all but dancing with excitement. It’s time for paybacks and Shane’s love life is on the receiving end, go get her tiger.
I have to say if you have not noticed from the first part of this review, Shane is my favorite Larson male. He is lovable, intense and he loves with his whole heart. It was nice to see him own up to his feelings without going He-Man on Ressa.
Ressa’s intense passion leaps off the pages. I would swear she was an artist as well. Accountant by day, a superhero to her family by night. Ressa will stop at nothing to keep her family together, even pass up an interesting young hunk dogging her heels.
There is an explosion in the air when Ressa and Shane meet under false pretenses and engage in a scorching hot one night stand. Shane, thinking his charm would win. Ressa, thinking he wasn’t a man who wanted an instant family. Their battle within themselves raged on throughout the story. Yet, all the kids will have you cheering for them. Little Princess Sara will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.
Ms. McDonald added yet another side trip for us in Created in Ink with Brooke. I have to ask, will she get a story because she is too much like her mother not too? The supporting cast of characters will have you rolling in the aisles. It was fun watching Michael and Shane harass each other.
The plot throughout this series has been smooth, even though there are a lot of add ins. Yet, the reader will never have a problem with who the hero and heroine are in each book.
Come see what I am raving about, pick-up Created in Ink. You will be so happy you did!
Donna McDonald has crafted a funny, steamy, heart touching, guaranteed good read that will have you coming back for more in Created in Ink.
Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb!
This review was previously posted at Black Ravens Reviews