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Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink)

Narrated by: Gregory Salinas
Series: Montgomery Ink, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the wrong side of 30, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy.

Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder’s mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her—in more ways than one.

Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.

©2014 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2014 Carrie Ann Ryan

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  • Cas
  • 06-12-2019

Wow

So enjoyed this family . Was great to read about other family members along with the main characters. A few unexpected twists made this a great read.
Narration was awesome too.

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Story ok, audio disappointing

The story was ok but the audio was quite disappointing compared to others I've heard. The voice of the main character sounded almost robotic at times. Sebastian York he's not.

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  • cherylM
  • 27-03-2015

Interesting

Well, this was an interesting storyline. I have enjoyed the shifter stories written by this author as well! Nice voice on the narrator!

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  • audda+bffget
  • 20-02-2016

Good

Good . narration could be better. performance is okay. overall good.Good . narration could be better. performance is okay. overall good

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 26-10-2014

HO HUM.... IT'S A 40/60 LISTEN

This is one of those listens that has you scratching your head because there were parts I hated, parts I thought "oh come on" and parts I liked so at the end I was left wondering just what exactly my feelings were on this. And these listens are the hardest ones to review.

My dislikes.... one minute the H/H hate each other, the next day they go out to dinner and talk about a mutual Sub/Dom BDSM relationship and go straight back home and have hot sex (me thinks surely not a first date conversation!) dual POV's. There were missing time periods, glossed over events and I had a big question as to why the new person couldn't of brought all his stuff with him (I don't want to give any spoilers).

My likes.... The family dynamics were good and once I got passed all the sex (which I never thought I'd say) there was a decent story in the end when the whole family pulled together after a shocking life altering twist for the two lovers. Lots of characters with sub plots told from their own POV's which made it interesting. Very sexy narration.

Worth a credit? Will this teach me not to judge a book by its cover? nope.... it's hot. I MAY give the second book in the series a try I'm undecided. As to the credit well I would rather of got this while on sale.... but I won't be asking for my credit back.

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  • Katy
  • 30-01-2020

Good Concept, But

Good concept, but the execution wasn't great, leaning way too far into melodrama and soap opera clichés. Things were dragged out too long, and then other things were just resolved off-page.

Narrator wasn't horrible, and his voices were ok. He was just too clinical sounding, to the point of robotic at times.

I may try another by this author, but probably not another with this author/narrator combo. Neither one is good enough to overcome what the other lacks.

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  • Rachelle
  • 09-12-2019

Narrator sounds like a robot and book was not what I expected.

I was looking forward to listening to this book-it has everything I like, tattoos, alphas...

But I was sadly disappointed with everything about this book. Firstly, it’s described that there’s BDSM in this book, but only one scene, afterwards, the main characters turn into mush and it gets very lovey dovey. Not that everything needs to be dominant and rough, but definitely not how the book is described.

Next, the storyline. There’s 5 different stories and perspectives going on here, that I can’t keep anyone straight except Austin’s. I get he has a huge family, but this is when a series makes sense, flush out his sister’s story in another book and simply introduce the characters here. Also, EVERYTHING happens with this couple. Not just one major issue to have to tackle, but four huge issues one after another after another. Seems very improbable and hard to even remotely relate to at this point.

Lastly is the narrator. He felt very robotic, especially while reading any sort of D/S scene. It didn’t make me melt, let alone pull me into the story. Instead, I ended up chuckling a few times throughout the book that were meant to be serious.

I really truly wanted like this book. Even though I finished it, I don’t think I’ll be continuing the series.

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  • Kathi
  • 15-11-2017

Couldn’t get through

I would rather just read it. The narrator over enunciated and I couldn’t get past it. Seriously I’ve listened to some ok narration but this one I couldn’t get through the first chapter.

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  • Sharon Worsham
  • 15-03-2017

Good story

This book would be a lot better read than listening to. I'm sorry, but I had a really hard time continuing to listen to this narrator. I almost didn't finish it so many times to count . He kinda ruined it for me. Story was good though. Just not in audio.

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  • DK
  • 24-12-2016

Another Hot Tattoo Alpha Male Novel-Yum!

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The covering of Sierra's scars by Austin are the beginning of a tedious, fragile relationship that neither is looking for.

While I felt the ending was a bit anti climatic-the book was worth listening. As part of a series, I will check out the others.

I enjoyed every scene in which Austin was disrobing. :)


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  • AB
  • 21-06-2016

Delicate Ink

Would you consider the audio edition of Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink) to be better than the print version?

I did not 'read' the book only listened to the audio book. I have read other Carrie Ann Ryan books and love her story lines - this one did not disappoint.

Any additional comments?

it's a little confusing to find a 0, 0.6, 1.5, and a 4.5 among the other 5 books making 9. When I search the titles in amazon the 'set' only shows 5 books. I was hoping for the kindle versions to have the companion audio but did not have luck with that so I just purchased the other 7 books on audio (can not find hidden ink on audio so I'll be stuck reading book #4.5) can't wait to get started.

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  • Judi Easley for Blue Cat Review
  • 09-02-2016

A roller-coaster of emotion!

I started out reading this and then switched to listening to to it. The story is really pretty good. It's unusual in that it has so many characters and goes into the problems of so many of them, at least without being 500 pages long. Keeping track of some of the siblings was a bit confusing, but the main characters were pretty good. I haven't checked yet, but I'm betting that the author has written a book for each of the siblings, and maybe that's why she set some of them up with problems in this book. that way she builds interest in the later books. I'm hoping they aren't all quite as hectic as this one. This one was a real roller-coaster ride with not only Harry's diagnosis and the relationship between Austin and Sierra, but his son's sudden appearance and the problems that come from that. There's also Sierra's problems from her past. Then there are the relationship problems of the siblings. Never a break in the action or the emotions!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 15-09-2020

Gruff perfection

I’ve listened to so many of Carrie Ann Ryan’s books and I keep expecting that one of them is going to feel repetitive or boring, or not live up to my expectations. Each time I’m oh so pleasantly surprised. Her writing is just magical.

This was such a strong start to the series and has just left me desperate for more. I need more of this story, the characters and the feels.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-09-2015

fantastic read couldn't put it down

What did you like most about Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink)?

Austin comes across gruff but he actually isn't.... well until it comes to the sex

Who was your favorite character and why?

Austin because he was determined to get the girl

What does Gregory Salinas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

well apart from not losing your page you feel the emotions

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

yes when leaf came into his life

Any additional comments?

amazing book can't wait for the rest