Review: Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink)



On the wrong side of thirty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy.

Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder’s mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her–in more ways than one.

Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.

Rating: 3 stars


Delicate Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan was an intriguing read. The first couple of chapters did a fabulous job pulling me into the story, but after that I feel like it calls apart. The family dynamic and feel of the business is interesting and fun to read, but once they leave it, when the main characters are introduced, the book leaves a lot to be desired. It didn’t have any errors that I could see, so that’s a plus, however, the several deviations from the main story line left me confused. I started questioning what the main story line actually was, especially since none of them (main story line included) had any logical or satisfying resolution. Still, the novel deserves a 3 out of 5 stars. It has wonderful potential to be a fantastic book, but needs more work on closing the different story lines and focusing more on the main plot line.

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