When Greyson Archer tosses a twenty on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted
green eyes staring back at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances.
Greyson can't deny that he'd like his own private show, but there's not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time the former Navy SEAL saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault... and he agreed with every single word. He couldn't do anything to help her then, but he can now.
Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past.
He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he's dreamed about so often.
Slow & Steady is book 2 in the Alphas Undone series, but can be read as a standalone novel, as it features a new couple.
It was nine o’clock on a Saturday night and I was totally out of my fucking element. A bottle of red wine tucked under one arm. A bouquet of wild flowers in the other. A condom tucked into my wallet, just in case. I was in foreign territory, and my entire body knew it – tense shoulders, my heart beating like a drum, and arousal barely contained beneath the surface. Finley was standing at the doorway, watching me with a confused expression. She looked gorgeous, makeup free, pink-painted toes, hair mussed and loose. Little cotton pajama shorts and a tank top that hugged her lush breasts. “Maple’s not here.” She said the words, but she knew as well as I did I wasn’t here for Maple. “I know that.” My voice was sure and confident. “Then why are you … oh.” Finley shifted her weight, her eyes dropping from mine as she saw the wine and flowers. She could read it all, plain as day. I knew she could see my intentions, my uncertainty, and underneath it all, my desire. Maybe it was the desire to fix everything I’d broken, or maybe it was just my desire for her as a man desires a woman. Normally when I felt that primal urge for sex, I headed to West’s bar. I’d pick out a woman for the night. Share a few drinks with her, a few laughs. Later, we’d head back to my place and fuck until dawn. And that was it. I’d be set for a few months. This … with the courting and the nerves … it was nothing like my standard operating procedure. I’d never felt so stripped bare and vulnerable. Never put myself out there so completely with a woman before. But then again, Finley was unlike any woman I'd ever met. And she was still just standing there. “Can I come inside?” I asked, heart in my throat. She didn't say anything. But she opened the door wider. With Nolan’s words ringing in my ears, I stepped over the threshold, sure that whatever happened tonight had the power to heal us both.
From the moment I read the blurb I wanted to read this book. We met Greyson, Nolan’s friend, and I immediately wanted his story. He is a broken man, living with the guilt of a failed mission that killed his best friend. Finley is his friend's widow and now a single mother. They are brought back into each other’s lives when Greyson runs into Finley in a strip club, where she works.
I love books with single parents. I also love the men in this series, they are upfront, honest and a little demanding. I also really loved Finley and could easily empathize with her guilt and struggles. Finley is stripping, something she never thought she would be doing, but it seems like the only way for her to provide for her and her child.
Once Greyson decides to not let his guilt get in the way and makes a move on Finley the story really took off. There are also twists that add some suspense to the story, but I really just loved how quickly they were resolved so we could get back to Finley and Greyson. I loved how Greyson could provide Finley with security and stability, she desperately needed that for her and her daughter.
I feel like I can always rely on Kendall Ryan to deliver a quick, sexy, addictive read and she never lets me down. My only compliant is I wanted more, but that’s just me. I wanted to see more of them and their connection together. Regardless, like all of Ryan's books I definitely enjoyed it and recommend!
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
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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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