Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs)

Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs)

by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs) by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Montgomery Ink series continues with the so-called sensible sister and the one man she never should have fallen for.

For Thea Montgomery, baking isn't only therapeutic, it's also her dream job. She's worked countless hours keeping her bakery afloat, and now that it's where she wants it to be, she's ready to expand and take the next step. When it comes to work and her family, she's on top of her game. Her personal life, however, is a different story.

When Dimitri Carr isn't teaching and hiding his ink under long sleeves to keep the bosses happy, he's trying to be the best brother and friend he can be. After his divorce, he'd thought he would lose Thea from his life forever because she's his ex-wife's best friend. But now that he's free, and the two of them realize they want to keep their friendship. Then he finally sees what he's been missing all this time.

But there are more problems than the fact that Dimitri is Thea's best friend's ex. And when accidental touches and flirtations aren't enough for either of them, and they're finally ready to take the next step, they'll find out exactly what that cost is for crossing that line. And will need to find the strength to face it.

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BN ID: 2940155604754
Publisher: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,092
File size: 535 KB

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Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
C_Beddow 3 months ago
Can I give this more than 5 stars? I wish I could. I got this book as an ARC from Carrie, then bought it and it's now one of my favorites. Thea and Dimitri are so cute together. They came together slowly and it built to something wonderful (even though someone was working against them). Their friends were so happy for them. It was fun to see other Montgomeries in the story. That's always a plus. A good sexy story that you won't want to put down
KFischer 3 months ago
Dimitri and Thea have been friends for a long time but they took their friendship to the next level after a night of fun and games. Dimitri's ex-wife is Thea's best friend which made things interesting. As Dimitri and Thea's relationship blossomed, suspicious incidents started happening but they were reluctant to come to the obvious conclusion. This story is jam packed with drama and passion and is a wonderful addition to the Colorado Springs series.
Anonymous 18 hours ago
I want to stop by Thea's bakery in Colorado Springs and sample the goods! If I had a math teacher like Dimitri, class would have been much more interesting... Oh wait, I did have a gorgeous Italian for 3 of the 4 years in high school math... sigh... While I enjoyed the overall story, the repeated cheese obsession monologues and repeated references back to the Denver Montgomery family should have been left out after the first mention because it didn't add to the story and got irritating by slowing the story flow... the same for the many long detailed intimate scenes slowing the story flow. I like two or three max if they are different showing development of the relationship, but I don't want to read everytime they get intimate.
Alwaysahappyeverafter 3 days ago
Wow, Carrie Ann Ryan knows how to keep you gripped. I could not put this down. Thea and Dimitri use to be friends, until he divorced Thea's best friend, then she had to pick and she chose Molly. Now after a chance meeting things take a strange turn. But how will this love triangle end.... Now I just have to wait for Roxie's and Carter's story that has been teasing us for soooooooo long.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Thea, Dimitri and Molly were all friends until they weren’t. Things happened and no matter what Thea ended up choosing but not on purpose. When they see each other again things changed in one night. Then things just got weird with the 3 friends until it gots to be so much worse and then... read this book to find out what happens next you won’t be disappointed.
Jayme_NE2008 27 days ago
OMG. We continue on the journey with the Colorado Springs Montgomery clam, specifically with Thea this book. Thea has been known as cold to some people, but it seems like she just opens up for her family and a few select others. Dimitri was married to Thea's friend, Molly, and is trying to find his place after the divorce. Thea and Dimitri never saw each other romantically until after his divorce, but feelings come fast. An acquaintance tries to pull them apart and ruin their future. I loved Thea and Dimitri together. This was such a wonderful love story, but it does have the undertone that something is wrong and I just kept waiting to see what was going to happen. The other Montgomery family members as well as the Carrs were great side characters that added so much to the story. I know that Roxie and Carter's book is next and I really hope they truly find their happiness. I received an ARC and voluntarily reviewed this book.
Febbabie212 27 days ago
I really enjoyed this book. Honestly, the premise made me a little wary. The heroine ends up with her best friend’s ex-husband? The best friend’s ex-boyfriend is far more common but ex-husband pushes it a little. However, Carrie Ann Ryan, and her characters, tackles the issues openly. And it helps that Thea and Dimitri already had a friendship in place before their relationship progressed. I love this spin-off Montgomery series so far. It’s nice revisit with familiar characters but not have them overwhelm the plot of the new main characters. The Montgomery sisters are great and I can’t wait for the last book. Thea and Dimitri have a great relationship and made this book a very enjoyable read.
Readread111 27 days ago
Another great book from a great author!! I love Thea and Dimitri!! I thoroughly enjoyed their story!! Their feelings for each other just pull you in. Their connection is what makes this story work!! Loving this series!!
Jenn2018 28 days ago
Love the Montgomerys!! Thea Montgomery has put everything into her bakery and it's her whole world, aside from he family. She has tried dating, but she doesn't have that spark with anyone until she runs into Dimitri again! He was one her closest friends, until he divorced her best friend. Now there is chemistry there, for both of them, and it's hard to resist. They want to take a chance, but also don't want to her his ex/her friend. Things seem to going well, but when hinky things begin to happen and Thea is put in danger they begin to wonder who or what is out to get them. This is fast paced, suspenseful, sweet and sexy all wrapped up into one fabulous story!!
Anonymous 29 days ago
Enjoyed Thea and Dimitri's story. I would bet all of us have felt a spark for a friend, so it was interesting seeing their struggles and finally their HEA.
Anonymous 30 days ago
This was a really enjoyable read. Great interaction & relationship building between Thea & Dimitri.
BookObsession07 30 days ago
A romance in an interesting situation! What do you do when you are attracted to your friend's ex-husband? Who is also your friend? Is it against the 'girl code' to start something? How can you resist the pull? Another great story within the Montgomery circle - this is the extended family but some familiar characters will pop up too. There is also a bit of intrigue and mystery to this story as well! Very good read - although could have done without the scene at the start of the book with the other guy... just saying. Looking forward to the next in the series!
Jennifer_e911 3 months ago
This book is the ultimate in forbidden romance! It's an unwritten girl rule, never date your friend's ex. Never, ever! But what happens when what you thought was true, isn't really?!? That's what happens in this story, another amazing Montgomery Ink story, the second about the Colorado Springs Montgomery sisters. Thea is tired of being alone. She is ready to settle down, move on with her life. But she just can't seem to find the one that fits. Then she runs into Dimitri (in a totally embarrassing scenario!) Dimitri is a friend, but also her best friend's ex husband. Thea is seeing him in a different way, which is a total no-no! She tries to ignore the thoughts and feelings, but her friend's reaction is completely unexpected. Dimitri is one of the good ones. But with a failed marriage behind him, he's not really sure of who he is. He wants Thea, but doesn't know if he should go there. The connection to his ex really throws a curve ball to them both. This book was an amazing read. There are twists and turns, curves I never saw coming! I was rooting for Thea and Dimitri, but their situation was a bit odd. I'm so glad they got their HEA, and I enjoyed reading about the other Montgomerys. I especially loved getting an update on Shep and Shea, the ones that started it all!
EvaMarieRose 3 months ago
Okay here is a thing, I know Roxie and Carter are next and there is a lot of foreshadowing here. I am going to be honest, I am not sure I am ready for it. While this book is about Thea and Dimitri, you can definitely tell something hard and heartbreaking is on the horizon for Roxie and Carter. So I am just saying be prepared in this book, have a bottle of wine because those little snippets of Roxie and Carter hurt. Anywho, Thea and Dimitri. I would just like to say how much I love that all the families intertwined in this series love food and alcohol. Don't read this one if you have munchies or you there it's like 1 a.m. in the morning and the bakery section is closed - you will become hangry. Thea has a heart of gold and her "best friend" Molly is well without giving away spoilers, trust your gut when you meet her in the book. It's always hard to have two best friends that got married and then got divorced but you care about them both then throw in some developing feelings it's going to get messy. However, I was in glee reading through the little romance and the internal struggle of them both trying to come to terms with it. Dimitri, aka Giles, you'll get it trust me. Also, Giles for the freaking win. Then he's Team Captain, which I mean let's face it, all the smart people are Team Captain. I love the nerdy references and the family love. It doesn't matter how old you are, where life has taken you - your family should also be there for you. A family is about love both through the good times and the hard times and the heartbreaking time. I know there is only one more book in this series, but I can't pick a favorite as I love the all. I want friends like there are in the book. Sure they seem overwhelming and good-hearted nosy at times, but they are always there for each other too. They don't take crap from others and that includes the friends putting themselves down.
Khrista1029 3 months ago
Restless Ink is book 2 in the Colorado Springs Montgomery Ink Series but can be read as a standalone. This was an amazing read one I finished in a day. Its filled with a lot of emotion and angst but also some very sexy stuff. Thea Montgomery is the third child of 4, she owns a bakery, Colorado Icing which is her baby. Thea has dedicated her whole life to making her bakery a success. Thea is in her 30's now and while her professional life is going according to plan her personal life leaves a lot to be desired, she has dated enough to know she has no luck in the men department. One chance meeting in an all night grocery store with her friend Molly's ex-husband has sent in motion feelings she should not be having. There are rules about this kind of thing and she is determined not to cross that line no matter how enticing he may be. Dimitri Carr is a high school math teacher, divorced and almost 40 years old. Marring young and having it not work out has been a drain on his spirits, divorce was not in his plans. The one high point of his marriage to Molly was adopting his Golden Retriever, Captain. Sad that Captain cant live with him full time until he finds some place he can afford and allows pets Captain is staying with Molly. Running into Thea at the grocery store awoke a side of Dimitri that has been dormant for along time. Navigating this situation is both confusing and sensitive. Dimitri and Thea are trying to figure out how to have a relationship that both of them want while being sensitive to Molly's feelings. Molly has given her blessing to them both but is seems to good to be true. This story is a prime example of "The heart wants what the heart wants" and sometimes we don't have any control over who we love. Kudos to Carrie Ann for taking a chance to write this story knowing it is a "taboo" situation.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another wonderful Montgomery Ink!
Ana94 3 months ago
When I started reading I couldn't put it down.Carrie Ann Ryan is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.
gillek2 3 months ago
Thea has made a success of the bakery that she owns but the same can’t be said for her personal life. After another date gone wrong Thea is about to give up on men until she runs into Dimitri. She and Dimitri have been friends for years however she introduced him to his now ex-wife and her best friend so since the divorce the relationship between them has been awkward. Dimitri is a tattooed teacher however he knows the two don’t necessarily fit so he doesn’t show his true self at the school. Not only did he lose his wife because of the divorce he lost most of his friends as well so when he runs into Thea he looks at it as an opportunity to renew the relationship they used to have. Their friendship evolves into something much deeper however when someone is trying to destroy what they have together will they be able to find out who is behind it before it is too late? I loved these two together as they just seemed to fit each other’s lives perfectly and in each other they have found what they have always been looking for and as s a bonus we get to catch with the Montgomery’s.
sofialovesbooks 3 months ago
I knew the book was not going to be a favorite of mine when it began with Thea just having slept with Roger. It's a chapter long ordeal and as you know, I hate books where we see the hero or heroine sleeping or having slept with someone other than the other main character. The book just lost me as a reader there and I stopped reading it for a while. When I continued reading it, I just couldn't get invested in Thea and Dimitri's story. And speaking of sleeping with other people, we have Molly, Dimitri's ex and Thea's "best friend" appear too much in the story. I hated her and I don't feel like we got a satisfying enough explanation for her actions in this book. Also, did I miss the part where we find out how Thea's plan about expanding will happen? Roxie and Carter stole the spotlight and I am dying to read their book. In Restless Ink we are only teased about it and I want to see what made them have a strained relationship. Roxie never said anything about it to Thea and it got on my nerves in a good way. I would just love to see what was going on between her and her husband because you can see that Carter loves her a ton. Did they lose a baby or something as tragic? Are they just drifting apart? I don't know and I need to find out, The brightest spotlight was on Captain. I loved that dog, Thea loved the dog, Dimitri loved his dog. Everyone loved the dog. He had the best relationship with Dimitri. I hope we will see more of that canine in the future books. Another thing that was good was finding out that the author plans to write a series with Dimitri's family as the main characters. The universe is expanding even more and I am in for that! Overall, the book is not going to be one of my favorite books by this author. It made me think that we will always have an ex-wife/husband thing going on in the series and I am a fan of that idea, especially since Roxie and Carter are still married. I guess we will see what will happen next in the future books in the series. I would recommend it with some hesitation.
sofialovesbooks 3 months ago
I knew the book was not going to be a favorite of mine when it began with Thea just having slept with Roger. It's a chapter long ordeal and as you know, I hate books where we see the hero or heroine sleeping or having slept with someone other than the other main character. The book just lost me as a reader there and I stopped reading it for a while. When I continued reading it, I just couldn't get invested in Thea and Dimitri's story. And speaking of sleeping with other people, we have Molly, Dimitri's ex and Thea's "best friend" appear too much in the story. I hated her and I don't feel like we got a satisfying enough explanation for her actions in this book. Also, did I miss the part where we find out how Thea's plan about expanding will happen? Roxie and Carter stole the spotlight and I am dying to read their book. In Restless Ink we are only teased about it and I want to see what made them have a strained relationship. Roxie never said anything about it to Thea and it got on my nerves in a good way. I would just love to see what was going on between her and her husband because you can see that Carter loves her a ton. Did they lose a baby or something as tragic? Are they just drifting apart? I don't know and I need to find out, The brightest spotlight was on Captain. I loved that dog, Thea loved the dog, Dimitri loved his dog. Everyone loved the dog. He had the best relationship with Dimitri. I hope we will see more of that canine in the future books. Another thing that was good was finding out that the author plans to write a series with Dimitri's family as the main characters. The universe is expanding even more and I am in for that! Overall, the book is not going to be one of my favorite books by this author. It made me think that we will always have an ex-wife/husband thing going on in the series and I am a fan of that idea, especially since Roxie and Carter are still married. I guess we will see what will happen next in the future books in the series. I would recommend it with some hesitation.
Cali-Jewel 3 months ago
Emotional, sexy, fun, action packed romantic journey filled with laughter, uncertain friendships, forbidden attraction and yet completely irresistible passion.... loved every heart pounding moment. Thea Montgomery I adore her so much, she is sweet, sassy, smart, caring and loves to bake (so do I) ..... Dimitri Carr is also smart, sexy, charming and her best friends ex husband. Loved their obvious chemistry that blossomed out of a long time friendship that had a small break (the break up) in the road. Could not put this story down once I started reading, looking forward to more from this amazing and brilliant series.
jcresce1 3 months ago
Dimitri and Thea are just so perfect for each other. Dimitri is finally free from his wife. Now he's divorced and single. However, he is realizing that he has a thing for an awesome woman named Thea. The problem is Thea is his ex wife's best friend. Can these two make a relationship work even though they knew each other when Dimitri was married and Thea was the best friend? And don't forget you get to see some past Montgomery characters!!! Can't wait for the next book.
ArecRain 3 months ago
As always, Miss Ryan delivers with her trademark humor, heart, and hunky heroes. The Montgomeries are a family that the reader can’t help but love and want to follow. There may be a lot of novels and spin-offs, but each installment is just another great addition to a family that feels like old friends. Miss Ryan has proven herself a skilled writer. Besides creating lovable characters, they also feel real and personable. Their interactions with each are as humorous as they are heartfelt. But it would by a Carrie Ann Ryan book with the emotion. Overall, Restless Ink follows Ryan’s typical style: engaging interesting characters, a heartfelt plot driven by the characters, and enough steamy to satisfy their reader’s needs.
mrsdiddy 3 months ago
4.5 Stars! If you ever doubt Carrie Ann Ryan's powers as an author, then read this book! She has outdone herself with this amazing story! This friends to lovers romance had me at hello! Thea and Dimitri's relationship as friends was already solid, despite the fact that she is best friends with his ex-wife. Their banter and flirting was great, but when they get to the point they are finally ready to give in to their attraction... oh my goodness! It is perfection. And then, Ryan throws in the mother of all antagonists and what you get is an amazing book! I am going to say it... this is my favorite of all the Montgomery clan books... ALL of them! Amazing!
moonfox1234 3 months ago
This is a wonderful read and an excellent addition to this series. The attraction and chemistry between Thea and Dimitri is powerful and sizzling. Theirs is a slow burning romance that is packed with intensity as there is so much drama and history that continues to complicate things. With a well developed plot, complex characters and strong emotions, this book should not be missed!