Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Montgomery Ink Bites Cookbook by Carrie Ann Ryan and Suzanne M. Johnson ~ Book Review with Excerpt


Take a seat, laugh, and fall in love with the Montgomerys again, and try out some of their favorite recipes!

Montgomery Ink Bites Cookbook, an all new project with short stories featuring all your favorite Montgomery characters and filled with incredible recipes inspired by your favorite characters from New York Times best selling author Carrie Ann Ryan and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne M. Johnson, is available now!

When the world thinks of the Montgomerys from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan’s Montgomery Ink series, they usually think of big family dinners, connections that never break, and…cheese.

Along with USA Today bestselling cookbook author Suzanne M. Johnson, Carrie Ann heads back to the original Denver Montgomerys and their favorite meals.

Whether it’s an easy meal of appetizers for a large family on the go, a cheese-filled fest of indulgence, or a day that’s solely about the love of cupcakes, the Montgomerys are here to stay.

Each original Denver Montgomery is back with a brand-new story as well as delicious recipes that speak of family, spice, and of course, cheese.

Take a seat, laugh, and fall in love with the Montgomerys again, and try out some of their favorite recipes as you visit familiar characters and get ready to meet the next generation of Montgomerys on the way!

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Keep reading for a look inside Montgomery Ink Bites Cookbook!


There were times when I knew exactly what to say. When I was ready to face the oncoming questions of being a father of four and to settle any problem that came my way. My kids were the center of my world, just like my wife.
Yet something was bothering my oldest daughter, and I could not figure out what it was.
And neither could Meghan, with the way that she kept looking at me as if I had all the answers. The problem was, I used to. I used to have those answers. At least it felt like it. But then again, so had Meghan. And now here we were, staring at each other as our teenage daughter grumbled something to herself, looking completely lost and angry at the world, and I didn’t know how to fix it.
“Sasha? Is there something that you want to tell us?” Meghan asked as she reached out and gripped my hand. I looked down at her slender wrist and wanted to pull it to my lips for a kiss. Only it wasn’t the right time, and I was afraid if we didn’t take a break from the necessities that were our life, we might not ever find that time again.
“Nothing’s wrong.” The clipped sound of my daughter’s voice split the air, and I let out a breath.
“Sasha. There’s got to be something wrong if you’re not talking to us.”
“Why do I have to tell you everything? I’m eighteen. I’m not a little girl anymore. I’m having a bad day. Maybe it’s just my period.”
“You talking about menstruation isn’t going to push me away from this conversation. It’s a new age. I’m not going to wince.”
“Ugh! Why can’t you be like any normal guy and just walk away as soon as I talk about anything girl problem related?”
“Because I have two daughters, a wife, and fifty thousand Montgomery cousins. Not to mention your aunts. You’re not going to push me away by saying those things. Talk to me.”
My daughter, who didn’t look a thing like me since we didn’t share a single biological gene, blinked up at me before she burst into tears. I cursed under my breath as my wife and I moved forward. We hugged Sasha close, helpless.
“Baby, talk to us. What’s wrong?”
“I’m fine,” Sasha bit out as she leaned into us.
“You just burst out crying, and you’re angry for seemingly no reason. There’s got to be a reason.”
“Fine. Marcus dumped me.”
I blinked and looked back at her. “I thought you and Marcus were just friends?”
She rolled her eyes, let out a huff. “Dad.”
“Don’t Dad me. When did you become more than friends? How could he have broken up with you when you weren’t dating?”
“Luc, darling, one thing at a time.”
“I think this is the same thing.”
“Oh, so you’re fine with talking about menstruation, but suddenly I talk about boyfriends, and you freak out like a dad from the ‘50s?”
I pinched the bridge of my nose and waved Cliff off.
Cliff was sixteen and nearly as tall as I was, and his eyes were wide. He put his hands on both Emma’s and Benjamin’s shoulders.
As Benjamin was eight, and Emma was ten, they had an inkling of what we were talking about, so therefore my eldest son seemed to read my mind. He pulled the kids away, and out to the backyard where hopefully he would watch them for a minute while I figured out what the hell was going on with my oldest daughter.
Meghan and I had been married for over a decade now. We had been through hell and back multiple times, and I still felt like I was sometimes scrambling when it came to my kids.

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It's hard not to LOVE this book even if you haven't read all of the original Montgomery Ink Books, which I haven't, I only read the last two. Each chapter is a different story about a couple from the original series we get a glimpse into what their life is like now and some AMAZING recipes which I cannot wait to try out.

Each of the Original Eight Montgomery's have a story and great recipes to go along with it:

Chapter 1 - Austin & Sierra (Delicate Ink) - Just a Bite gives us recipes for appetizers  

Chapter 2 - Decker & Miranda (Tempting Boundaries) - Bring on the Temptations gives us recipes for Main Dishes with some spice to them

Chapter 3 - Luc & Meghan (Harder than Words) - Spice it Up gives us recipes for Spicy Dishes

Chapter 4 - Griffin & Autumn (Written in Ink) - All About the Veggies gives us recipes for... you guessed it vegetarian dishes

Chapter 5 - Maya & Jake & Border (Ink Enduring) - With A Twist gives us recipes for favorites with a twist to them

Chapter 6 - Tabby & Alex (Ink Exposed) - Cheese Me, Baby gives us recipes for Yummy Cheese dishes to please your taste buds

Chapter 7 - Storm & Everly (Inked Expressions) - Call Me Cupcake gives us recipes for CUPCAKES and a Pie!!! OMG these sound so good I cannot wait to indulge in them all, I plan on making it a girls day and baking them with my daughter and daughter-in-law.

Chapter 8 - Jillian & Wes (Inked Memories) - Isn't It Sweet gives us recipes for your sweet tooth, if your not a cupcake person this chapter has other sweets for you.

These stories are sweet, sexy, and some will pull at your heartstrings.

I have the kindle copy but I am definitely purchasing the paperback of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone that has enjoyed the Montgomery Ink Series, Contemporary Romances, or anyone that enjoys cooking because there are so many great recipes included you'll want to grab this book for that alone.

Happy Reading!!!

About Carrie Ann Ryan

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, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She’s the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. 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.

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About Suzanne M. Johnson

USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Johnson is family trained, a south Georgia native who's been cooking all of her life, creating not only some really unique food, but precious memories that re-occur every time she smells something simmering in the oven. In all of her books, Suzanne shows that making a delicious meal doesn't have to be complicated--it just has to be made with love. So go ahead, don't be bashful, dive right in. Who knows? You might just make a few memories of your own

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