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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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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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Just Breathe

Beckett and Eliza have been through so much and deserve some happiness. This is an emotional roller coaster that will take the reader on a journey. They both have been through a lot in the past year and are trying to navigate it alone even though they have a wonderful support network, sometimes you just want to do it on your own, unfortunately that doesn’t always work and realize that having and turning to your family and friends is the better option.

Overall, the book gives you all the feels and you’ll be cheering them on to find their HEA. This story was wonderfully written and another winner from the author.

The narrators were a perfect choice for the story.

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Inked Obsession

This whole series has great characters that you fall in love with easily, and this story is no different, it has action and a good storyline also.

The narration is really good

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Super good Narration

Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock knocked the performance of the story out of the park. I really enjoyed this latest Montgomery Ink. It was a very touching story that centered on Beckett and Eliza. I love that they both were resistant, but that the attraction was so strong.

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Taking a chance

Beckett Montgomery and Eliza Wilder have a lot of the same friends and never even thought of the other one that way, until they shared a dance.
Both have been keeping secrets and on an off chance break from life, they meet up and things begin to happen for both of them.
I enjoyed the story and the narrators bringing it to life.
I would definitely recommend.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 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