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Carrie Ann has more than a few books in her library—more than one hundred in fact! New to her worlds and unsure where to start? Or maybe you’ve read her before but want a certain trope or genre for your evening read? Well, look down below for our guide on where to begin when you want to fall in love with Carrie Ann’s worlds.

If you’re new to my books, the perfect place to start in contemporary romance is One way Back to Me and Bittersweet Promises! And if you’re in the mood for paranormal romances, then begin with Etched in Honor.

Want to start the Montgomery Ink world?

The Montgomery Ink World spreads over a few series though each book is a stand alone. To begin the Montgomery Ink series you can begin with Delicate Ink or any of the series centering on the main family, such as Inked Persuasion or Bittersweet Promises.

If you’d rather start with a series set in the same world but a bit smaller, Forever Only Once is a wonderful place to begin with the Promise Me series. The Wilder Brothers series is also a fan favorite where you can begin with the free prequel, A Night for Us.

Think of the Montgomery World like a giant tree where the trunk consists of the main Montgomery families (Montgomery Ink, Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs etc…). The branches are my trilogies and other series where they center around a family that marries into the Montgomery clan one way or another.

You can jump around each series and feel NO NEED to begin with the older books. If a new series jumps out to you, begin there and then you can read any other series of mine. I promise you won’t be lost!

Want to start reading the Packs?

In the mood for hot shifters saving the world? The Redwood Pack world so far has three series within it: The Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and the Aspen Pack series.

The Aspen Pack series begins right after the Talon Pack series ends but is the current best entry point.

The Talons occur thirty years after the Redwoods end so you do not have to read one before the other. A few of the now-grown Redwood children do end up mating into the Talons so it’s up to you which one you’d like to start–though the Talons are near and dear to my heart at the moment.


And for those of you looking at the Branded Packs series…that’s a completely separate series I wrote with Alexandra Ivy and is not connected to any of the other Packs.


In the mood to relax?

Want to relax and just be instead of reading? Try the Alphas & Ink Coloring Book that features most of Carrie Ann’s series.

What is the reading order of your books?

If you’re new to my books, the perfect place to start in contemporary romance is One Way Back to Me and Bittersweet Promises!

And if you’re in the mood for paranormal romances, then begin with Etched in Honor.

All of my contemporary and paranormal books are standalones and can be picked up at any point in time and read in any order. However, a few are set in the same universe.

Each individual series order is listed on each book page, on the series page, and on the bookshelf page.

If you’d like to read the Montgomery Ink series in order, it goes:

  1. Montgomery Ink Denver (Original)
  2. Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs
  3. Montgomery Ink Boulder
  4. Montgomery Ink Fort Collins
  5. Montgomery Ink Legacy

Every contemporary romance I’ve written is set in the same world, however, each series is stand alone. While you truly do not need to, if you’d like to read any of my contemporary books in timeline order across series, you can go by the Timeline Order, or the order below if you’d like to binge read the series individually.

  1. Montgomery Ink Denver
  2. Gallagher Brothers
  3. Whiskey and Lies
  4. Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs
  5. Fractured Connections
  6. On My Own
  7. Less Than
  8. Montgomery Ink: Boulder
  9. Promise Me
  10. Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins
  11. The Wilder Brothers
  12. Montgomery Ink Legacy
  13. First Time
  14. The Cage Family

As for my paranormal romances:
The three main Pack series are set in the same world in timeline order, but all other series are set in their own worlds and not connected.

  1. The Redwood Pack
  2. The Talon Pack
  3. The Aspen Pack

Then you can read these individual series in any order you choose as they are not connected:

  • Ravenwood Coven
  • Dante’s Circle
  • Elements of Five
  • Holiday, Montana
  • Branded Packs