It’s not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Helena Hunting and have been since I first read The Librarian Principle. When all her fans were talking about the Clipped Wings series, I knew I would have to read it, I just needed time to read it. The time finally came!
On the surface I shouldn’t have liked Clipped Wings nearly as much as I did. The main character, Hayden, is a tattoo artist and tattoos totally aren’t my thing. I know plenty of people with them and they’re wonderful people and blah blah blah blah blah. Mags even tries to talk me into getting a tattoo, but honestly, there’s nothing that important that I’ve wanted to permanently mark my skin with it. Yet, Hayden makes me want to feel passionate enough about something to want to get a tattoo.
Tenley is pretty cool too, though in my head I just call them both Hadley… I guess now is a good time to mention there is a prequel to Clipped Wings, Cupcakes and Ink. You don’t have to read it, but it’s fun to read anyway. Back to Tenley, she’s a bit shy and she has some issues in her past that are holding her back. But with a man like Hayden around, there’s no holding back, the attraction is too strong. And it’s more than attraction, but you’ll have to read to find out how they make each other feel.
This is an angsty story from Helena, unlike her other books I’ve reviewed. It gives an opportunity to see the depth of Helena’s writing and be submerged in something a bit darker. And then you’ll have to read the rest of the series: Between the Cracks, Inked Armor, Cracks in the Armor, Get Inked, Fractures In Ink (coming soon).