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Publisher's Summary

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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Enjoyable read!!

This is the first book in the Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins series. This also happens to be my first read by Carrie and I enjoyed it! Annabelle and Jacob’s story gave you all the feels. There’s definitely some history between them that caused tension, but in the end love conquers all. I love the Montgomery family dynamic. The narrators did a really good job. I’ll definitely be reading the rest of the series.

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Another great series

What a great start to a new series! This book gave me all the feels. Love & hate, 2 sides of the same coin. Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock did a fantastic job with narration.

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loved it

Omg what a amazing read. I so didn't want it to end. I loved reading about Annabelle and Jacob and the way their story unfolded. Carrie Ann never disappoints a reader with her writing. The narrators are absolutely enjoyable to listen to. I love this new book and Fort Collins family.

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3 maple leafs… Inked Persuasion is the first book in the Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins series and is an enemies-to-lovers, next-door neighbor romance.

Annabelle... An architect who works for her family's business. She married her best friend as his dying wish and lost him just weeks after they were married.

Jacob... A lawyer who has returned home to Fort Collins to start over and help his parents while his mother is battling her illness. Annabelle's enemy and brother to her late husband.

Story… Jacob returns home to Fort Collins and much to his dismay, his new neighbor is none other than his late brother's widow Annabelle, who he thinks married his brother for all the wrong reasons. Once the truth is out in the open, Jacob and Annabelle fall into a friends with benefits relationship but they are both afraid to go any further. That is until they are ripped apart by jealousy.

My thoughts… A good introduction to the Fort Collins Montgomery clan. I am not a huge fan of Jacob and how he constantly jumped to conclusions. Annabelle was a little too timid for me. I did not expect the twist and it made things interesting. Overall I struggled with this one as I did not get the connection with the main characters.

Audio... Aaron Shedlock and Emma Wilder did a good job with the narration of the story and brought everything to life.

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Annabelle was once married but the reason for her marriage was not love but friendship and loyalty. When her husband died Annabelle closed off her heart and built walls to protect herself but now Jacob has come to town, and he spins her world off of its axis. Will the two be able to fight the draw that they have towards each other or can love find its way?

Annabelle and Jacob’s story is a nice listen. Annabelle is a strong woman who can hold her own and cares deeply for her family and friends. Jacob is a good man, but he has his own demons to deal with. The two have always clashed but now they must find a way to deal with their past and look towards a future. It was nice to see how well the two are together and to see Jacob step up and be the man Annabelle needed. Narrators Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock did a nice job with keeping the story flowing and giving the characters emotions.

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Awesome book

Jacob has always held a grudge towards Annabelle since she married his brother right before he died. So imagine both of their surprises when they find out how much they are in each others lives. I really wanted to hate Jacob but, I ended up loving him and rooting for them.

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Better and Better

I love this series from the first one to this current one . The story was really well payed out and the emotions and angst was just enough to leave you yearning for more.

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Another great listen

I loved Annabelle and Jacob. When they were younger they were friends as she was best friends with his brother. When his brother passed he held anger at her for not having the time he wanted with his brother in the end. There were things that he didn’t know were going on and he felt that she married his brother in the end just to get attention. Annebelle has missed her friend since he passed and she misses the friendship she lost with Jacob as well. She has been living her life working at the family business. When Jacobs mom gets sick he returns home and the two of them end up in close proximity to each other. They have a lot of issues to work through and slowly that happens. Neither plan on the feelings that start to form between them. I loved watching these two find each other. Then his ex comes to town and things take a hard turn. Will Jacob be able to realize what he has with Annabelle and find their HEA? Great read and characters. Loved the narrators for this story

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Wonderful new Montgomery romance!

A promising start to a new series! A slightly different setup and a bit more family tension than in most of the other Montgomery stories, which I thought made for an intriguing change.
Annabelle is a great heroine, a capable and resourceful young woman with a loving heart. Her close relationship with Jacob’s parents was genuinely heartwarming, especially in view of their shared loss. Jacob is intense and quite direct, definitely struggling with his grief and some misconceptions about Annabelle. I really liked them together, the sparks, the banter, the raw emotions… They have an intense frenemies to lovers vibe going on! I liked the unexpected threat to the HEA, which was very well-written and added a nice adrenaline kick.

Narration: Emma Wilder and Aaron Shedlock both did an amazing job with their performance of this story. I loved their acting, the way they paced the narration and the emotions they brought to the story. Emma Wilder has a lovely voice, very pleasant to listen to,and Aaron Shedlock's warm, roguish timbre is perfect for Jacob.

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  • 08-11-21

loved the way they brought the characters to life

I have read the book and now I've listened to the audio. and I loved both. again cried my heart out but this time I was able to crochet and knit at the same time. Every stitch had love and a tear with it. love the Montgomery's. can I join the not cult?? please??

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  • 03-05-21

Fantastic first book

Annabelle is a Fort Collins Montgomery that runs Montgomery building company that was started by her father but is run not by Annabelle and her brothers and sisters.
Jacob has moved to Fort Collins to look after his mum and dad but didn’t realise his sister in law is Annabelle’s lives next door.
Annabelle love her husband but thing are not what Jacob thinks and he gets a shock when he stars to see her and his family more.
Absolutely loved this book, it’s so heartbreaking but forgiving at same time. Carrie Ann Ryan has such a gift to deliver these types of book without them being too depressive. Looking forward to finding out the other brothers and sisters happy ever afters.
This was my first time listening to Aaron Shedlock which has now become a favourite but also the amazing Emma Wilder to compliment him.