From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series…
Back in Denver, Abby lost everything she ever loved, except for her daughter, the one memory she has left of the man she loved and lost. Now, she’s moved next to the Montgomerys in Colorado Springs, leaving her past behind to start her new life.
One step at a time.
Ryan is the newest tattoo artist at Montgomery Ink Too and knows the others are curious about his secrets. But he’s not ready to tell them. Not yet. That is…until he meets Abby.
Abby and Ryan thought they had their own paths, ones that had nothing to do with one another. Then…they took a chance.
On each other.
One night at a time.
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Ashes to Ink is a novella with a sweet romance and two main characters who are learning how to move on from pasts filled with loss and grief. Abby and Ryan are friends first and determined to take things slow–until they both decide that slow isn’t what they want. At all. 😉
Neither character here is a Montgomery–Ryan works at Montgomery Ink Too and Abby is a newcomer to their friend circle (though she has a connection to the Gallaghers through her former fiance). If you’re new to the MI series, there will be people and situations referred to that you aren’t familiar with–since Abby isn’t either, though, you at least feel as if you are in good company.
Overall this was a sweet and touching (not gonna lie, there might have been some tears during that epilogue) read and a pleasant way to spend a snowy afternoon.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About Carrie Ann 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.