Book 1, Gallagher Brothers
Carrie Ann Ryan
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In the first of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with the most unexpected woman…
Graham Gallagher has seen it all. And when tragedy struck, lost it all. He’s been the backbone of his brothers, the one they all rely on in their lives and business. And when it comes to falling in love and creating a life, he knows what it’s like to have it all and watch it crumble. He’s done with looking for another person to warm his bed, but apparently he didn’t learn his lesson because the new piercer at Montgomery Ink tempts him like no other.
Blake Brennen may have been born a trust fund baby, but she’s created a whole new life for herself in the world of ink, piercings, and freedom. Only the ties she’d thought she’d cut long ago aren’t as severed as she’d believed. When she finds Graham constantly in her path, she knows from first glance that he’s the wrong kind of guy for her. Except that Blake excels at making the wrong choice and Graham might be the ultimate temptation for the bad girl she’d thought long buried.
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The spinoff series is off to a great start. Graham and Blake are both trying to overcome events from their past. The pain of heartache and loss comes full circle to blossom into a beautiful re-beginning of life. The book ended before I would have liked (the reason for only 4 stars) but hopefully the next book will pick up where this one left off. I will definitely be following this new series.
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
I received a copy for a honest review
I have been waiting on pins and needles since Ryan announced she was doing a spin off of the Montgomery Ink series, and since she introduced us to the Bearded, Inked, Pierced, Brooding, and panty melting hotness that is Graham in Ink Enduring I've been waiting breathless with anticipation for that day to get here. Well wait no more!!!
Graham is the workhorse of the Gallagher Brothers Reconstruction Company, he is the head foreman of the business.
Blake is a heiress who is the executor of the estate that owns the house that the Gallagher Brothers will be working on. She also isn't what she seems as Graham finds out.
When Graham and Blake meet, it's at a anniversary of sorts for him and not a good anniversary either and he is a a** to her, as she reminds him of his ex.
But, as I've said Blake is not what she appears. Yes when the first met Blake looked like a heiress, what she really is though is the newest member of the Montgomery Ink family as she is the piercer and tattooist that Maya just hired and she has a big secret.
Fate has a way of pushing people together even if they don't want to be pushed, and fate wants these two together. Chance meetings at hockey games and the grocery store make these two realize that the reason they are so snarky to each other is the attraction that they're trying hard to resist.
Real life, that's what makes Ryan so good at what she does, she pulls from real life. The experiences that these characters go through, both past and present, could have happened to anybody and that's what makes you hurt when they hurt, cry when they cry, and love when they love.
There is sooo much you need to know, but I'm not telling!!! Just know this, even if you've never read the series that this is spun from, you will love this book and will not be lost. You will be sucked into their world and want more, whether that's waiting for the the next Gallagher or diving into the Montgomery Ink series, first one's free BTW, it's a addiction that there is no cure for.
I'm in love again
Gallagher Brothers Book 1
by Carrie Ann Ryan
I absolutely loved this book! The characters were so rich and beautiful! Blake is a spirited, head strong, no-nonsense tattoo artist (her painting is the ability to tattoo on skin because apparently women born in her parents circle did not pierced and tattoo themselves) Blake Brennen may have been born a trust fund baby, but she’s created a whole new life for herself in the world of ink, piercings, and freedom. This is book one of the Gallagher Brothers series it's a spin-off of Montgomery Ink series. Things happens when a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with someone who is unexpected but just what he needs and Blake finds herself attracted to someone who looks like a bad guy but he treats her like he is attracted but is understandably aloof because of past events. The storyline has drama and is scorching hot. I definitely felt her despair at being afraid about her child and her being lonely. I would love to read a follow up story for them! I have fallen in love with Graham and his brother in this book. This is a unique love story and it's well written and the characters appeared quite believable. The yearning of love and the pain of losing someone with all your heart and not having that love returned in kind was heartrending. Upon the conclusion, you discovered the reason behind Blake and Graham loneliness , your heart breaks for the pain from them both. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and I believe others will as well. If you love drama, laughs and scorching hot scenes, then this is a must read for you. This is, in my opinion, a 5 Star piece of calorie-free brain candy—and that's good. That's what I love about my romance. It is an interesting and enjoyable story. I actually love reading Carrie Ann Ryan books no matter what genre. I feel this is a Five Stars beginning to a Awesome series, I absolutely positively love this book.
Yes a Unexpected delightful romance with a few twists and spellbinding the whole way through. Thoroughly enjoyable and great to read. I always give my Compliments to the author. The book presented the characters well and included excellent storyline. Thanks. Your characters are full, rounded and interesting, your plot rises and falls like perfection. I was very impressed with this book; the writing is excellent and the plot keeps me entertained till the last chapter. An great spin-off that kept my (electronic) pages turning late into the night. I've read several books by this author, and so far, I have enjoyed everyone of them.