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Ink Enduring

(Montgomery Ink #5)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,063 ratings  ·  195 reviews
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a forbidden love between three friends and a past that they can’t escape.
Jake Gallagher knew from the moment he saw Maya that she was the one for him—it had the same breath-taking intensity as when he’d first set eyes on Border. Only life never turns out the way one plans, and now he’s falling for someone else...or at least he think
ebook, 290 pages
Published June 14th 2016
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Jake Gallagher and Maya Montgomery have been friends for over ten years. Ten years of boyfriends and girlfriends coming in and out of both of their lives. And both were fine with that, after all, they were only friends. Right? Then Jake started getting serious with a girl and it opened Maya's eye's and made her realize that she feels more for Jake than just friendship. Much more. She hides her feelings because she doesn't want to screw up the close
Lu Bielefeld
Jake seemed very indecisive about his feelings for Maya and is in a serious relationship with Holly and even intends to ask her to marry him. With the arrival of Border he is even more divided.
Friends falling in love and not wanting to ruin the friendship but suffering from seeing them have other people over the years.
The family supported the trio and they gradually figured out how the relationship would work.
It was an okay reading.

“So…you and Holly?” Jake cocked a brow. “Yeah, me and Holly. I’m
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read

**Almost 4 stars**

3 'To Be Us' Stars.

Since book one I have so intrigued by Jake and Maya when I read that there would be a ménage with Border I was all up for it.

Once again this book wasn’t quite it for me.

The Characters.

Jake Gallagher has four brothers and is Maya Montgomery’s best friend. Thirteen years ago that first night they met they had chemistry that was off the charts yet circumstances got in the way of everything. He was three months to late and decided that he like Maya in his life no matter what. Thr
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Ink Enduring book 5 in the Montgomery Ink series. I was really excited when I heard this book was coming out because I could feel the tension between Jake and Maya through the series but when I read it would be a menage relationship I was very weary. I do not care about relationships that are different but I don't really read romance books involving menages but I love this series and decided to give it a try.

Jake and Maya did not feel the same to me I did not feel the spark between them. It fel
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, series, romance, dnf
This review is for all the books I've read so far in the series

I'm going to be honest about this series. Every book was average. Not terrible, but not amazing either. I found that as I read this series the storyline bored, me but the characters were compelling enough to keep me reading the next book. But this one I just couldn't bring myself to finish.

I think the real problem I have with this series is Ryan's writing style. Even though the subject matter in each book is exciting, the way the ev
Kathleen R.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Ink Enduring
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Montgomery Ink series, book 5
Publisher: Self Published
Reviewer: Kathleen
Release Date: June 14th, 2016
Genre(s): Bisexual, Erotica
Page Count:290 pages
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

The Montgomery Ink series continues with a forbidden love between three friends and a past that they can't escape.
Jake Gallagher knew from the moment he saw Maya that she was the one for him--it had the same breath-taking intensity as when
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3-3.25 stars. This was an okay read for me. I had a few issues with it. This was the story of Jake, Maya and Border. Maya and Jake have been best friends for years. They met many years ago and had an instant connection and attraction. They went home together the night they met and were in the middle of a hot hookup when Jake is called out for a family emergency with his brother who had cancer. They don't see each other again for a few months and by that time Maya has a boyfriend. Jake is disappo ...more
4,5 stars

I've been eagerly awaiting this book ever since I finished HIDDEN INK back in January. Maya and Jake caught my attention from the very first time they appeared in this series and with the addition of Holly I started to wonder what Carrie Ann was planning for them. Then she threw Border in the fray (with major hints in WRITTEN IN INK) and I started hoping for something that was confirmed by Carrie Ann not much later when she announced she was working on Maya, Jake and Border's story.

Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
We finally get to see what goes on with Maya and Jake - how did they get to be friends and why do they never act on the obvious attraction between them? The story starts with them first meeting, and it is hot! Then, heart wrenching moments and they meet up again, but WTF? I get Jake, and we get his insight, but we never do get why Maya did what she did to become friends only, or it was so subtle, I missed it?

13 years later, we are in the present, and Jake has found his dream girl and is ready to
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Jake's theme song pretty much from the start of the series has been George Micheal's I'm Never Gonna Dance Again, well in my head at least. Then suddenly in the last book it switched to Maya. LOL! To my surprise when Jake first saw Maya she was dancing and I giggled at that. On to the book, if I was forced to use just one word to describe this book it would be HOT! Thankfully I can use more than one word because this book is so much more than just HOT. It was an emotional journey for
Book Reading Gals
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Two men that have an attraction and connection but the timing in their lives wasn't right. A man and a woman who have an instant attraction, life steps in their way and instead of following the attraction they forge a friendship that builds through the years until they are both afraid to take a chance and lose their bond. A new relationship forms between a man and a woman who feel like they know one another in so many ways and yet are learning each other one step at a time.

This story is
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was SO frustrating after reading the first four. So, this is a menage book, right? Based on the BDSM and explicit sex scenes of the prior 4 books, I was expecting multiple extended menage scenes. Nope. You get one short one that describes what the three of them are doing, and another even shorter when you see the, ah, dismount basically, and then a portion of a sentence that references other positions they've been in. You get sex between Maya and Jake, Maya and Border, and one short sc ...more
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
I love a good ménage but this one felt rushed and I wasn't buying into the connection between Border and Maya. This series seems quite formulaic and repetitive when it comes to the "big separation" so I don't think I will continue. As a light read they are fine, but I usually enjoy more substance. ...more
Amazing book!
Awesome trio!

Fantastic story!!
Teresa Lara
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this series♡Loved Jake Border and Mayas beautifully written story.Cant wait for Alex
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I feel like I have been waiting the entire Montgomery Ink series for this story. Jake and Maya's love 'secret' for one another has been burning up the pages of Montgomery Ink since their very first introduction and then we get our glimpses of Border and whoa, who wouldn't want to get there hands on this book and fast.

I loved the take on the best friends turned lovers trope here because it isn't your normal trope, this is a best friends turned lovers plus one extra (and darn sexy) best friend. J
If you have followed the Montgomery Ink Series then,like me, you probably love Maya! She is feisty, strong, outspoken, but has a tender side that she rarely shows. She fits the profile of tattoo shop owner (she and her brother Austin own Montgomery Ink) perfectly. This one takes us back to when Maya first meets Jake Gallagher and the road they take through the ten years of friendship. Now Jake is getting serious with someone and it isn't Maya which has left her feeling lost and alone. Not one to ...more
Trish R. Ali
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Finally! Finally I get to read about Jake and Maya with the addition of Border (how cool is this name!) to this mix. I love triad stories if it is done right and Carrie Ann Ryan is one of the few authors that always managed to do this right.

After many years finally each of these 3 owned up to what they feel towards each other. First it was Jake and Border, followed by Jake and Maya. Border after hearing/reading so much about Maya from his past correspondence with Jake, felt a sense of bond even
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This series just keeps getting better! I love the Montgomery family!! This is the ever sassy Maya Montgomery's story. All of the previous books in the series have Maya's family teasing her and her best friend Jake that perhaps there was something more going on between the two of them. They both have denied that. When Jake is finally dating someone and seems to be getting serious, Maya starts to realize what she will be loosing if Jake commits to this relationship.

Now, let's add in the fact that
Jake and Maya have been best friends for longer than a decade. They are like family, they share everything.
Now Jake is in a serious relationship with Holy. Maya should be happy for Jake, and she is, except that she can't stop thinking about him, naked, on top of her.
To complicate things even more, Border, the man who broke Jake's heart 15 years ago is back in town.
Border, Jake and Maya know from the minute they lay eyes on each other that they are made for each other. The question is: will they
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
OMG what a hot sexy story. Jake and Maya have been the best of friends for ten years sharing all the ups and downs of many girl and boyfriends in Thier lives ,but now Maya is having strong feelings for Jake especially now that he may be getting serious with a girl, but she can't take a chance on losing his friendship so she'll stand back and watch from afar but this girl was just the start of her problems. Border was once Jake's best friend til that line crossed but Border with reasons of his ow ...more
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, 2016, romance, menage, m-m
Maya has always been a favorite of mine. I like how she pretty much tells it as it is and doesn't make any apologies for it. Through the last few books you can see how she longs for Jake, but not in a place to do anything about it. I liked that we got to see their past, along with hints of Border and Jake's past. By knowing the past it really made you root for them to work in the present. I loved how their families accepted their unusual relationship, a must as both have very close ties. The end ...more
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Maya has always been around Jake, loving him but not realizing it, then he has another woman in his life she realized she loved him, when Jakes woman dumps him and his past in the form of Border comes back all bets are off, Jake has loved Maya and Border with nothing in the way he decides to fight for his woman and man. The only bad thing is someone is after Border and they will take anyone else they can in their way. Just like all Montgomery's Maya is a fighter and she will fight for what she l ...more
Laurie Gyd
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This rocks!

This is an awesome story-a great ménage. Maya Montgomery finally admits her sting feelings for her best friend, Jake. She loves him, nor just as a friend but a man. And when his best friend/lover comes back to town to claim Jake, she realizes they needed Border to complete them. So hot, loving family, danger and exciting
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Montgomery's never fail to entertain. I knew I was going to enjoy Maya's book and it did not disappoint. I only wish it were longer!! Maya and Jake finally figured out that they were meant to be together. They had been best friends for over a decade, but nothing more. Even though they both wanted more. All it took was Jake's past lover Border to come back to town for everything to fall into place. Border and Maya knew of each other from what Jake shared with each of them, Maya in person and ...more
Justin Dick
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I was anxious to read this book... I don't know why, probably because the book's promised environment was totally foreign to me.
Ms. Ryan has a nice pen, I appreciated it and I enjoyed most of the book, although I had failed to verify that it was part of a series. Therefore, when I got to the end of the book I found a lot of loose ends, which was to be expected in a 'series'. Therefore I'll never know the future of the triad, unless I read the next book in the series I guess which I do not plan t
Ericka Gutierrez
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ink Enduring definitely took me by surprise. I was waiting to see Maya Montgomery and Jake Gallagher finally get together but I was not expecting Carrie Ann Ryan to turn it into a Ménage romance. I loved the way Ryan put this story together. It feels like you get the best of both worlds in one book. You have the longtime friendships turned into romantic relationships and the new kindling romance between two strangers.

Border was this mysterious new guy that shows up in Maya’s life but for Jake i
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
I like the characters in the Montgomery Ink series. Each of their storylines start out intriguing and makes me want to know how they end. This is what keeps me listening, not how good the books are in the series. The books are OK.

Each book seems to end up the same way. Some type of traumatic occurrence that starts and ends so fast you could miss it. The seemingly strong heroine ends up being insecure and needy. It is almost like the character morphs into another person. The strong, tough hero do
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Timeline just doesn’t work.
Maya and Jake have been best friends for 15YEARS, but they started out with insta heat and sexy times.
Yes, Maya was seeing someone when Jake was able to turn up at the shop after 3 months but for them to never have moved forward together in all those years, when they were both free of other commitments, just screams unbelievable to me.
Only continued reading as I was intrigued by Border turning up but though I loved what he did helping people, it’s all sort of fizzled t
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She's the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced de ...more

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