Release Date: July 14
She was forbidden.
I didn’t care.
As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I behaved like a gentleman.
When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.
With my heart on lockdown and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.
No strings. No attachments.
And definitely no falling for her again.
If you love steamy romance, you won't want to miss this older brother's best friend romance.
This is book two in the Lessons with the Dom series, following The Gentleman Mentor. Both are complete standalone novels featuring sexy Dominant men you're sure to fall in love with. Enjoy!
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About The Author:
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.
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“What do you think you’re doing?” I find her in my closet, down on her knees and rummaging through a black duffel bag that just happens to hold all my sex toys. Apparently she did see this when she cleaned up.
“Ah, here we go.” Her fingers close around a generously sized flesh-colored vibrating dildo. “You won’t do the job? Well, I have a feeling this baby will.” She waves it in the air like she’s found the damn golden ticket. Then she rises to her feet and smiles sweetly at me.
For the love of God, this woman does not fight fair. She never has. “Where do you think you’re going with that?”
“Probably my bed, then the shower.” A line creases her forehead. “Do you have spare batteries for this thing? It might be a long night.”
“No way. Not happening. Give me the toy, Macey.” I reach out a hand, my voice as stern as the set of my jaw, my fingers barely avoiding crushing the crystal tumbler in my other hand.
A slow smile uncurls on her mouth. “Why, Reece Jackson, are you jealous?” She eyes the toy in her hand and then lets her gaze slip seductively down to the crotch of my pants.
If she really thinks that toy’s size has me feeling insecure, she’s insane. Certifiably. “You really don’t remember, do you?” Now I’m the one smiling. She’ll be in for a pleasant surprise later.
“I remember everything. I remember how you always made me keep my underwear on, and that I never actually saw you”—her gaze flicks downward—”down there. I only felt you with my hand, and since I had nothing to base it on, I assumed all guys were like that.”
“Well, in that case, you’ll be sorely disappointed with this toy.” I snatch the dildo from her hand and toss it back in the open bag.
“What do you think you’re doing?” she asks, planting a hand on her hip. “You left me hanging at the restaurant.”
Macey has just arrived back in town and is at Crave when she sees Reese again. Reese is her brother Hale’s best friend and he knows despite his attraction and desire, he can’t have Macey.
“As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck.”
Unlike most brother’s best friend books, Macey and Reese have a past. There was a time where they truly loved each other, but they were children. Reese wanted more for Macey and Macey didn’t see how much her leaving was affecting Reese. Now years later they are back in the same town. Macey is fresh out of a bad relationship and wants to experiment, feel alive, and she wants that with Reese.
After a lot of persuasion Reese decides to help Macey, but only for three sessions and he refuses to let his heart get involved. From here the story really takes off and I loved seeing both of their POV. Reese is a strong, successful man, but is terrified of falling for Macey again. He isn’t sure his heart would recover this time.
Macey is tired of playing games and she wants more. Macey is a fantastic character. I loved her strength, determination and tenacity. She knows what she wants and she refuses to settle.
Macey and Reese have a long way to go, but the journey was exciting, steamy and enthralling. What really sold me on their story is their connection. I loved how Reese never really moved on. He wasn’t pining for Macey in the sense that he thought he had a chance, but he never gave up hope either.
I don’t think I have read a Kendall Ryan book I haven’t loved and this is no exception. The only reason this isn’t a full five stars is I wanted more. It took a while for Reese to open up and I would have rather there been more time with them truly together. Ryan’s books always deliver on sexiness, pace and romance. I highly recommend this addicting read!
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.