COLLARED WITH INK by Jana Downs
Collared with Ink by Jana Downs
Marked, Book 1
Reviewed by Lisa
Too much alcohol mixed with a celebratory mood is the perfect excuse for a trio of college chums to get a new tattoo at Howler’s. What the frat boys don’t know is that Howler’s is owned and run by members of the Blackfoot pack, namely Alpha Mustang Richards and his betas, twins Regan and Ryan.
The big, gorgeous blonde human asks Mustang to do his tat and unknowingly picks a design with personal pack meaning to the Alpha. As Mustang inks Grayson Gambler the Alpha realizes that he is inking his very own mate. One thing leads to another and the two experience incredible passion that night. Grayson would love to spend more time with Mustang but that won’t be possible because the Alpha knows that it is forbidden to claim a human, against pack rules. Fate, however, has plans for the pair regardless of pack law. After all, rules are meant to be broken.
A unique new perspective on shifters comes to life in Collared with Ink. Intensely sensuous moments make Collared with Ink almost too hot to handle with its juicy, consensual BDSM scenes. The characterizations are well defined, the Dom/sub aspect of wolf shifter life a fresh twist and the relationship between the lovers fascinating. Grayson’s emotional trauma is especially well developed and captured. Collared with Ink is a very satisfying start to the Marked series.