(Montgomery Ink - Book #1)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Kindle Edition, 257 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own
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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.
Sierra Elder is trying to start a new life. She is an owner of a new store called Eden. Sierra’s past is sad and troubled and she made the move to get away from some of that sadness. Sierra has scars that she wants to get tattooed. Sierra seeks the help of Montgomery Ink to help her with this task.
The first encounter with Sierra and Austin did not go as planned and they got off on the wrong foot to put it mildly. But Austin is have naughty thoughts of Sierra and cannot get her out of his head. Sierra is having a similar problem with her thoughts of Austin.
Soon they have a cordial meeting and they start to get to know each other. They become a couple but have a lot of things thrown their way from their pasts and their future. Sierra has to share how she got the scars, the pain that is still hurting her from such an ordeal, and the problem that still may occur because of it. Austin has to fend off his crazy ex-girlfriend who will not take NO for an answer, his father’s medical issues, and if that was not enough he also finds out some unexpected news from an ex-girlfriend he has not seen in 10 years.
With all the trials and tribulations the couple is in for some turbulence.
I liked this story and the relationship of all the Montgomery’s. The family is awesome and you want to be part of that loving relationship they each have with each other. I love Austin and Maya’s relationship and Austin and Miranda’s relationship. I think that big brother role fits Austin well. I love how Leif's character clung to Sierra. And how the Montgomery's welcome Sierra and Lief with open arms. And I loved that Leif was so much like Austin.
Rating: 3 STARS