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The Montgomery Ink saga from NYT best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with a second-chance romance sure to tug at your heartstrings.

When men in uniform showed up on Eliza Wilder-Strong’s doorstep, she knew her life would be irrevocably altered. She not only lost her husband but the future she’d carefully planned. A year later, she’s looking to start over - beginning with a solo healing vacation. Only she never expects to see a familiar, tempting face along the way. 

Beckett Montgomery refuses to want his little sister’s best friend - especially because she’s a widow. Yet there’s no stopping the connection between them. As the temptation to give in intensifies between them, so do the reasons they shouldn’t stay together. 

Painful ghosts from both of their pasts stand in their way, and sometimes it’s the living that can haunt you when you’re not looking. 

©2021 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2021 Carrie Ann Ryan

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A Must have to add your library

I absolutely love Carrie Ann Ryan and her writing style how the characters grow and develop through out the story. Beckett Montgomery the eldest of the siblings and Eliza is Annabelle s best friend.
This story is beautiful and swoony very steamy of course a HEA
that bonus epilogue just makes me want the next one now...

Aaron and Emma narrating the story was a total bonus, they being the characters to life and I really enjoy listening to them both.
must have in defenitly recommend

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WOW

WOW! Inked Obsession was a emotional read. I absolutely loved it. I was hooked from the first to the last chapter. Beckett and Eliza story is defenitly one of healing and how two people that have had something tragic in their past move forward. A definite must read for all Carrie Ann Ryan fans.

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Slow burn friends to lovers story

As soon as I read the blurb for Inked Obsession by Carrie Ann Ryan I was all in. So, when I had a chance to listen to the audio, I jumped at the chance. Narrated by Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock, they truly brought Beckett and Eliza’s journey to life. We first met these characters in Inked Persuasion, the first book in the Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins series, and though I do suggest you read it first, you do not have too. I did, however, love the first book and highly recommend it.

Here we have Beckett, Annabelle’s brother, and her best friend Eliza. Eliza is a widow learning her normal and struggling on how to move forward. She is lost and the last thing she expected was to get the news she did. Where does she go from here? Beckett is hiding secrets from everyone who cares about him. They are hurting, but neither knows how to move forward. Yet neither can deny how things are changing between them. Can they let it happen? Their lives are too intermixed, and their friendship means too much to both of them. Can they find their happily ever after? I loved listening to Inked Obsession by Carrie Ann Rya. It was a slow burn friends to lovers romance that was emotional and touching.

Happy listening!

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awesome read

Omg this story of Eliza and Beckett had me on the edge of my seat. I loved their story and Carrie Ann has done it again. Grabs reader and hold them in story until the end wanting more.

Narrators did an amazing job bringing Inked Obsession to life. I really enjoyed listening to this unfolded. They out did themselves and brought Carrie Ann Ryan book to life. Carrie Ann knows how to write an amazing story and her narrators are amazing.

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Really enjoyed these two

Eliza and Beckett are friends and have hung out with their other friends and his family. She is a widow and not looking to be out in the dating world again. Beckett has felt an attraction for her but with her recently being a widow he doesn’t feel the timing is right. When the anniversary of her husband’s passing starts to bear she ends up on a vacation planned by one of her brothers. Beckett needs some so time to unstress and goes on a week away. Fate steps in and they end up in the same area on their separate vacations. These two have good chemistry and the friendship first helps to build that. Can a new relationship work for the two of them? These two help each other a lot with the secrets that they are keeping from theirs families. Another great Montgomery family story. The narrators did a great job on this story and bringing the characters out.

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Back in the Montgomery world

In the Montgomery world, there is always a lot going on. And here there’s no difference. Beckett is fighting through memories of a horrific event he lived through, while keeping it a secret. And Eliza is living through the death of her husband in the military almost a year ago. Until she finds out there was even more then his death that she has to deal with. But soon, they find out they can work through their problems together. Aaron Shedlock and Emma Wilder do a great job of bringing Beckett & Eliza to life as you listen to them narrate this.

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Inked Obsession

Two people in the same circle but never truly together. Eliza has been one of the Montgomery clan. Even though she was not born into the family the Montgomery’s have kept her close and treated her one of their own. They have stood by her through it all. One Montgomery has always had her attention, but Eliza never thought Beckett was for her. Little did Eliza know that she had Beckett’s attention as well. The two are each going through their own problems and end up at the same resort trying to do some healing of their own. Sparks fly but will it help or hurt these two?

This is a sweet story about love and friendship both intertwining with all the Montgomery’s and those that they hold dear. Eliza and Beckett make a good couple. Eliza is much stronger than she thinks, and Beckett sees the woman that she truly is, and Eliza brings out the best in Beckett. It was nice to see their relationship grow and see the trust earned. While I did enjoy this story the dramatics of all the characters when faced with emotions was a bit much for me. I like the characters but did not always like the melodramatics. I love seeing the family together and how they cared for each other and were always there for one another. Narrators Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock did a nice job of keeping the story flowing and giving the characters life.

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Twists and secrets

I wasn't sure whose book I was anticipating more: Beckett or Asher. And I'm still not sure. But Carrie Ann Ryan delivers all the drama and feels in Beckett and Eliza. Oh the twists and secrets being kept in this book. I did not expect some of the happenings, but it was quite the ride to watch them play out.

It is so hard to write this review. I want to tell you so much, but I don't want to give away any spoilers. So I'm just going to leave it at this.

As for the narration, I wasn't sure if I would like Aaron Shedlock as a Montgomery, but he can play them with the best of them. He spoke to me as Beckett. He can definitely be considered a Montgomery brother/cousin. Emma Wilder always does a fabulous job on any of her narrations, but I really enjoyed her outrage as Eliza. She's not scorned, but she is definitely hurt and heartbroken.

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Great addition to this series!!

This second book in this series was a good read that I enjoyed throughout. In this book we get Beckett and Eliza's story and it was an emotional read on from the beginning as both characters have some heavy issues to work through.

Eliza, a widow friend of the Montgomery clan is trying to work through her grief a year after her husband's death. She finds out that her husband had a long going affair with a former high school girlfriend and fathers a child with the other woman who in turn is looking for money from Eliza for the child. Eliza chooses to keep the news of the affair from her friends that have been there for her since the time of her husband's death.

Beckett has been harboring a secret from his family about being a victim of a mass shooting. During the shooting he was inured and one of is friends was killed. He has spent the last year keeping those close to him in the dark and trying to deal with his feelings and fears from the shooting.

The pair find themselves at the same resort on vacation. They spend a lot of time together and then act on their attraction. The pair have chemistry that is off the charts and once they accept that they have feelings to go with their attraction they then must deal with the secrets that they have kept from others.

This was a well written story and the grief as well as the issues that both characters was palpable. The characters were believable and easy to relate to. I enjoyed the return of the characters from the first book as well as the other supporting characters. In the audio version of this book, the narrators Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock did a great job bringing this story to life making it an entertaining listening experience. Overall, this was a good book that I would recommend to others.

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Wonderful hurt/comfort romance! Amazing narrators!

Loved this one even better than the first book in the series. It builds slowly with Eliza and Beckett both trying to find themselves and figure out what direction to take in their lives after suffering heartbreaking loss. Beckett was such a surprise. He’s truly adrift, needing to connect with his friends and family, including Eliza, but he finds it very difficult to open up and seek help. Eliza is a great character! She seems to be slowly finding her way again after losing her husband, but then she is hit with the worst kind of revelation, which really alters her perception of her life, forcing her to make some difficult choices. Eliza and Beckett are thrown together by fate and feelings that had been simmering below the surface can no longer be denied. I loved the scenes where they started to flirt and fell in love. There’s definitely some emotional upheaval to go through, with the pacing and intensity of the story picking up suddenly near the end … which I so enjoyed! Good plot twist. There’s quite some introspection, but also insightful dialogue and funny banter. The secondary characters are well-rounded and leave you wanting to get to know all of them better. So on to the next book!

Narration: Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock did a wonderful job with their moving performance of this story. Both are very talented narrators. Very much enjoyed listening to their interpretation of the characters and story.

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  • 07-29-21

Beckett & Eliza are sexy!

Great story by Carrie Ann Ryan. I loved getting to know Eliza & Beckett. The build up to their chemistry was awesome! Loved how it all came together. Can't wait to listen to more of the Montgomery Ink Fort Collins series. Amazing narration by Aaron Shedlock & Emma Wilder.

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  • 07-21-21

Brilliant

I knew reading the blurb that this book would be heartbreakingly beautiful. It went past every expectation and hope that I had for this book. The characters were so well developed and the back and forth with their emotions was so very believable. I loved this book and can’t wait for more