Series: Something to Celebrate #2
Published by Entangled: Edge on August 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers
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Blair Whitaker has one goal: get the hell out of Celebration, NY. Her ticket out is helping the town take the grand prize in a parade contest, which will ensure she lands her dream job. It's a win-win.
Standing in the way is Ben Lambert, a sexy, local tattoo artist whose smile makes her weak. To win the contest, she'll have to sideline his plans for the tattoo festival the town council allowed on the same weekend. But trying to thwart Ben is more than she bargained for, and before she knows it, she's starting to see Celebration–and Ben–as something more than a temporary distraction.
But Blair's in too deep to change directions now. Celebration is behind the parade contest, the mayor revokes the tattoo festival permit, and Blair is on the cusp of getting everything she'd planned. But coming clean will turn Ben against her for good, and going forward means losing what she really wants and hurting the town she's grown to love.
Erin: A small town parade, a tattooist, and a girl just wanting to make it back to the big city all come together in Permanent Ink by Laura Simcox. This one was a bit of a struggle to get through, but in the end it was a light romance with a bit of humor to make it enjoyable.
Blair Whitaker is back in Celebration, NY and all she wants to do is get out. Before she goes, she agrees to plan the town’s 4th of July parade, something she should be good at since she used to be an event planner. The only obstacle is Ben Lambert, owner of a tattoo shop in town, who is planning on holding his own festival on the same day. Blair needs to get him to back off in order to pull off her parade and keep the mayor happy, but between Ben’s smiles and her growing feelings for him, she finds this harder and harder every day.
While I liked Ben decent enough (there wasn’t a whole lot to him, to be honest, and I love a nice guy as much as anyone, but he didn’t have much edge to make him interesting), Blair was fairly annoying and juvenile. All that being said, this is an easy read with not much drama and enough humor to keep you turning the pages.