Guest: Carrie Ann Ryan – Harder than Words

Thank you so much for having me, Andrew! I just wanted to first say that I adore your books! As for me? Today I’m here to talk about my latest release, Harder than Words. It’s the third book in the Montgomery Ink series but of course, like all my books, you can read these out of order if your heart desires.

The idea for the series as a whole surrounds the Montgomery Family. Five brothers and three sisters. Half of them work with the tattoo shop, Montgomery Ink, the other half, the construction company, Montgomery Inc. Each story is a little angsty and a whole lot sexy. Because, hello, bearded tattooed broody men are just fun to write!

Harder than Words follows the eldest Montgomery daughter, Meghan. Her best friend growing up was Luc, but while he loved her more than just a friend, she never saw past the friendship that kept her whole.

When she marries someone else, Luc was forced to watch until he left town. He needed to learn to find out who he was without Meghan in his life and without loving her—if that was even possible.

A decade later Luc is back in down and Meghan is divorced from a nasty man that hadn’t seemed so nasty at first. Luc and Meghan now work together with Montgomery Inc and have to learn to find that friendship once more. Only on the way, they’ll find out that friendship, this time, won’t be enough.

I adored writing this book. I wanted to know what happened when the hero was the one with unrequited love. And Meghan has a journey of her own that is heartbreaking, but I love the woman she turned into. She’s stronger than anyone knows.

I hope you enjoy Harder than Words.

I sure enjoyed writing it!








HarderThanWords72Harder Than Words – Montgomery Ink Book 3

Meghan Montgomery-Warren thought she knew what love was when she’d married young and had two children. After years of being emotionally beaten down, her husband has finally left her and now she’s forced to find her way once again. Somehow she needs to find the person she used to be and figure that the strength she’d thought she’d lost was always there.

Luc Dodd left Denver and his best friend Meghan when he was forced to watch her walk down the aisle with another man. He might have only been her best friend, but he held his true emotions close to the vest. Now he’s back in town and in Meghan’s life. Only he needs to decide if that’s enough for him…and her.

Their journey from friends to lovers is a slow burn of seduction and pain. When Meghan’s past comes back to haunt them both, the two of them will have to stand closer together or be torn apart by their own misgivings forever.



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