Title: Inked Persuasion
Series: Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins #1
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2021
The Montgomery Ink saga from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with a steamy new series.
Years ago, Annabelle Montgomery married not for love but for a promise of hope. When she lost him weeks later, she told herself she never needed those sentiments again. Only when she discovers years later that her new neighbor is her late husband’s brother, Annabelle finds she can’t quite shake the emotions she’s long since buried.
Jacob Queen vowed he’d never set eyes on Annabelle again. When they’re forced into each other’s lives once more, they realize that no matter how far they run, no distance can keep them apart forever. More than ghosts lay between them, and when they finally give in to temptation, walking away whole may no longer be an option.
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Also available in audio & print
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
I really like this Montgomery series but for some reason this book did not connect with me. Annabelle marries her best friend Jonah who is dying. There is no romantic connection, no feelings of love…just friendship. His brother Jacob resents her for “stealing” his brother during his last days and wants nothing to do with her. He doesn’t know the full story of why they were actually married and has built up this wall when it comes to her.
Fast forward a few years and Jacob and Annabelle’s path cross yet again. The truth about why Annabelle married his brother comes to the surface and all of a sudden the hate he has carried for her falls away. I honestly did not feel this new found love between these two or a romantic connection at all. It felt forced. Maybe it was the storyline or the lack of fireworks between the two but it fell flat for me. I just didn’t get the “hate” he strongly felt for her and felt even less how it was so quickly “instalove”. There is a side story as well that I’m not sure how it actually fits in and confused the hell out of me. I could have done without it. For me, the story felt like it was all over the place. I do like this series, however, and look forward to future books!
COMING SOON IN THE SERIES
#2 Inked Obsession – Releasing July 20
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#2 Inked Devotion – Releasing October 26
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ABOUT CARRIE ANN RYAN
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 has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
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