Jagged Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series #3)

Jagged Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series #3)

by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Overview

The Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs series continues with a couple fighting to keep what they thought they had and gain what they didn't know they needed.

Roxie Montgomery met her soul mate when she least expected it. When he asked her to marry him, she thought her happily ever after was only just beginning. Then, she found that walking into the sunset was much harder than her favorite books made it out to be. After a crushing loss, she feels as though she doesn't know her husband anymore, or rather…she doesn't know herself.

Carter Marshall has loved Roxie since the first time he saw her. But as the days pass between them, so does the distance. He doesn't know how to show her that he's all in, and honestly doesn't know if she's in at all. When an accident changes everything, they'll have to decide if what they have can be salvaged, or if starting over is the answer. Or even possible.

Without fighting, without a true new beginning, sometimes, the remnants of what was lost can leave anyone jagged, shells of what they were before. It will take more than the idea of forever for Roxie and Carter to find themselves again, but as the Montgomerys know, nothing worth fighting for is easy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947007413
Publisher: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series , #3
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 485,409
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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 two million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn't stopped since. Ryan has written over fifty novels and novellas. 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.


Joe Arden's narration has been described as "sensual," "sexy," and "hot." His recordings range from sweet and romantic to steamy and raw. In his spare time, he raises and trains rescue pit bulls and restores vintage motorcycles.

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Jagged Ink 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it%27s++a+tough+subject+to+read+but+Carrie+Anne+handles+it+amazingly.+++worth+pushing+through+the+hard+parts+to+get+to+the+end%2C+
KimF18 11 months ago
Wow! An amazing book. Extremely entertaining, captivating, and interesting read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong and intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily listened and reviewed an Audio Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While it was well written I really did not like this book and feel it would have benefited from more flashbacks their becoming a couple in the past and acknowledging the traumatic event sooner so healing from the loss which magnified all their insecurities and allowed the depression to grow and destroy what they had would have made this a better story. Spending 2/3 of the story focusing on them not talking to each other was just too much especially after his accident and not one family member pushing in to figure out what was going on seems unrealistic. While this works is an angst filled psychological look at the mental health and relationship troubles that can develop from the loss of a pregnancy, I really can't recommend this to anyone looking for a HEA or HFN because even though things improve in the last few pages, I still didn't get a securely positive and uplifting feeling that is normally at the end of the turmoil this author puts her characters through. I loved Carter and Roxie when they appeared in other books, but really wanted more of what made them such a special couple here and a more solid togetherness at the end. Maybe it is time to find an outsider for editor/beta reader to get more unbiased feedback on storyline to help the author to create fuller books that readers will want to read again like previous books she has written or maybe it is time for the author to slow down her writing schedule so she can dedicate more time to growing each story to a fuller form. I have been a long time fan, but want more story than has appeared in recent books. Quality over quantity please.
gillek2 More than 1 year ago
When Roxie married Carter she thought that their life would be a fairytale. When tragedy strikes their love is tested and she wants to get back to what they had but doesn’t know how to do it. Carter believed that the love that he and Roxie shared could overcome everything but instead of facing the obstacles between them together it is driving them farther apart. When the tensions between them climax will they be able to realize what is truly important to them and find their way back to each other or are the obstacles between them too much to overcome? This is an emotional story of recapturing a love that is put to the test and emerging stronger for it.
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
Wow, I have been waiting for this book for a long time now. Carrie Ann Ryan has been teasing us with Carter and Roxie's story, and she did not disappoint.A lovely story, that you cannot put down.
Nomore More than 1 year ago
Compelling from the first chapter to the last. This book had me feeling a whirl wind of emotion some good some bad. Carrie has such an excellent way of being her characters to life they’re all relateable and have their own spark that brings them to life. If you’ve read. any of her other books you can be sure this book will not disappoint it was a one sit read for me. Carter and Roxie. have one epic love story don’t miss out!
Meggle50 More than 1 year ago
Carter and Roxie get you right in the feels. This book is different from any of the other books I have read from Carrie Ann as the couple is already married, but seem to be losing each other and maybe themselves. You get to see how hard times and maybe quick starts can effect a relationship. Communication is extremely important but for some it is not always easy. You see these two struggle in the hard times and see if they have will fight for the happy ever after that they deserve. Fantastic read make sure you have some tissues ready. I had to step away a few times as the feelings are strong in this one. I loved it and really recommend it to others. You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed. This was a very slow and boring read throughout the entire book. I think I skipped half the pages.
Jayme_NE2008 More than 1 year ago
OMG. The first half of this book just killed me. I was crying through the whole thing hoping that they would finally be able to fix their problems. Thankfully Roxie and Carter are loving characters and truly did not want to separate. There is a great moral to this story that people need to prioritize their relationships instead of prioritizing their jobs and careers. Time will pass you by and unfortunately some things can not be fixed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of chains of inner thoughts, growing pains of a couole. Well done. Thanks for anither great read
BookObsession07 More than 1 year ago
If you've been keeping up with the Colorado Springs series then you know that we have been given hints of something going on between the couple in this story. Here we finally get to learn just what is happening... It's a unique storyline as it's about a couple that is already together and married. Marriage isnt the end of the story and this book gets into that! Quite enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don’t know how you wrote this last book. It was so good and heart wrenching. It’s been a while that I’ve read a book that I’ve cried so much while reading. I was so happy that they finally were figuring it out what they needed and wanted.
Khrista1029 More than 1 year ago
Jagged Ink is the last Montgomery Ink book in Colorado Springs. If you have read the previous two then you know Roxie and Carter were having problems in their marriage, if you haven't don't worry you don't need to. I'm going to preface this review by saying this book deals with real life marital issues, problems, traumas. This is not a sunshine and roses book. It does however have an amazing ending. Roxie Montgomery is the youngest of her family and the first to be married. She loves Carter more than anything, they might have rushed to the alter thinking it was the best solution at the time. Carter Marshall didn't have a living family growing up maybe that's why he always feels in the outside looking in. He has a couple close friends and he married an amazing woman, one he doesn't feel like he deserves. Carter has never been great at talking about his feelings and with his marriage in trouble he doesn't know what to do. Carter is a mechanic and owns his own garage, he has worked really hard to be successful, taking care of his wife is very important to him. Jagged Ink is really about how a marriage suffers when there is no communication. Love sometimes isn't enough when there is doubt and hurt. Love can save a marriage though if you fight hard enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roxie+and+Carter%27s+story+is+so+powerful+and++truthful.+++Bravo+Carrie+Ann+Ryan+
AngelaG_2012 More than 1 year ago
The Montgomery’s are back and I will say that I had mixed feelings about this book. There was a bit of repetition through the book when it came to how the main characters felt about each other, but what really got on my nerves was that neither character took control of the whole situation and COMMUNICATE! Yes, Roxie’s character was dealing with things that would totally destroy and devastate most women and doing it with only her husband knowing is even worse. But, that is her fault! The Montgomery’s are a strong and caring family, but she hide from her family with this and that is where things started going wrong. I saw Carter are such a stronger character, but had some issues with him. He gave up too easy. But, knowing the situation of the story, knowing what his character was going through, I can’t say that I don’t understand part of the way that his character acted. But I did expect more. The Montgomery’’s are all so strong and opinionated that it was a real shock to see one that wasn’t living up to the image that I had, but again, the situation in which the characters have could definitely have created and nurtured the difference. I will say after all that …. I still liked the story. When it came to characters pulling up their proverbial big girl and big boy pants, they did freaking fantastic! They showed so much why I like the series and the characters as a whole. But they definitely had issues with communication that were really irritating. Strength did persevere towards the end and Carter so totally deemed himself to me. They started talking and then started healing. So my overall thoughts are mixed, but the story itself was both heart wrenching and strong. The characters were likable (maybe not in the beginning but they definitely pulled it out!). While the story took some time, I was totally happy with the overall impact. So, I will say give the story a shot and push through. You will definitely be happy in the end. Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual Carrie Ann Ryan writes from the heart with this new installment in the Ink series. The pain, despair, love and hope written in every page tug at your heart. I cried, I laughed and in the end loved Roxie and Carter for who they were and who they became together. It was beautiful!
NadineBookaholic More than 1 year ago
It's no secret that I'm a fan of Carrie Ann Ryan's work and it's no surprise when it comes to books like this one why I am all grabby hands when she has a release. In Jagged Ink we find out what is behind the unhappiness that has been plaguing Roxie and Carter in the previous two books. If you have read Fallen Ink and/or Restless Ink you know something has been going on, you may even have your own guesses, e.g.; did he cheat on her, is there abuse going on, etc., but unless you have been through it yourself or maybe if you payed really close attention to the subtle hints given will you actually know the cause behind their sadness. For me going into this book, I had a strong feeling on what the problem would be and knew it would be a difficult one to deal with but I knew it would be done with grace so I was all in. Carrie Ann Ryan takes a difficult topic and gives us a story that is filled with hope, love, and forgiveness. Five Stars easily given to Roxie and Carter's journey to finding what they had lost and getting their second chance at forever. Each of the stories in the Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series can be read as a standalone but I would suggest you read them in order but if you're not able to do so please be sure to read Restless Ink first because there is a big part of this story that takes place in that book. Happy Reading!!!
Xantippi More than 1 year ago
Received an advance copy from the author. I absolutely loved Carter and Roxie, their story was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. The story line was very well written, an emotional roller coaster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love the Montgomerys' I can't wait to read more
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
A heartbreaking truly emotional roller-coaster that left me both wrecked (in the best way) and extremely hopeful that The rocky and seriously unstable parts of this life really do make us all the more stronger for surviving them... Loved this crazy sexy and heart tugging journey. Looking forward to more Montgomery adventures.
sofialovesbooks More than 1 year ago
Jagged Ink is the third book in the Colorado Springs series. Since the moment we found out about the tension between Carter and Roxie I have been waiting for their story. I thought that the events of book 2 would be a turning point for their relationship and the timeline of these two books would overlap, but that wasn't the case. This book begins around the time book 2 ended. As much as I love the author I have to be honest. Jagged Ink was very frustrating. I kept wishing that Carter and Roxie would sit down like two adults and talk, but they were always circling around the topic. It's clear that they are still in love with each other and they don't want their marriage to end, but after what happened they can't voice the words. I just wanted to lock them in a room until they had a serious conversation. I am not a fan of miscommunication and it went on for quite some time in this book. I guessed early on what happened and drove them apart since it's hinted in some ways. I wanted them to voice it though and that didn't happen until late. I loved the part where they decided to work things out though. It was well written. The story has a little angst, frustration, sadness, hope, and happiness. It's basically one rollercoaster of emotions. It wasn't a bad book, but I was expecting more from the author.
CrystalsBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Jagged Ink was breaking my heart from chapter after chapter. To understand the torment and shadows that haunt Carter and Roxie. I really thought this was it. A Montgomery was not going to have their HEA. Carrie Ann Ryan sends a powerful message about marriage. Patience and love should trump all. But what about the in between? Should Carter and Roxie give up? I still have the chills creeping up my skin. My heart cried out for these two. I am still left with these two on my mind. I love the Montgomery's forever. But with Jagged Ink, you see that they will not judge or take sides. They will wait out the storm. A truly beautiful story about ever lasting love. If you are married, it will make you hold on tight to your significant other.
moonfox1234 More than 1 year ago
This is a well written emotional read. Do not go into this thinking it is a typical romance because it is far from it. This book provides an intense overload of feels that do their best to overwhelm you and pull you deep beneath the surface. Roxy and Carter's story is not easy to read. I'll be honest I found myself feeling extremely frustrated with these two characters. The levels of miscommunication were to many to count. You could really feel the love between them but everything else just complicated & clouded it all. If you enjoy a read that is 100% angst, heartache and emotional turmoil, than this book is for you.
Tam More than 1 year ago
This is a of a non-standard HEA. The couple is already married but going through what could be a "rough" patch or the end of the marriage. The author does a great job on a rather difficult story line - can Roxie and Carter have their HEA together? If yes, how? Very good read!
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is book 3 in the Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs series and I recommend that you read the first 2 before reading this one. Otherwise you may not understand things that are talked about in this book that happened in the previous books. We finally get Roxie and Carter's story and let me tell you, bring the tissues because you will need them when you understand exactly what happened between them! Roxie and Carter have drifter further and further apart and neither know what to do, until it's almost too late. This book brings out all the feelings and it may be hard for some to read. The reason behind them drifting apart is hard, and the lack of communication between them was even harder to read. And about 3/4's of the way through, I honestly didn't think they were going to get their HEA. The line in the book that sometimes love isn't enough, I don't think that has ever been more accurately portrayed than in this book. The fact that they both figured out just how much they truly not only loved each other, but needed each other was beautifully written. They learned that while yes, the love was always there (even when they didn't necessarily feel it from the other), that communication and support from not only each other but family is key to any relationship. When they finally took the time to SPEAK about what happened and how much it hurt them, they could finally move on and find themselves and their marriage again. I loved it! This book is incredibly difficult on the emotions but it just shows how hard real marriages are. How much you have to work at them, and really, truly communicate with your partner through thick and thin. Or you just might lose the one person you love above all else. Absolutely beautiful story about what real marriage is like!