Inked 1: Rough Waters
Kate Hill
Paranormal Romance
Changeling Press
ISBN: 978-1-60521-483-2
April 2011

While working out at her local gym, Samantha finds herself fascinated by a tattooed man next to her. One moment she is admiring a beautiful tattoo of a ship and the next moment she is on a private yacht in the middle of the ocean. Geoffrey is a vampire who has long repressed his blood lust, much to consternation of his sire. He is lured onto his creator’s yacht and embarks on a cruise meant to tempt his resolve. Samantha and Geoffrey are instantly attracted to each other as they attempt to discover the truth behind Sam’s sudden appearance.

This is the first book in the Inked series although it related to other series by Ms. Hill. I found it to be a very well done for a shorter story. The necessary background information was both concise and informative. Sam finds herself on a ship full of crazies and has no idea who to trust. Although Geoff is a vampire, Sam can’t deny their mutual attraction. The action is nonstop and the sexual encounters between the two are explosive. Geoff’s relationship with his sire adds to the depth of the plot and I found the premise of Midlords and mate marks very intriguing. I’ve added the next installment in this series as well as the related series to my book wishlist. Nice, sexy read.

Overall rating: 4hearts
Sensuality rating: Very Sensual
Reviewed by: Susan P