FINN (Love In Ink Book 1) by Ruby Raynes

Two guys who lack confidence and ego meet, and this brings opposites together. Finn, a business owner who is also finishing school, falls into Spencer. Spencer, a guy who has been abused his whole life, finds a way to something better. These two are heartwarming together.

From the blurb:

Finn - Love in Ink - Book 1

I was minding my own business when I ran into the sexiest tattooed god I’d ever seen. I’ve seen a ton,
considering I own Dragonfly Books, which just so happens to be located next to Ink Me. You get the picture. While trying to find myself after the death of my mother Finn throws my world upside down. Will the makeup and lace be too much for him or will he walk with me through my own journey of self-love?

Deciding to move from one side of the country to the other was the only way I could quiet the ghosts haunting my memories. It was a Hail Mary attempt to save my life. When Spencer, the sweet, sexy bookstore owner from next door comes in and flips my world right side up, I’m thrown. How do I push through the grief that consumes me and let myself feel worthy of love? And how do I purchase stock in Manties?

***Finn is book 1 in the Love in Ink series. It’s a MM romance that is low angst, steamy with laughs and a very dramatic cat. There is a brief on page attempted assault, not between MC’s. And no worries, someone gets what’s coming to them.

Reedkaye's Review:

This is a highly emotional story. Right from the start, the two main characters broke my heart. Spencer, who is busy running a bookstore while finishing school, has a lack of ego in who he really is. Finn grew up horribly and has not been able to get away from all the bad that follows him until now.

When Finn and Spencer first meet gave me the first laugh of many through the story. Spencer literally fell into Finn’s arms. Both guys have so much fear daily of things going wrong that when they go right, they are afraid to believe.  

I really enjoyed this story and since it is the first in the series, I can’t wait for the next.

Rating: 5 Stars

Angel's Review:

Ruby Raynes is not only a new-to-me author, but she's also a new author. Considering this is her first book, it's a good start. I think that the idea is definitely there; I think there's a lot of promise with the side characters. She wrote those characters, so maybe at some point they can each have their own story, which is smart! I really want to know if all the relationships that got hinted to come to fruition in the future. 

I had a difficult time reading this story, and the main reason for the difficulty was the flow of the story. I think it's just my personal preference, but I wasn't a fan of the author's writing style. It felt disjointed at times and really cluttered? I feel like the MCs were too hyper and chaotic. 

Like I stated above though, I think the idea of the story was really good! I loved the idea of Spencer owning a bookshop and then expanding it. I feel like that was mentioned and then didn't happen until the last chapter. Which felt odd to me, but I still loved the concept. If there was a bookstore that also had a cafe attached to it near me, I would be there every day. I really liked the relationship Finn and Spencer built with each other. 

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

I love a chaotic meet-cute and literally falling down the stairs into someone's arm definitely qualifies!  I love the combination of nerdy book store owner and burly tattoo artist.  There is a lot of emotion and outside angst in this story, while also introducing us to the rest of the tattoo 'family' and some other great side characters.

I truly loved getting to know Spencer and Finn and I can't wait to see where the friend groups go in future stories.

Rating: 4 Stars

Finn is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.