Old Ink (Get Ink’d Book 3) by Ali Lyda #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MMContemporary

Erryn reviews ‘Old Ink (Get Ink’d Book 3)’ by Ali Lyda. The ebook was published August 9, 2020 and is 233 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Connor Brown.  It was released October 17, 2020 and is 6 hrs and 52 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book: I wanted to know what happened after THAT kiss.

He’s way too young and he works for me…so why can’t I stay away?


I had no trouble saying no to Channing when he left for college two years ago. I’m two-and-a-half decades older than him, and he was just a kid.

But he’s all man now, and it’s hard to stay away. Especially when he takes a job at my tattoo shop for the summer. He’s got his whole life ahead of him. I can’t let him waste it on me.


I’m not letting Regan go this time.

I’m about to turn 21, but the only thing I want a drink of is Regan, the hot tattoo shop owner who’s my boss for the summer.

I can see desire in his eyes when I catch him looking at me. And I know my place is right beside him. Nothing has ever felt more right than sleeping in his arms.

But how can we make it work when I’m heading back to school once summer is over?

Old Ink is a M/M romance that gives you a scorching May/December romance between a young man figuring out his place in the world and a seasoned tattoo artist who knows a thing or two about love and heartbreak.

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My Review:

I’m loving the Get Ink’d series and have been patiently waiting for Regan and Channing’s book.  The previous book ended with the mother of all kisses and I wondered where the relationship might go from there.  Channing was barely out of high school to Regan’s forty-something.  Channing needed time to mature and over the past few years that’s happened.  He’s raced through his schooling but is coming home for the summer, needing to regroup.  Regan offers him a job at the tattoo shop, knowing it’s a bad idea, but unable to deny Channing’s knowledge of the business would be a big asset during this time of transition.

Channing fits right in but it’s soon apparent he’s not over his crush.  He wants Regan but feels he has to prove his maturity.  Twenty-one to forty-seven is still a huge gap to overcome, as are Regan’s scruples.  But in the end the attraction wins.  The men decide to try being boyfriends and although there are some hiccups – jealous exes and psycho suitors – the men do finally find a way to make it work.

I was thrilled to see Connor Brown return as narrator for this book.  He’s doing a great job with the series.  There are two more books and I can’t wait.  The epilogue of this book nicely sets up Matteo’s story and I’m hoping it comes out on audio soon.

My Rating:

9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars

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