Ryan Hunter [NOOK Book]

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She didn’t look my way. Never had. And why would she? Her universe was rotating around my soccer buddy, Tony Mitchell. As long as I had known Tony, he’d always come in a double pack. He and Lisa were what some people at school called M&M. I hated that term. Hated how she stood on her tiptoes now and slung her arms around his neck. Hated how— Dammit! Was she going to kiss him?!

Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the...

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Ryan Hunter

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Overview

She didn’t look my way. Never had. And why would she? Her universe was rotating around my soccer buddy, Tony Mitchell. As long as I had known Tony, he’d always come in a double pack. He and Lisa were what some people at school called M&M. I hated that term. Hated how she stood on her tiptoes now and slung her arms around his neck. Hated how— Dammit! Was she going to kiss him?!

Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.

Watching Lisa Matthews’ obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn’t make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another.

Asked by Tony to distract Lisa, Ryan is only too happy. He subtly seduces her first into his soccer team and later on to his party. He does all in his power to make her see that he’s not just an insufferable playboy but a guy who really cares about her. Some one-on-one soccer training, a passionate kiss—things seem to be going the way he wants. Except Ryan didn’t reckon on his best friend showing up at the worst possible moment and destroying everything…

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044520219
  • Publisher: Anna Katmore
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Series: Grover Beach Team , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 19,050
  • File size: 627 KB

Meet the Author

The quick-and-dirty: I’m a cool girl with a passion for writing. The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and paranormal YA, but I’m also snooping into some adult paranormal right now. All of them romances…of course. The nitty-gritty: I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun. I grew up in Vienna, not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to Upper Austria, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop. I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher would call me a liar. I call it the cornerstone of my writing career. People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. So when my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I was totally dumbstruck. Took me a while to realize what was happening, LOL. And the personal stuff: At the (awesome) age of seventeen, I met the love of my life. But he was a playboy, and I was so not going to be his next trophy. It took him another four years of fighting for me until I finally decided to give that “couple-thing” with him a shot. I’m now married to this man. ;-) We have an eleven-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and my many stories. Unless we’re in Disneyland. No stress to go home then… If you still want to know more about me, my FAQ page is the right address for you. ;-) http://pipershelly.com/faq/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Iggy17295

    Go ryan hunter. Damn boy . . .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    These books are both very quick reads.  I read Play With Me firs

    These books are both very quick reads.  I read Play With Me first and think that is a good order to read them in.




    Play With Me tells Liza's side of what happens between her, Tony and Ryan.  Tony has been her best friend forever and she has herself convinced that she is in love with him.  She is just waiting for Tony to realize it.  Unfortunately, he comes back from soccer camp with eyes for another girl.  We get to see all the events from Liza's POV.  She closes her eyes to the fact that Tony might be interested in someone else, so when he point blank tells her, it is quite a shock.  However, since she has been enjoying the attention of Ryan Hunter, it makes you wonder whether or not she was as clueless as she let on.  Things come to a head though when Tony lets it slip in front of her that he "asked" Ryan to spend time with her to "distract" her. 




    In Ryan Hunter we get to see the same story line from Ryan's POV.  It was fun to see a guy vulnerable and upset over losing out on a girl and misunderstandings that happen.  Normally you only see that from a girl's side.  I liked seeing the story from Ryan's POV after having read Liza's side because then I knew what she was feeling as I learned what he was feeling as well.  Did that make sense?  It is hard to tell you much more without spilling the beans on how the story ends.  If you are worried that you might be bored reading essentially the same story again, don't be.  I found it to be a lot of fun and enjoyed reading all the way to the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    :D

    Love love love this book!

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  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Basically, Ryan Hunter is what happened in Play With Me, but eve

    Basically, Ryan Hunter is what happened in Play With Me, but everything is in Hunter's point of view. For some reason, I'm not a big fan of the name Ryan. No offense to Ryan's out there. Maybe it's because I don't think the Ryan's I see are super hot at school...but anyways, Hunter just sounds better.




    In Ryan Hunter, we learn more about the hero and his story. He doesn't get every girl like everyone thinks and he also isn't the player like everyone thinks. 




    I'm trying to decided between if I would have liked this storyline better with the two POVs side by side in one book or a separate Ryan Hunter POV like it is now. Since this is super short read, I think it can pass, but if it was a long book, I think having to two separate books of the same story can be a bit repetitive. 




    Overall Thoughts: 
    This was an amazing read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Although I didn't super connect and fall in love the characters and really ship Ryan and Lisa, it was a great light read. 




    The Rating: (1-10): 7~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Hey

    I am ryan too!

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

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    I really debated on whether or not I should write two reviews, o

    I really debated on whether or not I should write two reviews, one for each of these books. It kind of made sense for a little bit because they really are separate entities, but I eventually decided that because they were essentially the same general story, it would be more helpful if I just compared them together instead of separately.

    And in the interest of full disclosure, I want to tell you all that these are both novellas. I mean, they're still pretty long for novellas (around a hundred pages each), but I wouldn't exactly consider them full length novels either. I probably should have been able to figure that out, but apparently I missed that fact before I started reading. Not that I think that there's anything wrong with that; these books were the perfect length for this type of story. It's just that I wasn't expecting it.

    In general I felt that both of these books were very light, and I really liked that. Yeah, sometimes you may want to read something a little deeper, but not every book needs to make you question the universe with some sort of philosophical mumbo jumbo. Sometimes you just want those short and sweet novels that make you smile and laugh, and you can just leave it at that.

    Normally, I'm not a huge fan of summery, contemporary romance novels, but this one really worked for me. I thought that it was really funny, and it actually stayed true to how normal teenagers think and act without being cheesy or annoying. Sometimes I'm wary of reading anything from your typical "young adult's" perspective because as a young adult myself, I can personally vouch for the fact that we are capable of thinking past our hormones. As hard as it may be to believe, there is a brain in there somewhere.

    Gratefully, I actually saw those brains in each (or at least most) of these characters. Yeah, their judgement may have gotten a little clouded at times due to other influences, but that's normal for everybody! And even allowing that, they wouldn't just excuse betrayal or anything along those lines with the excuse, "Oh, but he/she really loves me!" They were actually rational, but believably so.

    Still, this is a story where the main characters are pretty young. They don't know everything about the world yet (even though they may like to think that they do), and they're going to make mistakes. I feel like above all else, Piper Shelly's greatest accomplishment here was capturing that. While she did allow her characters to actually seem intelligent, they were still as vulnerable and relatively inexperienced as they should be.

    Now for my comparison of the two. If I had to choose, I would say that I liked Ryan Hunter just a little bit more for a few reasons. First of all, this is the longer one (by about thirty pages) and it made me laugh more often. Secondly, it was sooooooo sweet to read about how much Ryan really cared about Liza. I couldn't care less about his so called "player" reputation; he really did love her, and he wasn't afraid to show it. And honestly, I have to admit that his scheming to get her to like him was pretty fantastic.

    Taylor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Carmen

    Looks good but dont know if i want it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Omg

    Rhis is good that she did that now i know how he feels about her and wat he thout

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Anonymous

    Great book, I liked hearing the whole thing from Ryans point of view and it even cleared some things up from Play With Me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Me!!

    Please can someone lend this book to me, I can lend one back!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Madi

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Great story

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Great Story

    Loved the hot romance without the overly graphic sex. Interesting and emotional. I loved reading the story from both Liza and Ryan's point of view.

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  • Posted July 1, 2013

    Ok, I actually really, really liked this story.  Even though it¿

    Ok, I actually really, really liked this story.  Even though it’s pretty much the same plot as the first, because it’s the same events just from a different point of view, it’s still very fresh and even more compelling.  I thought I’d like the first one better because it’s from a girl’s point of view and this is from a guy’s, but I felt more connected to Ryan in this book and was up until two in the morning unable to get enough.  I was in tears a couple times in this book, which is impressive given that I expected to relate better to Liza than Ryan.

    Ryan’s goofy in love with Liza, and while I hate his well-deserved reputation, I do like how he treats Liza and his whole outlook for them as a couple.  He’s determined and going all in to get what he wants.  I enjoyed seeing Liza through Ryan’s eyes more than her own, despite thinking that Liza might be a little whiny.  Ryan’s story is also considerably more in depth as a lot of the drama actually comes from his and Tony’s side and Liza just gets caught in it all.  The ending goes further than book one and is still very sweet, even if it might be a little cheesy.

    I will say that since this one is from a guy’s point of view and he’s got a different level of experience and is a year older than Liza, it’s got more language and is borderline NA in content (though there’s no sex).  My only real complaint, despite how realistic it probably was, is that Ryan often mentioned how he wanted to bed Liza which kind of took away a little bit from the actual emotion behind his attraction.

    Ryan Hunter surpasses its predecessor in its emotional impact and excitement.  It will have you hanging on every word as you laugh and cry with the characters.  This is a pretty awesome story about love, friendship, and growing up.  It’s a pretty awesome read!

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

    The fun thing about these stories is that they are the same stor

    The fun thing about these stories is that they are the same story told from two different points of view.  And I gotta say, they are really good YA! A lot of what is written and out there right now is NA or borderline on NA.  This isn’t.  It really is about two teenagers and dealing with teenage issues, and it really was fun to read.




    Ryan has been in love with Liza for a while, but Liza has only ever had eyes for their mutual best friend Tony.  But when Tony comes back from soccer camp dating another girl, Ryan decides to use it to his advantage. Plus, Tony asks Ryan to help distract Liza for him so he can spend some time with his new girlfriend.




    Ryan has only ever had things come relatively easily to him.  So Liza is a bit of a challenge, but Ryan is about to find that she is a challenge worth fighting for. Plus, is Tony really willing to give up his best friend?




    I have to tell you, these books were super sweet and so much fun to read! They were also super fast reads and great stories. I fell in love with Ryan from the get go and was cheering him on all along. He is among one of my favorite characters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Response

    I agree, but some guys turn out right. Wish those guys were common. ;)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Boring

    Didn't sound like the way a guy would think

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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