Review: Inked Armor (Clipped Wings #2) by Helena Hunting

Inked Armor

Inked Armor (Clipped Wings #2) by Helena Hunting



In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker's tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn't believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents' death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.



5 out of 5 stars

I loved the conclusion to Hayden and Tenley's story! This is one of the best series I've read so far this year.

This is a hard review to write but I mean that in a positive way because it made me feel so much and it’s hard to convey everything I got out of it. In my notes I used so many different words to describe what I was reading and and my feelings: intensity, anxiety, turmoil, heartbreaking, healing, hotness, chemistry, justice, closure... the list goes on and on. 

These complex and scarred characters have so much going on, the details laid out about their lives is pretty incredible and intense. Watching them go through all they did, finding comfort and healing in one another was an emotional roller coaster and it was a heck of a ride. I adore Hayden and Tenley so much! 

In the beginning I was pretty angry with Tenley and I felt so badly for Hayden. Once again, I was pulled into their lives and what they were going through. Building trust, opening themselves up, being vulnerable and honest while dealing with horrific pasts.  I had to know the outcome and couldn't read fast enough. I was so extremely happy with the overall story and conclusion. I love that nothing felt predictable and that there were surprises along the way.

Just like Clipped Wings this book was extremely hot and has lots of sexy times but it felt a bit different to me because their relationship had grown and evolved. It wasn't just about sex but about a deeper connection the main characters had and I think that was really conveyed.

I really enjoyed all the secondary characters in the story and learning even more about them. I’m anxious for Chris and Sarah’s story next in Cracks in the Armor. Officer Cross had me completely stressing out, I did not like him at all (he kind of made my skin crawl). The professor and Sienna were well written bad guys, they provided just the right amount of drama.

It's hard to say much more without spoiling anything but I was truly touched by this book. I love a story that makes me really FEEL and messes with my head and I definitely got that. I had a book hangover for days! Incredible book and series. I loved it and highly recommend it.

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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Other books in the CLIPPED WINGS series

Cupcakes and Ink

Cupcakes and Ink (Clipped Wings #0.5)

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My review of Cupcakes and Ink


Clipped Wings

Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings #1)

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My 5 star review of Clipped Wings



Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings #1.5)

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My review of Between the Cracks


Cracks in the Armor

Cracks in the Armor (Clipped Wings #2.5)

Pre-order | Available June 23, 2014

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Have you read the Clipped Wings series? Let me know your thoughts. Also, I have an interview with the author Helena Hunting up on my blog, you can check it out here -

Spotlight & Interview: The Clipped Wings Series by Helena Hunting



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