Bait & Switch by Kendall Ryan – Release Blitz and Review

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Love is a trap, a trick only other people fall for. Former Navy SEAL Nolan has no such illusions. The only things real in his life are his beloved bulldog and the two women in his life. One is soft and innocent, someone he could build a real future with. But the other is dark and gives him all of the wicked things he craves behind closed doors. What starts out as casual quickly becomes complicated. Can he walk away from a sure thing for something that’s foreign territory?

Nolan thinks we met by chance. We didn’t. I sought him out, seduced him, and in return got the sanctuary I needed to survive. But now, impossibly, I’ve fallen in love with him. I don’t care that he has another lover, because when he finds out who I am, it’s going to ruin any chance I ever had with him anyway. She’s the least of my worries.

Bait & Switch is Book 1 in the new contemporary romance series Alphas Undone, which will each feature a new couple.This is a standalone full-length novel. It does not contain cheating.

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EXCERPT

She hooked one leg over mine, and I rocked my hips into her pelvis to let her feel what she’d done to me. Lacey groaned. “I take it you liked the massage.”

“What gave me away?” I asked, breathing hard against her neck.

“A certain wayward southern appendage.” She ground into me again, her hips moving against mine.

I almost chuckled. Almost called her out for being too prissy to say the word cock . . . until her hand slid down to my jeans to unbutton me.

“Maybe he needs some attention too,” she rasped against my throat.

I hadn’t come here for this and wouldn’t have pressed her, but I also wasn’t going to turn her away. We would take things at whatever pace she wanted.

Tugging down the zipper to her shorts, I was desperate to touch her and bring her pleasure. I pushed my hand inside her shorts, fumbling when she reached down to grip my denim-covered erection. Christ.

My fingers soon found what they were looking for. She gasped as I rubbed in slow circles through her panties. Even with the cotton barrier, I could feel the firm bud of her swollen clit. I sucked in a breath when she tightened her fist, kneading my hard cock.

“Together,” was all she said. But I understood. Only a little impatiently, I waited until she had unzipped my jeans before slipping my fingers under her panties.

I gave a soft groan at the feel of her hot, slick folds. “God, baby, you’re so wet already.”

“All for you,” she murmured huskily. “Touch me, please.”

I obeyed in a heartbeat, echoing her moan when she pulled my cock free and started stroking up and down with whisper-soft strokes.

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3.5 stars

The synopsis and the prologue for this book caught my eye and being a lover of Kendall’s books and her writing, I was instantly intrigued by it and couldn’t wait to read it when it arrived on my kindle.

Nolan is an ex navy seal, emotionally detached, not believing in or wanting love, he is living his life the only way he thinks he can. He has regular hook ups with his all too willing “submissive” house mate Danielle, who he believes he is helping whilst also getting what he feels he needs.

Lacey is running, from whom or what you do not know but she has a secret she can’t and won’t tell. Meeting Nolan in a bar, she doesn’t want love she wants his protection, she needs to feel safe. Nolan gets more than he bargains for as he is captivated by Lacey despite knowing deep down that she is hiding something from him. What he doesn’t realise is that she may have a hidden agenda at that their meeting may not just be a coincidence

This is not really a love triangle as such as once Nolan meets Lacey, he no longer feels he needs the casualness and everything that goes with what Danielle can offer him. I have to admit that I struggled with this book, I couldn’t warm to Nolan at all and found his character cold and at times unappealing especially in his treatment of Danielle. You could feel the book building up to reveal Lacey’s secrets but I did find the last part felt a little rushed in its execution and I would have liked some more background into the events and how they came about but that is just my personal opinion.

Overall, this book was a quick read and included some great secondary characters especially Grey who I can’t wait to find out more about in future books in the series. There were some real moments of tenderness between Nolan and Lacey which given what we learn about him at the start is somewhat unexpected and did have me warming towards him near the end. Kendall’s books are always an instant one click for me and I will be interested to read more in this series

 

About the Author

Kendall Ryan Headshot 1 picKendall 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.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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