Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Montgomery Ink #1
Published by Fated Desires Publishing on 14 October 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Source: Kindle Purchase
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 was my first ever Carrie Ann Ryan book, and I will definitely read more by her! Sierra and Austin were both great characters to get to know. And I loved Austin’s huge… family 😉
Story and Characters:
Set in Denver, Colorado, Delicate Ink started off pretty strong, and only got stronger as the story went on. I loved Austin, because he had had enough time to reflect on what more he needed in life in order to be happy. Enter Sierra, whom Austin really didn’t plan on liking, and sparks were flying.
Because of what happened in her past, Sierra was not very open about herself. She needed to stay off the radar, and she did that fairly well. However, the pull she felt towards Austin made her want more for the first time in a long time. Delicate Ink was my introduction to Carrie Ann Ryan’s writing, and I devoured this story. I also went on to read more of her Montgomery Ink series, as well as the other series set in the same universe.
The secondary characters in Delicate Ink were just as well fleshed out as the main characters, and the characters completely carried the story. I loved how there was some suspense with the romance, as that got my heart beating to a different rhythm all together.
Writing style :
Delicate Ink is written in third person point of view, past tense. The story follows both Austin and Sierra closely, and the funny dialogues made my day!
*sighs* I got so many feels from this story. You should just pick it up and decide for yourself!
“Yeah. They are. You’re a tattoo artist.” He looked over his shoulder and scowled. “You saying I can’t fix something like this? I learned with them, right alongside Dad. Just because I went into ink doesn’t mean I can’t work with my hands.” She blushed hard then, and Austin’s cock filled. Again. Damn dick.
Any story that can give me a major case of the feels inn my kind of book! I like that all of the characters were so well fleshed out!
I completely agree, Lindy. I love it when I feel all the feels 🙂 And fleshed out characters make everything even better.
that quote *shivers* he must be quite good with his hands
Mmmm Hmmm 😉
Set in Denver? Sweet! Love the quote too! 🙂
I know, right? I love books set in Denver even more since I went on vacation to Colorado (mostly around Denver) last year!
I love a story with lots of feels! And wow, that quote ?
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
Yeah, that quote is just one among many I could have chose, Gen 😉
Loving all the feels. I haven’t yet tried Carrie Ann Ryan. Great review!
You should, Kimberly! I have read several of hers now, and I really love her writing.
This sounds like such an amazing book! I have no idea how I missed it, but I didn’t even know it existed to be honest. Thanks for the awesome review.
I fell in love with Carrie Ann Ryan’s stories as I wanted to read more new-to-me authors before the RARE signing in Paris two weeks ago. And I’m so happy I did! I hope you’ll be able to pick it up, and that you’ll enjoy it, too.
This sounds amazing! I got this as a Kindle freebie at some point and will have to read it sooner. Excellent review!
I got this as a Kindle freebie, too, but I promptly bought all her other Montgomery Ink series books – and I really enjoyed those as well. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too, Anne!
I think I have this as a freebie. I still need to give it a try. Sounds like something I would enjoy.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart