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Peek Inside Permanent Ink

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. If not for Ben Lambert, that is. Blair will have to sideline the sexy, local tattoo artist's planned tattoo festival to get what she wants. But before she knows it, she starts to see Celebration–and Ben–as something more than a temporary distraction. 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.

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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.

Praise

"The story is very well wrapped up at the end also using a tattoo that is most fitting to do the job." - Denise Van Plew, Book reviewer, Reviewer at Panty Dropping Book Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750531
Series: Something to Celebrate, Book 2
Release Date: Aug 4, 2014
Page Count: 395
Imprint: select contemporary
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: opposites attract

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By Pat August 05, 2014


This is NOT your normal tall, dark moody and handsome heavily tattooed guy story!
No MC clubs, no murder or gritty violence. Just a sweet love story between an unlikely couple and a small town called Celebration, New York.

Blair Whitaker has arrived in Celebration, broke, homeless and in need of a... ...more

By Steph August 15, 2014

In a classic case of opposites attract, uptight event planner Blair and laid back tattoo artist Ben find love in the unlikely town of Celebration, NY. With a fun and quirky cast of characters, PERMANENT INK will suck you in quickly and keep you captivated until the last page.

Blair Whitaker needs... ...more

By Patty August 16, 2014

Welcome to the meddling & kooky town of Celebrate & see how 2 lonely hearts beat as one with a lot of forced help from it's citizens.

Blair is back in Celebrate & hates it with every breath she takes. She loved her big city life, but the unimaginative idiot she worked for tainted any c... ...more

By Blessie (Mischievous Reads) February 12, 2015

Review from: http://mischievousreads.blogspot.com/

***ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review

I thought that this was going to be one of those stories with violence and dark secrets and whatnot, but instead we got a sweet love story between a tattooed guy and a slightly... ...more

By Kathy August 04, 2014

Permanent Ink, the newest addition to Laura Simcox's Something to Celebrate series, is an absolutely charming and very steamy romance. Set in the small fictional town of Celebration, NY, this engaging story has a wonderful cast of offbeat but likable characters and a marvelously unique storyline.... ...more

By Kim August 11, 2014

I love this Something to Celebrate series! The first book, Ivy Entwined, introduced us to a small town in central New York, Celebration. This latest book, Permanent Ink, has many of the characters from the first book that I loved, as well as some new faces to Celebration. I can't deny that as a i... ...more

By Denise August 04, 2014

I was so glad to take a trip back to this podunk town that someone refers to it as but I myself think is quite the place to escape to. Having traveled there once before I find myself returning to yet again another humorous romance wonderfully written by this author. She gives us more characters t... ...more

By Pam August 11, 2014

Blair has lost her job but has plans to land her dream job. She sure doesn't plan to stick around Celebration, NY. The town just isn't for her. The town could help her with her dram job. All she has to do is make the town Fourth of July parade to win a contest and the job is hers. She hadn't plan... ...more

By Amanda August 04, 2014

Blair was tucking her tail between her legs and going to her aunt Lola's' in Celebration NY. Her Aunt raised her from the day she was born and Blair felt ashamed. She didn't keep in contact with her aunt as she just had to much darn pride! Blair had lost her job as a party planner, and for 6 mont... ...more

By Tangled July 27, 2014

Set in the fictional town of Celebration, New York, the story centers around the town’s many planned holiday celebrations and an out-of-work party planner. The premise of party planning versus tattoos is unusual and not a plot that I’d ever seen before and I’ve been reading romance novels for de... ...more

By Heather August 04, 2014

Set in the fictional town of Celebration, New York, the story centers around the town’s many planned holiday celebrations and an out-of-work party planner. The premise of party planning versus tattoos is unusual and not a plot that I’d ever seen before and I’ve been reading romance novels for dec... ...more

By Patricia August 11, 2014

The second book in the something to celebrate series. I enjoyed the first Ivy Entwined with Marcus and Ivy but Ben and Blaine's story called to me even more. These books take place in a town full of colorful characters that will have you laughing. Blaine moves to Celebration after quitting her jo... ...more

By Lori August 05, 2014

What a sweet story about finding yourself and falling in love with your opposite. I loved Ben in this story throughout the whole book. He was just an all around perfect guy, a little edgy, hot, down to earth, sweet and giving. There was not a moment that I did not like his character. And I loved... ...more

By Rosemary August 13, 2014

Blair Whitaker is out of work and frustrated. She needs to find herself. Will she be successful in Celebration New York? She now has a job as the town's event planner and she has met a sexy man. Ben Lambert is a local tattoo artist. Together they are working together to plan Ink Fest and an Easte... ...more

By She August 08, 2014

Blair is moving back in with her aunt who raised her after losing her job as an events planner. Her aunt has moved to the small town of Celebration after retiring as a lawyer. Blair isn't there a day and she is already thinking of how to get back out. She meets Ben, the local tattoo artist, at a... ...more

By books4me August 11, 2014

Blair takes Stress Queen to a whole new level...at times I was stressed reading about her! LOL. Ben isn't your typical tattooed hero. He's nice and gets what real love is. So many romance books now have a hero or heroine stop talking/break up with the other over something or another. Ben gets ang... ...more

By Sam August 15, 2014

*Copy was given for an honest review*
This one one of them books that i had a love/ hate relationship with , There were parts i loved and wanted more, but in the same breath There were also parts that annoyed me and made me want to put the book back down. In saying that the author did a great job... ...more

By Bette August 01, 2014

This book really surprised me. It definitely falls into the "don't judge a book by it's cover (or title)" category. This is a wonderful small town romance that hooked me from the very beginning. Great kooky small town characters add a lot of humor and the budding romance between Blair and Ben is... ...more

By Michelle October 01, 2014

This story is about 2 people who know they want to be together, but lack the skills of communicating to each other. It's such a roller coaster of wanting to shake them to talk to each other. You'll just have to keep reading to find out if they get their Happily Ever After...... ...more

By Melissa August 08, 2014

This book is a great read. Blair and Ben story is that loving someone for who they are, no matter what happens.
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Laura Simcox

About the author

Laura Simcox

After spending years in professional theater as a costume designer, Laura Simcox eased out of the hectic whirlwind of opening nights and settled in a comfy desk chair to write romance. She believes that life is too short not to appreciate heartwarming, quirky humor and her novels are lighthearted journeys into the happily-ever-after. She lives in North Carolina with her true love and adorable little son.

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