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Ink Exposed

(Montgomery Ink #6)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,834 ratings  ·  192 reviews
The Montgomery Ink series continues with the brother that deserves a second chance, and the woman who has always loved him.

Alex Montgomery lost his first love and then proceeded to leave himself in the bottle. Only he and his ex-wife truly know why he fell so hard and so fast down a path he never thought he’d take. Now he’s clean, out of rehab, and learning how to be a Mon
Published November 29th 2016
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To be honest I was very nervous to read Ink Exposed book and I didn't think I would end up liking Alex's story as much as his siblings'. I don't usually like books where the main character has or had an addiction but I've loved this series so much that I wasn't willing to skip this book. And I'm happy to say that I ended up really enjoying it and fell in love with Alex, which I didn't think was possible.

This book had an undertone acceptance and moving on and I apprec
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4.5 stars

I never know how I'm going to react to a book with an addict in it; sometimes the author does the subject justice and sometimes it is like they simply don't understand, but Carrie Ann Ryan totally got it. Ink Exposed features an alcoholic one year out of rehab and trying to reclaim his life and place in his family and a woman who understands not only his disease but how not to be an enabler. This is a story of healing and hope, of ta
5 Alexander & Tabitha Stars.

Now this is what I’m talking about. My favourite, huh who would have thought? This was the one I thought I was least likely to enjoy. Yet I was proven wrong and loved it. So. Much.

The Characters.

Alex Montgomery broke my heart. His fall was painful to watch. He nearly lost everything but with rehab his support system and his sponsor it was an uphill battle but one he successfully managed to face. He always got the help he needed. Alex never lived by routine but he is
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Carrie Ann always has the ability to bring the reader right to the heart of the matter and with INK EXPOSED, she has done it again. Fans of the series have followed along as Alex has struggled with his demons. Not only do we get to see a man on the mend, we get a greater understanding of what it means to be an addict. I applaud the author for her very real depiction of what it is like to live day to day fighting the urge to go back to the cause of the addiction. To take away the pain. To become ...more
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
I loved finally getting Alexander’s full story, and Tabitha was the perfect match for him. Their relationship went to the next level quickly, but they had known each other for years, so it just felt natural :)
A Leap Worth Taking!!!

Alexander "Alex" Montgomery, a photographer and a photojournalist by trade was married to his high school sweetheart but their marriage didn't last. Alex found himself in an abyss when his relationship with his ex-wife Jessica fell apart. He went to rehab after an incident that nearly caused him his loved ones.

Fast forward one year later after Alex was release from rehab and Maya (INK ENDURING) picked him up.

Tabitha "Tabby" Collins, administrative assistant of Montgomery In
Strong characters, a fun supporting secondary cast, a great storyline dealing with a heavy issue, and a deliciously hot romance..I was pleasantly surprised by this one!
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Alex and Tabby’s story is finally here!

For those of us immersed in the Montgomery Ink world created by Carrie Ann Ryan Alex’s journey has presented some problems. His demons have clearly been plentiful but he’s been presented in such a way that it’s hard not to root for him. Alex has the backing of his family though and by the end of Ink Enduring it looked like Alex had conquered his addiction and was cautiously diving back into the real world.

Tabby has worked for Storm and Wes for quite some ti

Read 5/3/19 | 4 stars

Book synopsis: The Montgomery Ink series continues with the brother that deserves a second chance, and the woman who has always loved him.

Alex Montgomery lost his first love and then proceeded to leave himself in the bottle. Only he and his ex-wife truly know why he fell so hard and so fast down a path he never thought he’d take. Now he’s clean, out of rehab, and learning how to be a Montgomery once again—a task that isn
Feb 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Angie Cody
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I cannot say enough how much I love this series and how much I love Carrie Ann's Ryan. This whole series has these handsome, bearded, inked and alpha men, and that is right up my alley! I was really excited to see where she took us with Alex and I was super excited to see him paired with Tabby! There has been so much that happened with him that we really didn't get to see, that we only got to get sneak peaks of throughout the other 5 books. It's about time he got his own story! BUT now I'm sooo ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've been curious and waiting for Alex's story ever since Tempting Boundaries, because what demons could drive a man with the Montgomerys as a family to drink?
Hell did I get my answer. Those demons kinda scare me and I have no idea if I could have handled it like that, not that drinking is good, but that shit drives everyone off the handle. And not sharing any of it with his family, that must have been really difficult. What are his demons? I'm not telling you, read it for yourself.
When I realiz
Angel Payne
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There's a curious thing that goes on when you read a well-loved series. It's like going to a treasured friend's house for a great meal. You know that you are going to get amazing food and company that will warm your heart for a long time. Then there's that meal that you show up for, and that new dish that gets introduced to the table--and it wakes up your world. Then you're sitting there, wondering what to do with yourself, because you want to be polite and all, but secretly, all you want to do ...more
I will admit I was a little nervous in this book because Alex had been so volatile in pass books. Although once his story comes to light I certainly could understand why he went down the path he did. His ex wife is a itch with a capital B! Alex's drinking made me really nervous and there was a time when I was certain he was headed straight for the bottle but I must say that this was handled wonderfully. Just when I was certain he was going to fall off the wagon he showed just how strong the Mont ...more
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, steamy
Having read all the other Montgomery Books i was really excited about Alex's story. After seeing him hit rock bottom I was anxious to see to see what direction Author Carrie Ann Ryan would take him. I was sooo excited that Alex and Tabby both had crushes on each other!!! Their relationship was HOT sweet and special, they were totally made for each other. Tabby got Alex without him ever having to open his mouth, she knew what he wanted before he did.
I read this in one sitting, I could not put it
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was all about rebuilding. Alex had already hit rock bottom in previous books and now he's trying to get his life back together. I've loved Tabby since she was introduced in the series and truly believed she was going to end up with Storm or Wes. I have to say though, she is the perfect person for Alex. This is the first book where my tears were only happy ones because as you know if you've read Carrie Ann Ryan she likes to beat up on her characters. I loved how Alex's alcoholism was de ...more
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, 2016, romance
I was a bit surprised that this book was centered around Alex. It didn't seem like he would be recovered enough to look for romance. Another thing that surprised me was that Tabby was the woman. I thought she would end up with one or both of the twins. The thing is that these 2 really worked. Both took a chance and both were brutally honest with each other. I liked that they kept things from the Montgomery clan at the start, it gave them a chance to just be with each other. When they did finally ...more
Rhonda Jones
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Happy Alex Got His Story

I just knew in my heart Alex had been wronged. You don't come from a great supportive family and then crash and burn like Alex did. Alex's story is heartbreaking. And I am so glad we were told his story.
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is Alex and Tabby's book. Love this series and especially related to Alex's struggle with recovery from alcoholism. ...more
I was so excited when I got my hands on this book, I feel like I have been waiting for ever to get Alex Montgomery's story and I couldn't have been more thrilled to learn that his love interest would be my favorite fictional organizer Tabby!

There is no doubt that fans of Carrie Ann Ryan's Montgomery Ink or Gallagher Brothers series will love Ink Exposed. You will find her themes of love, friendship, and family through out the book. It's one of those books that feels like you are coming home for
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
OMG! The Montgomery Ink series keeps getting better and better. I know that I say that every time I write a review, but it's true every time Carrie Ann Ryan releases a new book in this series. I adore the world Ryan has created and the characters that inhabit it. You can't help but fall in love with this family.

I have wondered for a long time what could drive a Montgomery to live at the bottom of a bottle. I am not surprised that with as passionate as the entire family is, that someone ended up
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another good book in this series. I have to say Tabby really spoke to me, which was lots to do with her obsessive need to keep her planner, LOL. Writing lists and crossing off items is something I am very familiar with, and also washi tape!

I have also had a family member go through rehab for addiction, so that was also very familiar to me. I felt like there could have been more back story for both Tabby and Alex, even though we've already known what has happened. There was a lot going on, but al
Sandy Kelly
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book follows Alex Montgomery and Tabby Collins and all their twists and turns to be together. I absolutely loved this book!! Alex (in my opinion) is the strongest of all the Montgomery's after everything that he went through. After his stint in rehab he is just trying to get though day by day and still find his way back to being a part of his family without feeling like an outsider. Tabby, who they consider to be an honorary Montgomery, seems to be the only person who truly trusts him and a ...more
Ericka Gutierrez
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Leave it to Carrie Ann Ryan to throw her readers another curveball. Here I was expecting Tabby to end up with one of the twins not with Alex. However, I see how they fit each other so perfectly. Alex and Tabby are two very different people yet have both been broken down by past relationships. This book is packed with two tragic stories, lots of steamy romance and of course one very happily ever after. This book just goes to show that love will prevail no matter what, you just have to be willing ...more
Becky Dodson
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite series!!I have loved every book that I've read in the Montgomery Ink series! Carrie Ann's writing makes you feel every emotion that the characters are feeling and her writing tugs at my heartstrings! Alexander is an alcoholic who has his rock bottom & finally went to rehab to get the help he needs. After struggling through, he gets out of rehab & starts to make amends to his loved ones for things that have been said & done when he was drunk. He struggles daily but thos ...more
Ink Exposed by Carrie Ann Ryan is the newest and perhaps one of the best of the Montgomery Ink Series. The series is about the Montgomery Family and how each of them find their happily ever after. This is not an easy feat. The sisters are bold, caring, determined and sure who and what they want and the males and big and bold and inked. None of them settle - ever. The family is close knit - sometimes too close. Nothing is a secret for long!

We follow two characters we had met previously Tabby, the
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Alexander and Tabitha, you brave and wonderful people!

Alex has had his world ripped apart by his addiction. He struggles every day to stay sober and not trade addictions. He is surrounded by family, yet still feels apart from them. As for what he feels for Tabitha, he shoves that aside every time it surfaces. He has been there, done that, and failed miserably. He doesn't trust himself to love again, no matter how good things feel with Tabitha

Tabby has been attracted to Alexander forever, but
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ms Ryan never shies from writing about the grittier aspects of life.
It has taken me a long time to read Alex’s story as I was not keen to read about a person with an alcoholic addiction.
Alex admits he was weak, as he had started drinking too much before he even finds out what Jessica has done. This just enabled him to go further down that rabbit hole. I am surprised this family did not step in earlier as they were worried. Doesn’t fit with how interfering and protective they are.
The horrible ac
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Alex prior stories, he was the one lashing out at all of his family. Until he broke...and went into rehab to get clean.

An alcoholic is always an alcoholic. The whisper of that next drink is always in their mind. Soooo many lives have been ruined by alcoholism.

But in Alex, while we see the struggle, we also see him fighting (both figuratively and literally) to get to a place within himself where he can live. The road isn’t easy, it’s a hard, bumpy and sometimes scary.
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it
The story was a little slow, but ok. Alex reintegrate s with the family and falls for Tabby. The whole push/pull, "am I good enogh" issue arises, but not for as long as usual. Danny's brothers are introduced. Alcoholism and recovery are discussed.

I honestly thought when Alex's ex was brought into the picture the book would pick up. I also thought Alex would share his story with his family. Wrong on both counts. Had that happened, I think the book would have been more interesting, and a little le
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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

Other books in the series

Montgomery Ink (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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  • Tempting Boundaries (Montgomery Ink, #2)
  • Harder than Words (Montgomery Ink, #3)
  • Written in Ink (Montgomery Ink, #4)
  • Ink Enduring (Montgomery Ink, #5)
  • Inked Expressions (Montgomery Ink, #7)
  • Inked Memories (Montgomery Ink, #8)
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