Release Launch and Giveaway: Breaking Ryann: Alyssa Rae Taylor

Breaking Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed #3)
Alyssa Rae Taylor
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Expected August 31, 2015

He promised to leave me alone, but that was a lie. I should have known he’d have this pull on me—seeping through my skin and into my bones, burning me from the outside in. It’s just like when we were kids, and I can no longer avoid him. I’ve accepted it, but what will it take to convince him that I am no longer his? Is that really what I want?

I told her I’d leave her alone. But who was I kidding? I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge. He stole my girl—my future—from me. I’m coming back with a vengeance. I’m taking back what he took from me. After all the secrets and lies, can we come back from this? Even if it breaks me, I’ll stop at nothing to protect what’s always been mine.

After literally fighting for his life Luke is back and ready to win back Reese. But this might the hardest fight of his life.  Reese says she wants him to leave her alone. And as much as he wants to honor her wishes, he knows staying away is probably not going to happen.

Reese isn't really willing to give him a chance or listen to excuses.She thinks she knows his story and is hurt, angry, insecure, and untrusting. She's trying to move on with a safer choice. She lets her fears rule her and just wants to avoid temptation.

But giving up is not in Luke's nature. He knows what he wants and is relentless. But secrets, lies, misconceptions are in their way. He's dealing with his own guilt and feeling the loss of her. But also is a bit angry that she is so quick not to trust him. He is a protective alpha, but is also intense, sweet and devoted. But his secrets are killing them both.

Will the truth hurt her more than the story she already believes?

These two have a lot of baggage to wade through if they will just start actually communicating and really listening. But there are a lot of hidden, unresolved feelings, fight or flight, avoidance and running. Not to mention other potential love interests  and some other underlying suspenseful situations.

This brings back their best friends Gia and Logan. We get to see them all working through some life situations. I like the camaraderie support, and humor they provide each other. 

This is a story about survival, sacrifice, trust, friendship, and love. I had to go back and reread the end of Resisting Ryann since it has been awhile and I honestly had forgotten some of the intricate story line, but then was able to remember and move on with the story. This one is back delving more into their interpersonal issues versus the danger and undercover scenarios of the last book. But they are still dealing with the fall out from the detour Luke's life took.

I adored Luke. He was a swoon worthy hero who was always willing to sacrifice for and protect Reese no matter what the personal cost. Reese could get on my nerves with her judgment, avoidance, and running. But all along this series I have felt their connection, chemistry and that they belonged together. This ties up all of the story lines and brings everything to the forefront, and gives Luke and Reese a chance to figure out what they really want and need. But nothing for them is ever easy and they will have to be prepared to fight for their own happiness. But will it be enough to break them or are they strong enough to finally win?

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Reese is stalled in her relationship with her neighbor, Sean. She misses what she had with Luke, but it hurts to think about the things she’s learned about his disappearance. Now that he’s back in town, she does her best to avoid Luke and reassure Sean that she is with him, but both tasks are difficult when both men live so close (and work with her, in Luke’s case) and Sean’s jealousy continues to grow.

Luke is back, but he can’t figure out what happened to turn Reese to Sean while he was gone. Dealing with the repercussions from his time away, he still carries strong feelings for Reese. She. Is. His. And he is willing to fight for her.

It took me a while to remember how Reese and Luke had each reached the points they were at in the beginning of the book. It’s been a year since I read Resisting Ryann, so jumping right back into the story was an adjustment and left me confused early on. Eventually, between my own memory kicking in and casual references, I was able to find a solid footing within this book.

Occasionally scenes or events unfolded in a way that felt rushed or disjointed. But at other points it felt like the story was not moving fast enough. I think part of that feeling stems simply from the fact that I wanted Luke and Reese together, have never liked Sean, and couldn’t wait for them to find their happy together. 

As a whole, though, I enjoyed this book and the completion of this as a trilogy. The potential for expansion or continuation of this series certainly exists, but this leaves the characters in a great place and I love that feeling. 
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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7142650USA 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, watching Sam & Dean Winchester, fight off scary creatures on the WB, and reality television. She enjoys stories that tug at her emotions and include lots of sexual tension. 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 the publishing of her first novel RAISING RYANN, and the rest of the Bad Boy Reformed Trilogy.
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