Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Happily Ever Maybe (Montgomery Ink Legacy, #4.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan ~ Book Review with Excerpt


Bodyguards + Workplace + One Night Stand = All the Heat

Happily Ever Maybe, a Montgomery Ink Legacy novella from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan is now live!

It was only supposed to be one job.

I know the rules.
Get in. Get out.
Protect the girl, then move on.
Only it never works out the way it should.
Now Jennifer and I work with each other and there’s no going back to normal.

Then it turned into something more.

Gus isn’t for me. I know that.
Only the chemistry that burns between us won’t fade away.
We promise it will only be one night.
Then another.
But when our actions have consequences that could mean the end of our future, we’ll have to figure out exactly what we want.
Even if it means walking away broken before it begins.

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But for some reason, I was edgy now.
No, that was a lie. It wasn’t just some reason. I knew exactly what it was.
And it wasn’t Daisy and Kane, my fellow team members today. No, it was the other one.
I didn’t want to think about her, but I wasn’t sure I could stop. I needed to, however. My job demanded it.
I was a bodyguard and an installer. I not only protected my clients and charges, I also installed security equipment for businesses and homes. While my bosses laid out the security profiles and programs for large corporations and small residences—and also worked with cybersecurity—I did the installs when I wasn’t on bodyguard duty. I enjoyed both aspects of my job and was talented at it.
Yet it didn’t feel like that.
Not with her.
It was always hard to think about anything when it came to Jennifer. My coworker and my nemesis. Not that she knew she was my nemesis. No, that was all on me.
Those blue-gray eyes of hers were piercing and saw everything. At least when it came to the job. She could scent an incoming threat as quickly as I could, and that was saying something. I might be cocky as fuck when it came to my job, but it was for a reason.
And Jennifer was sometimes even better.
Her dark brown hair was pulled into a tight bun away from her face. I liked it when her hair was down, though, since it fell in soft waves past her shoulders. She pulled it back in a ponytail or a braid when she was working out, but when she was on duty, like today, it was in a bun, so nobody could use it against her in a fight.
I always kept my hair decently short, but my beard was getting longer. I’d probably have to trim it soon. I wasn’t trying to blend in like I had with my old job when everybody had long beards, and I was undercover. Now, I needed to trim it a bit so nobody could pull it in a fight.
But Jennifer? She’d thought about all of that already. Hence the bun.
She was slim with a narrow waist and average height—though not much about her was average. But that delicate frame was all muscle. She could bench press more than a few of the guys on the team and kick any of our asses on any given day. Hell, she’d pinned me to the ground once, and I nearly swallowed my tongue. And then I’d had to hide my erection from her. Like I did most days. Because Jennifer was a distraction.
My distraction.

Gus and Jennifer have been attracted to one another since they started working together over a year ago, but instead of acting on their feelings they became friends in addition to being co-workers and even partners on several Security Details. Then one night they decide to throw caution to the wind and have a passion filled encounter and only one night not two or three, just the one to get it out of their systems. Well, you can imagine how that went especially when they are working together on a job where things don't go as easily as they should.

This was a fun quick read about Gus and Jennifer, two people that work for Montgomery Security that aren't related to the family. Crazy I know since there are so many Montgomery's LOL but others do work with them and we do occasionally get their stories too, just like this one. So a HUGE Thank you to 1,001 Dark Nights & Blue Box Press and of course to Carrie Ann Ryan for giving us this story that we may not have gotten otherwise. One of the great things about this Novella is that if you haven't read this series or even any of Carrie Ann Ryan's books before this can be read as a standalone and gives you a little taste of the authors work.

If you enjoy these Steamy Contemporary Romances, and the following tropes you'll want to grab this book and dive in as soon as possible.
Bodyguard Romance
One Night Stand
Friends to Lovers
Workplace Romance
Consequences of my actions

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