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Publisher's Summary

In the first of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan, a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with the most unexpected woman.

Graham Gallagher has seen it all. And when tragedy struck, lost it all. He's been the backbone of his brothers, the one they all rely on in their lives and business. And when it comes to falling in love and creating a life, he knows what it's like to have it all and watch it crumble. He's done with looking for another person to warm his bed, but apparently he didn't learn his lesson because the new piercer at Montgomery Ink tempts him like no other.

Blake Brennen may have been born a trust fund baby, but she's created a whole new life for herself in the world of ink, piercings, and freedom. Only the ties she'd thought she'd cut long ago aren't as severed as she'd believed. When she finds Graham constantly in her path, she knows from first glance that he's the wrong kind of guy for her. Except that Blake excels at making the wrong choice and Graham might be the ultimate temptation for the bad girl she'd thought long buried.

©2016 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2016 Carrie Ann Ryan

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4 stars 🌌

First book I have listened to by this author but it won't be the last. I really liked the enemies to lovers storyline. The hero Graham dislikes Blake from the instant he meets her even the she has done nothing wrong. Unfortunately for him they keep running into each other and eventually the brooding Graham will have to face his feelings. While this is a spin off from Montgomery Ink series it can be read/listened to as a standalone. Overall it was a quick and fun listen and Gregory Salinas did a great job with this dual POV story.

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Outstanding love story

This book is awesome well written and very imaginative. Carrie Ann Ryan is becoming one of my favorite authors. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love story.

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Enemies to Lovers Blake and Graham

I enjoyed this story and it was a really good beginning to a new series. This story featured one of my favorite tropes: Enemies to Friends. And this one didn’t disappoint as we got the classic push and pull distinctive of love-hate relationships.

Blake Brennen has grown up from that silver spoon heiress that many people remembered. She has returned home a mature woman who knows the value of hard work. When she hires the Gallagher Brothers to restore her new home, Blake immediately clashes with Graham Gallagher.

His first impression of her is that of a pampered princess born with a silver spoon and he couldn’t stand her. Of course his body got a different memo. Despite the attraction, Graham treated Blake quite crudely. They spent a lot of time verbally sparring but it was clear that both Blake and Graham’s fighting was fueled by their past hurts and baggage.
Slowly, they begin to see beyond the surface and the secrets final come to life. In the end, Blake and Graham realize how much they misjudged each other and the individual healing began.

It took a while to connect with both character for different reasons, but I felt empathetic to their pain. At first glance, it appears that the author Carrie Ann Ryan wrote simple characters and plots. But as the story evolves, the reader sees just how complex and intricate the individuals truly were.

The pace was very even, and the chemistry was scorching hot. It was easy to read and I felt satisfied by the end. I look forward to finishing the Montgomery Ink series and getting more books in this series.

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Gallagher Brothers not Montgomerys

Gregory Salinas does a great job on this book and he has a great story to work with. I enjoyed it a lot. Definitely worth a credit.

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  • vicki
  • 12-05-16

Great start of the Gallagher brothers

If you could sum up Love Restored in three words, what would they be?

Hot sad intense

What other book might you compare Love Restored to, and why?

I can only say the Montgomery ink books

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great read loved every minute of it