Review: Inked Persuasion by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins Series, Book 1
The Montgomery Ink saga from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with a steamy new series.
Years ago, Annabelle Montgomery married not for love but for a promise of hope. When she lost him weeks later, she told herself she never needed those sentiments again. Only when she discovers years later that her new neighbor is her late husband’s brother, Annabelle finds she can’t quite shake the emotions she’s long since buried.
Jacob Queen vowed he’d never set eyes on Annabelle again. When they’re forced into each other’s lives once more, they realize that no matter how far they run, no distance can keep them apart forever. More than ghosts lay between them, and when they finally give in to temptation, walking away whole may no longer be an option.
Fate works in mysterious ways when the person whom you believe you dislike most in the world ends up being the person you can’t be without. Inked Persuasion will give you all the feels.
All of the Montgomery‘s contain a level of passion that’s like another so I thought until I met Annabelle Montgomery. The level of compassion that this woman possesses rivals sainthood. She understands the true meaning of friendship is and not everyone will get to experience everything they want in life. A truly strong woman in every sense of the word. Yet when the late husband’s brother moves in next door, buried emotions return, opening a door to something that could be a lot more.
Jacob Queen has returned home to help with care for his momma. Losing his brother years ago has made it all the more urgent that he spends as much time as he can with his mom. Little did he know he would be moving in right next-door to the last person on earth he ever wanted to see you again. Emotions flaring and only half truths known Jacob made what should have been some good into something ugly. Learning the real deal and opening his eyes has made him realize his only enemy was himself. And something wonderful it’s just an arms reach away.
Inked Persuasion was a whole different level of emotion and I enjoyed every bit of it. Jacob and Annabelle worked so well together. Even when bickering and fighting they did it with compassion and passion. Their chemistry came naturally while they stubbornly fault what their bodies and hearts knew before their brains. Carrie Ann Ryan once again gives readers a steamy and emotional story that has us feeling the thing we feel when a romance hits your just right. Annabelle and Jacob’s story is everything Montgomery that we have come to love.
Review: Fallen Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs, Book 1
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a spin-off in Colorado Springs, where a familiar Montgomery finds her place in a new tattoo shop, and in the arms of her best friend.
Adrienne Montgomery is finally living her dreams. She’s opened a tattoo shop with her brother, Shep, and two of her cousins from Denver and she’s ready to take the city by storm with her art—as long as she can handle the pressure. When her new neighbors decide her shop isn’t a great fit for the community, however, she’ll have to lean on the one person she didn’t expect to fall for along the way…her best friend.
Mace Knight takes pride in two things: his art and his daughter. He knows he’s taking a risk by starting over in a new shop with the Montgomerys, but the stakes are even higher when he finds himself wanting Adrienne more than he thought possible.
The two fall fast and hard but they know the rules; they can’t risk their friendship, no matter how hot it is between the sheets and how many people try to stand in their way.
Friend to lovers is one of my favorite romance tropes and Carrie Ann Ryan nails it in every way with Fallen Ink.
Adrienne Montgomery is as Montgomery as that get. She has talent and spunky. She’s kind and gentle yet fierce and commanding when she needs to be. A woman trying to make her dreams come true while not allowing letting anything to stand in the way.
Mace Knight is like tattooed knight in shining armor. He’s dedicated to his art and his daughter. Commanding and gentle all in one. He’s a remarkable man who got dealt a crazy hand and is trying to make the best of the cards in his hand.
Adrienne and Mace have a friendship so deep most people question if they are truly friends or more than meets the eye. Their friendship and chemistry is something a lot of people would wish for. While being who they are, Adrienne and Mace discover their friendship is more than they both could have realized. Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs and watching Mace and Adrienne discover who they are together while deal with life changes was enjoyable. Fallen Ink is filled with heat, heart and family. We get all the deep emotions and all the humor of the Montgomery clan. Adrienne and Mace will keep the pages turning.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.
ARC Review: Passion Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan
The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the one brother who thinks he can handle it all and the one woman who could change that.
Owen Gallagher likes everything in its place and is organized to a fault. While his brothers have each dealt with their own personal tragedies and stresses, Owen figures he’s had it pretty easy. That is until his perfectly ordered world is rocked at its foundation and he’s forced to rely on others. Now, he must heal his body and his soul while trying to ignore his delectable and utterly off-limits neighbor.
Liz McKinley is stressed out, exhausted, and not in the mood for a bearded and growly man in her ER. When she patches him up to the best of his ability, she’s prepared to push him firmly from her thoughts. Of course, that would be easier if she and her best friend hadn’t bought the house next to his. Now their paths seem to cross daily, and she is finding it harder and harder to say no to the injured and angry man next door. But she’s been scarred one too many times in her life, and even though this Gallagher looks good enough to eat, she knows that sometimes, sating that craving is the worst thing she can do.
Owen is my new book boyfriend. I totally fell for this overly organized, sexy, caring and a little geeky man. How could I not love a man that has a thing for post it. He’s dedicated and loyal. Owen likes a woman in jeans, is amazing good with his hands and has a huge heart.
Liz is one complex cookie. She’s strong, smart, incredibly hard working and always giving herself. However relationships are something altogether different. Liz has many layers, making her an interesting and deep character.
Liz and Owen are amazing together. They experience an instant attraction, share intense chemistry and creative a passion all their own. Owen is a wonderfully patient man while Liz battles to peel away some of those layers of hers. Passion Restored was a very intense emotional read for me. Liz and Owen very easily captured the hearts of readers.
Carrie Ann Ryan never fails to deliver a book that makes your feel, is sexy as all get out and gives a lot of heart. Passion Restored, is a different type of book for Ms. Ryan that this reader believes showcase her talent beautifully.
A copy of this title was provided for review.
ARC Review: Love Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Gallagher Brothers Series, Book 1
In the first of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with the most unexpected woman…
Graham Gallagher has seen it all. And when tragedy struck, lost it all. He’s been the backbone of his brothers, the one they all rely on in their lives and business. And when it comes to falling in love and creating a life, he knows what it’s like to have it all and watch it crumble. He’s done with looking for another person to warm his bed, but apparently he didn’t learn his lesson because the new piercer at Montgomery Ink tempts him like no other.
Blake Brennen may have been born a trust fund baby, but she’s created a whole new life for herself in the world of ink, piercings, and freedom. Only the ties she’d thought she’d cut long ago aren’t as severed as she’d believed. When she finds Graham constantly in her path, she knows from first glance that he’s the wrong kind of guy for her. Except that Blake excels at making the wrong choice and Graham might be the ultimate temptation for the bad girl she’d thought long buried.
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About Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
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Carrie Ann Ryan’s Love Restored is a highly emotional and sexy read that I couldn’t put down.
Graham is a bearded and tattooed, grumpy and brooding, total alpha male. A man who is trying to heal and having a hard time. Blake is the definition of what a strong woman is. She is smart and witty. A woman who is always looking over her shoulder.
Graham and Blake fight their attraction with everything they have until they can’t stand it anymore. The chemistry is amazing even when they are at each other necks. Tragic events from both their pasts, leaving them walking on eggshells in the world. Layers of emotions and heart breaking moments had this reader crying on three separate occasions while reading. Separately Graham and Blake, hold the key to long running happiness if they could just see through the pain and hurt in front of them.
Love Restored just became my favorite Carrie Ann Ryan book. Blake and Graham pulled me in from the beginning and had me hanging on until the end. Delicate subjects, troubled pasts and learning to love again. Every feeling in the book seemed so real. Add in the dirty mouths of both Graham and Blake and the passion they display for is each other makes this story not only emotional but extremely sexy and beyond hot. Every Carrie Ann Ryan book is emotional, Love Restored is the icing on the cake. Grab some tissues and something strong to drink. You will need it for this one.
A complementary copy of this title was provided for an honest revie