Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fallen Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan Blog Tour

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 she can handle the pressure. When her new neighbors decide her shop isn’t a great fit for the community, however, she’ll have to lean on the one person she didn’t expect to fall for along the way… her best friend.

Mace Knight takes pride in two things: his art and his daughter. He knows he’s taking a risk by starting over in a new shop with the Montgomerys, but the stakes are even higher when he finds himself wanting Adrienne more than he thought possible.

The two fall fast and hard but they know the rules; they can’t risk their friendship, no matter how hot it is between the sheets and how many people try to stand in their way.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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M/F Friends-to-lovers romance

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 wants 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 after it. When someone starts to sabotage her shop, she will stop at nothing to fight for her right to be there and be a success. When her heart is thrown into the mix, despite the hot chemistry that she has with Mace, she knows and is unwilling to compromise when it comes to love.

Mace is an enigma. He is a dad who is allowed to see his daughter on the weekends until he is thrust into being a fulltime, single parent. His story is somewhat disjointed for me and it was very jumbled. When his feelings for both his daughter and Adrienne become jumbled too, I found it to be somewhat juvenile. Despite knowing that he was developing feelings for his best friend, he shied away from a full-fledged relationship. Mace even sees how devoted Adrienne is to his daughter and to him, and despite that, he still puts up these strange barriers.

Will Adrienne convince Mace that their friendship won't suffer in order to have it all, and will her shop be saved or condemned in its new location? The family surrounds these characters and the story is a sweet romance.

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 between them. When life throws a curveball Mace’s way, Adrienne is there to help him catch it and their relationship turns from friends to so much more.

This book is filled with sexual tension and a ton of laughs – I loved that! I also really love that Adrienne and Mace are a couple that laugh together both outside and inside the bedroom, it wasn’t your usual steamy scenes and I really enjoyed it. I also love that though Mace almost ruins things between he and Adrienne, she is quick to forgive him and move on – like adults. I feel that sometimes issues in books get drug into something more and this one just felt more realistic. I highly recommend this one and I’m excited to see more from the series!

Well... it didn't really grab me the way I hoped but wasn't a bad read either. I liked the budding romance of the best friends, Mace and Adrienne. Mace becoming a single father on the fly was a nice addition to the story, but what the heck is going on with his ex? There's some vandalism and issues with someone trying to sabotage the tattoo shop but nothing ever stuck or came from that plotline.

I found myself skimming a little more than I like to due to too much mundane detail and inner monologue. Mace had some great pillow talking skills and there were many steamy stolen moments in closets and such that kept me reading, but really that was about all that held my interest.

Mary Jo☆☆☆
This book didn't grab me 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.

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 them can forget – and they are not even sure they want to!

Drama comes in three forms... the huge issue of going from BFF to lover, and whether that can possibly work, and what if it doesn't? Mace is handed his daughter by her mother, as she leaves for another country, causing him to suddenly be a fulltime dad. And someone in the vicinity of the new shop is out to cause them all the trouble he can until they leave. It all unfolds in ways which have to be read to be enjoyed, but I loved how everything tied together. I felt that Mace forgot some of the importance of best friends, but it wasn't entirely surprising given the maelstrom in his situation with his daughter. He did however pull it out of the bag just in time to save himself from some major Montgomery wrath! Wise man for sure.

Adrienne is lovely from the very first page – totally badass softy, loyal, sexy, and devoted to her family. She deserved all the pleasure that she got... lucky lady!

Good read, perfect escapism, thank you, Ms. Ryan.

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 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 fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan to read and review for this tour.

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