Title: Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink, #1)
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 14, 2014
On the wrong side of thirty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn't the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won't be easy.
Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder's mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her--in more ways than one.
Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.
Delicate Ink is book one in Carrie Ann Ryan’s new series entitled Montgomery Ink. When I first heard about this series I knew that I really wanted to read this book! A tattooed, rough-around-the-edges, sexy tattoo artist who likes it a little on the kinky side. Well…..SIGN ME UP! Throw in a huge and quirky family that stands strong together and I was all over this bad boy. I definitely was not disappointed. This author has penned a sizzling hot as well as sweet love story about taking a chance on someone and learning how to move forward from your past.
Austin Montgomery is the oldest of the Montgomery siblings. At thirty-eight he runs a successful tattoo parlor with one of his sisters, Montgomery Ink. Austin has had his fair share of relationships, never truly wanting to settle down; however, lately he has been feeling a little out of sorts. Like he is missing something. Perhaps it is time to find the right woman and settle down? The problem is that Austin has yet to find a woman with staying power. Someone who compliments his “kinks”, takes him for who he is and can deal with his crazy and meddlesome large family.
Twenty-nine year old Sierra Elder has moved from Boulder to Edgewater in Colorado to start fresh and to get away from her past. She is finally realizing one of her dreams and her new clothing boutique is about to open in downtown Denver. Sierra’s focus is now on something productive in her life rather than her living in the past unable to move forward. She has been scarred both emotionally and physically from her past but she is finally ready to move on and that includes having the courage to walk into the tattoo shop near her boutique to get a tattoo to cover her scars.
When Sierra walked into Montgomery Ink she and Austin did not hit it off immediately. Far from it. Despite this, the pair are unable to stop thinking about one another and the spark that flared to life when they met. They finally decide to take a chance on one another knowing that what they are embarking on is so much more than a passionate fling. Sierra is everything that Austin has been looking for, his missing piece. For Sierra, Austin fills a hole that has long been a gaping wound in her soul. Both Austin and Sierra are dealt some powerful blasts from their pasts that intrude on their newfound and fragile relationship. Is what they have developed strong enough to survive the blows?
This was a sweet love story with a whole lot of
kinky sexy thrown in. I admired Sierra for finally being able to take a chance on love once again. She certainly had not had it easy prior to meeting Austin. I did want to smack Austin up-side the head a few times. He made some serious errors in judgment that had me shaking my head. But, like Sierra, I forgave him. What can I say, he is a hunky inked up dude! I am easy that way. Sierra and Austin may have had a few bumps in the road as they figured things out between them; however, what they found in one another was too profound to ignore and walk away from. Nothing good ever comes easy. Right?
All in all, Delicate Ink is definitely the start of a series to watch out for. With all these randy Montgomery’s walking about, I am sure things are going to get interesting! I am definitely invested now! Bring it I say! ;)
Montgomery Ink Series Reading Order
Hot Ink (Forever Ink) – Nov 11th
Tempting Boundaries – Dec 9th
Harder Than Words - 2015
Written In Ink - 2015
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.