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9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

I love Kendall Ryan books, they¿re always packed full of story a

I love Kendall Ryan books, they’re always packed full of story and sexy hotness!!  I was super excited for the release of The Impact of You but I seriously had no idea what I was in for as I very rarely read a synopsis and never read teasers.  WOW!!!  Seriously amazing ...
I love Kendall Ryan books, they’re always packed full of story and sexy hotness!!  I was super excited for the release of The Impact of You but I seriously had no idea what I was in for as I very rarely read a synopsis and never read teasers.  WOW!!!  Seriously amazing read!!!  Not as scorching hot as some of Ms. Ryan’s other books but much more of an emotional read.  I do promise though that the sexual tension in this read will get you heated   My heart was working over time while I was reading The Impact of You!




Avery is trying to move on with her life and escape the ghosts of her past.  My heart ached for this beautiful girl who had to live with the repercussions of an error in judgement while she was still so young.  I understood Avery and how trusting she once was and I completely understood how the events of her past shaped who she was.  Jase is…. WOW!  I double-dog-dare you not to fall head over heals for this wonderful character  Suffering from his own issues in life, something draws him to Avery.  I honestly felt that they were two kindred spirits.  I loved both of these characters.




Kendall Ryan has tackled some very tough issues in The Impact of You and WOW did she ROCK it… seriously speechless!  I have to say that this has probably been one of my favourite Kendall Ryan books.  The story was real, the emotions it invoked were raw and I was completely engrossed!  For all there is a fair amount of angst I didn’t find it to be too over the top.  If you are looking for a read to get your heart beating and your pulse racing, I can assure you the sexual tension in The Impact of You is just what you are looking for, it was killing me… Fabulous build up!




The Impact of You is one read you will not want to miss out on.  Tackling real life issues tastefully with brilliant writing and amazing characters.  You will fall in love with characters and their story.    Nic ~ Flirty and Dirty Book Blog

posted by NicF on June 10, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

The Impact of You is the story of a girl trying to run from her

The Impact of You is the story of a girl trying to run from her past, and boy who is struggling to find a direction forward. The story is not one that is new to realistic New Adult, but it does have a great character in Avery, the heroine.

The Impact of You features o...
The Impact of You is the story of a girl trying to run from her past, and boy who is struggling to find a direction forward. The story is not one that is new to realistic New Adult, but it does have a great character in Avery, the heroine.

The Impact of You features only two prominent characters, Jase and Avery. Avery is quiet and does not want to stand out in a crowd. We soon learn that Avery has a very good reason to not want attention, and this made me very sympathetic towards her. I don't know if her big secret is considered a spoiler, so I'll just keep quiet about that. I will say that it is something that is very relevant to teens in today's society, and I hate that she feels such shame about herself. I did like to see how Avery interacted with her two best friends, Noah and Madison, and wished they had been featured more in the story. I always love to read about good, healthy friendships. Avery's biggest push towards freeing herself comes from Jase.

Jase Owens seems like the good time guy on campus, but he has issues of his own, his family. Needing distraction, he decides to take Avery in and help her break out of her shell. But it's clear that he's really just wanting an excuse to be near her. I liked Jase at the beginning of the story. I liked how he wanted Avery to be happy and open. But...when Jase finds out what Avery's big secret is, he was a huge letdown. I know that Jase's reaction might be realistic, and partially understandable, but I just really expected better of this guy who'd been urging Avery to let go of her shame. And it's not like he was perfect by any means, either. Now, bear with me, because I know that I'm treating this as a real-life situation and real people, but I'm that kind of reader, okay? This is a personal thing of mine, but I really hate it when people/characters are unfairly judged or treated about something they did in the past that has nothing to do with the person who feels angry/hurt/offended. This especially bothers me when it is a female who is being ostracized for doing something guys do all the time. I did appreciate that Jase's change of heart, but I didn't feel that he actually earned her forgiveness. So, though she forgave him, I didn't.

Whew. So having said all of that, I did like The Impact of You.The best aspect to the story was Avery's journey of struggling through shame into acceptance, then onto full-out pride in who she is as a woman and a person. She eventually learns that she didn't need anyone's acceptance as much as she needs her own. THAT was a worthy message.

posted by Andreat78 on June 18, 2013

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    I had been looking forward to reading The Impact of You. I alway

    I had been looking forward to reading The Impact of You. I always enjoy reading Kendall Ryan's work. She creates likable characters and stories that touch my heart. Now, I did have a few issues with Jase, but I did enjoy Avery and Jase's story.




    This is Jase and Avery's story, but I really felt like it was more about Avery. She's trying to run from her past. In high school, she made some choices that weren't all that great. She trusted someone she shouldn't have trusted and that trust was abused. Now, Avery is trying to live very carefully. She's become very cautious in the choices she makes and the people she chooses to be around. Two of those people are Noah and Madison. These two are her best friends. They looked out for her and didn't want to see her get hurt. Avery's avoided getting involved with anyone, but when she meets Jase, she just can't seem to stay away.




    Ok. Jase. I really liked Jase in the beginning. He was also dealing with some drama. His family life was complicated and as a result, he learned that his past playboy ways, were not as important as they used to be. So, this reformed player sees Avery and decides he wants more with this unique girl. I was good with the progression of their relationship. There were definitely some steamy parts between them and I appreciated that Jase was helping Avery become more confident in herself again. But the turning point for me with Jase was how he handled learning about her past. Now, I get it. I would be hurt if I was getting involved with someone and they didn't trust me enough to tell me about their past. However, I'm not sure that Jase's opinion would have been different had she told him. Maybe I'm wrong, and we'll never know. It irked me that he kept saying he didn't 'know' her, just because she didn't tell him about this event. Needless to say, I was disappointed with Jase's reaction. My feelings about him did make a slight turn around towards the end. He was there to support Avery through a big life changing moment and he was able to realize that his feelings for her were more important than what happened in the past.




    Overall, I enjoyed the book as a whole. I was happy to see Avery learn to trust, fall in love, and be comfortable with herself. Let's face it, we've all made choices in the past that were less than stellar, but it's what you learn from those mistakes that makes you grow. I definitely felt like Avery grew from her high school experience, as well as her relationship with Jase.




    Quotes:
    ~"Fine, I'll do it."
    "Do what?"
    He smirks. "I see no other choice than to become your tutor."
    This time I'm the one laughing. "You want to be my human sexuality tutor? That's original. And not douchey at all."-Loc 586




    ~His expression grows dark, more serious as he leans in closer. "Baby, if you let me, I wouldn't come up for a week."
    Holy. Crap.-Loc 1543

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    The Impact of You is the story of a girl trying to run from her

    The Impact of You is the story of a girl trying to run from her past, and boy who is struggling to find a direction forward. The story is not one that is new to realistic New Adult, but it does have a great character in Avery, the heroine.

    The Impact of You features only two prominent characters, Jase and Avery. Avery is quiet and does not want to stand out in a crowd. We soon learn that Avery has a very good reason to not want attention, and this made me very sympathetic towards her. I don't know if her big secret is considered a spoiler, so I'll just keep quiet about that. I will say that it is something that is very relevant to teens in today's society, and I hate that she feels such shame about herself. I did like to see how Avery interacted with her two best friends, Noah and Madison, and wished they had been featured more in the story. I always love to read about good, healthy friendships. Avery's biggest push towards freeing herself comes from Jase.

    Jase Owens seems like the good time guy on campus, but he has issues of his own, his family. Needing distraction, he decides to take Avery in and help her break out of her shell. But it's clear that he's really just wanting an excuse to be near her. I liked Jase at the beginning of the story. I liked how he wanted Avery to be happy and open. But...when Jase finds out what Avery's big secret is, he was a huge letdown. I know that Jase's reaction might be realistic, and partially understandable, but I just really expected better of this guy who'd been urging Avery to let go of her shame. And it's not like he was perfect by any means, either. Now, bear with me, because I know that I'm treating this as a real-life situation and real people, but I'm that kind of reader, okay? This is a personal thing of mine, but I really hate it when people/characters are unfairly judged or treated about something they did in the past that has nothing to do with the person who feels angry/hurt/offended. This especially bothers me when it is a female who is being ostracized for doing something guys do all the time. I did appreciate that Jase's change of heart, but I didn't feel that he actually earned her forgiveness. So, though she forgave him, I didn't.

    Whew. So having said all of that, I did like The Impact of You.The best aspect to the story was Avery's journey of struggling through shame into acceptance, then onto full-out pride in who she is as a woman and a person. She eventually learns that she didn't need anyone's acceptance as much as she needs her own. THAT was a worthy message.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Quick and.....

    This was a okay book. Just average. It was only 131 pages. It wasnt the most amazing thing I read but I did finish it so that says something.

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

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    Going into this story, I felt like I knew it already just from t

    Going into this story, I felt like I knew it already just from the synopsis alone. It was as I expected. A care-free read that gave me just what I wanted.

    Plot: Typical plot. A girl escaping her past, finding a mysterious guy at a new school and BAM! There attracted yet they want to stay away from each other but can’t. I felt like this plot is what it is. There are no surprises just two people really trying to get over their past. The plot moves at a good pace giving the reader time to get to know each character personally and emotionally.

    Drama: Of course when you have your past chasing you there is no escaping it till you face it. When Jace decides to become Avery’s life coach, both of their past unravel piece by piece leaving them vulnerable to each other and of course falling in love. But, ehh to me this was as expected. Nothing new.

    Typical: The reason why I couldn’t really get into the story as much as I wanted it to cause its all the same. I have read the plot line before and honestly, it feels safe. I read it cause I knew what I was in for and since I read this road before it gave me a fast read.

    The Impact Of You is a safe read. It’s one that you can pick up and figure out right away. It has its moments where emotions run high from the past chasing them. The Impact Of You is good.

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