Can Heath and Ned find a way to overcome the demons of their pasts, or is it insane to try? – Nice Ink (5 book series) by Trish Edmisten

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From Book 1:

For the last five years, Heath Mitchell’s only priority has been running a successful tattoo shop. Relationships haven’t been on his radar, but as his thirtieth birthday gets closer, Heath realizes just how lonely he is. Like an answer to his prayers, Ned Nice comes into his shop. Despite the instant attraction between them, a dark secret in Ned’s past makes him afraid to get too close to Heath. Ned isn’t the only one with secrets though. Heath is hiding a secret so big it could be a deal breaker. Can Heath and Ned find a way to overcome the demons of their pasts, or is it insane to try?

Author’s Note: This is a 91,000 word novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA. Trigger warning: Mentions of prior sexual assault.

From Book 2:

Flynn Murphy doesn’t need a man, especially not the cocky and confident Derek Nice. So what if Derek is a cop? Flynn learned a long time ago that just because someone is supposed to do the right thing doesn’t mean he will. Trusting someone is a mistake he’s never repeating again.

Derek isn’t worried that Flynn isn’t letting him get close yet. All Derek needs is one chance to show Flynn how good they can be together. And he’s not stopping until he gets it.

From Book 3:

Cooper Mitchell isn’t what most men expect. Most men see his silver hair and dressed up dog and assume he’s a sassy little bottom. Cooper may be sassy, but he’s nobody’s bottom boy. That’s just fine with Roger Nice. All it takes is one look and Roger knows Cooper is everything he wants, but can Cooper be the type of Dom he needs? Or are there some things that are just too much to ask? Roger doesn’t think so, at least he hopes not, but will Cooper agree?

Note: This is the third book in the series. While it can be read as a standalone, the other two books should be read first for maximum enjoyment. No cheating, no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA.

This is a 78K word story with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.
Trigger Warning: This story deals with childhood sexual abuse. All instances occur off page but are discussed in detail by the MC.

From Book 4:

Everyone else can fall in love and live happily ever after, but Xavier Owens doesn’t plan on doing the same. With a successful business, plenty of friends, and no shortage of willing bed partners, he always thought he had everything he needed. The only thing missing in his life is someone to share his kink, but that’s not going to happen. The last time Xavier let someone into that part of his life left him with a bruised ego and a broken heart. While both have long since mended, he’s not interested in falling in love again. Fate has other plans in the form of sweet and shy Oliver Nice. There’s something about the man that draws Xavier to him like a moth to a flame. Hopefully, this time he won’t get burned.

This is 78K word novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.

From Book 5:

Damian Bishop thought he found love once, but he was wrong. Suffering one heartbreaking loss after another, he’s done with men. Sure, it’s lonely sometimes, but he’s got a good job, great friends, and a cat. What more does he need?

Kiel Nice feels the same. Why settle for one man when the sexy firefighter can have any man he wants?

Fate, and their friends and family, have other plans for these two. There’s only so many times they can be thrown together before the chemistry between them becomes too much to ignore. And maybe just maybe the thing they’ve always been most afraid of? Maybe this could work.

This is the final novel in the Nice Ink series. It’s a 70K word novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA despite a few bumps along the way. Although it’s part of a series, each book follows a different couple and can be read as a standalone.

From Book 1:

Christy Reed Wow

This book was so good! Loved Heath and Ned and all the characters that were introduced! Can’t wait to see what happens in the next book! The author did an excellent job!

From Book 2:

SLee

Going insane

I’m loving these Nice men and their journey to love. I was happy to read Derek’s story but the one I’m truly interested in is Ollie’s story and Xavier. This book was the same as the first one. Just as funny, just as entertaining and just as cute.

From Book 3:

Raelyn Grasso

Loved from start to finish

There is not one thing I didn’t love about this book. I’ve gone back to it 4 times already. Funny, sweet, and sexy from start to finish. A total win! Can’t wait for Games We Play!!!

From Book 4:

Awww this book!

I love all the Nice brothers but I had a special place for Oliver. He was the nerd, who wrote books and was super quiet and kept a secret from his brothers. He just pulled at me. X is the big and bad tattoo artist! I love the arguments over songs, all the t-shirts I want to own, between the brothers and the artists, and i love the rapport they have! They all give each other a hard time out of love. I love Oliver’s parents and how obsessed his dad is with a tattoo and how his mom is just on top of things with him. Like all their relationships are so unique, X and Ollie, his parents, X with the shop, and the Nice Brothers I love them all!
I cant wait for the next story!!

From Book 5:

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Charming story!

Great finale to the Nice Ink series (though the author hinted that X’s little brother Bailey would get his own story). Damien was sweet and Kiel was irresistible. :). All the guys from the previous stories were there, including the irrepressible Cooper and growly X.
Loved it!

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“Trish Edmisten is an author who I will read ANYTHING and EVERYTHING she publishes and she never disappoints.” – This Could Work (Nice Ink Book 5) by Trish Edmisten

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Damian Bishop thought he found love once, but he was wrong. Suffering one heartbreaking loss after another, he’s done with men. Sure, it’s lonely sometimes, but he’s got a good job, great friends, and a cat. What more does he need?

Kiel Nice feels the same. Why settle for one man when the sexy firefighter can have any man he wants?

Fate, and their friends and family, have other plans for these two. There’s only so many times they can be thrown together before the chemistry between them becomes too much to ignore. And maybe just maybe the thing they’ve always been most afraid of? Maybe this could work.

This is the final novel in the Nice Ink series. It’s a 70K word novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA despite a few bumps along the way. Although it’s part of a series, each book follows a different couple and can be read as a standalone.

Audrey B

The best of the five Nice Ink books! A must read.
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2020

Another great book from Trish Edmisten!
If you’ve read the other Nice Ink books you’ve been patiently waiting for Damien and Kiel to get their own happy ending! I think this one ended up being my favorite of the series! After reading some teasers and knowing what we know about the characters from previous books, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this one as much.
BOY WAS I WRONG! Kiel and Damien’s friendship/eventual love story was perfect and sweet and everything that each of them needed. They’re soul mates who just needed time and space to find each other.
Trish Edmisten is an author who I will read ANYTHING and EVERYTHING she publishes and she never disappoints.
OKAY! Time to reread the series now

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“I loved the steam, but there was also emotion that totally gave me the feels. I will read this book over and over again. A definite keeper!” – Games We Play (Nice Ink Book 4) by Trish Edmisten

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Everyone else can fall in love and live happily ever after, but Xavier Owens doesn’t plan on doing the same. With a successful business, plenty of friends, and no shortage of willing bed partners, he always thought he had everything he needed. The only thing missing in his life is someone to share his kink, but that’s not going to happen. The last time Xavier let someone into that part of his life left him with a bruised ego and a broken heart. While both have long since mended, he’s not interested in falling in love again. Fate has other plans in the form of sweet and shy Oliver Nice. There’s something about the man that draws Xavier to him like a moth to a flame. Hopefully, this time he won’t get burned.This is a 78K word novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.

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Leslie Gardner

So hot and so worth it!!

I have been waiting for X and Oliver and this book did not disappoint. From the first page I was hooked, the promise of porn dancing, the Daddy kink, Trish gave me exactly what I needed. This book was so hot, X was just what Oliver needed to keep him grounded and blow his mind (and other things). I loved the steam, but there was also emotion that totally gave me the feels. I will read this book over and over again. A definite keeper!

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“I love love love this series!!!!” – Moved By You by Trish Edmisten

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Cooper Mitchell isn’t what most men expect. Most men see his silver hair and dressed up dog and assume he’s a sassy little bottom. Cooper may be sassy, but he’s nobody’s bottom boy. That’s just fine with Roger Nice. All it takes is one look and Roger knows Cooper is everything he wants, but can Cooper be the type of Dom he needs? Or are there some things that are just too much to ask? Roger doesn’t think so, at least he hopes not, but will Cooper agree?
Note: This is the third book in the series. While it can be read as a standalone, the other two books should be read first for maximum enjoyment. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed HEA.

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Roger and Cooper

I love love love this series!!!! Roger or Gerry has met his match in Cooper. Cooper is wonderful with all his tattoos, his piercings (wink wink) and Prince Harry! There is nothing like a big man with a little dog! I love the music choices based on whose day it is, the brothers group chats, the phone calls with the parents, and the funny tshirts. There is so much good stuff in this book. Roger is such a Nice guy and I loved him. Even his secret!!
I almost cried in this book and when you get to that scene you’ll know but damn!
Still good though! I love the Nice quints and the men they fall for. Cant wait for book 4!

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“I can’t wait for the next story in this series!” – Ride or Die (Nice Ink Book 2) by Trish Edmisten

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Flynn Murphy doesn’t need a man, especially not the cocky and confident Derek Nice. So what if Derek is a cop? Flynn learned a long time ago that just because someone is supposed to do the right thing doesn’t mean he will. Trusting someone is a mistake he’s never-repeating again.Derek isn’t worried that Flynn isn’t letting him get close yet. All Derek needs is one chance to show Flynn how good they can be together. And he’s not stopping until he gets it.This is a 78K word story with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.
Trigger Warning: This story deals with childhood sexual abuse. All instances occur off-page but are discussed in detail by the MC.

Babs0214 aka Barb Ingram

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5 Never Give Up Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Ride or Die is the second book in this series and gives us Flynn and Derek’s intense romance hinted at in book one. Flynn has had it rough growing up and Derek is very patient with him, knowing something bad happened to cause the huge walls Flynn throws up to Derek. But Derek knows if he can break those walls down, he and Flynn can find something special. This is a slow burn but once it gets ignited, watch out for the flames! I can’t wait for the next story in this series!

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“It’s been quite some time since I read a M/M romance novel, and believe me, this is a page-turner.” – Going Inksane (Nice Ink Book 1) by Trish Edmisten

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For the last five years, Heath Mitchell’s only priority has been running a successful tattoo shop. Relationships haven’t been on his radar, but as his thirtieth birthday gets closer, Heath realizes just how lonely he is. Like an answer to his prayers, Ned Nice comes into his shop. Despite the instant attraction between them, a dark secret in Ned’s past makes him afraid to get too close to Heath. Ned isn’t the only one with secrets though. Heath is hiding a secret so big it could be a deal-breaker. Can Heath and Ned find a way to overcome the demons of their pasts, or is it insane to try?Author’s Note: This is a 91,000 word novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA. Trigger warning: Mentions of prior sexual assault.

Paul Nosach

Couldn’t Put it Down!

It’s been quite some time since I read a M/M romance novel, and believe me, this is a page-turner. From the first chapter I was hooked, and I more than happy to see what the next books in the Nice Ink series has to offer!

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“I could read Edmisten’s books every day!” – New Beginnings (4 book series) by Trish Edmiston

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From Book 1: For as long as he can remember, Nate’s dreamed of being an MMA fighter. Nothing is going to stand in his way and no one is going to distract him. Everything is going according to plan when Natalie comes along. Even though he wasn’t looking for love, Nate can’t help falling fast and hard. Smart, sweet and supportive, she seems too good to be true, but it’s actually the other way around. Nate isn’t good enough for her, and he’s keeping a secret that will change everything between them. One day, she’ll see the truth inside of him. Until then, Nate’s determined to keep Natalie in his life for as long as he can.

From Book 2: When his best friend decided to join the Army after high school graduation, there was no question Joel would join too. Best friends since kindergarten, the two of them did everything together, and this was no different. A routine mission changed their lives forever. Slade ended up paralyzed while Joel lost his leg. Joel never expected to live with one leg, but he wasn’t going to let it break him. Like he did with everything else, he adapted, and he accepted that he was never going to find love. Women might want to sleep with a war hero, but they sure as hell don’t want to live with and take care of one. That theory proves true until Courtney comes along. Beautiful, independent Courtney with her wicked sense of humor is the perfect woman for Joel. All he has to do is trust her enough to accept that he doesn’t have to stand on his own anymore.

From Book 3: At the age of eighteen, Slade couldn’t wait to join the Army and get away from the boredom of small town living. Two years later, his life is irrevocably changed when an IED blast leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Though he’s back in the one place he was determined to get away from, things could be worse. At least he’s got a good group of friends to help him out, and that will have to be enough. No woman wants to be stuck with a broken man. Then Mac comes crashing into his life, stirring up feelings that Slade never thought he would feel again. As much as he wants her, Slade can’t believe she feels the same. Will his insecurities keep them apart, or will Mac be able to convince Slade she loves him the way he is?

Author’s Note: Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. This is a 68K word novel with a guaranteed HEA.

From Book 4: Being born blind, Ken has always lived a sheltered life, thanks to his overprotective mother and older sisters. If it wasn’t for his best friend, Stone, he’d never have any kind of freedom, let alone a life. Twenty-one years old and still living at home, Ken is ready to be independent. When he moves into his own apartment and meets his new neighbor, Cassandra, he knows he’s made the right decision. Ken wants Cassandra, and the feeling seems to be mutual, but he’s worried. Can she accept that he can be everything she needs, or will she let his blindness keep her from taking a chance?

I could read Edmisten’s books every day!

The four books in this collection are the most beautiful, and well-written I have read! I also love how she connects the characters from one book to another, making them feel even more relatable.
I highly recommend this collection!

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“Love without prejudice” – What the Heart Sees (New Beginnings Book 4) by Trish Edmisten

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Being born blind, Ken has always lived a sheltered life, thanks to his overprotective mother and older sisters. If it wasn’t for his best friend, Stone, he’d never have any kind of freedom, let alone a life. Twenty-one years old and still living at home, Ken is ready to be independent. When he moves into his own apartment and meets his new neighbor, Cassandra, he knows he’s made the right decision. Ken wants Cassandra, and the feeling seems to be mutual, but he’s worried. Can she accept that he can be everything she needs, or will she let his blindness keep her from taking a chance?

Elizabeth Agiantritis

Love without prejudice

Although this book is a standalone, it is more enjoyable if you read the first 3 books in the New Beginnings series. The hero, Ken, was introduced in the first New Beginnings book, while the heroine, Cassandra, is a new character. Ken is blind and the author does a good job of both showing the challenges a blind person may face, without invoking any feelings of pity. Both characters are likable and their relationship unfolds naturally.

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“Another great entry to the series” – Coming Back Broken (New Beginnings Book 3) by Trish Edmisten

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At the age of eighteen, Slade couldn’t wait to join the Army and get away from the boredom of small-town living. Two years later, his life is irrevocably changed when an IED blast leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Though he’s back in the one place he was determined to get away from, things could be worse. At least he’s got a good group of friends to help him out, and that will have to be enough. No woman wants to be stuck with a broken man. Then Mac comes crashing into his life, stirring up feelings that Slade never thought he would feel again. As much as he wants her, Slade can’t believe she feels the same. Will his insecurities keep them apart, or will Mac be able to convince Slade she loves him the way he is?Author’s Note: Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. This is a 68K word novel with a guaranteed HEA.

Elizabeth Agiantritis

Another great entry to the series

This book features characters from the previous two installments in the series but can be read as a standalone. One of the main characters, Slade, was introduced in the previous books, but Mac is a new character. Slade is in a wheelchair due to an injury suffered while in the Army and he also suffers from PTSD and has terrible nightmares. Because of this, he doesn’t believe he will ever find anyone that could love him. But then he meets Mac and starts to have hope that he too can find happiness. From the start, Mac is attracted to Slade and wants to be part of his life, but Slade worries she won’t be able to be with him once she realizes the difficulties she will face if they are in a relationship together. Will Slade overcome his fears or will he push Mac away?

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“Joel and Slade have suffered both physically and emotionally after their time in the army, and they are trying their best to cope.” – Standing on His Own (New Beginnings Book 2) by Trish Edmisten

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When his best friend decided to join the Army after high school graduation, there was no question Joel would join too. Best friends since kindergarten, the two of them did everything together, and this was no different. A routine mission changed their lives forever. Slade ended up paralyzed while Joel lost his leg. Joel never expected to live with one leg, but he wasn’t going to let it break him. Like he did with everything else, he adapted, and he accepted that he was never going to find love. Women might want to sleep with a war hero, but they sure as hell don’t want to live with and take care of one. That theory proves true until Courtney comes along. Beautiful, independent Courtney with her wicked sense of humor is the perfect woman for Joel. All he has to do is trust her enough to accept that he doesn’t have to stand on his own anymore.

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His perfect match

In this second book of the New Beginnings, all the characters from the first book are back, and we get to see more of Joel and his best friend, Slade. Both of them have suffered both physically and emotionally after their time in the army, and they are trying their best to cope. This story centers around Joel and the girl he meets, Courtney. Their first couple of encounters don’t go well, but still, there is something between them, and Joel is determined to pursue a relationship with Courtney. This book delves into PTSD (which both Joel and Slade suffer from) and the difficulties living with it.

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