Raising Ryann

Raising Ryann

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by Alyssa Rae Taylor
     
 

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

NEW ADULT ROMANCE-- Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed) Synopsis:

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,

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

NEW ADULT ROMANCE-- Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed) Synopsis:

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?

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.

Recommended for mature readers due to situations of abuse, violence, language and sexual content.

Editorial Reviews

Blogger at Fiction's Our Addiction - Ashley Christin
"This story to me, had it all a good story line with twist and turns a long the way to keep you hooked. I read this book in one sitting I love it so much. I was laughing aloud at some parts because seriously Reese is funny, and so is her BFF."
Amazon.com - Rachel Nitz
"It was amazing i was at the edge of my seat it was so good! i cant wait for the sequal!"
Shh Moms Reading - Kim Person
"I totally didn't expect that ending but boy oh boy am I excited, happy, giddy, and I could go on and on but I'll spare you. Raising Ryann was a 5 star read for me! The author did a brilliant job. It was very well written that as a reader I felt the emotions the characters did."
Dirty Girl Book Club - Mallory Blogger
"It was refreshing to read a book, where they don't just jump in the sack together right away. This wasn't an insta-love book; they genuinely get to know each other. He respects her enough to want to wait. They have a past that will break and melt your heart at the same time."
Amazon.com - Candace Martin
"Just started reading and I can't put it down... I'm immediately drawn to the characters & complicated dynamics of the story. Alyssa Rae has outdone herself & I'm so excited to read the whole series."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989713481
Publisher:
Alyssa Rae Taylor
Publication date:
08/09/2013
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,217,320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Alyssa Rae Taylor lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, their three daughters, and two English bulldogs. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and watching Sam & Dean Winchester fight off scary creatures on the WB. She enjoys stories that tug at her emotions and isn't a fan of the insta-love type of romance. Her dream is to travel the world with her husband and children beside her. The first time she started writing, she couldn't stop, which leads to now, and the publication of her first novel in the Bad Boy Reformed Trilogy, Raising Ryann.

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Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello Alyssa Rae! Wow! Just Wow! I am so impressed by this story. I felt like I was right there watching everything unfold. Luke and Reese are lovable characters and I was routing for them to have their happy ending. I guess I'll just have to wait for the sequel to find out, and I have faith it's going to be just as good as this one. I'm just excited that their story isn't over. I absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from page one! I connected with the characters instantly and fell in love with the plot. This isn't your traditional love story. It's filled with intrigue, action, humor, drama, mystery and more. The main character, Reese is a strong woman who has made her troubled past a new strength, and the male lead, Luke is as sexy as they come. However, it is the refreshing plot that I enjoyed most. This unique story line will have you riding an emotional roller coaster that you can't wait to get back in line and ride again. I highly recommend this book! Can't wait for book number 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really getting tired of the authors writing these stories and then end the book with no ending(cliff hanger). NOW have to wait for the next book in the series to come out to find out what happens, HOW LONG WILL THAT BE??!! Otherwise I really did love the story!! The characters had rough up bringing, but were able to become strong, dependent, and caring people who found each other again. Luke and Reese, knew each other when he was 16 and she was 10; then again when he was 18 her 14. Luke actually saved her twice at both those times in their life only to disappear again after. Fast forward 6+yrs..... They are suppose to work together, he knows who she is, she does not know who he is yet though. Let the sparks fly.... It is a 207 nook pages, and a first book in the bad boy reformed series from this author. I am looking forward to seeing where this story goes in the next book, but I am not liking to have to wait and buy another book just to finish a story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book within a day. The writer has an excellent story telling ability. It felt like the characters were right there in the room with me. They were very likable and I was in suspense through the entire book. There is a cliffhanger at the end with a twist. It was a perfect set up for a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was on the edge of my seat through the entire story. I read this in one sitting because I was so engrossed in the storyline that I didn't want to do anything else. I am amazed at the way Miss Taylor built these characters. I became instantly attached and now I'm anxiously waiting for the sequel. It was different from what I'm used to in this genre. I found it refreshing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOOKED ME FROM THE BEGINNING.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book wonderful writing, very good author. I just adored this story, cant not wait for second book, very exicted about reafing second book when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant tell you how much i LOVED this book! I read as much as you had posted on wattpad and when you said that yiu werent going to update on wattpad and publish it. I was a little down but i got a giftcard and purchased it on here. Well actually last night and i reread it because i couldnt remember all that had happened and OMG you like totally messed with my mind when i finished it this morning! I couldnt even believe it. I was confused a little bit at the end but i understand it now!!! Im patiently awaiting the next book in the series and i seriously cant wait. Ugh just realized how long this comment was... oh well i hope you enjoy longer comments!!! So thanks for this book and i cant wait for the next one!! Annnd i hope this comment puts a smile on your face!!!! :)
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ElieReads More than 1 year ago
Reese & Luke have a sexual tension that has you on the edge of your seat!!!  I loved the story and the character growth and can't wait for book 2!!
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Wow! Sign me up for Cage fighting with Luke Ryann! YUM! Not only is this story filled with suspense and twists and turns, it's filled with action, romance, and a whole lot of angst. I was hooked from the first page. I just finished the sequel as well and shockingly it was even better. I didn't think that was possible. The dialogue and descriptions in this story is amazing! I can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for sequal. This writer has serious talent
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On pins & needles waitin for 2 book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good.. can't wait for 2nd book
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Great book, can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait, wait, how long? Good story, but probably will have few more coming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book but it is just STOPS. Wish it was a complete story