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.