Series: Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 17th 2018
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: InkSlinger PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.
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.
**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.
The world of the Montgomery tattoo artists just got bigger and I am very happy about that!
I adore stories of best friends turned lovers. I don't know why, but I do, especially when they're well written. And Ryan wrote a great pair in my opinion! I loved the chemistry that Adrienne and Mace had. I liked that a lot about them. They were also really funny together, which is probably because they know each other so well. Their chemistry went beyond sexual tension in my opinion, it was the kind of chemistry that only really good friends have. They were also super cute together. Almost too cute. I just loved seeing them together.
Adrienne was a really cool gal. She's a hard working talented tattoo artist, and she just happens to have a thing for her best friend. I liked Adrienne. She was funny, she was awkward at times, and she had the funniest inner monologues I've read in a while. Mace's were funny too, but there was something special about Adrienne. Probably because I identified with the tendency to ramble when feeling nervous that Addi had.
Mace was a great guy. I liked seeing him with his daughter. It was the cutest thing ever, really. I fell in love with him during his scenes with Daisy, because you could tell how much he loved her.
I also loved how this budding romance coincides with the start of the new tattoo shop. I was so angry whenever there seemed to be yet another attack towards the shop. It was infuriating what Addi, Shep, and the rest of the gang had to go through because someone didn't agree with what they were doing for a living. I really wanted to scream, really.
The pacing was great, and I really enjoyed getting the little updates on old characters. It was great to read about how everyone was doing. All in all, I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait to see what comes next in the world of the Montgomerys.