Blog Tour & Review ~~ Slow & Steady by Kendall Ryan
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.
LOUISA’S 3.5 STAR REVIEW
Greyson is a retired Navy Seal with his own demons haunting him. One of those demons is the loss of a Seal from his team Marcus. Never did he think he would find himself face to face (well face to boobs) with Marcus’s widow at a strip club. He needs to do something but Finley is “surviving” on her own.
Finley buried her husband and was pregnant with Maple. She’s determined to do it all alone. Seeing Greyson has thrown her a curve ball. She doesn’t want to admit to needing help raising her daughter. She’s a strong willed woman who isn’t ready for help and surely doesn’t want any from Greyson.
While these character captured my attention, I wanted more. I wanted more of the chase and even more with the interaction with Maple. I loved seeing Maple bringing these two together. Finley was dead set against allowing Greyson into her life and heart, but seeing the interaction between Greyson and Maple softened her resolve.
Kendall writes the alpha male like a boss…Greyson was an alpha male with a heart, with a soft spot for this little girl and her mother. I love to see that when it comes to tough guys. He’s a well rounded character.
A twist and turn I wasn’t expecting kept me interested but again, would have liked to see more depth in that part of the story. Either way, this book was another great installment in the Alpha Undone Series.
An ARC was provided to Blushing Babes Are Up All Night for an honest review.
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.
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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