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Sexy Stranger
     

Sexy Stranger

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by Kendall Ryan
 

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite.

He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle.

And she's stranded with him for an entire week.

He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart

Overview

From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite.

He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle.

And she's stranded with him for an entire week.

He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart mouth, he wants to swap a whole lot more than insults with her. She's got a secret. But he's got his own agenda.

Buckle up.

"A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before!" - Beneath the Covers Book Blog

"It was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Sexy, charming, and full of witty banter, I couldn't get enough of Luke and Charlotte!" - Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

"Luke was just so damn sexy, I couldn't resist him." - Becca, #1 Top Goodreads Reader

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157333423
Publisher:
Kendall Ryan
Publication date:
05/23/2017
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
68
File size:
254 KB

Meet the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Sexy Stranger 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
bookbruin 4 days ago
Sexy Stranger was a fun and easy enemies to lovers romance. It definitely had a Pride & Prejudice vibe, with the hero and heroine making judgments and assumptions about the other without getting to know each other first. This is a standalone romance and is told from the points of view of both the hero, Luke, and the heroine, Charlotte. Things start off a bit rocky when Charlotte and Luke first meet. There are lots of insults and barbs thrown and though there is an immediate attraction between the two, they both try desperately to bury those feelings. As things heat up (and boy do they heat up!), they both realize that they aren't quite as different as they seem to be. Will they be able to get past their emotional baggage filled pasts and insecurities though to find a happily ever after? I did feel that there was some unnecessary drama thanks to a lack of communication and stubbornness by our characters. I also thought the appearance of a certain character at the end felt rushed and sort of out of place. I understand why this character showed up and where Luke and Charlotte were coming from, but it just seemed silly and forced. I did really like the secondary characters in this book though, especially Luke's siblings, Duke and Molly. They were honest and loyal and added some great comic relief throughout the story. I also really liked Charlotte's best friend, Valentina. A love connection was hinted at at the end of the book, but it's unclear if any more will be written with any of these characters. Overall, this was a light and easy romance that fans of Kendall Ryan will definitely enjoy! *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
JackiesBookWorld 20 hours ago
Kendall Ryan has done it again! From the sexy cover to the witty synopsis, Sexy Stranger will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Luke, a small town whisky brewing Texan, whose trying to strike it big with his new whisky invention. Though he likes being in his small town filled with people that know him, he still wants to make things work for his siblings. He has luck with the ladies everywhere he goes, but nothing could have prepared him to see the reaction that he got from the town's newest visitor. It was all supposed to be rushed, but the minute her car broke down things started to go downhill for him. But her witty attitude has compelled him, and he can't let her go, at least not without seeing if they have a future together. For Charlotte, being a New Yorker is all about the past paced live that she lived with her very wealthy parents. Yet even though she has means to get just about anything she would like, there is something that money can't buy and that is for her parent's understanding at what she truly wants to do. In an effort to start fresh she decides to drive from New York all the way to L.A, but she wasn't expecting to get stranded in the middle of nowhere in Texas. Now as she spends time in the small town, she starts to realize the value of those closets around her and of what's truly means to be free to do whatever she wants with her life. Stumbling upon Luke was unexpected, but his attitude towards her had her wanting to change his mind about her from the very beginning and it made it absolutely worse that she felt attracted to him right from the start. But it was his charming personality that ultimately wins her over, and as the two start to spend time together, the more she realizes just how in love she is with him, and if she is capable of leaving him behind in the end. I very much enjoyed reading Sexy Stranger, Kendall Ryan has created another effortlessly romantic story filled with witty and steamy moments. It's evident from the start that the characters are trying to move on from their pasts and start fresh, but ultimately it'll be up to them if they want to start a new life together and how they go about making that happen. There is the sizzling chemistry between them that will leave you reading until the very end. I would highly recommend reading this and any other book by the author, you will not regret it. ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
VeraMachado 22 hours ago
Charlotte Freemont is traveling from New York to Los Angeles when her car breaks down in Shady Grove, a small town in Texas. She's in a hurry and wants to leave as fast as possible. But when her path crosses with Luke Wilder, local distillery owner, everything changes. Luke Wilder loves living in Shady Groves and his job. He loves the peace and the quiet of his hometown. But his world turns upside down when he meets Charlotte. The attraction between Luke and Charlotte is instant and sizzling and they decide to surrender to their lust. After all, Charlotte is leaving soon. But what they didn't expect was the deep feelings that developed between them. Will Luke ask Charlotte to stay? Or will the secret she's hiding tear them apart? I loved Sexy Stranger! The story is captivating and hooked me from the first page. It is a funny and sexy romance, with the right amount of drama and suspense. The chemistry between Charlotte and Luke was off the charts! I loved that Sexy Stranger was told from Charlotte's and Luke's POVs. At first sight, Charlotte Freemont looks like the typical New York socialite. But she's a smart woman, running away from a bad situation and trying to find herself. She's very stubborn and determined, but also very sweet. Luke Wilder lived most of his life in Shady Groves and he doesn't regret it. He went to college and he could have been a football player, but when his father passed away he returned home. He's a loyal and selfless guy, very sweet and kind, but also stubborn. His last girlfriend made him wary of relationships, so he's afraid of taking a chance with Charlotte. Once again, Kendall Ryan gives us a magnificent book, with a wonderful and captivating story and amazing characters. Her writing style is flawless and she's the ability to make the reader connect with the story and the characters, hooking us from the first page. I would love to read Duke Wilder's story!
Anonymous 2 days ago
I'm going to only give 4 stars due to the length of the story. That said, I loved the characters and the resolution!
RandysGal69 4 days ago
Get Ready to find out who Luke Wilder is! Pour yourself a glass of smooth Whiskey and be ready to take a journey of this hot & sexy love story. Totally feel hard for Charlotte & Luke. City Girl & Small town Man are a combo that will keep you on your toes! Descriptive, told in both POV's & I had such a craving for something sweet & naughty!Both stubborn and wanting things they won't admit to each other after meeting, they both have secrets that keep them from the one thing they both want which is.... You will have to read to find out! Loved this book!
LexyH 4 days ago
**4.5 Stars** Kendall Ryan's newest book includes two of my favorites, small towns and hot men. This book is a standalone and one that will have you loving it from page one. I loved everything about Sexy Stranger. I laughed out loud at the tension between the two main characters because it's so true of small towns and newbies. Everything about Luke and Charlotte was just what I needed. Luke is a born and breed small town man. He runs the family brewery with his twin brother Duke (hilarious right?) and sister. Once upon he was known for is football career in high school and college, but having moved on to whiskey brewing he knows when a new stranger comes to town. Will he let Charlotte and her city ways get in the way of knowing her or will he repeat his own history and fall in love with a city slicker? Charlotte is running away from her life of status and family money in NY to LA. What she wasn't prepared for was for her fancy car to break down in small Texas city and to run into the hottest man she's ever seen. Fleeing NY and not answering her phone has left her family crazy, but Charlotte doesn't care, she is determined to learn how to survive on her own. When she finds herself attracted to Luke her displacement during her car breakdown isn't so bad. Helping him with the whiskey brewing business marketing even gives her a purpose. But, will her past get in her way or will Luke let her just leave when it's time? I loved watching Luke and Charlotte get together. They gave into the attraction and eventually into each other. There were bumps in the road, but I loved watching them get over their differences and falling in love.
Kelly_BTCBlog 4 days ago
A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before! Kendall Ryan brings us fire and sass in this all-new standalone romance. Sexy Stranger is completely entertaining, brimming with passion and desire. The chemisty between Luke and Charlotte was evident immediately. More bitterness and hostility at first, it was a joy to read how their feelings changed the more time they spent together. Even though they each had their apprehensions to start anything, their attraction was just too strong for either to deny what they really wanted. But with secrets still looming under the surface, you can't help but bite your nails with worry and uncertainty that a HEA might not happen. Sexy Stranger checks all the boxes for a must read romance. Passion, yearning, raw emotions, and a unique story line are just a small handful of what overflows from this book. Kendall's exceptional writing makes reader's feel thoroughly engaged in her stories from beginning to end. Like her previous books, Sexy Stranger is an un-put-downable book, and you will devour it in one sitting! An undoubted 5 star "get this book NOW" read!
Tanya_tgbookboutique 4 days ago
Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan is such a fun read! I enjoyed reading this book so much. It had the perfect amount of steamy romance and sweetness. When I read Kendall Ryan I usually submerge myself in her words and don’t stop until I have completely finished the book and I didn’t even realize it! While reading this book I lost track of time. I love when books do that to me and Kendall Ryan does that often. What I loved about this book is that Charlotte was uprooting her life so she’s driving cross-country New York to California! Her car breaks down in a small town and that is where she meets the sexy twin stranger, Luke. It is so perfect I can’t even deal! Luke is stubborn and mean on their fist encounter. It is comical to watch these two go head to head. They are both so offended by each other and that’s how their story starts. Luke is such a perfect man! I loved everything about him and all his alpha ways. He knows how to take care of a woman in all ways but he has this vulnerability about him that is so endearing. It makes me really feel for him. Charlotte is running from something. I wasn’t quickly in love with her. It took time, but once I got to know about her a little more I fell for her. She is a sweetheart! Sexy Stranger is the perfect read for the summer with its passion filled romance and characters. I want more of this small town and all of its characters. I loved this read so much!
zetti786 4 days ago
Luke and Charlotte are explosive together! I do love how they meet and the conversation that followed. Judging a book by its cover was pretty much the cover note for that conversation but the chemistry is off the charts!! The love and passion between these two is epic and for strangers it works well! I love Charlotte’s tenacity, and it all started with a faulty car, I couldn’t help but laugh and facepalm at some parts in this book but essentially this story is the meeting of two minds and their connection to each other. This book is a definite must read but it falls short in some ways but I still loved reading it and I am excited to read more! 4 stars
Marie1MB 4 days ago
A sexy, cocky redneck and a sophisticated, sassy, yet sweet city girl fall in love...sounds like the perfect romance and that is EXACTLY what we get with Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan. I have ADORED Miss Ryan's romances for a while now but Sexy Stranger felt more fresh and sexy and sizzling. The chemistry between Luke and Charlotte crackles and pops in the BEST way. In this romance opposites really do attract and make for an unforgettable story. I LOVED the dialogue and banter in this saucy romance. I giggled and sighed and just fell HARD with every witty comeback and sizzling interlude. This is some of Miss Ryan's BEST work! I definitely want MOOOOOOORE hot rednecks! Sexy Stranger gets a MIND BLOWINGLY HOT FIVE SHOOTING STARS! Its a fun, feisty, HOT HOT HOT romance with one irresistible redneck with a gorgeous smile and sinful voice.
kahea46 4 days ago
***4 ‘It’s All About the Whiskey’ Stars*** Okay, maybe it’s not all about the whiskey, but it was an important part of the Luke and Charlotte’s budding romance so it fits. Sexy Stranger was a fun, quick and smexy read that was filled with interesting characters, both the MC’s and the supporting cast, that made the town of Shady Grove come alive that kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next and wanting more when I reached the end. Here’s the deal with Luke and Charlotte, when everything was said and done I actually loved them, but dear lord did they have their moments. Charlotte is in limbo. She doesn’t want the life she had, but isn’t all too sure what she wants her new life to be just yet. Once she gets over a few things and opens her eyes to what is right in front of she starts to become the woman she was always meant to be. Luke is a good ‘ole country boy with who has almost everything he could ask for to live the life he wants. His heart is a bit bruised, which has made him wary of letting anyone close, but he hasn’t let it turn him into a full blown cynic. They definitely start out on rocky ground, but with a little help of the various inhabitants of Shady Grove they find a more even footing with each other and that’s when things start to get real interesting. In some ways things move quickly, but it worked because they did get to know each other and actually see who the other was and could be. I loved their bantering and the sexual chemistry was HAWT! They had their bumps in the road and, for the most part, dealt with them well. There were a couple of things that I’m still waffling over how I feel about them, not that I hated them because I don’t, I totally understand why things happened the way they did, I just wanted something else to happen. I know it’s vague #sorrynotsorry. But in the end I really enjoyed their journey and where they were at in the end. Sexy Stranger was a quick and addictive read and part of that has to do with the inhabitants of Shady Grove. The small town feel was definitely in full effect with how everyone was up in each other’s business. I loved Luke’s family and from what was going towards the end, I’m keeping my toes crossed that we’ll be visiting Shady Grove again. But my favorite was Audrey, so I’m hoping that we’ll see more of her in the future and that she may just get a book of her down the road. ~ Copy provided by the author via InkSlinger PR & voluntarily reviewed ~
Lashea677 5 days ago
For Ms. Ryan, first impressions are everything. Within the first five minutes, she tempts, frustrates and grabs a readers attention. Sexy Stranger is no exception. Ironic that an author, who prides herself on first impressions, would create characters that don't make very good ones. At least on each other. In my opinion the heat was on and the battles lines were drawn. Charlie was an uptight city girl, Luke a misunderstood country boy, but pride was a trait both had in spades. She was a woman on the run, trying to prove to herself and those around her that she was more than just an armpiece. He was a man with big dreams and an abundance of old hurts. How is it that two people who make each other crazy, end up making perfect sense? Sexy Stranger is a smartly written story with attitude, heart and a seductive happily ever after that kept me invested throughout every chapter.