Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BLOG TOUR: When I Surrender by Kendall Ryan *4 Star Review* *GIVEAWAY*






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Synopsis
**Warning**
This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. 
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. 
When I Surrender is book 2 in the WHEN I BREAK series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 
Note: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

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Excerpts
McKenna
“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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Author
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels, HARD TO LOVE, THE IMPACT OF YOU, RESISTING HER and WORKING IT.
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 an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son.
 She enjoys being naughty, reading, and anything girly. 

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"ARC received in exchange for my honest review."

Mckenna and Knox are back and hotter than ever. Author Kendall Ryan throws us right back into the shocking mess we find Knox in at the end of When I Break.  Now with even more doubt than before is Mekenna going to be able to confront and forgive Knox about his supposed bad behavior or will she do what she does best and run???

In When I Surrender we get a much more in depth look into Knox’s life and Mckenna's past.  For me When I Surrender was more about Mckenna and her coming to terms with her past and finding her future.  As to what that future is only Mckenna knows.  She hopes that Knox’s and the  boys will be a big part of it but can she let go of her past with her best friend Brain?  Knox is willing to fight for Mckenna, but he must convince her to do the same.  

What can I say other than these two are a delicious, HOT mess of sexual tension and broken hearts.  So just when you think all is well and Knox and Mckenna have found each other and ready to open their hearts……  Knox manages to mess up once again. (we think)

So if you love those bad boys with a broken past in need of some wonderful woman to pick them up and make them whole again, this is the series for you.  If anything just reading about the hot and sexy Knox’s and all his talents *wink wink* is enough for anyone. 

There is more to come of Mckenna and Knox in book 3 When I Fall releasing May 26th or I hope sooner. 



Blog Tour Giveaway:
Kendall is giving away:
1 signed paperback set of When I Break and When I Surrender (US ONLY)