Book Review: Levitate by Kaylee Ryan

23463961Title: Levitate

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

 

About the Book:

Trust. Five Letters. One Word.

I’m the girl who doesn’t let anyone in. My world was shattered and turned upside down in one night. Since then I’ve been trying to live, if that’s what you call it, but fighting the anxiety of what happened and trusting others is hard. Each day is a struggle to reach for the unknown.

Truth. Five Letters. One Word.

I watched my father give my mother the world and the stars. She took everything from him, then left him as a broken man with nothing to live for. I told myself I’d never fall in love. I’m guarding my heart and emotions, only looking out for number one. The only way to have truth in any relationship is to stay true to yourself.

Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you realize your puzzle is unfinished. You find a piece you never thought you needed until everything changes with one touch.

After that…you levitate.

 

My Review:

I have read a couple of books by Kaylee Ryan, including Tempting Tatum, and I really like her writing, so I jumped at the chance to read another one of her books. I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance but I enjoy her stories.

In Levitate, Maxon and Kensington meet through their roommates who are dating. Both Maxton and Kensington are “broken” and don’t plan on ever letting anyone close enough to date, let alone be in a serious relationship. Eventually, they start to break down the walls around each others’ hearts.

I’m not sure why I like Kaylee Ryan’s books so much. The male characters are unrealistic: gorgeous, attentive, loving, and possessive. Maybe it’s the fantasy of such a man. In any case, if you enjoy contemporary romance, I’m betting that you’ll like Levitate.

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Book Review: Tempting Tatum by Kaylee Ryan

21851560Title: Tempting Tatum

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

Description (from Goodreads):

What do you do when your whole life crashes and burns? How do you get through the flames?

Tatum Thompson is living the dream. Her life is perfect; with a loving boyfriend, loving parents and a soon to be college graduate how can life get better? Life is good until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes Tatum runs to Josh only to find him in a compromising position with someone else. Turning away from the only life she knew, Tatum is forced to alter her life plan. 

Blaise Richards is a tattoo artist who moonlights as a volunteer fire fighter. Lies and deception leave his broken heart closed until the beautiful green eyed girl casts her spell over him. She’s making him feel things he’s never felt. Making him want things he thought he would never want. 

Tatum wants Mr. just for tonight. 

Blaise wants Tatum to be his forever.

Can Mr. Just for tonight convince Tatum that she’s the one? How long can Tatum resist Blaise’s determination to make her his?

Review:

I read this book as a beta reader.

I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance, and I often have a difficult time getting through them, but this was a quick and enjoyable read. Kaylee Ryan’s style of writing is easy to follow and flows well.

The characters and their feelings are described well. Tatum doesn’t want to be in a relationship at this point because of all she has been through which I thought was realistic and smart. Blaise is every woman’s dream. He’s not only sexy but he’s patient, grounded and knows that Tatum is “the one.” He’s not very realistic (at least not in my world) but he is fun to read about.

I definitely recommend Tempting Tatum to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance.