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The Montgomery Ink saga from New York Times best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with a steamy new series.

Years ago, Annabelle Montgomery married not for love but for a promise of hope. When she lost him weeks later, she told herself she never needed those sentiments again. Only when she discovers years later that her new neighbor is her late husband’s brother, Annabelle finds she can’t quite shake the emotions she’s long since buried.

Jacob Queen vowed he’d never set eyes on Annabelle again. When they’re forced into each other’s lives once more, they realize that no matter how far they run, no distance can keep them apart forever. More than ghosts lay between them, and when they finally give in to temptation, walking away whole may no longer be an option.

©2021 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2020 Carrie Ann Ryan

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Sexy and Steamy and Sweet

This is the first book in Carrie Ann Ryans New Series . it Follows a new group of Montgomery's
This was a very pleasant story to read Annabelle and Jacob new each other growing up she was his brothers best friend.
The story was well written and I loved how the characters grew from the beginning of the story to the end.
I don't want to give any of the story away. so you just have to listen or read.
Aaron and Emma did a great job narrating. defenitely worth the credit.

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Love the Montgomery’s

This is the first of the Fort Collins Montgomery’s we get to see Annabella and Jacob’s story.

Annabella works with her family that builds homes and she is the architect. Her family is very close and they work well together but find it a bit harder as of lately with their dad butting in on all of the upcoming projects.

That’s not the only issue she faces her new neighbor is Jacob Queen and he is not to fond of her for reasons she’s not exactly sure of but like anything else she’s determined to make the most of the situation. Unfortunately there is one little problem they both seem to find themselves attracted to each other no matter how much they deny it.

Overall, it’s a wonderful new story and you’ll get a HEA the author always gives us an amazing beautiful story. Looking forward to more Montgomery’s.

The narrators were a perfect choice for the story and brought it too life.

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Loved it! So many feels!

I absolutely enjoyed listening to Inked Persuasion by Carrie Ann Ryan. Narrated by Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock, they truly brought this story to life for me. A story about grief, loss, family, hope and second chances. This is the first book in the Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins series and will draw you in right from the start. Jacob never wanted to see Annabelle again. She stole so much from him, right? So Imagine his surprise when he moves back home and discovers she is his new neighbor. They have so much history together, can they find a way to co-exist?

Jacob was a bit of a jerk at the start of the story, but we get to see why he feels like he does. But when he leans the truth, we see a more caring and determined side of him. Annabelle was sweet, likable and strong. And I just loved her relationship with her siblings. As Jacob and Annabelle become friends, they realize they share an amazing chemistry and connection. They want to keep things light and fun, but life is never that easy. Obstacles seem to find their way between them. Can they find their happily ever after? I loved their journey so much!

Happy reading!

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Welcome to Fort Collins, Montgomery Style!

I have loved getting to meet the Montgomery families, and the Fort Collins clan is a great addition. The first book from the new series is an enemy-to-lover tale and is Annabelle and Jacob's story. Jacob's family absolutely adores Annabelle but Jacob's dislike for Annabelle has kept him away from his parents until it's time to come home and take care of his family. They have a complicated history and to make matters, Jacob and Annabelle end up living next door to each other. The tension between these two is palpable and believable and when they get together they are fire. In the midst of this budding relationship, Annabelle works for the family business along with her brothers and sister. There is tension there as her father is having difficulty giving up control and feels he needs to keep up with the other thriving Montgomery businesses. I enjoyed seeing Jacob and Annabelle overcome the challenges they faced on all fronts.

As this is the start of a new series there are some interesting family members that I look forward to discovering more of their story. The audio included a clip titled Broken which is Eliza's story and I can't wait to hear her journey.

Narration by Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock was fantastic. Not new to me but this was my first time hearing them together. They definitely brought heat and a bit of spice to their narration.

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Annabelle Montgomery...

Annabelle has a very unique family. They are loving like all the Montgomerys but they carry more than 1 set of twins. She is a young widow and her brother in law just came back to town to be with his parents. Jacob lost his brother way too young and blames Annabelle for it. The story has its sad moments, angry too... with a bit of suspense. Enemies to lovers, stalkers and an amazing romance bloom in this book.

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Annabelle and Jacob

This is the first book in a new series about the Fort Collins Montgomerys, same surname but the family connection comes via Annabelle's mother not her father.

At eighteen Annabell's best friend Jonah Queen was dying he had a last wish, he wanted to marry and experience as many of life's milestones as he could before he passed the main one being he wanted to marry Annabelle. Annabelle didn't want to get married, she loved him as a friend but not as a lover but Jacob's parents asked her to give their son this final gift and so she agreed. The attention the media gave to the wedding and then to Jonah's death shortly after raised much-needed funds which went towards researching a cure for the illness which took his life and left her a young widow.

Jacob, Jonah's older brother, resented Annabelle for the time with Jonah he felt she robbed him of, he even convinced himself that he hated her. He went away to college and then started his own law practice and only returned to visit his parents occasionally although they remained very close. He and Annabelle have not met for years although Annabelle remains the much loved "daughter" to his parents, she even has lunch with them every Sunday. When his mother becomes ill Jacob knows the time has come to move back to his hometown, to spend more time with his parents and help his father look after his mother. Jacob buys a house, makes the move and then discovers that Annabelle lives next door.

Their paths are bound to keep crossing and as neither wants to hurt his parents they talk and a truce is formed. They even talk about Jonah and their feelings something which is long overdue. Neither of them is looking to start a relationship, he's just escaped a bad marriage and is busy setting up his new practice, whilst she's too busy to devote the time a relationship would need but they are attracted to each other so they agree to have a "Friends with Benefits" arrangement. Of course, her siblings are as protective as we've come to expect from any Montgomery, her sister even threatens castration if he should hurt her but Jacob proves himself worthy of joining their fold.

But as with all of Carrie Ann's stories just when things appear to be going well disaster strikes....... What that involves is something you will have to buy the book to find out, no more spoilers from me.

The narration by Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock is so well done they work perfectly together and lift this excellent story to, if it's possible, an even higher level of enjoyment.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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friends with benefits?

Can Annabelle and Jacob get over the past? Will friends with benefits actually work out? Will Montgomery Builders sink or swim? This book answers all those questions and leaves you wanting more! A great story and a great read!

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Great story

I listened to this one on audio. I loved this story of the Montgomery's so much. This story of Annabelle and how she fell in love with the love of her life. It brought all the feels. The dual narration was great. So many feels and just a really enjoyable story.

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Great story!!

This book was a highly emotional book for all of the characters on different levels. while having all of the feels that go along with this type of read. Annabelle and Jacob have rocky relationship to start due to their past history with each other and both find themselves shocked to be next door neighbors. Their paths continually cross since Annabelle has a relationship with Jacob's parents that has been kept up for many years since Annabelle married Jacob's deceased brother in a last wish type of action. Jacob has had built up misdirected resentment toward Annabelle for they way that she handled her grief for his brother as well as her desire to stay involved with his parents. Annabelle on the other hand does not know how to at first resolve the issues between herself on Jacob while trying to deal with internal family struggles between her parents and her coworker siblings in their family business.

Throughout this start to a new series, we are introduced to new characters and a peak into the dynamics between the characters. We also get to watch the growth of Annabelle and Jacob's characters as they grow from a friends with benefits type relationship after clearing the air between them. The pair together have amazing chemistry together that was palpable at times.

Overall, this was a good book that I enjoyed from the start. I also enjoyed the narration by Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock. The pair did a great job bringing this book to life. If you have been a fan of Montgomery's and their spin off series that you will not be disappointed in this book either.

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Love this series

Talk about a complicated relationship. Annabelle and Jacob both suffered a loss that affected them greatly. When they get thrown into each others lives after so many years, Jacob has to come to terms that things aren't always as they seem. I loved watching them both find their way to an HEA! This branch of the Montgomery's will capture your heart just like every other Montgomery that has come before.
I loved listening to this audiobook while I was out and about driving. The narrators kept me entertained the entire book.