Tuesday, April 12, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Slow and Steady by Kendall Ryan 5 STAR REVIEW

When Greyson Archer tosses a twenty on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted green eyes staring back 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 the former Navy SEAL 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.

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

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.

5 STAR REVIEW by Shanean 

I remember the first book I ever picked up by Kendall Ryan, Resisting Her.  I was hooked before I even started reading it just by seeing a small blurb in another book.  Kendall never disappoints me and I always know I will be greatly satisfied not only with her books, but also with the characters in them.  

So when I opened up Slow and Steady I wasn't surprised how fast I was hooked.  Finley and Greyson are both strong willed stubborn people.  Both have faced a great loss, have regrets and feel the guilt of not doing what could or should have been done.  Both have a hard time with letting go of the past and both know deep down that the need they have for each other can only be fought off for so long.  

Neither of these character are perfect, but both are perfectly flawed.  Finley pushes so hard to keep Greyson out of her life but he is always there when she needs him most.  Although she is determined to make it on her own (love this about her) she finally lets down a few walls and leans on Greyson for help.  This is where the story really picks up.  And just when you think everything is okay it's not.  Kendall Ryan throws in some quick heart pounding moments just to keep you on your toes.  

Although this felt like a quick read for me it was perfect for a weekend of relaxing with a hot cup of tea and two amazing characters ready to fall in love.  I would absolutely read it again and recommend anyone looking for a NOT so "Slow and Steady" read to pick this one up and indulge yourself.