WANT (Ryder Brothers #2) by Kayti McGee
Release Date: October 31st
Cover Design: Laurelin Paige
Photographer: Rob Lang
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Welcome to Hollywood, where wet dreams come true.
I fell for Marlee the second I met her- gorgeous smile, unimpressed by my stardom… bendy.
Not even remotely interested in me.
Of course the girl of my dreams has to be engaged to her hometown high-school sweetheart. Nothing’s ever easy, right?
Until they break up.
And she moves in with me.
The only person who can help her practice for her next role is me.
Because Marlee isn’t just new to Hollywood.
She’s a virgin.
His hand moves to the side of my cheek and his fingers stroke my jaw for a moment before drawing my face towards his. My breath catches when his lips play against mine. Then I feel the force of his mouth and the finesse of his lips as he parts mine and his tongue enters my mouth.
It feels like my first kiss, as he presses his hand against the back of my head, and runs his tongue along mine. Maybe this is my first kiss in some way because I feel something on the other end of his kiss that I haven’t known before: desire. His mouth is hot and hard and pliable at once and I feel that liquid sensation as my body molds into him, my nipples erect and chafing against my shirt. No one has kissed me like this before.
I guess he does want this after all.
He lies on top of me and I spread my legs to make room for him, to take on his weight and it feels so natural. His weight presses me onto the bed and I feel his firm muscles contracting against me, his erect cock pressing into my belly. I feel drunk on him again and can’t believe this is finally happening. I imagined kissing him, imagined our bodies together. There’s so much heat from our bodies that I want my clothes off. I break my mouth away from his, gasping. I’m all ready to untangle my robe and go back to the whole nude thing I was going to do before, but he stills.
“If we’re going to do this right, we need to do everything, one lesson at a time.”
“Like a dance class,” I say. “One skill at a time.” I like that idea. I’m good at learning choreography. I have excellent muscle memory. He runs a finger on my lips and I part them for him.
“You’re a good student,” he says. His voice is deeper than usual but also tinged with more than just that desire. It’s like—I don’t know, seduction or something. “I want to take my time with you.”
I feel safe and comfortable and horny all at once. That’s a much more reasonable combination of emotions, like the ones I read about. In my romance novels. Oh, shit. I realize-those books are about love, and this particular bit of feels always comes before someone falls in it.
Have I made a horrible mistake?
Sooooooooooooooo, this book … hmmmmmm
Sometimes, it’s really hard to put into words why a book may or may not have worked for you. This is one of those times.
Okay, so when I read Close (Ryder Brothers #1), I was ridiculously happy with the everything about it. I could not wait to continue with the Ryder boys. I think maybe I went into this story with expectations I shouldn’t have had. But I did, even tho I shouldn’t have, and it took me a while to get into this book. The two authors have very different voices and techniques to their writing. So lesson learned (maybe), I’ll try not to do that again.
I’ve thought about the impact those expectations had on my like/dislike of this story and I can say with certainty that the only thing those expectations did was stop me from reading the book in one sitting. I did walk away from the book a few times, but when I finished, it didn’t come into play for my rating. With or without the expectations, I still had real issues.
I really loved the concept of the story-line, but the execution fell short for me. I was all over the whole let me teach you the ways of the bedroom world but I wasn’t okay with the reasons why Marlee was doing it. Had this book been written 5 or 10 years ago, I may not have cringed, but not today. Today is not the day for that nonsense to be in my romance fiction. It just isn’t something that belongs in any kind of fictional/comedic world. That’s just my opinion. SO, it took me out of the story and it was really hard to feel the romance. I read it, but I didn’t feel it. THAT is the main reason my rating is right down the middle on this one.
So, I’ll just leave you with this … the story is cute. Jake and Marlee are actually quite adorable, especially Jake. He pulled on my heartstrings more than a few times! *shrug*
Copy provided for blog tour review
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