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Jagged Ink

The Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Joe Arden
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs series continues with a couple fighting to keep what they thought they had and gain what they didn’t know they needed. 

Roxie Montgomery met her soul mate when she least expected it. When he asked her to marry her, she thought her happily-ever-after was only just beginning. Then, she found that walking into the sunset was much harder than her favorite books made it out to be. After a crushing loss, she feels as though she doesn’t know her husband anymore, or rather…she doesn’t know herself. 

Carter Marshall has loved Roxie since the first time he saw her. But as the days pass between them, so does the distance. He doesn’t know how to show her that he’s all in, and honestly doesn’t know if she’s in at all. When an accident changes everything, they’ll have to decide if what they have can be salvaged, or if starting over is the answer. Or even possible. 

Without fighting, without a true new beginning, sometimes, the remnants of what was lost can leave anyone jagged, shells of what they were before. It will take more than the idea of forever for Roxie and Carter to find themselves again, but as the Montgomerys know, nothing worth fighting for is easy.  

©2019 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2019 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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  • Tina H
  • Bassano ab Canada
  • 03-23-19

Amazing emotional listen

Omg this story just wrecked me in so many ways emotionally. It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions and the way Carrie Ann Ryan spins the tale is very beautiful. Carter and Roxie have a lot to deal with and to learn and just the way they got to happy is truly beautiful. I’m still emotional. I absolutely love this story. Joe Arden did a absolutely amazing job of Narrating Jagged Ink. I really enjoyed listening to this.

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Packed full of awesomeness

Jagged Ink is so much better than amazing! It's a story written with perfection. Consuming and captivating Carrie Ann Ryan has outdone herself. The narration by Joe Arden was phenomenal. This is a definite must have for all book fans.

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second chance love

Carter and Roxie's story was different than your typical boy meets girl romance. Roxie and Carter are already married and thru previous books there has been that underlying tension that there was a conflict buried under the surface. They kept their friends and family in the dark and trying to pretend all was well. I was so curious to know what they were hiding from everyone else. I won't spoil it for anyone but this was a great story. Roxie and Carter have to decide if their marriage is worth fighting for or just throw in the towel and walk away. Everyone grows and changes but can a marriage survive it? Can their marriage survive? This can be considered a standalone but I really recommend the whole series. Carrie Ann Ryan has built an amazing family in every page she writes. I love the Montgomery's and their circle of friends.


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  • Kim
  • Halfway to Iowa
  • 03-19-19

Get the Tissues

Get out the tissues. Jagged Ink had me weepy the entire story. I could just feel the love and pain from Roxie and Carter throughout the entire story. These two have been on the periphery and low key in the other Montgomery stories. I didn’t think anything about them or the struggle they might be hiding – pretty much like their family probably saw them. Once Roxie and Carter’s heartbreaks started, I couldn’t stop. I wanted to keep pushing them back together, making them feel better. When you’re that invested in fictional characters, you know that you have a book that is tucked close to your heart. Joe Arden’s narration was great, opening with a rolling grumble for Carter. There was a solid passionate emphasis on the emotions and the words for the characters that kept you in the story.

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Second Chances

I enjoyed this book so much. I loved how the couple finally learned to communicate with each other. How can you fix anything if you don't say anything. I like they actually worked on their marriage in the end.

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  • Karen
  • Belgium, Europe
  • 03-17-19

Original&very moving love story. Amazing narrator!

This was a very well-written, intense, emotional story. The sorrow that Carter and Roxie feel is instantly present, as is their despair at seeing the love of their life slipping through their fingers and seemingly being helpless to do anything about it. For a long time we are left guessing what happened to drive them apart, and even when it has to be clear to even the most unobservant reader what happened, it still takes a long time for the characters to actually talk about it and bring it out in the open.

Roxie and Carter are their own worst enemy when it comes to their relationship. When something tragic happens, they don’t know how to cope with that loss as a couple, they no longer open up to each other and get lost in their insecurities. They also can’t count on support from their family, because they keep them in the dark too. Something I had a hard time understanding. The lack of communication, and to such an extreme extent, was something that made it difficult for me to see them as a good match/strong couple though, because to me communication is key in a good relationship.

I enjoyed the story very much, but I was somewhat disappointed in the heroine. I feel she was too focused on her own pain and supposed imperfections, and too passive. Carter always needs to be the first one to make a move, say the difficult things, declare his feelings, put her first in every situation… I thought she took him a bit too much for granted and to me there was an imbalance in their relationship.

Narration: the narration was, in a word, sublime. Joe Arden did a brilliant job in his performance of Jagged Ink. The sadness and anguish that both Carter and Roxie feel comes through so clearly in his voice and helped me get in the right frame of mind to listen to their story. It made me care even more than I might have if I’d just been reading the e-book. His voice has a really warm timbre, very pleasant to listen to and I think he did all the voices extremely well.

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Jagged Ink

Wow. I was so sad at first. Then it so turns around. Loved the story line and the way everything turns around. The love between these two is unbelievable.

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Tears of all kinds....<3

This book made me cry happy tears, sad tears and tears of joy. This story was a very different storyline from what I've read before but I'm so glad I did. I could totally relate to the communications issues between Roxie and Carter. I think most people can relate to feeling like you've lost your voice or not knowing what to say sometimes. It can really be stifling and Carrie Ann Ryan hit every feeling and emotion that comes along with that right on the head. I have cried reading books before but I've never cried sad and happy tears for one book.

This book is an amazing and Joe Arden's voice was sexy as always. I can't wait for the next Montgomery Story. <3 <3

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good book!

This was a pretty good addition to this series in that this is not your typical second chance love story and it explains Carter and Roxie better that the glimpses that we saw in the previous books in this series. Carter and Roxie grew apart in their marriage and had some issues that they failed to address together showing how communication is key in a relationship. Their story is relate-able in that it a realistic issue that couples can and or have encountered but at times it felt that each character just kept expressing the same things for the first part of the book making it rather depressing to endure especially since it is told from both character's POV. Once they determine that they are going to fight for their relationship, the chemistry between the pair was off the charts and was enjoyable to watch them rekindle their relationship. The narration from Mr. Arden was performed well and was enjoyable to listen to. I will admit that I was surprised that this was narrated by one narrator but it was done well and easy to follow along with. I would recommend this book to others.

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Omg

Roxie and Carter story was unbelievably real... this happens in real life and I loved this book. Life is messy and somethings you don’t know how to deal with it. So you push away the ones you love. Marriage is hard and you have to work at it. I loved how Carter and Roxie took baby steps to get back what they had.

No the book isn’t all roses but life isn’t people and it’s fighting for what you lost when you realized you still love that person. This is one of my favorite Carrie Ann Ryan books. Thank you for another amazing story.