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Restless Ink

(Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #2)

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The Montgomery Ink series continues with the so-called sensible sister and the one man she never should have fallen for.

For Thea Montgomery, baking isn’t only therapeutic, it’s also her dream job. She’s worked countless hours keeping her bakery afloat, and now that it’s where she wants it to be, she’s ready to expand and take the next step. When it comes to work and her fa
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Published September 18th 2018
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Carrie Ryan
May 02, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Restless Ink

RESTLESS INK is LIVE! Are you as excited as I am? I hope you love Thea and Dimitri as much as I do! The book is out and I'm loving my Montgomerys.

Things that I'm excited about in Restless Ink:

1) Thea Montgomery - kick ass, slightly bossy, and in love with cheese
2) Dimitri Carr - tattoos, growly, yet kind of sweet
3) Dimitri's Dog - OMG I want this dog. Can I have this dog
4) Food - you're going to get hungry while reading this book. I'm sorry. There's like 9382 kinds of food in it. Trust me. LOL
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Another great read from Carrie Ann Ryan, I cannot get enough of the Montgomery’s. I can't say that this series gets better and better because honestly I love each of the books but what I love most about all of the Montgomery family members, in this series as well as the other ones, is that they are always there for one another without judgement.

Most people
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Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
friends to lovers... ok. meh!
Kate's Corner
Apr 04, 2018 marked it as not-interested
Thea & Dimitri's book.
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
Restless Ink had some ominous action, and I really liked it! Of course, the fact that there was a lot of baked goods only helped me enjoy myself even more :)
Sarah
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2 of the Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs series by Carrie Ann Ryan.
This book is based around Thea Montgomery and Dimitri.
Thea own a bakery in Colorado Springs and Dimitri is a maths teacher, they were friends until Dimitri divorce his wife molly and Thea BF after that the friendship between Thea and Dimitri became weird because Molly sort of played sides but Thea hadn’t really realised this until it was way too late.
Thea and Dimitri reconnected and sparks ignited.
This book is a very slo
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Sofia Lazaridou
I knew the book was not going to be a favorite of mine when it began with Thea just having slept with Roger. It's a chapter long ordeal and as you know, I hate books where we see the hero or heroine sleeping or having slept with someone other than the other main character. The book just lost me as a reader there and I stopped reading it for a while. When I continued reading it, I just couldn't get invested in Thea and Dimitri's story. And speaking of sleeping with other people, we have Molly, Di ...more
Tanja Kezmic
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads
I love Thea and Dimitri. I love them wanting to respect Dimitri’s ex and her so called BF, even when she didn’t deserve it. I loved Montgomery game night. It seemed such a good time spending it with family and friends. The dynamic of Montgomery clan was so funny and I loved how they welcomed Dimitri without much of a hassle.

I loved how their relationship progressed after they talked about how they wanted to try and see if they can make the relationship work. Thea is my spirit animal with her lov
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E.M. Reders
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in this series ( and every other book connected to it in any way) but this second book almost beat it for me. The was love and romance, heartache and guilt, mystery and suspense. what more could you want???

SPOILER ALERT!!! Dontread any further if you dont want to know.


I knew there was something 'hicky' about that woman.

Now comes the wait to Roxie and Carter's book. We got a few hints in this book as to what might be the problem between the pair, but its the events at the
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Patti Correa
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I love the Montgomerys. The entire family is one you just love from the first time you meet them. You feel welcome in the family, whether it is the original bunch, the cousins, or the married into the family, they are super.

This book is such a gripping story, you cannot put it down until you find out what happens. You want to understand the underdog, yet you want the H/h to have their HEA without any issues, but then where would the story be. When all the emotions and doubt are floating
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Robyn
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another winner for me. I love how Carrie Ann Ryan's characters intertwine and appear across her series! And any Montgomery is good for me. In this latest installment, Thea, Shep's sister, battles her feelings for her friend versus a feeling of loyalty to another. She and Dimitri were friends, but she was 'best friends' with his Ex, Molly. I wondered how they'd work, because, yeah, girl code. I guess a heart wants what it wants, but I wasn't sure if I'd buy into it.

I did feel sorry for Dimitri, h
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Kylee
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Restless Ink is the second book in the Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs series and this book is Carrie Ann Ryan at her utmost best. Thea and Dimitri's story will have you on a roller coaster of emotions and have you on the edge of your seat. Their story is unpredictable and captivating. This second book in the series is a little of forbidden love with a side of friends to lovers all wrapped up in one steamy action packed romance.
Sarah
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Even though I've said it before (and I swear I say it every single time), every new Carrie Ann Ryan book keeps getting better and better. Which is crazy because I LOVE all of them. How is this even possible? The only thing I can envision is that meme making the social media rounds, Carrie Ann Ryan style. "This book was the best yet. There is no way Carrie Ann Ryan can top that." Then we see a picture of the author saying "hold my beer". Cheesy I know but that's why I'm writing reviews and not bo ...more
Malissa
Oh Carrie Ann Ryan, how I love you and your Montgomery's! Restless Ink is book 2 in the spin off series, Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs. I was so happy when she started this spin-off up because I really did not want to leave the family I had grown to love, the Montgomerys.

I throughly enjoyed this couple together and separately. Dimitri and Thea are both just two incredibly kind and sweet people who deserve all the love and happiness they ultimately get. Of course Carrie Ann can't make it a sm
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Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
3 stars
M/F Friends to Romance
Triggers: Mental Health issues
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Thea and Dimitri have known each other for several years. Dimitri married a good friend of Thea's and that's all they wrote. Despite knowing Dimitri and Molly, Dimitri's ex-wife, separately before - in fact, Thea was the one who introduced them, Thea felt that she had kind of left her friendship with Dimitri dim
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Steph
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Dimitri Carr and his wife divorced, he was bummed about losing her BFF Thea Montgomery as a friend. After the pair reconnect, they realize there's much more behind their friendship, and things quickly take a turn toward crossing the line. Even though Dimitri's ex claims to be fine with their new relationship, when hinky things start occurring to Thea, the couple soon realizes things aren't what they see on the surface. For the two of them, it seems there are serious consequences to making t ...more
Jo
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The strong start to this series continues with Restless Ink.  Right from the very first page, this story sucked me in.

And this couple?  Oh, I love them - individually and as a couple.  Their restraint.  Their respect.  Their interactions.

And there is a lot going on with this book.  The extended cast of characters add a wonderful familial dimension that lends the whole story a more rounded feel.

Truly enjoyable.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Marion Lent
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love it!

Thea and Dimitri-friends, questionable friends following a divorce and then lovers......what a road these twomhave traveled! Throw in a hunky dog and a hinky ex and you've got yourself a fantastic story!
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
Captain, Dmitri’s golden retriever, was the best part of the story! I liked Dmitri too, but his ex-wife Molly was off her rocker nutty. Thea was okay, but her habit of over-analyzing her friendship with Molly, and developing relationship with Dmitri made my head hurt.
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Surviving Temptation!!!

Thea Montgomery, owner of Colorado Icing, a bakery was ready to give up on men after her latest date turned out to be a total disaster. She ran into an old friend she hadn't seen in weeks. Turned out seeing that said friend made her aware of things she didn't know she felt for him.



Dimitri Carr, a teacher who loved ink. He did everything in his power to make sure his bosses were happy. He was also a devoted brother and friend. When he divorced his wife, he thought he would
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Teresa Lara
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thea and Dimitri story rocked♡Love the Montgomerys. The whole package.Love emotional intense action .need more
Tomika Campisi
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! A wonderful unexpected love story with so much drama from the ex to keep it exciting and suspenseful! A definite must read!
Judi
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another Montgomery we can't help but love...

Thea is such a sweetheart. I like her can do attitude, her incredible work ethic, and her loyalty to friends and family. But that is also why she is thirty and has no love life. Her reconnection with Dimitri after his divorce puts him in a new light, and her to him. Complicated does not even start to describe their feelings. Or ours. I felt so drawn to this couple who were in a really difficult situation and the twists in this tale made it an even more
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Lekeisha
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Montgomery Ink: Colorado Ink series
I enjoyed this one better than the 1st book in the series.
This is a great friends to lovers story. Thea and Dimitri have great chemistry, you could feel their connection throughout the book, but Thea is hesitant to act on her feelings because Dimitri is her bff's ex-husband. Good romance and drama. Also love the family support from both sides.
These characters will have you rooting for their HEA.
LeeAnne
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it

Thea and Dimitri were friends for years, after his divorce, they drifted and after a bad night Thea runs into him again in a story. Their friendship picks back up and quickly becomes something more but Thea is riddled with guilt that she has feelings for her best friends ex-husband.

This was an okay read, the pace wasn’t as great as the previous books and I had a lot of trouble getting past the fact that Molly, Dimitri’s ex-wife is Thea’s best friend and their whole love triangle thing at the be
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Lindsay
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the world this author has created. I love the Montgomery family. I’ll admit, there are still a few books I haven’t read yet, but I will.

When I read the first book in this series, there were a couple secondary characters that stuck out…Thea and Dmitry. I was intrigued by them and their connection.

So when I saw they were the couple of this book, I was excited. They practically stole the show as secondary characters, and now I was FINALLY getting their book. And let me let you, IT DIDN’T DIS
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Ruthie Taylor
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in this series, and is connected to previous series, so a regular fan will fall right into this one with great pleasure.

Thea may have her premises near to the tattoo parlour, but her passion is baking, and her business is doing well. One of the lovely things about the book is how great it is to catch up with the Montgomery clans, their partners, children and work. The closeness of the women, and
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Mary
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars

I enjoyed this book, the romance between Thea and Dimitri was nice and sweet. I completely understand the mixed feelings that Thea had about dating a friends ex-husband.

Dimitri had similar anxiety but quickly realized that any romance between him and Thea was not the business of his ex-wife even as they all try to maintain a friendship.

Its nice to see how their romance grew from friendship a
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books are love
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another book in the Montgomery Ink series from Carrie Ann Ryan that is deliciously sensual steamy and with a hint of danger.

IN this story we get the romance of Dimitri and Thea. Thea owns a bakery and is looking to expand it. Dimitri is a math teacher and divorced from Thea’s best friend.These two were friends but drifted apart due to the situation.

They run into each other again and rekindle the friendship and become more. The attraction between them is palpable. What I love the most is Dimitri
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Cassandra Hyden
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of the Colorado Spring Series. It’s Thea and Dimitri’s story, they have been friends for a long time but it has been strained a bit since Molly and Dimitri divorced because Thea is not sure how to be both of their friends without hurting the other. However, she decides she needs to try and make it work somehow, she doesn’t want to lose either of them.

This story has it all there are ups and downs, it’s emotional and amazing and there is twists and turns that you won’t see comi
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