Friday, April 4, 2014

Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting


Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting

Novella of the Clipped Wings series

3.5 stars

Tenley Page has a new apartment and a new life plan. She needs to put her past behind her. She’s fascinated by the tattoo shop across from her apartment. Inked Armor is intriguing and one of the tattoo artists has caught Tenley’s eyes. Hayden’s aunt owns Serendipity, the place Tenley soon begins to work and he can’t seem to take his eye off of her. I actually really like this novella. It’s not amazing or captivating, but it’s entertaining and fun. It’s short and a quick read. I enjoyed the story and thought it was very interesting. I have started the Clipped Wings and I highly recommend reading Cupcakes and Ink before Clipped Wings. If you don’t read Clipped Wings you’ll be very confused and I feel like Cupcakes and Ink gives insight onto the characters as well as where the story in Clipped Wings will go.

The main female character is Tenley. I really like Tenley. I thought she was interesting and it’s very rare that I’m interested in a character in such a short novel.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7

The main male character is Hayden. I’m not really sure about Hayden. He does sound very interesting and hot, but he also seems obsessive and possessive. He does sound interesting though and I guess I’ll be able to make a better judgment towards him in Clipped Wings.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 6.5

The Villain- It’s a novella so there wasn’t any villain and I highly doubt there will be in the upcoming books because it seems to be contemporary.

Villain Scale: none

I really liked Hayden’s aunt. I thought she was nice and seems to be a good character and friend to Tenley.

Character Scale: 6.5

I recommend this one if you are looking for a quick read. It’s definitely worth the short time spent reading.

Cover Thoughts: I like the cover, but I’m not a big fan of it all together.

Thank you, Netgalley and Pocket Star for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I'm not a big fan of novellas in general but if a lot of people say they really add something to the series I will usually pick them up. Not sure if this one if for me, though. Contemporary is a pretty so-so genre for me. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I think they do. Some novellas are actually quite helpful to understanding the books better and others are just unnecessary fluff. Totally understandable. Everybody has their rocky genres. Thanks for reading!