Everything She Wanted: Book Five: The Hunted Series

Everything She Wanted: Book Five: The Hunted Series

by Jennifer Ryan

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan returns to The Hunted series

Ben Knight has spent his life protecting those in need and helping abused women escape their terrible circumstances. He’ll stop at nothing to save the lives of his clients, especially the hauntingly beautiful Kate Morrison, a woman threatened by a man whose wealth allows him to get away with everything—including murder.                            

Kate’s days spent as a social worker, fighting for those unable to help themselves, means she’s spent her fair share of time in a court room. She and Ben have crossed paths, but never that professional line. When he agrees to aid her in putting Evan Faraday behind bars where he belongs, she must trust the sexy lawyer with her life and that of a precious baby’s.

Will Kate learn to trust Ben in time to save herself, and will they have a chance to explore the love blossoming between them before it’s too late?

An Avon Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062396433
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Hunted Series , #5
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 182,668
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan writes suspenseful contemporary romances about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Her deeply emotional love stories are filled with high stakes and higher drama, love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

For information about her upcoming releases, sign up for her newsletter: www.jennifer-ryan.com/newsletter

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Everything She Wanted: Book Five: The Hunted Series 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline and loveable characters. Love this series and highly recommend this author. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention from the first page and I didn't want to put it down! Ben was one of my favorite characters from from book 1, so it was great finally reading his story. Loved this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action you want? Read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another amazing read by Jennifer Ryan! Thriller and romance all in one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story just enough different plot line to keep it interesting
gaele More than 1 year ago
The first I have read in this series, Everything She Wanted is the fifth book in Jennifer Ryan’s Hunted series, and from page one, I was drawn in and engaged. Ryan builds her stories with clever and easily accessible characters, giving background and personality in a way that feels natural and organic. Starting with a rather unusual perspective, we have a discussion between Evan and Christina, as Christina tries to explain her reasons for divorcing Evan’s father Donald, and her dissatisfaction with a prenup that will lead to patricide. With tensions increasing and a clearly ugly side of Evan (come by naturally enough) leads to the death of Donald and his new fiancé, Margo, leaves their young son Alex an orphan, and the story takes a whole new turn and twist. Kate’s sister was the murdered fiancé, and it was she who found the bodies. A life that was less than wonderful as a child gave her some serious issues, but also had her expecting the worst from every situation. Kate’s own issues with trust and reliance on others contrasted with the emotional toll that Ryan built through the story, and while you wanted to shelter Kate from herself and the bad things, there is an inner core of steel that she exhibits that is wholly admirable. And, while she is the sole guardian of Margo’s son Alex, Christina and Evan are challenging Donald’s will and want custody of Alex. Obviously Kate needs legal advice. Enter Ben, a lawyer who appears at the scene of the murder to be reintroduced to Kate, a social worker that he had worked with previously. Ben is one of those “all for the downtrodden” lawyers, wanting to both see justice served AND see that the vulnerable are protected. Right now, Kate and Alex fit both of those parameters, and Ben can’t help but be attracted to her: her strength, her determination and the fierce way in which she faces a challenge. These two are so well matched that their path should be smooth: but instead we have the moments of Kate’s inability to trust in another person, and while the ‘whodunit’ was clear from the start, the inclusion of well-meaning friends (many from earlier books I do believe) all serve to allow the connection to build and solidify. Chemistry is explosive, and the majority of this story is focused on the growth of Ben and Kate, individually and as a couple as they share and learn one another. A bit of a back to front story, the bad guys were revealed early and while there were moments throughout where they became an ‘almost issue’ in the romance, they never quite overstepped into taking over the story. I loved the plot chance that Ryan took here, moving away from the ‘the killer could be around the corner’ moments, moving them into the background as we watch Kate deal with grief, unexpected parenthood of a traumatized child, a new relationship and all of the legal wrangling. Most of all the solidity and security provided by Ben: he’s not a grunting alpha, but protective and strong, he says what he means and he lives it every day. More importantly, Ben is the perfect guy for Kate: he treasures her and realizes that while he can’t stop every mistake or keep away all the pain, he will do everything to show her she isn’t alone. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Avon Addicts for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
What a thrill ride, with engaging characters and action that keeps the reader clued into the story. I loved how well the story is balanced between the relationship developing and the action around the murders and investigation. Kate and Ben have a truly special connection, they have known each other through work, they even had a moment in a friend's wedding, that ended abruptly. But now, firmly planted into each others lives by the murder case, they are bonding, finding so much in common in their lives, and boldly embracing the amazing attraction between them. I loved them together, they are loving and caring, intriguing, stubborn, and passionate, the heat between them is flaming. Little Alex makes them the perfect little family together, and bond between them even stronger. There are many twists in the story, with the investigation, and the threat for Kate and Alex. I'm glad there wasn't a bigger conflict made between them, as the outside events were trying enough for their relationship. The story stays fresh and moves on with a smooth speed. The family of the heart and blood, that holds them close, and does what they can to help and protect Ben, Kate, and Alex is admirable. The love from them balances out the evil manipulations of the mastermind behind the murders and attacks. This story kept me up late at night, it was really hard to put down. I enjoyed the characters, all of them, the camaraderie they have in between them. Ben and Kate, with Alex, are obviously meant to be together, and watching them grow, and develop into a family unit was enthralling. Some of the long inner reflections made part of the story a bit heavier, but gave an insightful look into the development of the complex characters. Captivating tale, that I absolutely recommend ~ Five Spoons
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will say tho that i have my specific likes for the main characters just as most people do. I am young and not a prude but i like the heroines in the novels i read to be,if not completely chaste, then not to be someone who "likes sex" but doesnt know if she can trust. It sounds cheap. A person can come from an abusive background (i despise abuse of any kind and have such sorrow for the abused) and still be moral enough not to give her body away without trust. Just sayin.