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Fallen Ink

(Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  947 ratings  ·  235 reviews
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a spin-off in Colorado Springs, where a familiar Montgomery finds her place in a new tattoo shop, and in the arms of her best friend.

Adrienne Montgomery is finally living her dreams. She’s opened a tattoo shop with her brother, Shep, and two of her cousins from Denver and she’s ready to take the city by storm with her art—as long as
Published April 17th 2018
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Carrie Ryan
Jan 24, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Fallen Ink

Adrienne and Mace are out in the world and I'm so excited! Have you met them yet?

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Fallen Ink
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Kate's Corner
I love the Montgomery clan, and this is a great addition and spinoff series starting out in Colorado Springs.

This book is sweet, enchanting and a quick read. I liked it, but it also left me wanting more. But I’ll come to that later.

Adrienne Montgomery & Mace Knight have been friends for years and although there was always an underlying chemistry there they never acted on it. Until now. They cross the line and now they must figure out the new ground that they are walking on.

Adrienne and Shep
Nadine Bookaholic
I really enjoyed getting to know this new group of Montgomery's, Adrienne is a strong woman who will go for what she wants and deal with the consequences as they arrive, and what she wants now is her best friend Mace.

You can read my full review along with an excerpt here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
Christi Barth
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ohhh, I love a good friends to lovers story. One that truly digs in and shows you just how well they work as friends before diving into the sexy times. Carrie Ann Ryan makes you care about Mace and Adrienne, makes you believe in them as two people who truly belong together, and that their love is inevitable and definitely worth risking their friendship. I really enjoyed the suspense thread, and OMG the sexytimes are soooooo hot! Seriously. Put a pitcher of ice water next to your Kindle for this ...more
Lu Bielefeld **
friends to lovers... ok.
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
Fallen Ink is the first book in the spin-off of Montgomery Ink, and I'm not sure why I wasn't completely wowed, but I wasn't.
Full review to come.
Kathleen R.
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it


I really love the Montgomery family that Carrie Ann Ryan has created. They are funny, talented and most of all, they are unapologetically loyal to family and friends. It's just the way that family should be, whether you're linked by blood or not.

I absolutely enjoyed Adrienne and Mace's story. Together they are every friends' final goal and yet, the chemistry that exists between the two of them makes them so much more and their link that much stronger. The fact that they have a history sp
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.25-3.5 stars. This was a pretty good book. This is Adrienne and Mace's friends to lovers story. Adrienne Montgomery has just opened her own tattoo shop with her best friend Mace. They are very close, leaning on each other for everything. The two have been best friends for years, and have secretly been attracted to each other but never acted on it. But now as they spend more time together their attraction has grown and they decide to explore it. Still, there is a lot going on in their lives. Be ...more
Bea  Charmed
This was my first Montgomery Ink story though I have a couple waiting in my TBR Mountain of Doom. The story worked fine as a stand alone and left me wanting to go back and read the books I own. :)

The romance was hot, and full of steamy, detailed sex scenes. But Ryab didn't forget the emotional components. Addi and Mace have been best friends for years (friends to lovers, yeah!), co-workers, and now employer and employee. Whew! Ryan did a great job showing the challenges involved in moving from
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Addi and Mace, I think they may have moved into top spot of the Montgomery couples for me! The fact Mace is a single dad with a sweet little Daisy in the mix, and Shep and Shea have moved home, extra bonuses

We have a best friends to lovers story here, and this couple doesn't keep the craziness that makes them friends out of their sex life. In fact, they have a lot of fun in the bedroom, and that makes them even more endearing. Their trouble is that they want to stay friends, a
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

This prolific author is a one click author every time for me. I have read everything she has ever written. Seldom does she disappoint! That said, she has had some major life changes in the past year. God love an author, she kept on writing through it all. I honestly felt the last couple of books she release were just missing a little something. Well, hello! Fallen Ink brings back the Carrie Ann that I have grown to love. What a wonderful friends to lovers story!

This is the first in a s
Christina Kilpatrick
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. If you like a good friends before lovers book, this one is for you. Adrienne is so fortunate to have the best support group that anyone could ask for when she decides to open up her own tattoo shop. She has her brother Shep, who is part-owner in the business, her Montgomery family and her best friend Mace. Although they have been friends for a while, Mace and Adrienne have always knew there was something between them. In experiencing the trials and tribulations of opening a new shop, ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Fallen ink gets a nomination for my top reads of 2018 because I loved it and I found it refreshing. It was the sixth book in a row where one of the two main characters had a child from a previous marriage/relationship and instead of being bothered by it, I enjoyed it. The kid doesn't appear much though which was a sad thing. I hadn't even realized that the book I was reading had the same plot (at least some part of it) as five other books I had read in the span of 3 days. I liked Adrienne more t ...more
4.5 Stars. If you like a good friends before lovers book, this one is for you. Adrienne is so fortunate to have the best support group that anyone could ask for when she decides to open up her own tattoo shop. She has her brother Shep, who is part-owner in the business, her Montgomery family and her best friend Mace. Although they have been friends for a while, Mace and Adrienne have always knew there was something between them. In experiencing the trials and tribulations of opening a new shop, ...more
Cali Jewel
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotionally charged, sweetly sexy, highly entertaining friends to so much more romance that will leave you breathless and craving more.....

Adrienne Montgomery is living her dream opening a new shop with her brother Shep and as an added bonus gets to also have her best friend with her. Mace Knight is sexy, charming and now a full time dad to his beautiful daughter that is his whole world. Starting over in a new shop is risky and there are some that are not happy with their new neighbors but in t
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE the Montgomery Ink series. I am so glad to be able to get to know the Colorado Springs Montgomeries! I love the Denver cousins and now there are more to love. This is a stand alone but I recommend you read the Denver cousins too because they are that good.
Fallen Ink is Adrienne and Mace’s story. It is full of friendship, love and sexy times! I absolutely loved it!
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This book didn't hold my attention the way I hoped it would. The romance between Addi and Mace took a few left turns and the misunderstandings between people who had been friends for so long didn't make sense.

The issue of starting a new business and the vandalism of the business added a twist to the story that didn't seem to fit with the premise.

I definitely want to see where the next book in the series takes us.

~~Wicked Re
You Rocked My World!!!

Adrienne "Addie" Montgomery was finally living her dream. She opened a new tattoo shop with her brother Shep ( INK INSPIRED ) and two of her cousins Austin ( DELICATE INK ) and Maya ( INK ENDURING ) in Colorado Springs.

The shop MIT (Montgomery Ink Too) was an offshoot of the main shop down in Denver. She was excited to embark on this new venture but when some of her neighbors didn't find her art fit for the community. She turned to her best-friend, Mace Knight for help.

Rachel K
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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books are love
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Ann Ryan has really ratched up the hotness meter with Mace. This man swoon city.

Mace is Addi’s best friend. He is kind, caring, sweet, wonderful and just has you swoon. YOu can see he has feelings for Addi but is trying not to act on them. I love how much he believes in Addi and is there for her no matter what. What makes Mace even more of a swoony gorgeous man his how he is with his daughter and how he protects her and thinks of her best interests no matter what even if it means him sac
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
4.5 stars

The Montgomery cousins are open for business at Montgomery Ink Too, which is nothing but awesome for we readers, since that means that the well of stories based around this amazingly close-knit family hasn't even come close to running dry.

The first book in the Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs spin-off series, Fallen Ink, centers around Adrienne Montgomery, one of the two new owners of the satellite tattoo shop (she owns it with her older brother Shep). Adrienne and Shep only have a sma
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love me some Montgomerys

After a long wait, we're finally getting to see more of Shep's family. We met his sister Adrienne in Denver, but she's come home to Colorado Springs and Shep moved his family back home as well. That was lucky for us, because having run out of Denver Montgomerys, I, for one, wasn't ready to say goodbye to them.

Adrienne and Shep have, along with their Denver cousins, Austin and Maya, opened Montgomery Ink Too, or MIT, a Montgomery tattoo shop in Colorado Springs and in thei
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a new series -but spinning off from the very popular Montgomery Ink books ... so a perfect pedigree!

As we reconnect with a number of familiar faces and catch up on the latest news, it is also time to start a new adventure - and for Adrienne this means her own shop, working with her brother Shep and also her BFF Mace. Only thing is that an unguarded comment to him leads to a passionate encounter that neither of t
Annetta Sweetko
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing spin-off that gives us more of Carrie Ann Ryan's Montgomery family.

In FALLEN INK Adrienne Montgomery, with her brother Shep, is opening a tattoo shop MIT (Montgomery Ink Too), which can be stressful enough but a number of other things come into play adding more. Someone doesn't want “their kind” in the neighborhood, forcing them to deal with threats and vandalism. Mace Knight, her best friend and fellow tattoo artist, suddenly becomes a full time father to his adorable 4 year
Kristi Metcalf
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

My favorite family of Inked and bearded men are back, this time though it’s a different branch of the Montgomery family tree, Carrie Ann Ryan gives us Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs!!!!

Ryan us blessed the world with the Montgomery cousins and I am one happy camper!!!
On this branch of the family tree we have Adrienne, Shephard, Thea, and Roxie. Shep has already had his story told in Ink Inspired which was the start of the whole obsessi
Avid Reader
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan
4 stars
M/F Friends to lovers romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is a spin off series that starts off with a bang. Adrienne is undertaking her very own shop. She is a talented artist and has a huge family who want her to succeed. In taking this on, she also brings along her best friend, Mace. He is also a talented artist. Adrienne is a tough woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
I was sad when the Montgomery Ink series ended. Then Carrie announced that she will have a new spin off series about the clan from Colorado Springs!!! I dived into this book knowing it would take some of my heart with it. Mace is all I can think about now that I finished. Adrienne and I could be best friends. This book makes you feel as if you are in their world getting to know them.

As expected, The Montgomery's are still all heart. They take care of their own and anyone who is close to the fam
Sandy Kelly
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the start of an off shoot series of the Montgomery Ink series. It is about the cousins of the main characters. We have already seen Shep-and get to see snippets of his life now. And we met Adrienne Montgomery towards the end of that series when she was visiting and trying to learn how to knit. This first book is about her and her best friend Mace Knight. Adrienne and Shep have decided to open up a second location of Montgomery Ink in Colorado Springs together. When they made this decisio ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found Fallen Ink a very enjoyable read – it’s a great friends to so-much-more romance with just the right amount of humor that I didn’t want to put it down.

Adrienne has just opened a tattoo shop in partnership with several of her family members in Colorado. Adrienne ropes her best-friend, Mace, into joining their tattoo shop team and things begin to heat up between the two. They both feel the chemistry but aren’t willing to chance their friendship being ruined by letting things get serious be
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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, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann ha ...more

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Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs (5 books)
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