- Series: Montgomery Ink
- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing (October 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1623221099
- ISBN-13: 978-1623221096
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 495 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,693,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink) Paperback – October 14, 2014
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Montgomery Ink Reading Order
Book 0.5: Ink Inspired
Book 0.6: Ink Reunited
Book 1: Delicate Ink
Montgomery Ink Box Set 1 (Books 0, 0.6, and 1)
Book 1.5: Forever Ink
Book 2: Tempting Boundaries
Book 3: Harder than Words
Montgomery Ink Box Set 2 (Books 1.5, 2 and 3)
Book 4: Written in Ink
Book 4.5: Hidden Ink
Book 5: Ink Enduring
Book 6: Ink Exposed
Book 6.5: Adoring Ink
Book 6.6: Love, Honor, and Ink
Book 7: Inked Expressions
Book 8: Inked Memories (Coming Oct 31st, 2017)
Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs
THE SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE MONTGOMERY COUSINS!
Book 1: Fallen Ink (Coming Apr 17th, 2018)
More to come!
A Montgomery Ink SpinOff:
The Gallagher Brothers
Book 1: Love Restored
Book 2: Passion Restored
Book 3: Hope Restored
A Montgomery Ink SpinOff:
Whiskey and Lies
Book 1: Whiskey Secrets (Coming Jan 2nd, 2018)
Book 2: Whiskey Reveals (Coming Jun 12th, 2018)
Book 3: TBA
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Sierra Elder is trying to start a new life and a new man is the last thing she is thinking about as she gets ready to open her new business. Trying to finally get over her past, Sierra decides to get a tattoo to cover the scars on her body. When she goes in for a consultation she finds herself attracted to Austin who she unfortunately also finds infuriating. As the two of them spend more time together they realize they have much more in common than meets the eye.
I couldn't wait to start this book. Broody tattooed man falling for his total opposite is just the sort of thing I look for when I need a shot of opposites attract romances. However I just couldn't get past the many issues to finish it.
The main problem? Too many sub - plots.
The story between Austin and Sierra was okay, and even though I wasn't keen on the amount of their story given through inner dialogue rather than conversations, I was able to over look that and continue. It felt as though when the BDSM and sexual side of their relationship began, it was rushed and thrown in, not thought through. Then there was a crazy ex, a family health scare, and a hidden pregnancy and add to that eight different points of view, it was too much. All of that in just the first eleven chapters. Which sadly is where I reached my limit and had to stop reading.
There were so many times I had to stop reading because I was so confused trying to remember which family member I was reading about. It would have worked better If the author had focused just on Austin and Sierra. There was just too much of everything and I'm sure in those eleven chapters alone there was enough materiel for eight different books. It felt rushed and scattered.
I did not finish the book so I have to rate it 1 out of 10
Review by Brienne Dubh @ Escapology Reviews . com
First, what did work for me - I liked Austin and Sierra. I thought they were a good fit, I liked how they were together, for the most part. I liked the extended family. The family characters are strong and each had their own voice. There was some humor.
What didn't work - HERE THERE BE SPOILERS - The dialogue, almost all of it, felt off. Stilted, too formal, like something innately important was missing. This was especially true during the smexy times. Too...porn like, for want of a better term. "Oh, baby, yeah, that's what I want..." type of thing. It just left me going "Ewww". Not sexy.
Caricature characters - Austin's ex, Sierra's ex's parents, the mean customer...So very one-dimensional. Not believable.
HERE COME THE SPOILERS - BE WARNED-
This book is like cliché soup. Hot tattooed alpha - check. Damaged heroine in danger - check. There are crazy ex almost-in-laws, a bat crap crazy ex girlfriend, 2 marriages in trouble, a hidden pregnancy, a died-too-young detour, a cancer scare and a secret baby. I think I missed some, but these are the clichés that immediately come to mind. Oh, oh yeah. And BDSM. I was waiting for the zombies, I swear. And the thing is, Ms Ryan called herself out on this several times in the book. (And btw, the book is only 257 pages. So just imagine....) Any one (ONE) of these many and myriad tropes woulda, shoulda, coulda been the plot. All of them jumbled up together, within the confines of 257 pages became, you guessed it, jumbled. My head hurt trying to keep up.
END OF SPOILERS
The other thing, which may be realistic, but who wants too much realism in their romance? I didn't like the push-pull from Austin toward Sierra. Every time he had a crisis (refer back to the spoiler section)he pulled away from her. Sierra didn't deserve that.
So why do I keep trying to read this author? I want to like her work. I like her subject matter, there are parts that are funny, I am in awe of all the storylines she tried to juggle here. Sadly, I just don't think we are a good match.
Bottom line - If you like a fudge-ton of tropes all rolled into one book, with all the angst that goes with that, this title will most likely work for you. The primary characters are well done, though the secondary characters falter. This is the first of what looks to be a many book, each with its own HEA, series. No cliffhangers here. If you prefer your clichés to be one per book, you may want to pass.
I had trouble with the dialog between Austin and Sierra mostly. Mostly that it came off a little stereotypical for romance novels and not necessarily realistic. And then to suddenly throw in the light BDSM thing in this super formal fashion. I don't know. I read lots of books light action like this had and it's never this huge formalized discussion nor is it fixated on. I don't know. That whole entire thing felt like it came completely out of left field.
I didn't hate the story but I didn't necessarily find any of the characters particularly lovable like I couldn't live without them or the story line so compelling that I have to follow the series forward.
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Recommended for readers who like a real story full of angst.
I really liked the story and the close knit family of the Montgomerys.Read more