Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Tour Stop!- Resisting Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed #2) by Alyssa Rae Taylor

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Title:  Resisting Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed #2)
Author:  Alyssa Rae Taylor
Publication Date: May 27th 2014
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:   USA Today Bestselling author Alyssa Rae Taylor amplifies the angst-filled love story that started in RAISING RYANN. 

What happens when the person you love becomes threatened by your very existence? How far will you go to keep them safe?

Luke Ryann will do anything to protect the woman he loves, even if it means shattering her heart. When the mystery of his past comes back to haunt him, he leaves Reese behind and enters the life of crime he had worked so hard to escape. When all is said and done, will he be able to get out of this alive, or will he be in over his head?

She’s been in love with him since her childhood, but now she questions everything. After Reese Johnson discovers Luke’s disappearance has nothing to do with the MMA, she faces a difficult choice. Can she find it in her heart to forgive him? Or will the secrets and lies be too damaging for her to trust again? Will this couple ever have a chance? You know what they say.

Sometimes … love just isn’t enough. 

RESISTING RYANN is the second book in the Bad Boy Reformed Trilogy. This story isn’t just a romance. It’s filled with action, suspense, mystery, and a touch of humor.

Recommended for mature readers due to situations of abuse, violence, language, and sexual content.

 My Review 

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☆I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

”Sometimes … love just isn’t enough.”

The sequel to Raising Ryann,
Alyssa Rae Taylor does not disappoint readers as more angst, drama, and an ending to keep you hanging keep you on your hands and toes are added to the mix of things.

Taking place just as where book one left off, answering what happens after the big cliffhanger. From there, let's just say that our lovers have a lot to hash out as of course secrets plague the way to their HEA. [R/N:Well, at least I'm hoping for that outcome anyway.]

Sounds typical right? Well, some of it was kind of.

Over all though, there was a nice balance of revelations, steam, as well as surprises to keep you guessing!

Luke, I must say, has A LOT on his plate as the current predicament he faces now could be the ultimate game changer between his and Reese's relationship.

And as for Reese, will Luke's web of entanglements lead her to walking away or fighting even harder to make it work between them? Is their love salvageable to be worth proving? Or will her findings be too damaging for her to give him another chance?

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My thoughts: You know, I keep on thinking to myself that if Luke had been more trusting and honest with Reese then maybe he wouldn't have been in such a situation that he is in. But that's just my wishful thinking making itself present.

In a way though, this book hammers out a lot of the detrimental subject matter that will now lead to the climatic third novel finale where everything is on the line. I will not go into detail as to what I think it could be, as it would lead to potential spoilers, but I think both Reese and particularly Luke are going to find themselves making some hard and heartfelt decisions that could change their fates entirely.

I am definitely intrigued as to where Ms. Taylor is going to take the final book of the series as from the cliffy ending, the future of Luke and Reese's love is still in the hanging. Will they get the coveted HEA that they so strive to achieve? Or will everything they've worked for blow up in their faces? Read and you will get one step closer to finding out!

My Rating:
-Overall 8.5
-Plot: 8.5
-Writing: 8.5
-Characters: 8.5
-Cover: 9
“But the truth is, in the end,” he turns to face me, his gaze intense, “if I have to fight for you, I will, no matter which path you choose, because the way I see it, you’re mine. You’ll always be mine.”

 About the Author 

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USA Today Bestselling author Alyssa Rae Taylor lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, their three daughters, and two English bulldogs. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and watching Sam & Dean Winchester fight off scary creatures on the WB. She enjoys stories that tug at her emotions and isn't a fan of the insta-love type of romance. Her dream is to travel the world with her husband and children beside her. The first time she started writing, she couldn't stop, which leads to now, and the publication of her first novel in the Bad Boy Reformed Series, Raising Ryann. 

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