Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Release Day Blast + Review: All or Nothing by Kendall Ryan

You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.

Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.

As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted façade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?


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Globug's Review

Oh my my my..... where to begin? Well book one of course! You've got to meat the man, the legend, Braydon Kincaid in Working It (and yes I meant to misspell meet). Good lawd does he work it. He's a mega sexy male model superstar. Braydon has a reputation with the ladies. Yeah he wants easy fun and lots of it with no commitment and with his looks he can get any flavor lady candy he wants. It's easy to believe that's all he's looking for from women but that's not who he really is.

Ellie see's the real Braydon. Okay, so she doesn't see it at first but that's because they were constantly bickering with each other. But think about it. It is so much fun having snarky banter with a good looking guy. With their best friends Emmy and Ben getting married they are forced to spend time together. Neither of them can deny their chemistry but Ellie is reluctant to believe he could be interested in her. She's a real catch though. She's a super smart biologist with a good job and a witty sassy personality, a lot like me really, just kidding, i'm not a biologist. Point is, she can't see a relationship ever happening with Braydon.

Braydon proposes they have a friends with benefits arrangement. Emmy hasn't had a great history in the relationship department but she's not one to take commitment lightly either. She reluctantly decides to take Braydon up on his offer. After all, she could learn a few things from his sexual genius. What she doesn't expect is just how sweet and attentive he is. Why is he so against a committed relationship? Not even his best friend Ben knows the answer to that. Braydon may spend a lot of time in the spot light but he's incredibly private.

There are lots of moments of insane passion with the sweet and tender sprinkled in and topped with a what-in-the-hell is up with this crazy girl Katrina! So there's a reason Braydon avoids relationships like the plague and it's an ex-girlfriend. When Ellie is no longer willing to just be a fuck buddy, Braydon is torn. He's not scared so much of history repeating itself as he is worried about history showing up again. I was really thinking there was going to be a fatal attraction moment. Neither Braydon or Ellie can bring themselves to agree to all or nothing and "just friends" is just as hard to accept. He has her whole heart but struggles to open his to her completely.

Braydon finally breaks but it may be too late. It's another case of curiosity leading to relationship ruin and Ellie just couldn't resist digging into Braydon's past to try and figure him out. Honesty is essential for any type of relationship to be successful. There's not way I'm telling you how the author gets them out of this pickle. It's wonderfully unexpected. Honestly, I suspected it a little but not everyone can be gifted with my insight.(Sorry, i'm so full of shit tonight). But that's where I'm leaving you. You have to read the series. It's one of my favorites by Kendall Ryan.

Favorite Quotes

"He was like one of those jock-types in high school who thought the V on his varsity jacket stood for vagina. He was a total player, I was sure of it." Loc 135

"The few boyfriends I'd had couldn't have satisfied me if I'd drawn out a treasure map of my vagina with an X-marks-the-spot for my clitoris." Loc 629

"I'd never had an orgasm so fast. Holy shit, this man was talented. Was that my G-spot? I thought that was a mythical creature, like a unicorn or a Sasquatch." Loc 828

Working It (Book1)

A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the beloved bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.

Straight-laced and well-mannered southerner Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notoriously tyrannical Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.

Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.

Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.

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Craving Him (Book 2)

In Working It, New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasure. But their story is far from complete…

Emmy Clarke is no quitter. Toughened by her experience working for fashion heavyweight Fiona Stone, Emmy has come a long way from her country girl roots, embracing her fast-paced and unpredictable life in New York City.

Though that life comes with more than a few complications.

First there’s the mystery of Fiona’s pregnancy, which may or may not involve Emmy’s boyfriend, superstar male model Ben Shaw. Emmy has always known that Ben comes with more baggage than she can handle—and not the Louis Vuitton kind. Yet Ben is the only man who has ever loved Emmy for who she is, and she wants nothing more than to do the same for him, even if it means forgiving his past and overlooking their wildly different lifestyles.

But when a shocking secret from Ben’s past comes to light, unraveling all of their progress, Emmy must decide if their relationship is worth the fight, or if it’s time to ignore her passion for him and let go.


Author Bio & Links

 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


1 comment:

  1. Jessica is reviewing the tomorrow. She loved it too!


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