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Ink Enduring by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Montgomery Ink #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Menage Romance
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a forbidden love between three friends and a past that they can’t escape.
Jake Gallagher knew from the moment he saw Maya that she was the one for him—it had the same breath-taking intensity as when he’d first set eyes on Border. Only life never turns out the way one plans, and now he’s falling for someone else...or at least he thinks he is.
Maya Montgomery never should have looked past the friendship she already had. Now that she has, she can’t stop thinking about Jake and what he means to her. When a mysterious stranger from Jake’s past shows up at their door, she’s forced to admit that if she doesn’t take the risk of a lifetime, she’ll regret it for the rest of her days.
Border Gentry walked away without a second glance once because of what could happen if he let go, but now he’s back and ready to see what he’s missed. He’s been on the road a long time and has seen things no man should ever see, yet once he rediscovers the broody Jake and meets the inked and fierce Maya, they’re like a balm to his soul and he realizes what path his future should take.
It will take more than sizzling chemistry and a heat that never dies for the three of them to overcome their pasts. And when someone from the outside wants to stand in their way, it’s not only their hearts on the line…but also their lives.
If you have followed the Montgomery Ink Series then,like me, you probably love Maya! She is feisty, strong, outspoken, but has a tender side that she rarely shows. She fits the profile of tattoo shop owner (she and her brother Austin own Montgomery Ink) perfectly. This one takes us back to when Maya first meets Jake Gallagher and the road they take through the ten years of friendship. Now Jake is getting serious with someone and it isn’t Maya which has left her feeling lost and alone. Not one to show her feelings Maya puts on a brave front.
Then Jake’s best friend turn lover (from years ago), Border Gentry, walks back into his life and things begin to get complicated fast. Border left years ago for reasons he never shared and left Jake brokenhearted. However Border has kept in touch with Jake through phone calls so he knows about Maya. He has now come home for not only his job but to finally claim the love he has spent years missing.
Jake, Border, and Maya are explosive together! I love that Maya and Border both worry that they may not “gel” together although that was unfounded. They each work well within not only their tirade but with each other too. My one and only issue with the story was I wanted to know more about he little girl who Border is there to protect. There was plenty of danger from his job and I had wanted a little more but not having it did nothing to take away from the story. I can’t wait for the next the series!