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Sated in Ink

(Montgomery Ink: Boulder #2)

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The Montgomery Ink saga continues in a seductive romance where a runaway bride and two best friends might just take the chance of a lifetime.

Ethan Montgomery thought he had his life figured out until the moment he and his best friend met a woman in a wedding dress drinking wine out of a paper bag. He might work too many hours and always seems to put his family and friends
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Published February 11th 2020 by Carrie Ann Ryan
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Nadine Bookaholic
Ethan, Lincoln, and Holland's story is one of best friends finding their way to one another with a little help from the perfect person to complete them.
I always enjoy a good friends to lovers romance, throw in the fact they the friends are both male and that bumps it up for me, and then add in a woman that get the two friends to admit their feelings towards one another and I am all over it. It's like I'm a little kid in a candy store and I have grabby hands because I can't get enough of it.

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Janeen
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to give this book more than 5 stars!

There is so much emotion in this book. Fear, insecurity, jealousy, but most importantly love.

The love between best friends that's always been just a little more but neither knew exactly how to express that. The new love realized when you meet that special someone.

Ms. Ryan does an amazing job of navigating all of those feelings with her writing. She truly makes the reader feel a part of the story. And who wouldn't want to be a part of the amazing
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Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Right from the start...Carrie Ann Ryan will pull on your heart strings when Holland goes through heartbreak and betrayal all on the day she has dreamed of. Sated in Ink is about courage. It is about having the strength being what you need to be to start living life to the fullest. That is where Lincoln and Ethan come into the picture.

Because there is always "What society deems appropriate" bit, these characters work through a lot of turmoil through their need for each other. But I loved every
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I loved the Montgomery Ink series. And I am loving that the author is giving a spin off on their relatives, yet the stories and characters are fresh. We still get that feel of deep family bonds, but the faces are new and their love lives are unique.



This one is Ethan's story. If you like friends to lovers with a run away bride thrown in---this one is for you. We have met Ethan and Lincoln previously. They are best friend who happen to have loved each other all their lives. They have not crossed
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ZETTER
The Missing Link!!!

Holland Yeaton ran away from her wedding when she caught her sister going down on her fiancee. She had a feeling that wasn't the first time they did such thing and it sure as heck wasn't going to be the last time. She decided right there and then that she wouldn't allow herself to fall in love again.



Ethan Montgomery, a computational chemist who'd been in love with his best-friend, Lincoln since he was fourteen. He thought he had his life figured out but all that changed the
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Hannah
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Montgomery Ink: Boulder #2, It's been a while since I've read a menage, probably because it's been a while since Carrie Ann Ryan has written one. I am picky about any M/M or M/M/F I usually only stick to authors I know, because I already enjoy their writing style and I trust that I'll enjoy the book. Carrie Ann does not disappoint. Emotional, immersive, really freakin' hot! Top it all of with the wonderful Montgomery Family and you can't go wrong.

Ethan Montgomery has had a crush on his best
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Debbie
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of 3 people (MMF) that enter into a triad relationship. And Carrie Ann Ryan is an author who does a great job of telling their story. Ethan, Lincoln, and Holland. Ethan & Lincoln have been friends for years. They have also been attracted to each other but never say anything or acted upon that as they were afraid it would ruin their friendship. Holland is what we might call a run away bride. She ran out of her wedding. Not because she wasn't ready but because she caught her ...more
Kari Hansen
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What was supposed to be the happiest day of her life has become the most painful as she is betrayed by those she should have been able to trust. Needing to escape the situation she becomes the runaway bride and now finds herself drowning her sorrows on a bench when two men come to her rescue.

Ethan and Lincoln have been best friends since they were teenagers and over time their friendship has evolved into something deeper but rather than discussing them with each other they both keep their
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Ruth’s Romances
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
”Something this perfect, this... everything, wasn’t meant for her. But she could soak it in, and she could hold them. At least, for the moment.”
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Lincoln and Ethan are bestfriends. Lincoln has been on love with Ethan though, for as long as he can remember. When they meet Holland, a runaway bride sitting in a park in her wedding dress, drinking wine out of a paperbag, they have no idea their lives are about to change.
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If you love:
•Seductive romance
•Menages/polyamory
•Friends to lovers
•Runaway
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Sandy Kelly
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in the Montgomery Ink: Boulder series and it can absolutely be read as a stand alone although I do recommend reading the 1st book because it introduces these characters in that book. In this one we get Ethan, Lincoln, and Holland's story. Ethan and Lincoln have been best friend's since they were kids although they both have feelings for each other that they don't think are reciprocated. Neither expected to meet Holland in a wedding dress drinking wine out of a paper bag. Or ...more
Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Wrapped in Ink (Montgomery Ink: Boulder #1)

This is Holland, Ethan and Lincoln’s story. Holland ran from her wedding after her sister and fiancée betrayed her. Ethan and Lincoln are best friends. They have both loved each other forever but never let on. Could Holland make them see that love? She gets pulled in and they finally
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Gladys
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this was such an incredible read. I was totally captivated by this complex romance. One thing is for sure, you can expect to experience plenty of feels as Holland, Lincoln and Ethan's story unfolds. I loved each of these characters individually and together I thought they were perfection. These are all complicated characters, so you can't really expect their relationship to be any different. I thought that the author did an amazing job of balancing out the angst, anxiety and unspoken ...more
Dar
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Running, it’s what we are trained to do from the very beginning. Whether running for health in gym classes throughout school, playing tag as a child, any number of sports. Toddlers try to run before they can walk. We are told to turn the other cheek when confronted, stepping back to re-group, or flat out avoidance, as humans, when faced with fight or flight, we instinctively take flight.

When our story starts with a runaway bride, and our two best friends out for a run, finding and friending
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Jennifer
This author sets the bar for smoking hot, sensual menage romance! There is so many feelings, and emotions packed into this book, I just could not put it down! This trio has an absolute connection that there is no getting past, and I just knew they'd be perfect together!

Ethan and Lincoln are best friends. With feelings for each other. That they don't acknowledge. And Holland is a girl that has been hurt by a relationship. She isn't sure she wants to live that life anymore. But she is down for
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Cathy
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best friends Ethan and Lincoln silently fight their attraction for each other until they find a “runaway bride”. Like all true Montgomery’s, that are there to help. After a night of drunken Mario Kart, Holland becomes the catalyst they needed to ensue their relationship between themselves and her. Who doesn’t love a Montgomery story! There is the struggle of attraction, feelings, angst and the fight for the love you want.
Rosalynn Hilton
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Ethan and Lincoln have been friends forever and both want more yet don’t know how to let that be known. Holland just had her trust destroyed by people she should be able to turn to. They all meet in a very interesting fashion but it works for them and they are immediately connected. Through laughter, tears, trauma and heartache they find out what’s important and struggle to make that a priority. The characters are layered and their chemistry is palatable. This is so good!!!
Sassy Southern
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Holland Yeaton is ready for the best day of her life – her wedding! But when she walks in on her fiancé cheating on her with her sister, she runs out of the church and wants to get as far away as possible. She finds herself on a park bench in her wedding dress with a bottle of wine in a paper bag.
Ethan Montgomery is a computational chemist who has always put his job first and that includes jamming out on his best friend, Lincoln McClard more times than he cares to remember. But some of
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Kara Quade
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ethan Montgomery and Lincoln McClard are best friends and have been secretly in love with each other for years, but neither wanted to cross the line and jeopardize their friendship. Ethan and Lincoln come across a woman, Holland Yeaton, in a wedding dress drinking wine from a paper bag in the park. Ethan and Lincoln's protective instincts take over when they spot Holland and then learn her story over a cup of coffee. The chemistry and passion between Ethan, Lincoln, and Holland is explosive. Can ...more
Megan Klose
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Ethan, Lincoln and Holland. Holland starts the story on the worst day of her life that was supposed to be the best. It is her wedding day but unfortunately her fiancé is with someone else. So she grabs some wine and leaves in her wedding dress. Enter two knights in shining armor, Ethan and Lincoln. These two have been best friends forever and when out for a run they come upon Holland. They help her figure out her short term plans so she can start to rebuild her future. The three become ...more
Khrista Baxter
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taking chances

We are back in Boulder, Colorado with the Montgomery 's. Sated in Ink is a steamy ménage. Three people come together fighting through their insecurities to make this relationship work.

Ethan Montgomery is a computational chemist not a very exciting job but he loves it. He has known his best friend Lincoln almost all of his life. They have been through everything together, he is like an honorary Montgomery so the fact that Ethan has a crush on Lincoln not only complicates things but
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Lisa
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a long time fan of Carrie Ann Ryan and this book is just another fantastic addition to her work. I enjoyed this new addition to the Montgomery world with Ethan, Lincoln and Holland's story. If you are not into menage stories then this one is not for you but if you have no worries, then this is one hot story. I enjoyed watching Ethan and Lincoln's relationship bloom from longtime friends to lovers and then the addition of Holland as she learns to find her inner strength and get over ...more
Jennifer
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been waiting for this one and Carrie did not disappoint!!! Lincoln and Ethan have been best friends for years, neither willing to cross a line and admit how deep their feelings truly are. Holland's wedding day is ruined when she finds her sister and her fiance"together" at the church! She is hurt even more when her mother basically tells her to get over it! She does a runaway bride and ends up in a park, that the guys happen to be running past. They can't help but spy the beautiful woman in ...more
Marti
Sated in Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan is the newest book in her Montgomery Ink: Boulder. The saga about the Montgomery Family continues with Ethan Montgomery. He is an absent minded computer guru, who often gets lost in his work. He has been in love with his best friend Lincoln (who was in love with him too, but unknown to Ethan). Ethan and Lincoln just need a push. That push comes in the form of Holland, a runaway bride, who has lost her family and her fiance at the same time. Ethan and Lincoln help ...more
Sarah
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Two in Montgomery Boulder series by Carrie Ann Ryan
Ethan is a Montgomery and his bff is Lincoln they’ve loved each other for years and basically been in a platonic relationship for a king time even though neither has realised this. While running one morning in park they come across Holland a runaway bride. After seeing her maid of honour and sister giving her groom a BJ just before they were supposed to be married Holland ran.
I love our each these three are together and how Ethan and
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AC Squared Book Blog
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Oh how I missed the Montgomery clan!!! I didn't remember much about Ethan, but I think that made this story even better. I learned loving about him, Lincoln and Holland! One of my favorite parts of Carrie Ann's writing is how she brings us into her characters lives. She always makes so we know JUST enough about a character until it's their turn, and then we get to see them bloom to life.

When we are first introduced to Ethan and Lincoln, I really liked how Carrie Ann put us in their heads. At
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Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
4 Stars

Sated in emotions
Carrie Ann Ryan continues her emotional and hot Montgomery Ink: Boulder Series with Sated in Ink. Ethan Montgomery’s life changed forever that ordinary day he and his best friend Lincoln McClard went for a run. Sitting on a park bench, in a wedding dress with a bottle in hand and eyes the showed to the deepest layers of her soul, Ethan and Lincoln both knew things would never be the same. Holland was at her lowest of lows with two beautiful men stumbled upon a hot mess
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Vicki Shaff
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love the Montgomerys

Ethan's best friend since childhood is Lincoln. Both are bisexual and secretly love each other as more than friends but are afraid to say anything for fear of losing the relationship they share now. Along comes Holland. They find her dressed in a wedding gown sobbing her heart out. She was supposed to be getting married but walked in on her sister and groom together. The guys try to console her and the basis of a new friendship starts. Friendship leads to so much more but the
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Ga Books LoverX
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Y'all Stated in Ink will steal your heart and then make it even better by making it SO HOT! Ethan and Lincoln had both secretly been in love with each other for years but it never felt right until they met a runaway bride that somehow fit them both, but can the three of them find something everlasting?!

Ethan and Lincoln are both such amazing men, but have their own unique qualities, I can safely say that THEY are BOTH my new book boyfriends and I am totally a wee bit jealous of Holland. These
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Jocelyne
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Montgomery Ink Boulder Series. You can read this story as a standalone, but I highly recommend you to read or listen to the first book in this amazing Series before this one. I love this family! Ethan, Lincoln, and Holland's story is a great and sizzling hot MMF story. This is an amazing friends to lovers story, with an instant and mutual attraction to Holland. They share a sizzling hot chemistry. I love how they work together to reach their happy ending. The story ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sated in Ink is the second book in the Montgomery Ink: Boulder series by Carrie Ann Ryan and it's a complete stand-alone. What you should know as a reader is that this book has a throuple and not a couple, so if this is not your thing, you might want to skip the book. Personally, I found the journey of our characters becoming a throuple well executed. I was not sure about how the story was going to unfold at first because Lincoln and Ethan were just friends and Holland had just run from her ...more
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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 ...more

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Montgomery Ink: Boulder (4 books)
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