I think with every new release in this series I say it's the book I've been waiting for but this one is truly the one I was eagerly waiting f4,5 stars
I think with every new release in this series I say it's the book I've been waiting for but this one is truly the one I was eagerly waiting for... REALLY!!
Over 6 months ago at the big RT16 book-signing Carrie Ann told me Alex's book was coming and from that moment on my anticipation just grew and grew and I was ecstatic when the release date and early reading copies were announced.
Alexander 'Alex' Montgomery is a recovering alcoholic. At the start of the book he has been sober for over a year but it remains a struggle, climbing out of the downward spiral he'd worked himself into. Alex made my heart hurt every time he appeared in the previous books and in his own book this only intensified. But I loved seeing him get his HEA with Tabby. They were perfect for each other.
Tabitha 'Tabby' Collins is the organisational heart and soul of Montgomery Inc., the family construction company led by Wes and Storm. I love Tabby! Have since the first time she appeared in the series and I loved reading her road to HEA with Alex.
The story of Alex and Tabby was perfection. I loved reading it and it truly warmed my romance-loving heart. The journey to their HEA is not without complications but those made it so worth it. Though I was expecting very bad stuff and more suspense-y stuff I was really satisfied with what Ms. Ryan brought to the plate with this latest instalment of the Montgomery Ink series.
The secondary cast is a mix of the by now familiar Montgomery siblings and friends but there are also a few new ones in the mix like Harper (new contractor) and Brody, Tabby's friend Everly (bookstore owner), Storm's FWB Jillian and Tabby's brothers Dare, Fox and Loch. (I discovered just today that the brothers are getting their own books/series and I can’t express in words how happy I am with that!)
I adore how Carrie Ann Ryan writes family (either by blood or by choice) and emotional struggles and personal issues that are hard and complicated. And then she combines it with romance, love and sexy times and delivers books I devour every single time. She does not shy away from writing characters with issues and flaws in a good and respectful way and I love that about her books in this series.
Books like INK EXPOSED are why Carrie Ann Ryan’s Montgomery Ink series is on my auto-buy/auto-read list and I love how she’s expanding the series with current and future spin-offs!
Favorite Quote: She wasn’t his addiction, wasn’t his pain. She was everything else and everything he never thought possible. And that was scarier than the idea of wanting the bottle....more
Daniel has been in love with his best friend Amy since he was a teenager and recent events in his life have prompted him to go for it. But A3,75 stars
Daniel has been in love with his best friend Amy since he was a teenager and recent events in his life have prompted him to go for it. But Amy having been betrayed by every man in her life, most recently by finding her boyfriend cheating on her in their bed, hangs on to her hurt and mistrust of men. Even if her body is unequivocally attracted to Daniel, she cannot trust him with her heart.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY is a sexy friends to lovers story that was as emotional as it was hot. Jess Dee's talent of mixing scorching hot sexy scenes with an emotional and character-driven romance shines through from start to finish. I had some trouble with Amy but in short I really enjoyed the writing and the sexy times.
Favorite Quotes: He’d toyed with her enough for now. For the rest of the night he’d keep their relationship platonic. He’d be so damn platonic he’d make a priest look like a porn star.
His wildest dreams hadn’t prepared him for the real woman. Amy was feminine and sensual and had damn near driven him over the edge. She’d taken him to the ends of the universe and back and left him shattered in her wake....more
From the back cover copy of this short novella: The Steele brothers have a problem. A big one. In his own way, each is slowly dying inside. Grif is jaded.From the back cover copy of this short novella: The Steele brothers have a problem. A big one. In his own way, each is slowly dying inside. Grif is jaded. Reid is unsettled. Britt is restless. Jonah is bored.
That's pretty intriguing introduction, right?
This is a very short prequel to the series on the Steele siblings which introduces the Steele brothers, their other siblings and family members and the women who turn out to be the love interests of the oldest three brothers.
There's also the plot of an arsonist that I suspected would run through to at least the first full length book but was unexpectedly quickly wrapped up in this prequel.
I liked this prequel and am looking forward to the first three brothers' books and hope there will be books on Jonah (the youngest male sibling) and the sisters as well.
Favorite Quote: He didn’t know her, but—holy titties, Batman—she made Mr. Greene’s granddaughter’s rack look like amateur hour. And the ass? He wanted to bite it. Yep, just sink his teeth right into that juicy bottom. [Reid]...more
This book was well on its way to a 5 star-rating and then something stupid happened, something I really don't like in suspense romance...for which I hThis book was well on its way to a 5 star-rating and then something stupid happened, something I really don't like in suspense romance...for which I had to take a star off.