Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: All or Nothing by Kendall Ryan

All of Nothing by Kendall Ryan
Published September 9, 2014 by Atria Books

About the book:
You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Timesbestselling author Kendall Ryan.
As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.
Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.
As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted façade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?

My Thoughts:
The Love by Design series is my favorite by Kendall Ryan, and I was really excited to find out there was going to be a third book with Braydon's story.

At the end of Craving Him, you knew there was something between Braydon and Ellie - just not to what extent. They started off disliking each other, but there's an attraction between them that's undeniable.

At first, I wasn't sure what to think of Braydon and his man whorish ways. But he won me over pretty quickly. It was evident that there was more to him than anyone really knew and it was holding him back from putting himself out there fully with anyone. Ellie and Braydon's views on relationships couldn't be more opposite, but they were unable to deny their burning attraction to each other, giving into a sex only arrangement. And as most arrangements like that go, when feelings start to get involved, things take an unexpected and complicated turn.

Ellie was a very likable character, strong and fiesty. But she had her insecurities, brought out by her confusion over her feelings for Braydon and how sweet he was. Although he made it clear he didn't want a relationship - it was really hard to believe because of how he treated Ellie. That was slightly frustrating, but there has to be some element of drama, or there wouldn't be a story.

This book is sexy, romantic, & tense. While we wait to find out Braydon's secrets, the suspense and build up makes the book a hard one to put down. As the title perfectly states - will these two be willing to open up and give it All or Nothing? It was worth finding out, and a perfect end to a series I adore.

ARC given by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Suns

About the Author:

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels Unravel Me, Make Me Yours, Hard to Love, Resisting Her, The Impact of You, Working It, and Craving Him. She's a sassy yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books and a slight addiction to lip gloss.

1 comment:

  1. I have read one book by this author so, can't remember the title, but I wasn't impressed. This sounds good though, maybe it's time to give her another go. Thanks for sharing!:)