Author: Reese Ryan

Playing by the Rules by Reese Ryan

Posted February 8, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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Playing by the Rules by Reese RyanPlaying by the Rules by Reese Ryan
Series: Playing by the Rules #1
Published by Sinfully Sweet Publishing on January 10, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 126
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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When Meredith Jane encounters her ex's elder brother at a saucy Valentine's Day party for singles, the last thing she expects is to spend 'seven minutes in heaven' with him or to discover that he has feelings for her.

Hunter Westbrook adored Merrie long before his competitive younger brother asked her out. Now that their relationship is over and done, he faces the hardest decision of his life. Will he risk his relationship with his brother and jeopardize the future of their family's luxury resort empire by pursuing the woman he loves? Or will he suffer in silence to keep peace in the family and risk losing her forever?

Merrie has spent her entire life playing by other people's rules. One of the few women on the management team at her firm, she can ill afford to get caught up in the gossip and scandal sure to come if she chooses to be with Hunter. Nor does she wish to hurt Liam's family or disappoint her own. Nevertheless, she has discovered a startling truth: She's been with the wrong brother all along.

In a society where perception is everything, is true love worth risking everything they've both worked so hard for?


It’s been six months since Meredith (Merrie) Jane broke up with Liam Westbrook after a five-year relationship. She’s clear that it’s really over this time and the first step in moving on is attending her cousin Daphne’s Valentines Day party for singles. When she runs in to Liam’s brother, Hunter at the party, things move in a direction she never saw coming.

I’ve read the first book in the Pleasure Cove series (this is also the prequel for that series), which is Liam’s story, and never thought these two could redeem themselves. Boy, was I so wrong. You’d think it would be impossible for a brother (Hunter) who takes up with his sibling’s ex to dig out of this kind of hole but not so here.

I really liked Merrie and Hunter, their romance and how maturely they faced the issues created from them just being in a relationship. I loved how honestly Merrie faced her feelings, especially those related to Liam. Both characters were extremely well written. The scenes at Daphne’s party were hilarious, bringing some needed comic relief to a touchy situation.

I’m a big fan of Reese Ryan and will read whatever she chooses to write. Even so, I was skeptical about this relationship and was thrilled at how wonderful their story turned out to be. This was outstanding.

About Reese Ryan

Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary fiction filled with colorful characters and sinfully-sweet romance. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with a happily ever after.
Born and raised in the Midwest, she now resides in Central North Carolina with her husband and young adult son who tolerate her propensity to sing and dance badly. A self-proclaimed Bohemian Southern Belle, she treads the line carefully between being a Northerner and a damned Yankee–despite her insistence on calling soda pop. Reese gauges her progress by the number of “bless your lil’ hearts” she gets each week. She is currently down to two.

Review: Love Me Not by Reese Ryan

Review: Love Me Not by Reese Ryan

Posted November 21, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  The set up Jamie Charles had it pretty rough until she met Melanie Gordon when she was 8-years old. The Gordon family knew life at home was pretty grim and looked out for her. By the time she was 12, they formally became her legal guardians. As loved as she was by her new family, the early damage done left Jamie pretty scarred. She was tough and adopted risky behaviors as she tried to escape her memories. Now, she’s got a steady job that she’s good at while she hones her skills as an artist. Though she’s become responsible, Jamie doesn’t believe that committed relationships are in the cards and works really hard to keep it that way.   The issues Miles Copeland was […]

Cover Reveal : Love Me Not by Reese Ryan

Cover Reveal : Love Me Not by Reese Ryan

Posted October 24, 2013 by Jonetta in Misc | 0 Comments

  Coming December 30, 2013 the second book in the Bad Boys Gone Good series.     Love Me Not on Goodreads Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Abandoned by a mother who chose drugs over her, Jamie Charles barely got out of her own addiction alive. Now, she pours her pain into her art while pouring drinks at a local bar. To Jamie, love is a four-letter word—until she meets Miles, a charming ad exec with piercing blue eyes who makes no secret about his desire for her.   Miles Copeland has family demons of his own, but his unhappy upbringing drove him toward hard work and success. He’s determined to win Jamie over, and when he finally does, it’s worth every moment he spent waiting. […]

Review: Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

Review: Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

Posted September 10, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

 The set up Melanie Gordon finally gets the promotion she’s worked so hard for and it comes with a few hitches. She’s going to have to move back to Cleveland, her hometown, and make a decision about whether she’s up for a long distance relationship. Her “best friend” Raine Mason finally makes a move (after two years!) and now Melanie is gun shy about starting up and maintaining a romance with 2,000 miles between them. Oh, and she’s returning to the city where her heart was broken by her first and only love.   The issues Both Raine and Melanie haven’t been completely honest with each other about their pasts and he’s keeping some huge secrets. She’s designed her entire life to achieve the goals […]

Blog Tour | Making The First Move by Reese Ryan

Blog Tour | Making The First Move by Reese Ryan

Posted July 28, 2013 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 7 Comments

Strong Heroines & Vulnerable Heros In Jami Alden’s Private Pleasures, Wendy Carmichael is a high-powered attorney who is trying to attain partnership in her firm. Working in an industry where any sign of weakness will derail her career plan, it’s no wonder she’s unwilling to show her true feelings for the hero. Drew Walker is rich, brash, and cocky. In many ways he’s a typical alpha hero. Yet, he has a decided vulnerability where Wendy is concerned. Taylor Elliott—the heroine in Robin Covington’s His Southern Temptation—is strong and determined. She isn’t afraid to forge her own path—regardless of what anyone else thinks. Former Black Ops assassin, “Lucky” Landon has a classic alpha hero background and we see his strength of character in the story. Yet, […]