*Blog Tour / Review* Slow & Steady by Kendall Ryan

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synopsisWhen Greyson tosses $20 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.

 

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Shera 5

Slow & Steady is book 2 in the Alphas Undone Series. I knew when I read the synopsis that I would trip and fall right into this book and not emerge until I was through and I was right. I LOVED everything about Greyson and Finley’s story!

We met Greyson in the first book which was Nolan’s story. Greyson is a former SEAL working with Redstone with his former commander and some other members of his team. Greyson is very smart, however he spends his days working and drowning in amber liquid. His past still haunts him each day. He lost his teammate Marcus in a mission and he hasn’t really been the same.

Finley is Marcus’s wife. She is smart, independent and fierce. She lives alone with her daughter Maple. Doing the best that she can and trying to provide for her, she became a stripper years ago when she lost her husband. She enjoys the job, she is free when she’s dancing and has built relationships with the girls.

When Greyson happens to stumble into the dive off the side of the highway to try to relieve some tension, he never expected to see the body of an angel dancing on stage. He never expected that when he travelled up her amazing body that he would meet the eyes of the same female who he watched crumble at his team mates funeral two years ago and that’s where their story begins….

Finley can’t let go of her late husband. Greyson just wants to help. After seeing how she is making a living and even worse how they are living, he will stop at nothing to make it right. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love with little Maple. What neither expected was the chemistry they had between them or the fireworks that would light once they touched and the want that continues to blossom.

But what happens when you just can’t let go of the past? What happens when something that is in the present you never saw coming threatens to tear everything apart?

Wanna know? Well, then pick up this book and get to reading. This is another Kendall Ryan favorite for me. Slow & Steady will take you on a delicious ride of swoony sexiness, heart-ache, and heart pounding action. 5 Greyson Archer Stars!!!!!
Shera, Book Lovers Obsession Book Blog

 

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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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