Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Book Review: Evanescent Ink - Copperline Series #4 by Sibylla Matilde

Evanescent Ink
Copperline Series #4
by Sibylla Matilde

“A fleeting weakness, a tenuous moment wrought of pain and remorse that I wanted burned into my skin, never to forget. Yet, when she touched me, it all vanished... like an evanescent ink.”

Drew Massey’s life is suddenly turned upside down. On the heels of a crippling breakup, he is determined to learn his lesson. Never trust. Never love. Never open up to that kind of pain again. In the midst of creating a permanent reminder of his vow, he is interrupted by the one person who has the power to heal his heart.

At first glance, Raven Pelletier exudes confidence and independence. She’s tough as nails and willing to help Drew put his demons to rest by offering him a delicious distraction with a no-strings-attached physical release of the persistent bitterness that remains.

Yet somehow, the need for her seeps through. The taste of her lingers. Everything about her teases and tempts him to go a little farther and get a little deeper. It drives his passion until he realizes the very thing that alleviates the ache may actually shred his soul in the end.

It was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be temporary. It was never supposed to mean a thing… but the freedom from pain is so intoxicating, how can he ever let her go?

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

She had me wrapped around her finger.  Twisted, really.  Tight and harsh like the hold she had on my nads.

The finality of it unsettled me.  It was like the proverbial fat lady screeching arias in my ear.

Free and easy just didn't seem like enough all of a sudden... I was starting to envy the closeness my friends had with their women.  I felt a little cold, like I'd always be on the outside looking in. 

You love me.  You healed me.  I was broken, and you kept me from going under.

My Review:

Sibylla Matilde's Copperline series appears to miraculously improve with each book, I am four books in, currently enthralled with her work, and anxious to see what the next one holds.  However, I cannot imagine how she could possibly top this one.  Ms. Matilde is a gifted wordsmith that had me smirking on one page and near tears on the next.  She actually had this cold-hearted old cougar sobbing during a deathbed scene, a scene that continues to evoke a bit of mistiness for me.  The characters and storyline for Evanescent Ink were sweet, tender, therapeutic, amusing, evocative, and highly sensual. I found it to be near perfection, despite the liberal use of angst. 

Empress DJ

About The Author

Sibylla Matilde grew up in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana, and grew up exploring the alfalfa fields on the back of a horse. She attended a two-room schoolhouse 1st through 6th grade where she had same teacher the whole time. Beginning at about age 12, Sibylla discovered historical romance, feeding off of work of Jude Devereaux, Lisa Kleypas, and Karen Robards. She loves a book that can make the reader run the gamut of emotions, from the sweet glow of new love to gut-wrenching heartache. She always has stories floating around in her head, living in some fantasyland until she writes them down to free them. She is a true romantic, a bit of a Pollyanna, and a deeply emotional soul.



  1. Covers, oh my xD Cannot authors sometime try to do something good? On the other side, Drew Massey sounds like me. Maybe I could read it.