Love is a trap, a trick only other people fall for. Former Navy SEAL Nolan has no such illusions. The only things real in his life are his beloved bulldog and the two women in his life. One is soft and innocent, someone he could build a real future with. But the other is dark and gives him all of the wicked things he craves behind closed doors. What starts out as casual quickly becomes complicated. Can he walk away from a sure thing for something that's foreign territory? Nolan thinks we met by chance. We didn’t. I sought him out, seduced him, and in return got the sanctuary I needed to survive. But now, impossibly, I’ve fallen in love with him. I don’t care that he has another lover, because when he finds out who I am, it’s going to ruin any chance I ever had with him anyway. She’s the least of my worries. Bait & Switch is Book 1 in the new contemporary romance series Alphas Undone, which will each feature a new couple.This is a standalone full-length novel. It does not contain
Hearts would be broken. Secrets would be revealed. And nothing would ever be the same.
I love Kendall’s books, I love that we get fun, sexy, and heart warming reads. Last year Ryan proved she can write sexy romantic comedies and this year she is delivering another surprise. Bait & Switch isn’t like any other Ryan book I have read, it’s more suspenseful and risqué.
Nolan is a retired Navy Seal and is now working for a private security company. He is seriously a fantastic character, he isn’t perfect but he tries so hard to love and protect those he cares about. I loved that about him, he is caring, compassionate and giving. That is how Nolan becomes the Dom to his submissive roommate, Daniella. This relationship works perfectly because Nolan doesn’t believe in love and he wants to give Daniella what she needs.
Nolan and Daniella do not have a typical relationship and are not boyfriend and girlfriend. So when Nolan meets Lacey at a bar he decides to pursue something with her. What he thinks will be temporary and strictly physical turns into more.
This isn't the plot line I would typically go for, I am always too scared to read books like this. BUT I am so glad I did. I was very intrigued by the story and how things would unfold. I found myself feeling empathy for all the characters and was really torn. Is Nolan ready to be a one woman man and settle down? Can Lacey share or will she require Nolan to make a choice? What will Daniella do if Nolan gives Lacey more? I was completely torn, but I loved that it kept me completely engaged.
I also liked how this story was more than just a romance story. Yes, the relationships were more complicated, but it also had secrets and plot twists that kept me turning the page. That’s what impressed me the most and I am so happy to see Kendall continually try new things.
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EXCERPT She hooked one leg over mine, and I rocked my hips into her pelvis to let her feel what she’d done to me. Lacey groaned. “I take it you liked the massage.” “What gave me away?” I asked, breathing hard against her neck. “A certain wayward southern appendage.” She ground into me again, her hips moving against mine. I almost chuckled. Almost called her out for being too prissy to say the word cock . . . until her hand slid down to my jeans to unbutton me. “Maybe he needs some attention too,” she rasped against my throat. I hadn’t come here for this and wouldn’t have pressed her, but I also wasn’t going to turn her away. We would take things at whatever pace she wanted. Tugging down the zipper to her shorts, I was desperate to touch her and bring her pleasure. I pushed my hand inside her shorts, fumbling when she reached down to grip my denim-covered erection. Christ. My fingers soon found what they were looking for. She gasped as I rubbed in slow circles through her panties. Even with the cotton barrier, I could feel the firm bud of her swollen clit. I sucked in a breath when she tightened her fist, kneading my hard cock. “Together,” was all she said. But I understood. Only a little impatiently, I waited until she had unzipped my jeans before slipping my fingers under her panties. I gave a soft groan at the feel of her hot, slick folds. “God, baby, you’re so wet already.” “All for you,” she murmured huskily. “Touch me, please.” I obeyed in a heartbeat, echoing her moan when she pulled my cock free and started stroking up and down with whisper-soft strokes.
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.
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