Ink Exposed: A Contemporary Tattoo Romantic Suspense Montgomery Ink Romance

· Montgomery Ink Book 6 · Carrie Ann Ryan
54 reviews

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The Montgomery Ink series continues with the brother that deserves a second chance and the woman who has always loved him.

Alex Montgomery lost his first love and then proceeded to leave himself in the bottle. Only he and his ex-wife truly know why he fell so hard and so fast down a path he never thought he’d take. Now he’s clean, out of rehab, and learning how to be a Montgomery once again—a task that isn’t quite as easy as some of his family assumes.

Tabby Collins is an honorary Montgomery and the organizational mastermind behind Montgomery Inc., the family’s construction company. She loves her planners, friends, and a certain dark-haired man who’s never given her a second glance.

Alex is slowly immersing himself back into the world, but the demons he faced before aren’t done with him yet. When Alex discovers that Tabby’s life is in danger, he not only finds a way to help her but learns the true woman behind the soft smiles he’s always seen. Their romance won’t be an easy one, but nothing this passionate and heart-pounding ever is.


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“Carrie Ann Ryan writes sexy emotional romances that'll make you cry and fan yourself from the heat, especially because of all that sexy ink.”

–#1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

 “Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop! This is definitely going in my re-read pile!” 

–NYT Bestselling Author Susan Stoker

"Carrie Ann Ryan writes the perfect balance of sweet and heat ensuring every story feeds the soul." - Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“Carrie Ann Ryan never fails to draw readers in with passion, raw sensuality, and characters that pop off the page. Any book by Carrie Ann is an absolute treat.” – New York Times Bestselling Author J. Kenner 

“Carrie Ann Ryan knows how to pull your heartstrings and make your pulse pound! Her wonderful Redwood Pack series will draw you in and keep you reading long into the night. I can’t wait to see what comes next with the new generation, the Talons. Keep them coming, Carrie Ann!” –Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author of CRAVE THE NIGHT

"With snarky humor, sizzling love scenes, and brilliant, imaginative worldbuilding, The Dante's Circle series reads as if Carrie Ann Ryan peeked at my personal wish list!" – NYT Bestselling Author, Larissa Ione

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Read the Entire Montgomery Ink Series:

Ink Inspired

Ink Reunited

Delicate Ink

Forever Ink

Tempting Boundaries

Harder than Words

Finally Found You

Written in Ink

Hidden Ink

Ink Enduring

Ink Exposed

Adoring Ink

Love Honor and Ink

Inked Expressions


Executive Ink

Inked Memories

Inked Nights

Second Chance Ink


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54 reviews
Heather Major
November 30, 2016
I have been waiting for this story forever it seems. If you are a fan of the Montgomery series then you have seen how Tabitha, an honorary Montgomery and an assistant for the Montgomery construction business, has secretly pined for the broken brother Alex. Tabitha has her own secrets she has been hiding and when those secrets come to light things start to change. Alex is the youngest Montgomery sibling and has recently returned home after completing rehab for alcohol. Now sober and trying to find his way in the world and his place in the family again he is thrilled when his brothers offer him a project with the construction business. The job will have Alex and Tabitha working closely together. The job puts Alex and Tabitha working side by side and mutual feelings start to grow. Alex however can’t help but fight this attraction, feeling he is not “good enough” for Tabitha because of his demons. When Tabitha is nearly attacked, all bets are off and these two can no longer fight the attraction even though both fear they are not what the other needs. I loved the way Carrie Ann faced the alcoholism in this book. She did an excellent job of really showing all the struggles involved with this disease and didn’t skip over the ugly parts that accompany it. She gave Alex the strength to overcome his demons and the knowledge to be able to avoid his triggers. This book was very powerful and extremely well written. I received an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
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Andi Babcock
November 29, 2016
OMG! The Montgomery Ink series keeps getting better and better. I know that I say that every time I write a review, but it's true every time Carrie Ann Ryan releases a new book in this series. I adore the world Ryan has created and the characters that inhabit it. You can't help but fall in love with this family. I have wondered for a long time what could drive a Montgomery to live at the bottom of a bottle. I am not surprised that with as passionate as the entire family is, that someone ended up there, but what happened to Alex that he didn't feel like he could get support from his family. You never know how strong you can be, until you have to be. That's the journey Alex takes in this book. You have to find something that works for you, then trust the support structure you have in place. It's very common for addicts to replace one addiction with another, so Alex's need for control is very real. Where he ends up is a testament to personal strength and resolve. I have always liked Tabby, but now I absolutely love her. I'm not into the whole "planner" thing, but I do love me a good list and pens, OMG. I am not allowed in the pen isle at Walmart and I can't go to an office story unsupervised. She just makes me smile. She also carries burdens that aren't hers. While she gets part of it, she still struggles with not owning more than her share. So what happens when two of my favorite characters finally figure out they are meant for each other? Ink Exposed. This book was raw in places and down right funny in others. Ryan takes on very serious topics, including addiction, co-dependence and self defense. At the same time, it's a beautiful story about redemption, self discovery and learning to trust again. Oh and don't forget the passion and heat! Those Montgomery boys do know what to do with their hands!
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Dar Good
May 24, 2018
Oh Alexander and Tabitha, you brave and wonderful people! Alex has had his world ripped apart by his addiction. He struggles every day to stay sober and not trade addictions. He is surrounded by family, yet still feels apart from them. As for what he feels for Tabitha, he shoves that aside every time it surfaces. He has been there, done that, and failed miserably. He doesn't trust himself to love again, no matter how good things feel with Tabitha Tabby has been attracted to Alexander forever, but he was married, then in rehab, then in recovery. She tries to hide it, but things eventually bubble to the surface for both of them. As much as she is in love with him, she knows he isn't ready for her to say so. She sees Alexander in ways nobody else does, and as safe as she feels with him, he feels it with her A good build up to the relationship, realistic emotions and reactions, and all that makes for an even sweeter HEA in the end!
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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