Raising Ryann (The Bad Boy Reformed #1)
Alyssa Rae Taylor
Buy Link: Amazon
Buy Link: Amazon
Twenty-year-old Reese Johnson can finally leave her troublesome past behind. She enters college with her best friend, Gia, and spends her time doing what she loves—working as a self-defense instructor at a local gym. Then Luke Ryann enters the picture. He’s the tall, dark, and tattooed MMA fighter her boss hires to privately train her. One minute, he captivates her with his piercing brown eyes and boyish dimples. The next, he infuriates her with his relentless banter and cocky bad boy behavior. He’s the last thing she wants or needs, and she never expects to fall in love with him.
Luke’s jaded past has him keeping a safe distance. Despite what he feels, some things are better left alone. He has a dangerous secret—one that has the potential to risk their lives. As he fights the attraction between them, can he resist the growing tension and protect the woman he’ll never be able to have?
Recommended for mature audiences due to situations of abuse, violence, strong language and sexual content.
Raising Ryann, the first book in the Bad Boy Reformed series, isn't just a story about first love. It's filled with action, suspense, mystery, and a touch of humor.
Rating - 4 STARS!!
Cover - 5 LICK YOUR SCREEN STARS!!
Steam - 4 (sexual tension is off the charts)
Ending - CLIFFY!
Genre - New Adult - MMA Fighter
First I have to say this cover makes me want to lick my computer screen DAAAAMMMMNNNN!!! A Sexy, Bad-ass MMA fighter where do i sign-up!! I was so excited to get a chance to review with book and be part of the blog tour. So usually when I build a book up in my head so much it falls flat of my expectations but Alyssa pulled it off.
Reese is a twenty-year old that has been through more than anyone should ever have to go through. She is a little broken on the inside but strong as hell and determined on the outside. She is embracing her past and trying to help others so they don't have to go through the horrible things she has.
Luke is the sexy, tatted, bad-boy, MMA fighter that is tired of his shallow existence and needs a break from all the fame that it entails. He has had a rough life also and carries a few secrets of his own. He also happens to be the boy that has been there for Reese when she has needed someone the most.
When they start working together in the Gym sparks fly but they each have their own reasons for keeping it professional. But can they fight the burning hot chemistry that is working it's way in their hearts.
This book will hook you from the start. It is full of LOL moments, smokin sexual tension, twists, turns and a little mystery. Alyssa does an amazing job of reeling you in with 3 dimensional characters and superb storytelling. As a matter of fact she does such a great job that you don't see the BIG FAT CLIFF until you almost fall off and you are left hanging by a thread..lol So yes this book has a cliffhanger and DAMN but I can't wait to get my hands on the next book to see what happens. I normally don't like being left hanging but like I said this one sort of through me for a loop and in the end I am so excited to read the next book I guess it didn't bother like it usually does..lol
I'm a mother of three, wife of one and caregiver to two English Bulldogs. I spend most my time taking care of my children or watching Sam & Dean Winchester, fight off scary creatures on the WB.
I'm also a big reader, and tend to prefer books that tug at my emotions. I'm a sucker for any love story that includes bad boys, alpha males, fighters, rockers, and tattoos. I also enjoy an angsty read, and am not a fan of the instalove type romance.
The first time I picked up a pen and started writing, I couldn't stop, which leads to the publishing of my first novel Raising Ryann, coming out August 2013.
I live in Phoenix Arizona with my husband, our three daughters, two English Bulldogs, two Holland Lops bunnies, & a Beta fish.
1st Prize $25 Amazon GC
2nd Prize $15 Amazon GC