Enchanted Ink by Robin Lynn

In a world where tattoos can really effect your sense of self and perception, two men find friendship and support. When Ashton seeks out Link to help with a tattoo transformation he wasn't expecting to find a kindred soul. Link is everything in a friend and potential boyfriend that Ashton never knew he would find and together they heal and grow stronger. SNik read Enchanted Ink.

From the blurb:

From beloved romance author, Robin Lynn, comes a hotly-anticipated, fantastical adventure in art, life, and love that you won’t want to miss.

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When it comes to transformation, magic only fixes what's skin deep… In a world where an artist's magic brings tattoos to life, ink gone wrong can spell lasting heartache for those unlucky enough to experience it. Jaded and cynical on both life and love, tattoo artist Ashton Andrews is about to find out that even the most deeply-etched scars can be transformed into something beautiful when the right person is holding the pen. Having carried the burden of intentionally-ruined ink on his skin (and the matching scars on his psyche that come with such betrayal), Ashton is understandably reluctant to trust. He’s entirely content to bury his nose in the fantasy worlds created by his favorite author, rather than risk his heart in the real one. …On the other hand, he would like his tattoo fixed. Enter Link magical tattoo artist extraordinaire, devastatingly handsome media darling, and co-owner of the famed tattoo studio, Soul Survivor . Ashton knows that Link has the artistic chops to repair his skin, but is completely unprepared for the charming, persistent, and impossibly understanding man to find a place inside his heart. Through working together, Ashton begins to realize that there’s more to Link than his public persona, the art on his body, and the image he’s created that only goes skin-deep. Link has his own scars to heal, but with a charm or two, a dash of creativity, and equal leaps of faith, perhaps the enchanted ink the two of them create together will be the beginning of something positively magical. ___________________
Notes from

If you Fantasy, magic, extensive world-building, tattoos and tattoo artists, Hurt/Comfort, profound instant connections, Meet-Cutes, Secret Identities, Celebrities, HEAs, and MLM romances with spice, intimacy, and affection, this is the story for you! Using the art of tattooing as a metaphor for life, “Enchanted Ink” makes it a mission to show even the most cynical and scarred of us that it’s possible to heal, to find love, and that it’s never too late to start all over again.

I'm a 36-year-old queer, autistic mom and a disabled former firefighter, paramedic, and registered nurse who writes with the goal of reflecting the queer community in media, because everyone deserves to see relatable, imperfect main character mirrors simply existing and getting their happy endings.

SNik's Review:

Standalone. Paranormal. Hurt/comfort. Slow burn. Primarily single POV.

Enchanted Ink is based in a world where small bits of magic exist and tattoo’s can be charmed to move and create illusions. Ashton is a tattoo artist looking for help with a tattoo gone horribly wrong, and he seeks out famous fellow tattoo artist Link Remington to help him.

Ashton doesn’t expect the intense connection he has with Link and their friendship and flirting blossoms while Link begins to transform Ashton’s tattoo. But Ashton doesn’t trust his instincts anymore when it comes to relationships, so the mutual attraction becomes a low simmer between Ashton and Link as they work together and learn about each other.

Both men are working through past traumas, and Link is especially good at giving his all even if it means ignoring his own needs. Two sweet men that find their special someone that makes them bloom and find love.

Another well written story from Robin Lynn.

Rating: 4 Stars

Enchanted Ink is available to buy as an ebook