Friday, August 16, 2013
Ryder (Resisting Love # 2.5) by Chantal Fernando
Synopsis from goodreads:
Ryder Crawford is going places. His band ‘Morning Alliance,’ has just gotten signed, and are now touring with one of the most popular bands in the world. When he meets Lexi Raine, the timing couldn’t have been worse. But like they say, love finds you when you aren’t looking for it. The stunning blonde manages to turn his world upside down, through the fierce connection they share. When Ryder is given the choice between the past and present, he is forced to choose between his career, and a woman he has felt something for like no other. Will he make the right choice? Or spend the rest of his life living with regret?
Lexi is all alone in the world, besides her best friend and partner in crime Tee. After traveling around the world, drifting from place to place, she tries to settle down in Perth, the place she grew up in. When she meets Ryder, he seems almost too good to be true. What happens when she finds out that when things seem too good to be true, they usually are?
I absolutely love the way this series has been written so far! Each book dives into a new character and story line based off a smaller part from the preceding book... All the while keeping with the same basic story. And yet it is not just a re-telling of what you have already read but rather a more in-depth look into parts which were barely touched previously. There has not been any point in time while reading these books so far where I sat there trying to skim through parts while thinking to myself "didn't I already read this?".
This book is a novella which tells the story of Ryder and Lexi. They first meet when his cousin Tee shows up at his door after traveling for quite some time needing a place to crash until her and Lexi can find an apartment to rent. Ryder is instantly drawn to Lexi, but when some chick shows up at his door the same night they meet, Lexi puts up her guard. Being that her ex had cheated on her while she was grieving the loss of her mother, the only family she had, she was very cautious of opening up to another man.
Ryder has a dream of making it big with his band. And just as that dream begins to become closer to a reality, Lexi enters his life. He has his heart set on her, and he will have her. Not just as a quick fling like the girls in the past, but for the long run. If he has to chose, he knows what his choice will be.
"When I have you, you're going to be blown away."
What Ryder doesn't know is that the one thing Lexi had been running from the past few years is actually a very big part of his life and a piece in his future. But when they are both faced with the fact that people they each cared about in the past now want to be a part of their lives, will they be able to move forward together, or will the past simply drag them apart?
I absolutely cannot wait to begin reading the next book, James! This series is a MUST READ!
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