Delicate Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan…ARC Review

Delicate Ink releases tomorrow, 10/14

Delicate Ink cover


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.


My review:

Delicate Ink is the first full length book in author Carrie Ann Ryan’s Montgomery Ink Series and follows the novella prequel, Ink Inspired. While I didn’t read the prequel, I didn’t feel lost while reading Delicate Ink and was kept on my toes from page to page with this book. It is quite a kick off!

Tattoo artist and shop owner Austin Montgomery has started to realize that maybe it was time to kick his bachelor days to the curb. Think about settling down. That soon takes a back seat when a family situation arises that could change everything he’s ever known. With so much on his plate he certainly never expected to find what he was looking for in the new shop owner across the street from his tattoo parlor. Could this woman be the one to capture his heart while being the calm in his storm?

Sierra Elder certainly wasn’t looking for a relationship when she moved to Denver. In fact it was the farthest thing from her mind. Her focus was on rebuilding her life in a new town and perusing her dream by opening the shop she’s always wanted. But if anyone should know fate has a way of sneaking up on you, it should be Sierra. When she went into the tattoo shop for a consultation on some ink, she never expected to meet a man that would occupy her mind and her heart.

It seems as though Sierra and Austin found one another at a time when they needed each other most. Already facing problems when they meet, they are confronted with with more trouble and heartache along they way and will come to find solace in each other…maybe even for the long haul.

I said it earlier, and I’ll say it again that this is one hell of a series start. I was so worried for poor Sierra and Austin throughout the entire book and was puling for them from the start. I wanted them to find some peace from life’s craziness in each other…and luckily Carrie Ann gave that to them, and the reader! I don’t want to ruin anything or give anything away so you’ll just have to grab a copy and hang on for a wild ride!

Carrie Ann not only does a fabulous job with giving our main characters, Austin and Sierra, a whole lot to overcome, but she introduced the entire family and set up a great series. I will certainly be looking forward to the rest of the series!

Thank you, Carrie Ann, for a fantastic read!

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About the author:

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

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  1. Great cover art!

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