Monday, April 14, 2014

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When I Surrender
(When I Break #2)
Kendall Ryan
Release Date: April 7, 2014 
~ Synopsis ~
Undaunted by Knox’s complicated history with sexual addiction, McKenna pushes forward in her relationship with this deliciously flawed man. She experiences the highest highs as they discover each other, along with the lowest lows, and worries that his past may not be entirely behind him.

But when a complication from her own past demands attention, she's forced to decide where their relationship is headed, and everything she thought she knew is questioned. 

This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. 

When I Surrender is book 2 in the WHEN I BREAK series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

Due to mature content, it is recommended for 17+.

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~ Excerpt ~
“Stop avoiding this conversation.”
“What conversation are we having, McKenna?” He sucked the skin at the base of my neck, pressing sweet kisses against my collarbone.
“Sex,” I murmured.
“You’re not ready yet,” he said.  I pulled back and gave him a quizzical look. Was he serious right now? “I’ll know when you’re ready,” he continued.  “You need to trust me.” His hands cupped my cheeks and he pressed a kiss to my forehead. I didn’t want to be treated like a china doll. I’d waited long enough for this moment in my life and I was sure.
“And you need to trust me.” I might be damaged, but I was stronger than he was giving me credit for. I could handle this. Couldn’t I?
He watched me with hooded eyes, taking stock of everything he saw – every emotion and stray thought racing through my brain. My entire body was alive and humming. It was as though he could see straight into me and read all my inner thoughts. It was the oddest sensation.
“Tell me what you want to know,” he said, brushing the hair back from my face. 
My stomach was coiled tight and nervous energy shot thru my veins. Something was about to happen. I’d pushed him and now I needed to be sure I really was ready. “You seem so sure. And I don’t know what I’m doing. I just need to know that’s okay with you.”
“That’s a turn on, trust me. I can be a little dominating in the bedroom.”
Finally, we were discussing the elephant in the room. “A dominant? Like…you want a submissive?” My entire body was tingling. I had to know what I was signing up for.
“Mmm, not exactly.” His large palm curled around the back of my neck, his thumb stroking the skin there. “I just like taking charge. Nothing extreme, I promise.”
My belly tightened. “I’m not into pain, Knox.”
“That’s not my thing at all, angel. You’d never have to worry about me hurting you.” His voice was sincere, and his warm honey eyes were loving and kind, but that didn’t stop the uncertainty raging inside me.
“What do you want, then?”
“Control. To show you pleasure.”
His words sent a jab of lust straight between my thighs and I let out a whimper. Something about this man, his desire to bring me pleasure, lit me up from the inside out. If he had a trace of dominance, perhaps I had a trace of submissiveness.
“You like that, don’t you, angel?” he asked. I nodded slowly, biting my lip as I gazed up at him. “Soon,” he promised. “My self-control is almost non-existent where you’re concerned.” 

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~ Review ~
 I was waiting for more Knox but this book was so good that I devoured it in one sitting.  I enjoyed When I Break but When I Surrender was even better.  This is one of the first "series" by Kendall and she does not disappoint....she dropped a bombshell at the end of Book 1 and continued to take you on the roller coaster that is Knox and McKenna.

This book had me all over the place.  There were times I felt bad for Knox, times I wanted to shake McKenna and tell her to suck it up and get over herself.  We get more of the intrusive, overbearing roommate Brian (not a fan) and his dislike for McKenna's "relationship" with Knox. 

Relationship, is that what they have?  Sometimes it seemed liked it was a 2 steps forward 3 steps back dance throughout.  Knox and McKenna couldn't get out of their own way.  Just when things looked like they were heading in the right direction one of them would pull back.  McKenna still carrying guilt from her parents death and Knox trying to get a handle on managing his vices.  These two were enough to make me want to drink.

While taking time apart, they both begin to realize that what they have may be something worth fighting for.  Something worth changing for.
But will that realization come too late?  

Go grab your copy of When I Surrender, catch up with Knox and McKenna and see where the story goes.  I can tell you that upon finishing you will be begging for the next installment, When I Fall coming May 2014.

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See where it all began.......

When I Break
(When I Break #1)
Release Date: February 24, 2014

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 ~ About the Author ~ 
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Make Me Yours, and Resisting Her. She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books and a slight addiction to lip gloss. 
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