Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When I Break by Kendall Ryan

This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk. 

Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna. 

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has. 

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. Please note this is not a standalone, as the story continues in book 2. When I Surrender, book 2, is available now. 

From the Inside Flap:

 Knox's voice dropped lower, taking on a serious tone. "Are you sure it was wise coming here? Hanging out with me alone?"  

     "Why wouldn't it be?" 

     He swallowed, his lips moving in a distracting way. "I'm a sex addict."

     My heart sped up as his words ricocheted through me. "Should I be afraid of you?" 

     "I wouldn't hurt you, but that doesn't mean I don't want to do some other things." 

     "L-like what other things?" I unconsciously leaned closer, drawn forward by his magnetism. 

     Knox let out a low, throaty chuckle and leaned back against the couch, stared straight up at the ceiling, and let out a heavy exhale. "Oh, McKenna." He patted my head like I was a naive little girl.

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