• Inked Passions

  • A Love Struck Bad Boys Romance
  • By: Amber Burns
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Biker and tattoo artist Cade Winters isn't much for weddings or other sappy celebrations. He prefers dive bars, his beloved bike, and fighting at underground clubs; the last of which lands him in the hospital after a sore loser attacks Cade in an alley. However, when his best friend Tommy asked Cade to be his best man, Cade didn't hesitate. Growing up without a family to call his own, Cade would do anything, even attend a wedding, for those he now considers his family. Uncharacteristically dressed up, his tattoos barely covered and shaggy beard neatly groomed, Cade meets Cindy; the maid of honor at Tommy's wedding.

Cindy is the opposite of anything Cade has ever looked for in a woman, yet he finds himself falling helplessly in love with her. Determined to make Cindy his, Cade must not only win her over but also her controlling and disapproving parents, who will stop at nothing to convince their daughter that a shaggy tattoo artist is not the one for her.

©2016 Amber Burns (P)2017 Amber Burns
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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a bad boy romance.

Meh, this story was OK. it seemed a little rushed to me. the story line was ok, but some of it seemed a little impractical. Example somebody goes missing and no body is found, but The cops want an alibi for the night before from someone. it just didn't make sense to me. Also I wish it went into more detail about things. But the sex scenes were good :)

the Narrator did a good job. there were a few characters I thought sounded kind funny. But they will not main characters. The other character she did well.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Loved It


I truly enjoyed listening to this book, Amber Burns and Meghan Kelly did a great job keeping my focus throughout the entire story.

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  • DK
  • 07-06-17

Tattoo Artist Meets Our of League Rich Girl

What made the experience of listening to Inked Passions the most enjoyable?


In three words, Meghan Kelly's performance. My favorite female performer make this book – at a solid 4 stars – A near-perfect 4.5 star overall..

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I cannot think of anything.This is my first book from Amber Burns and I am very impressed by her work.

What about Meghan Kelly’s performance did you like?

Everything! If you browse through my 900+ reviews, you will find performances by Meghan Kelly sprinkled throughout.She has a talent that makes any topic come to life.

Any additional comments?

Notes: strong language, violence and descriptions of sex

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What a book!!!

This is the first book by Amber Burns that I have listened to. I thought that Meghan Kelly added so much to this book. One could feel the emotions in this book. There was heartbreaking moments, soaring hope and happiness, and some humor added in. I was really impressed with this book and its rollercoaster story. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and or publisher.

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3.5 —TOO MUCH STUFFED INTO A TOO SHORT BOOK

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I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

DON'T GET ME WRONG... I did like the book. But seriously, there were two different stories: The stabbed fighter with a revenge kidnapping, and two mutual friends experiencing a disaster that ties Cade and Cindy together. So much potential is lost when all those elements are written into a listen under 5 hours.

Meghan has a downward tone that ends all her sentences. It's OK when narrating female voices but it makes the male characters sound ... um, haughty? maybe? I'd like to see her pair up with a male narrator.

Thumbs Up for imaginative, if not overstuffed, storyline.

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Cade and Cindy

Cade and Cindy's story had some twists and turns I didn't see coming. Both characters were likable, and the story held my attention from beginning to end. Meghan Kelly did a good job bringing this story to life.

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Good Read

Inked Passions (A Love Struck Boys Romance) was a good read by Amber Burns. Cade Winters is a biker and tattoo artist who isn't much for weddings and sappy celebrations. He would rather fight in underground clubs, dive bars, and his bike. One night his fight lands him in the hospital when a sore loser attacks him in an alley. Cade becomes the best man for his best friend Tommy. He meets Cindy, the maid of honor, and is attracted to her. She isn't like any other woman he usually falls for but he ends up falling in love with her. I really enjoyed reading Cade and Cindy's story and can't wait to read more by the author.

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Strong characters and passion

The strength of both me and female leads was refreshing. No second guessing or insecurities regarding their relationship status or partners feelings. I especially appreciate the commitment Kade feels towards Cindy and doesn't let anything deter him.

This was a fast paced romance with a few twists and turns but all resolve quickly.

Both author and narrator did a great job. There were a few production issues with double voices or long pauses but otherwise good.

I received a free audible code through a Facebook group giveaway and am providing my honest review voluntarily.

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Fast Paced Instalove

I like quick reads and all but this was just too paced and the plot was Ridiculous. The ending is abrupt and left me wanting.

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Appearances aren't all they seem to be romance

Get ready for your tatted bad boy fix. Cade is tatted, runs a tattoo shop and rides a motorcycle. He participates in underground fighting and he is closed off emotionally. But he isn't all he seems. Under all that is a caring man who didn't have the best life growing up. He loves hard but he doesn't give his heart away to just anyone. He meets Cindy at their best friends wedding and sparks fly. Turns out she is the nurse that helped him after he ended up in the ER after being attacked. Their instant connection is so powerful. They are on their way to falling in love but her family doesn't approve. Just when Cindy thinks she will stand up to them their fears may come true as she is in danger for choices Cade has made. Now he is the only one that can save her and try to disprove everyone's judgement. That's all the detail I am giving. I don't want to give too much away. I loved this bad boy romance. Cade totally has my heart. I loved how fiercely he loved and protected Cindy. Can I just say how much I don't like her family?! I wanted to tell them off myself. This story had me totally invested and I loved every minute of it.

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  • Cindy
  • 08-10-22

Inked Passions

Cade and Cindy's story had some twists and turns I didn't see coming. Both characters were likable, and the story held my attention from beginning to end. Meghan Kelly did a good job bringing this story to life.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 05-27-22

Emotional

Wow. Amber shows true ruthlessness with this storyline. With a whirlwind romance and pure heartache it’s a great if tragic book. A great performance from Meghan

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  • FBooks
  • 03-23-22

Emotional read.

The first impression of a person is not always the right one and even if it is, people can change. This is an interesting emotional rea and the narrators represented the story well.

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  • Heidi B
  • 12-21-21

Just ok

Story ws missing somthing... Good start or story line..

I didint like that reader... Voice sounded old and just didint fit....

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  • Bev
  • 04-07-21

thank you for this free book

throughly enjoyed listening to this book.
Megan did a wonderful job of bringing this book to life you could feel all the love coming from her xx

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  • mangankillarney
  • 07-22-20

Inked Passions

I loved listening to Meghan Kelly.

Never a truer saying never judge a book by its cover. This is a point brought across in in this love story.

Cade is the owner of a tattoo shop meets Cindy a nurse in the ER after a underground fight when he is attacked after the fight.

They meet again at both their best friend’s wedding. The chemistry between them is hot. Problem both come from such different back ground, hers wealth and him from a hard life.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 11-17-19

Bad boys

I loved the overall message in this one that sometimes people are not what we expect. Cindy from the wealthy family Cade a tattooist I just loved it. Fantastic job by the narrator to really push it to the next level

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  • K1burger
  • 09-09-19

unsure

I felt like this story jumped back and forth without much flow. I struggled to finish the read because of the back and forth, it frustrated me.I really had to push myself.

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  • Gillek2
  • 08-30-19

Cade and Cindy!

Cade is the owner of a tattoo shop with a painful past who is more comfortable at underground fights than in high society which is how ends up in ER when he is assaulted after his last fight and ends up in ER. Cindy comes from a wealthy family and even though she has a successful career as a nurse her parents are disappointed that she isn’t a doctor and happens to be his nurse the night he was brought in.

The next time they meet is at their best friend’s wedding and there is no denying the chemistry and connection between them, but will they be able to overcome their very different lifestyles and the challenges that go along with it? I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and thought the narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life.

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  • Nina B.
  • 08-02-19

Don’t judge a book by its cover

I enjoyed this book. This story is about getting people to over look stereotypes and get to know the real person. (Don’t judge a book by its cover lesson) There are a lot of emotions during this book. Narration was good, I would recommend listening to this book.

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