Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Book Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.
As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn't ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley's past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side...or run?
Series: Cupcakes and Ink (0.5), Clipped Wings (1), Inked Armor (2), Cracks in the Armor (2.5)
Review: Tenley Page is emotionally broken after an unspeakable tragedy and she’s looking for a fresh start. Hayden Stryker is a broken man who has turned his pain into art, becoming a highly skilled tattooist. When they meet, the sparks between them are so bright, but Tenley’s afraid of being burned again. Secrets and pain dominate their lives and their complex relationship and when their pasts show up, will their fragile happiness be shattered forever? CLIPPED WINGS is a hauntingly beautiful story of love and the fragile strength of the human spirit. There aren’t words enough to do this story justice in a review. I loved the body modification aspects of the story, as I have a number of tattoos myself and they all have a special meaning to me. Tenley and Hayden together is pure magic and it was beautiful to see their relationship blossom. I don’t want to give anything away, so you have got to read CLIPPED WINGS!!