Excerpt Tour – Adoring Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

1001_2017_Carrie Ann Ryan_300dpiAbout ADORING INK

The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world.

Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too special for him. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in.

As they explore Holly’s bucket list and their own desires, Brody will have to make sure he doesn’t fall too hard and too fast. Sometimes, people think happily ever afters don’t happen for everyone, and Brody will have to face his demons and tell Holly the truth of what it means to truly live life to the fullest…even when they’re both running out of time.

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“How about Holly’s List? Simple and easy to remember.”

She looked over at him. “So what’s next on Holly’s List?” she asked. “I haven’t actually told you anything I want to put on it, you’ve just guessed.”

He sat up so he faced her and he could watch her expressions as she spoke. He didn’t know why he liked watching her like this when they talked, but it was as if he couldn’t get enough of her.

Again, his brain screamed that they were approaching dangerous territory, but he ignored it.

“I figured we’d slowly work our way up to grander things, but if you have stuff you want to do, we can.”

“That’s the thing, I haven’t done anything. I’ve worked and read books. That’s it. So anything new is by far more than anything I could have thought up on my own.” Her hands played with the ripples in the water, and she sighed. “I know I’m putting pressure on both of us with this, but I’m having fun. Are you?”

“Hell, yeah. Despite what others might think of me, I don’t spend all my time doing reckless things and being an idiot. I’m usually working or at the gym. So doing things that are a little out of my routine is a nice break.”

Her fingers played in the water again. “As long as you want to do this, then I’m in. I’m having fun, Brody. I never realized how…staid I was before this. I do the same things day after day and research anything new endlessly before I do it, to the point that it’s not fun anymore. It’s how I’ve always been. But maybe it’s time to change that.”

“You’re already changing some of it. But Holly? I like you for you, you know. You don’t have to change everything.”

She turned so she was facing him, and his heart rate sped up. Hell, he needed to get a grip.

“That’s the nicest thing you could have said. I like me, too, Brody.” She paused. “And I like you as well.”

At her words, he did the only thing he could.

He kissed her.



About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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