Wrapped in Ink (Montgomery Ink: Boulder #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan
The Montgomery Ink saga continues with a new series set in Boulder, where a family secret might just change everything.
One mistake at a friend’s wedding rocks Liam Montgomery’s entire world, and everything he thought was true turns out to be a lie. But when an accident lands him in the ER, Liam meets someone that might just be the distraction he needs.
Arden Brady has spent her life in and out of hospitals. But according to the world, she doesn’t look sick. She’s lost jobs and friends because they don’t see beneath the surface, but she’s learned to rely on her family and herself to keep going. And then she meets Liam.
With two sets of overprotective siblings and a puppy that can’t help but get into everything, Liam and Arden might just fall harder than either one ever expected.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book gives new meaning to the phrase “In sickness and in health”! This book was a beautiful story about a guy sticking by his girl, throughout everything, even when she tries to push him away. I couldn’t help but love Arden and Liam, because theirs is a love that everyone strives for, one that everyone hopes and dreams will be theirs one day.
Arden is a woman who has everything to make her life perfect, but is betrayed by her own body. Her strength to deal with her illness is absolutely amazing. She takes life as it comes, getting through one day at at time. She thinks she can do it all on her own, until she meets the one man that is determined to be there for her, even when she thinks he shouldn’t be.
Liam has a perfect life. A supportive (if annoying!) family. A job he loves. Until one day, everything he thought he knew about himself and his life changes. One little accident changes his life, and leads to his meeting Arden. What begins as a chance meeting has the ability to turn his life around once again, if he lets it.
This story was very emotional because of Arden’s health issues, as well as Liam’s “life crisis”. The author did an amazing job conveying Arden’s feelings and thoughts about what she was dealing with, as well as how she handled things on a day to day basis. I love how supportive Liam is of Arden’s problems, as well as how amazing both of their families are. This was a wonderful introduction to the Boulder Mongomerys and I’m very much looking forward to the other siblings’ stories!