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Just Reviewed- Review of Raising Ryann by Alyssa Rae Taylor

Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed, #1)Raising Ryann by Alyssa Rae Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars!!! Arc provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Review to follow:)

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler free. Four stars.

First time author Alyssa Rae Taylor did a great job building up the steam, suspense…and a following for her book Raising Ryann. She has been writing and releasing this sexy story on WattPad in bits and pieces.

Reese Johnson’s childhood memories are anything but special. Her drunken father beats on her and her mom. After her parents separate Reese faces more drama when one of her mom’s sleazy boyfriends attempts to rape her. She is saved by a neighbor who hears her screams for help. Fast forward years later… Reese is a hardworking, strong woman determined to make it on her own. She is enrolled in college and working two jobs to support herself. One day this hot as hell tattooed muscle head shows up to work alongside her at her job at the gym. Reese is attracted to him…but can’t stand his cocky demeanor. She realizes her hot new coworker is the boy her saved her years ago. Luke Ryann left his sky rocketing career as an MMA fighter. He is burnt out of the whole lifestyle – travel, sluts and partying. He decided to take a job teaching self-defense in his foster parents gym back at home in Arizona. He knows he will be working alongside of the little girl he saved from being attacked long ago. Luke wonders if she will remember him since he looks so different. She’s still a little girl….right? Reese slowly learns that Luke has his own emotional baggage he is dealing with. Sparks fly and he fights his growing attraction and his growing hard on for Reese. Will his past get in the way of any chance at a future? Is Luke Ryann who he says he really is?

If you are looking for a solid YA/Coming of Age book (with a “NC-17” movie rating) this is it. There is steam factor thing going on….but it doesn’t progress into your typical MMA-fighter style alpha male “get a room/cage/mat” wild sex. Alyssa Rae Taylor does a fantastic job with the chemistry build up between the young couple. I have to say….the first 50% of the book moved a little bit slow for me….but the last 50% made up for it with character development, plot and relationship drama all coming together at a rapid pace. Then BANG… it all comes to a screeching halt with the mother of all cliff hangers and I felt like I took one of Luke’s MMA punches to my heart. I need book 2 – Bad Boy Reformed. This is some amazing YA Kindle Crack. Existing Wattpad readers/fans of Raising Ryann are also going to LOVE the way this story is crafted.

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