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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Quick, fun read

    Really enjoyed the book but found it very similar to a story by Jennifer Armentrout called "Wait for You". Right down to character names.....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    Sweet Memories

    A sweet story and a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    SWEET

    This was a good book. Sweet love story.

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  • Posted August 9, 2013

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    3.5 out of 5 stars I thought this was a great book with a lot o

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I thought this was a great book with a lot of emotion. I really liked Jase and Avery and enjoyed their interactions and how playful they were. Their attraction and chemistry was undeniable. I thought their conversations seemed so natural and normal and very age appropriate.

    I really enjoyed that this story was written from two points of view and always looked forward to reading Jase's. I liked Avery’s too but there’s something interesting about getting inside a guys head. I liked how the intimate scenes were written and everything built up. I thought they were awesome and fit the characters perfectly under the circumstance.

    As far as the other characters went, I didn’t really feel any attachment to them, they were just a part of the story so the main focus stayed on Jase and Avery. I enjoyed the secondary story of Avery being adopted, I thought it was was interesting but it's more a part of her story with Jase, not a story about being adopted.

    Overall I thought the book had a good pace. The front half for me seemed a bit slow but the second half flew by and I inhaled it so I felt like it balanced out well in the end. I loved their conflicts and thought everything played out nicely.

    I love how much Jase and Avery both grew and dealt with their past. I thought Avery really turned out to be such a strong person and Jase a super sweet and loving guy. I really like them together.

    And… I adored the nickname Jase gave Avery. So cute! Every time he said it I think I smiled. :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    GREAT FAST READ!

    Love this author, she always knocks it outta the park!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    A good book

    This book is great but i wouldnt recommend it to a 5th grade unless they r mature... this story was great n it felt real! DONT HESITATE TO GET THIS BOOK !!! WORTH UR MONEY

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

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    3.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book

    3.5 Stars
    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    [THE IMPACT OF YOU] has presence, but the characters didn’t stick with me after that. ~ Under the Covers

    THE IMPACT OF YOU is my first book my Kendall Ryan. I’ve been meaning to try her books out for awhile, but since I’ve been in a NA groove lately, I decided that her NA would be a good place to start. This book has all the elements that readers love in a NA Romance. A virgin heroine who has a desperate need to hide something from her past, a gay best friend, a hero who is a badboy/manslut and has his own personal problems at home.

    I will admit, I really liked this book. I found Avery’s character to be soothing and sympathizing. Jase, on the other hand, took me a little while to like simply because he is portrayed as a manslut and I didn’t want Avery near him at all. It would only lead to more hurt. However, Jase grew on me. He feels so different when he is with Avery than when he is with his friends.

    Some may claim that there was instalove. I think what they had was chemistry that bloomed very quickly. This book is a very quick read so everything, not just the romance moved at a very fast pace. Avery’s resistant still kept it from becoming something totally unbelievable.

    Like I mentioned, I read this book very quickly. Ryan’s writing is smooth and very easy to read. When I finished the book, I wasn’t sure how I felt. I enjoyed it while it lasted, but I’m not sure if it had the lasting affect that some others books I’ve read had. And that is the reason why I’m giving it 3.5 stars instead of a solid 4. It has presence, but the characters didn’t stick with me after that.

    What I have learned from reading this book is that I do enjoy Ryan’s writing style and will try more of her others books out as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

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    I just started reading tonight and i really like it :) bit slow at first but im hoping the plot and drama will reveal themselves soon. Other than that, great read!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Couldn't put it down! :)

    Couldn't put it down! :)

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