Friday, 12 October 2018

Review: Dear Jane by Kennedy Ryan



I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

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He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

*eARC provided in exchange for an honest review*


ebook


Full-length novel.


Alternating, first-person.


Nope!


No.


Yes!


No.


Nope!


Nope!


Kendall Ryan has been on my TBR for quite some time so when I was offered the chance to read her up-coming release I jumped on it.
Dear Jane is a second-chance romance and was absolutely addictive!
It's funny, sweet and incredibly sexy.
I loved the leading characters for they were both decent, hard-working and relatable individuals whose chemistry was off the charts.
I love how it was a sports romance but that sport didn't dominate the story, just provided a back-drop for it. I enjoyed how the story focused on the present and that the past was handled via reminiscing and character memories rather than flashback scenes.

It was a simple story of a guy and a gal falling in love again.
There wasn't any crazy exes, slutty groupies, or over-the-top external drama... Just two people and their own issues/business that needed put to bed in order for them to be where they were always supposed to be.

It was sweet, it was lovely and it was a nice happy, carefree read with minor drama.
In fact, my only grumble is that the main drama in this book was so annoying because it was so pointless! A serious case of inserting drama for drama's sake instead of it organically unfolding due to events in the story.
*shrugs*

I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a sweet but sexy contemporary read to distract you from your day and I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series featuring Jane's friend - and Wes's team-mate - Alex (who was a scene stealer for me!). 


It's nice to look at but it doesn't exactly scream 'sports romance' does it?
Still... Nice to look at.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great story and I love that there's minimal drama. I hate it when there's drama thrown in just to add drama.

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    1. There was a little unnecessary drama towards the end but I still really liked it.
      Compared to a large majority of contemporaries, this was a nice smooth read!

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  2. Oh no, not drama for drama's sake! I can smell fake drama a mile away

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    1. Yep. You know how there's always a fight/break up of some sort towards the end of a contemporary romance before the big finale? Well the one in this book was so unnecessary and stupid it was obviously just for the sake of ticking the box.
      But I still really liked it.

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  3. It's been awhile since I purchased a book by Kendall Ryan. She used to be an automatic purchase for me. I've been seeing this promoted and thought about giving it a read. I'm happy to see that there is no drama. Great review.

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