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Blog Tour: RAISING RYANN – Alyssa Rae Taylor

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ANA Review: 4 hearts

Raising Ryann, the first book in the Bad Boy Reformed series, isn’t just a story about first love. It’s filled with action, suspense, mystery, and a touch of humor.

Twenty-year-old Reese Johnson can finally leave her troublesome past behind. She enters college with her best friend, Gia, and spends her time doing what she loves—working as a self-defense instructor at a local gym. Then Luke Ryann enters the picture. He’s the tall, dark, and tattooed MMA fighter her boss hires to privately train her. One minute, he captivates her with his piercing brown eyes and boyish dimples. The next, he infuriates her with his relentless banter and cocky bad boy behavior. He’s the last thing she wants or needs, and she never expects to fall in love with him.

Luke’s jaded past has him keeping a safe distance. Despite what he feels, some things are better left alone. He has a dangerous secret—one that has the potential to risk their lives. As he fights the attraction between them, can he resist the growing tension and protect the woman he’ll never be able to have?

Oh dear lord an MMA fighter! If only I could find a Luke Ryann at the local gym…
I love this book! Luke and Reese were wonderful characters. Where Luke’s caring, sexy, funny, and real, Reese is spunky, lovable, and a survivor. They truly complement each other and I just wanted to shake Luke for fighting the attraction for so long!! The other characters were great too and I can’t wait to read about them again. Raising Ryann included some pretty hilarious episodes – many of them at the expense of Reese. Poor girl must have been so embarrassed, but I appreciated the funny banter.
Now that I’m done with this fabulous book, I’m dying for the second one!! Seriously, Alyssa. I. Need. MORE. Luke & Reese have ridiculous chemistry and I can’t wait to see where the next novel takes them. Hopefully I find out soon =)

[♥♥♥♥] Buy it @ AMAZON | B&N | SMASHWORDS


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I’m a mother of three, wife of one and caregiver to two English Bulldogs. I spend most my time taking care of my children or watching Sam & Dean Winchester, fight off scary creatures on the WB.
I’m also a big reader, and tend to prefer books that tug at my emotions. I’m a sucker for any love story that includes bad boys, alpha males, fighters, rockers, and tattoos. I also enjoy an angsty read, and am not a fan of the instalove type romance.
The first time I picked up a pen and started writing, I couldn’t stop, which leads to the publishing of my first novel Raising Ryann, coming out August 2013.
I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband, our three daughters, two English Bulldogs, two Holland Lops bunnies, & a Beta fish.

Connect with ALYSSA on her: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


3 comments on “Blog Tour: RAISING RYANN – Alyssa Rae Taylor

  1. Kim Upson
    August 14, 2013

    Sounds amazing! Bad boys just happen to be my thing!

  2. Thank you so much for the review!

  3. NatashaAzni
    August 15, 2013

    I really like to read rising ryann too hehehehehehe. alyssa rae taylor are a very good author :))

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