Title: Sated in Ink
Series: Montgomery Ink: Boulder #2
Series: Montgomery Ink: Boulder #2
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 11, 2020
The Montgomery Ink saga continues in a seductive romance where a runaway bride and two best friends might just take the chance of a lifetime.
Ethan Montgomery thought he had his life figured out until the moment he and his best friend met a woman in a wedding dress drinking wine out of a paper bag. He might work too many hours and always seems to put his family and friends first. Still, when he finally opens up to Holland and Lincoln, he may just get everything he’s ever wanted.
Holland Yeaton made a horrible mistake, and running out on her wedding seemed like the only thing to do at the time. Taking the next step of her life on her own won’t be easy, but now she has two sexy and bearded strangers to help her figure out exactly what she desires.
Lincoln McClard has loved his best friend for as long as he can remember. Only he’s never dared to do anything about it. Instead, he puts all of his sexual frustration into his art. As soon as he meets Holland, he realizes exactly why he waited for Ethan and what has been missing all along.
However, it’s not only the three of them in this tangled and steamy relationship. And if they aren’t careful, it won’t only be their feelings that get hurt…and broken.
Ethan, Lincoln, and Holland's story is one of best friends finding their way to one another with a little help from the perfect person to complete them.
I always enjoy a good friends to lovers romance, throw in the fact they the friends are both male and that bumps it up for me, and then add in a woman that get the two friends to admit their feelings towards one another and I am all over it. It's like I'm a little kid in a candy store and I have grabby hands because I can't get enough of it.
Ethan and Lincoln have been best friends for most of their lives and Ethan's family, The Montgomery's, consider Lincoln family. At some point they each started to develop feelings for the other but never let on for fear of harming or loosing their friendship. If you read the first book in the series maybe you picked up on the glances and lingering looks they gave one another, I know I did and couldn't wait to see what Carrie Ann Ryan had in store for them.
Holland had a terrible day, she was dressed and ready to walk down the isle to marry a man she thought she loved, loved enough to marry anyway, but then she ran out of the church in her wedding dress after calling the wedding off. I soooo want to tell you why she did that but I don't do spoilers so I won't, you'll just have to read the book to find out.
Ethan and Lincoln ran into Holland at the park while she was drinking wine wrapped in a paper bag while still in her wedding gown. The attraction was instantaneous on all of their parts but lets be real the men were gentlemen and weren't going to do anything about it since she was wearing a wedding gown. Lets just say this was the start of a beautiful friendship between the three of them.
There was some major angst in this story, and it lingered for a bit but you know if you have read any of Carrie Ann's books before we are always gifted with a HFN or HEA ending and not a cliffhanger so read with the knowledge that things will workout.
This is an easy book to recommend especially to those that enjoy the friends-to-lovers trope, menage romances, even to those that enjoy MM reads and don't mind a Female being with them, because the love is plentiful and it's given and taken all ways. But please remember this is for anyone 17 and over due to content.
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 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 seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.