Friday, April 15, 2016

Slow & Steady (Alphas Undone #2) by Kendall Ryan [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.





5 Second Chances Stars
Slow & Steady is a standalone and is part of the Alphas Undone series. So, there’s a single mama and she’s strips to support herself and baby. You know I am ALL over that.

I love Kendall Ryan books, I find them with just enough steam to make me happy, with plenty of romance to make me swoon and the length is perfect that hits the right spot. It’s like receiving a little treat every time I read her novels. Plus her covers are gorgeous.
This is Finley and Greyson’s story.

Finley is a widow and a single mother. She strips to make money. With hospital bills and being the only caretaker with limited family to help and she lives pay check to pay check, but she does what she needs to survive. I love Finley. I found her strong, resilient and a little sassy. I love a strong mother and I love that she puts her daughter first and even though her situation isn’t the best, she’s continues to work.

Greyson has major guilt. He’s the reason why Finley’s husband died. It took him two years to recover from that and now he is making amends. I adore Greyson. I found him loyal, dominate and completely lickable. Who doesn’t like a man stepping in to save the day? You know I love my damsel in distress storyline.

Of course Greyson wants to help Finley and of course Finley says no. I love the playful banter between the two. I love it when the Hero chases after the Heroine and I also like how Finley continues to think about her daughter even though Finley wants Greyson. 

I really like how the author incorporates the daughter into the storyline, sometimes the baby is just an afterthought or is background noise, but I really like the interaction between the three characters. It will make you smile.

This was a nonstop read for me. I didn’t put it down until I finished. I loved it from the first page and I wouldn’t change anything about it. BUT it’s no surprise to me, like I said, Kendall Ryan is ALWAYS a hit in my opinion.

An ARC was provided







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.




Alphas Undone  Series
 






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Slow & Steady #2
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Screwed Series
 


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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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