Friday, January 25, 2019

Blog Tour Book Review: Ashes to Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ashes to Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #2.5
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date: January 22nd 2019
My Rating: 3.5 Cups
Source: InkSlinger PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):


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.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
*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.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

Every time I step into the world of the Montgomery clan and their friends, I get this happy feeling, almost like being among really close friends, and this book is no different. Although it is a short story, Ashes To Ink packs a punch that I didn't expect.

This book is about more than just second chances, it's about hope. Hope that things will get better, hope that your family doesn't define you, hope that you're just as worthy as everybody else, regardless of your family and their mistakes. Abby is still healing from the loss of her best friend, her lover, the father of her child, and it's such a heartbreaking story to read. I loved how she talked about Max, how she tried to make sure her daughter knew who her dad was. I will admit that I got a little bit teary eyed reading this book, because she truly had a lot of strength in her, even if that's a phrase Abby truly hated.

Ryan was just as strong as Abby. He lost his parents and his brother due to his brother's addiction, something he's scared will taint every relationship he has. His parents were resentful over the fact that Ryan is bisexual, and basically disowned him, while at the same time they tried everything in their power to make sure his twin had everything he could possibly want in order to fight his addictions. On the other hand, his twin was actively trying to ruin his life, by stealing his identity, trying to taint his relationships, making him lose his job, anything. Reading about his family, seeing how ugly his relationship with his twin was, was painful. I also felt for him when he was saying that he didn't think he should be with Abby because of his brother.

I loved how Abby and Ryan supported each other. They were friends before their relationship changed into something more, and they never lost that even after they fell for each other. I really liked that.

This book is pretty fast paced and I read it in one sitting. I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was just what I needed to get over my reading slump and I can't wait for the next book in this series.

ASHES TO INK is available now!

 Ashes to Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Ashes to Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

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 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 sixty 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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