Thursday, October 13, 2016

[Review + Excerpt Tour] The Fix Up by Kendall Ryan

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BOOK BLURB:

From New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

My tempting and very alpha friend Sterling Quinn is someone I consider off-limits.

It's not just that we're friends, he's also cocky, confident, and British, which means he's a walking aphrodisiac.

But lately he's been giving me the look. You know the one. When he thinks I'm not paying attention, and his gaze lingers for too long.

When we start working together, that's when the sexual tension between us gets so thick, I want to hack through it with a machete. I want to make all these deep feelings I've harbored for him disappear, because there's no way this can end well.

The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I'm stuck between a rock, and Sterling's very, very hard place.

Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together.

But I've been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I'm not about to be cast aside like yesterday's underwear when he's done having fun.

Sterling’s never been told no, and he's not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he'd fight so dirty.

*This is a spin-off from the HITCHED series, but can be read as a standalone





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EXCERPT:

tesaser11I twist the doorknob, and finding it unlocked, let myself inside. Sterling’s place is compact, but modern and classy. It suits him. After a quick glance around the living space, I spot him on the balcony outside, just beyond the glass doors at the far end of the living room. He’s facing away from me, his hands gripping the railing, his head bowed. My smile from moments ago is gone. Seeing him like this—looking distraught—brings the reality of our situation crashing back. Sterling suddenly turns and we lock eyes. A thousand emotions are revealed in his eyes, but mostly there’s anger. There’s also a sadness in his gaze that I’ve never seen. It’s haunting. I swallow a lump in my throat, wondering what’s going on. “Sterling?” I ask, slowly approaching the balcony. It’s beautiful—plush pillows and twinkling lights, and a chilled bottle of white wine all nestled together in a romantic picnic for two. He lets out a heavy sigh and runs one hand through his hair. “This is beautiful,” I say since he hasn’t spoken, hasn’t even moved from the spot where he’s rooted, and his stony silence is killing me. “Are you okay?” “Just fine,” he says curtly, his gaze looking past me. He doesn’t seem fine. He seems off. Why go through all the effort if he’s just going to act sullen and withdrawn? And what could have possibly changed in the twenty-four hours since we last spoke on the phone? He seemed so excited—like he hadn’t a care in the world. Now it seems he doesn’t want me here. “If this is a bad time, if tonight doesn’t work . . .” I trail off, my voice suddenly shaky. “The meal’s already prepared.” He brushes past me, headed toward the kitchen. Unsure what to do, I follow behind him. He’s acting like an asshole, and I suddenly feel so stupid for getting all done up tonight. I’m not going to stand around and embarrass myself by begging for his attention. “You know what? Never mind. This was a bad idea, anyway. I’ll see myself out.” I turn and head for the front door, anger and rejection dueling inside me. It takes all of three seconds before Sterling’s long strides catch him up to me by the door. His grip around my wrist stops me. “Wait.” I turn and face him. I’m halfway between wanting to flee and staying to hear his explanation. He releases a heavy exhale. “I received a phone call just before you arrived.” With him so near, the combination of his clean soap and his spicy cologne intoxicates me. Memories of our intimate dinner rush back. But apparently tonight is not meant to be a repeat. Waiting to see what he’ll say next, I inhale and hold my breath. When he doesn’t continue, I ask, “Is everything okay?” 




OUR REVIEWS:
 

5 Stars!
 
 Kendall Ryan is seriously adorable... and her books are brilliant. She is an amazing writer who has the ability to suck you in early in and not letting go until she is done with her. Her books are sexy, sweet, fun, and she always promises amazing sexy times. I loved the Hitched series but The Fix Up is officially my new favorite by this author.

The Fix Up is a complete standalone. Full of lust, promises, and happy endings (in more than one way), we get a story about one playboy who must wed and one matchmaker who might just be the perfect candidate... but unfortunately, she isn't in the running.

 Meet the fiesty Camryn and sexy Sterling... two people who are going to steal a piece of YOUR heart because they sure did mine. Their story was so good and captivating... I got lost int he pages. It was cute, quirky, fun, and light. These two really stole the show, giving me the perfect romance that made me smile, swoon, laugh and fall in love.

Gah! These two.. be still my heart. I fell hard and fast. I ate up their story and by the end, I wanted so much more. The book hangover? Completely wicked.

I highly recommend this book.



5 Stars!

I was pulled right into this story. This story contains suspense, love, heartbreak, betrayal, and pain.

This is Camryn and Sterling‘s story. Sterling is a man whore but one stipulation in an inheritance is going to change that. He must marry and in order to get it. Camryn is going to help him out. She does not like the idea. The chemistry between these two is hot enough to set fire to your kindle. Can these two keep from touching each other during the search for a wife? What happens when misunderstandings and friends get in the way of everything? Feeling will be hurt. Hearts are broken. In the end is everything really what it seems? Will these two come to an understanding about an affair or will he pick a wife and leave her behind?

I highly recommend this book.




ABOUT KENDALL RYAN:

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

 

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