REVIEW: Unravel MeUnravel Me by Kendall Ryan
Series: Unravel Me #1
Published by Self Published on September 22, 2012
Pages: 214
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Psychology student Ashlyn Drake’s neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis – a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he’s accused of committing.

Against all common sense, Ashlyn’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it’s that he’s so incredibly male, and even handcuffed to his hospital bed he could pass for a cologne ad – Scent de Insanity. Or perhaps it’s because she’s spent too many lonely nights studying. Either way, she’s determined to help him solve the mystery of his past. She begins to unravel who he was before, using his cryptic tattoos, and his paintings that scream of a dark past as her only clues. When she finally learns his secret there’s no telling which one is the real him, the gentle lover she’s fallen for or the troubled man with a dark past.

reviewMy thoughts…

Sadly I had to DNF this book. The plot for this story was really intriguing and I was really excited to start reading it. Not long after I started reading things started to go downhill though.

I feel like the relationship between Ashlyn and “Logan” progressed too quickly. Ashlyn put herself at risk with him time and time again. Here we have a young man who has lost his memory, who is accused of murder, and has been violent to hospital staff. Ashlyn overlooks all of that and hands over her trust in him completely. She put herself in situations with him that had warning bells and whistles going off in my head and because of that I couldn’t continue to read. There were certain aspects of the story that were unrealistic and sadly I’m disappointed that this book didn’t work for me. I really wanted to like it.

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: The Impact of You by Kendall RyanThe Impact of You by Kendall Ryan
Published by Self Published on June 7, 2013
Pages: 324
Format: eBook
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Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.

Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.

But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?

My thoughts…

This is the first one by author Kendall Ryan that I’ve read. For the most part I really liked it. There were a few issues I had with it though.

I liked Avery. Although I found her to be a bit naive. She was sort of complex. She’s got a big secret and it takes a while to find out just exactly what it is. When all is revealed I sort of think Jase made a crap decision where she was concerned. I think it was a bit drastic.

Speaking of Jase. I liked him. He’s portrayed as a player. Always hooking up with girls, but that’s not really the impression I got of him from the beginning. He takes a liking to Avery right away. She’s different than any girl he’s ever been with. He wants to become her friend and get to know her. Which considering his rep is something he doesn’t usually do.

He challenges her to try new things. Spread her wings if you will. I think some of the challenges Jase had for Avery were a bit odd though. Like for instance when he would suggest she talk to other guys. I sort of shook my head when that happened. Especially since he was attracted to her. It wasn’t anything major. I just thought it a bit odd.

The sexual content is comparable to adult mainstream. It’s not overly explicit in nature and there isn’t a ton of it. That’s not to say the tension between Avery and Jase isn’t thick throughout the story. When they finally did come together I thought to myself FINALLY!

Overall, I enjoyed this one. I’m looking forward to checking out more titles by this author.

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