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Review Tour :SLOW & STEADY by Kendall Ryan

by | Apr 15, 2016 | KUWTR

 

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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.

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REVIEW by Monique
SLOW & STEADY is
the perfect title for Kendall Ryan’s standalone novel about a love loss and finding
the courage to love again.
“Even if we don’t go slow, you
deserve someone who’s willing to –who’s happy to, if that’s what you need.
Someone who’ll treat you like a goddess. Someone steady who will be there when
shit gets tough.”
FIVE-STARS!
Greyson
Archer decides to stop by Dolly House Gentleman’s Club to have a drink after a
shitty day at work, when he finds himself staring into a pair of familiar green
eyes – Finley Sutton.
“…Finley had been widowed after I
fucked up the mission Marcus and I were on – our last as Navy SEALs. She should
be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles
into her G-string and giving lap dances. It made me want to punch something.”
Greyson
wants to fix what he feels is his mistake for making Finley a widow and a
single mother at a young age. He wants to provide for his best friend’s family
financially, but Finley wants nothing to do with him.
 “All I could think about when I looked at him,
no matter how kind he seemed or how striking he looked, was that he was the
reason I lost my husband. That wasn’t’ something I’d ever get over. Ever.”

Not
only does Greyson want to help, but is attracted to her and feels a connection he
cannot explain. If only she was not forbidden, because she is his best friend’s
widow…Man Code!
“They still needed me to be
there for them, And by God, I was going to do my duty, blue balls and
all.”
Greyson
knows how he feels, but Finley is struggling with unlocking the chains around
her heart although she can feel the chemistry with Greyson. Finley feels her
heart may have died with her husband and may not be able to love again.
“She wasn’t meant to be mine. They
weren’t meant to be mine. But that didn’t stop me from picturing it. From
wanting it so badly it hurt.”

SLOW & STEADY is
the warm feeling you get from reading this beautiful story about second
chances, love, healing, forgiveness, and trust. When all Greyson sees his
friend’s widow struggling financially, all he wants to do his help. When Finley
finally agrees to allow Greyson to help with some things are they both prepare
for what is next, especially with Finley’s daughter is involve. 

 

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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.

 

 

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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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