Inked Nights (Montgomery Ink #8.5; 1001 Dark Nights #82)
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series…
Tattoo artist, Derek Hawkins knows the rules:
One night a month.
No last names.
Olivia Madison has her own rules:
Don’t fall in love.
Never tell Derek the truth.
When their worlds crash into each other however, Derek and Olivia will have to face what they fought to ignore as well as the connection they tried to forget.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
INKED NIGHTS is book 8.5 in the Montgomery Ink series and is also part of the 1001 Dark Nights line. Although there’s recurring characters throughout, the story can standalone!
Olivia and Derek have spent the last four years meeting for a single night a month of just sex. No full names, no strings, no expectations. One night, it becomes clear that Olivia and Derek are craving more. But when they learn that they’re connected by their painful pasts, their relationship quickly falls apart. Can they look past the sorrow and embrace a future together?
Like most of the stories in the 1001 Dark Nights series, this is a short but sexy novella. And let me tell y’all, this one starts off H.O.T! But I honestly wasn’t expecting the twist that Carrie Ann Ryan threw in there. The thread that tied Derek to Olivia was both sad and strangely sweet. The angst isn’t overwhelming but there’s enough drama to keep you turning the pages.
I love the male cast of characters that Ms. Ryan writes about because they’re always so damn sexy and charming! Derek totally embodied that signature style. He was…well…dreamy! Thoughtful and caring. Olivia may not have had a lot of close friends but she was a good hearted, strong person and her character showed that. They turned out to be the perfect compliment together. I also really enjoyed seeing some of the Montgomery clan again.
If you’re looking for a steamy afternoon read with awesome characters, this one will be perfect for you. Told from dual POVs with a happy ever after. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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.