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You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.
Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.
As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted façade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?
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I have to admit, I developed a small crush on Braydon in Ben and Emmy’s story, so I was very excited to know I was going to get Ellie and Braydon’s story. As Ben and Emmy’s best friends, being around each other is unavoidable. The more they are around each other, the greater the sexual tension between them becomes.
After a string of bad relationships, all Ellie can see is the damage that Braydon could cause her heart if she gets involved with him. But Braydon isn’t willing to give up on Ellie. After some persistent perusing on Braydon’s part, Elle finally gives in to Braydon and her attraction to him. But Braydon has a past of his own and is unwilling to fully commit to a real relationship. At first, this seems like a good idea, Ellie is sick of being the good girl and always doing the right thing. But as their relationship grows, Ellie begins to realize that there is no way the relationship can end well. As Ellie becomes overwhelmed by her own feelings and Braydon’s mixed signals, Ellie must decide if it’s time to move or do everything she can to not only fight for Braydon, but force him to deal with his past that still haunts him.
All or Nothing is a sweet and sexy story about two people struggling to find their way to each other. It’s about facing your past and second chances. I instantly loved Ellie and didn’t find it hard to root for her through the book. I loved getting more of Ben and Emmy too! This was another stellar story from Kendall Ryan and a beautiful story to round out this series!
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All Or Nothing by Kendall Ryan
Paperback: Atria Books | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781476764641 | September 9, 2014 | $15.00
eBook: Atria Books | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781476764658 | September 9, 2014 | $7.99
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Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notorious Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.
Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.
Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.
Note: This book is intended for mature audiences. It contains sexual encounters and graphic language, including a m/f/m encounter.
In Working It, New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasure. But their story is far from complete…
Emmy Clarke is no quitter. Toughened by her experience working for fashion heavyweight Fiona Stone, Emmy has come a long way from her country girl roots, embracing her fast-paced and unpredictable life in New York City.
Though that life comes with more than a few complications.
First there’s the mystery of Fiona’s pregnancy, which may or may not involve Emmy’s boyfriend, superstar male model Ben Shaw. Emmy has always known that Ben comes with more baggage than she can handle—and not the Louis Vuitton kind. Yet Ben is the only man who has ever loved Emmy for who she is, and she wants nothing more than to do the same for him, even if it means forgiving his past and overlooking their wildly different lifestyles.
But when a shocking secret from Ben’s past comes to light, unraveling all of their progress, Emmy must decide if their relationship is worth the fight, or if it’s time to ignore her passion for him and let go.
About Kendall Ryan:
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels Unravel Me, Make Me Yours, Hard to Love, Resisting Her, The Impact of You, Working It andCraving Him. She’s a sassy yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books and a slight addiction to lip gloss.