RESISTING RYAN (Bad Boy Reformed 2) by Alyssa Rae Taylor

4.5  STARS

Reviewed by Tracey Lou Parker for Kindle Friends Forever

When we came to the end of book one, Raising Ryan, I think we all went into shock mode as a straight forward love story it was not to be.
The story of Luke and Reese continues months later in the follow up, Resisting Ryan. Reese has no idea where Luke is and tries in vain to carry on with her life. She befriends her next door neighbour Sean, who has a bit of a soft spot for her. OK, he fancies the pants off her!

Book two stays in the present day which I’m glad to say works really well. Reese is reunited with her father and slowly lets him into her life because he has changed his life around. He regrets the way he has treated his wife and daughter and by doing this, he hopes to atone for his past sins. Luke’s father has been released from prison and sets about recruiting his son by threatening the safety of Reese. He has no choice but to join his father and his associates in the dealing of drugs and guns.

Book two definitely redeemed itself in my eyes and although I felt book one was slow and a tad boring and predictable, I loved the cliffy. However, Resisting Ryan is fast paced and action packed, and I have to admit that I loved the gritty story line with a brilliant plot to match. More characters have been introduced which has made this story so much more exciting, too. Once again we are left on tenterhooks! Will Luke make it back to Reese? Will they have their happy ever after? Will his dad leave him alone to live the life he wants with Reese?

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