Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Release Day Review
Slow & Steady
{Alphas Undone #2}
Kendall Ryan
Release Date: April 12, 2016
~ Synopsis ~
When former Navy SEAL Greyson Archer tosses a twenty on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see is familiar haunted green eyes staring at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances. 

Greyson can’t deny that he’d like his own private show, but there’s not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time he saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault—and he agreed with every single word. He couldn’t do anything to help her then, but he can now. 

Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past. 

He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he’s dreamed about so often.

Slow & Steady is book 2 in the Alphas Undone series, but can be read as a standalone novel, as it features a new couple.

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~ Excerpt ~
It was nine o’clock on a Saturday night and I was totally out of my fucking element. A bottle of red wine tucked under one arm. A bouquet of wild flowers in the other. A condom tucked into my wallet, just in case. I was in foreign territory, and my entire body knew it – tense shoulders, my heart beating like a drum, and arousal barely contained beneath the surface.
Finley was standing at the doorway, watching me with a confused expression.
She looked gorgeous, makeup free, pink-painted toes, hair mussed and loose. Little cotton pajama shorts and a tank top that hugged her lush breasts.
“Maple’s not here.” She said the words, but she knew as well as I did I wasn’t here for Maple.
“I know that.” My voice was sure and confident.
“Then why are you … oh.” Finley shifted her weight, her eyes dropping from mine as she saw the wine and flowers. She could read it all, plain as day. I knew she could see my intentions, my uncertainty, and underneath it all, my desire. Maybe it was the desire to fix everything I’d broken, or maybe it was just my desire for her as a man desires a woman.
Normally when I felt that primal urge for sex, I headed to West’s bar. I’d pick out a woman for the night. Share a few drinks with her, a few laughs. Later, we’d head back to my place and fuck until dawn. And that was it. I’d be set for a few months.
This … with the courting and the nerves … it was nothing like my standard operating procedure.
I’d never felt so stripped bare and vulnerable. Never put myself out there so completely with a woman before. But then again, Finley was unlike any woman I'd ever met.
And she was still just standing there. “Can I come inside?” I asked, heart in my throat.
She didn't say anything. But she opened the door wider.
With Nolan’s words ringing in my ears, I stepped over the threshold, sure that whatever happened tonight had the power to heal us both.  

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~ Review ~
Everyone has their own ghosts to battle.  Things they wish they could change so life turned out differently.  But what do you do when the one person you want shares the same ghost?  Is it wrong to try and put the past behind you when it's the one thing standing between you?

Greyson Archer......a man who knows loyalty and honor.  Who doesn't attach himself to one woman for more than a few hours.  Who knew that walking into a strip club would turn his world upside down and set him on a completely different mission.

Finley Sutton.....single mother trying to make ends meet while she continues to grieve the passing of her husband.  When she crosses paths with the man she holds responsible for her loss her life becomes a whirlwind.

It was obvious that there was chemistry between Greyson and Finley.  But they were so caught up in honoring the memory of the fallen to she allow themselves happiness. Until their chance was at risk and then Greyson would risk it all.

I loved that Greyson fell for someone that was not the "ideal" woman.  Yes she was beautiful but she had her own "scars" and baggage".  Not that I would ever consider adorable Maple baggage.   I loved the way that Maple was tied to the past in a very discreet way.

For me this was a story of redemption and forgiveness all wrapped up in love.  Greyson got to be all things protective and alpha sexy while Finley was able to be a mom and still indulge her inner woman.   

This is book two in the series and I had been waiting for Greyson's story.  Kendall did not disappoint.   I am looking forward to seeing what she has in store for our last Alpha, West.    Haven't started the Alpha's undone series....what are you waiting for?  They can be read as a standalone but why deprive yourself. 
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~ About the Author ~
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras.
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