Wednesday, February 26, 2014

{Review}{Giveaway} When I Break by Kendall Ryan

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When I Break

This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available April 7, 2014. Please note this is not a standalone, as the story continues in book 2.

My Thoughts

Ok I am going to do something a little different with this review because this is only book one, in what I think will be a really great series. 

The problem I am having is, I didn't really get a good sense of who these characters were. I felt there were too many internal monologues and not enough of what I wanted, which was to see the characters really "together". I don't know what it was but it was just not there for me... YET... I say yet because I still have a feeling this series will be amazing as the books continue. 

So, I'm not going to rate it, not yet anyway. 
I feel like this book was more of an introduction to the lives of Knox and McKenna rather than a book that I really could sink my teeth into. I kept looking at Goodreads and Amazon to see if the book was a prequel or novella leading up to the rest of the series and was sad to see it end, just as it was getting juicy!

But the whole concept is very intriguing and has me wanting to know what is going to happen with these characters and where the journey will take me in the coming books. 

Knox is swoony and even though I don't think he has a problem with sex we shall see what happens. McKenna is sweet and very Virgin Mary-like, complete with the halo and heart of salvation. Her situation with her roommate confused me more than shedding light on it but I won't go into much detail because that would ruin it for all you lovelies who have not read it yet. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I am excited to pick up the next one to see what the future holds for these enigmatic characters

Below is some more information about this series, author and even a GIVEAWAY!!!

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels, HARD TO LOVE, THE IMPACT OF YOU, RESISTING HER and WORKING IT.
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 an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son. 
 She enjoys being naughty, reading, and anything girly. 

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