Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 3, 2015
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.
Levitate follows the story of Kensington and Maxton. Kensington hasn’t been the same since her mother died. She doesn’t trust or let just anyone in. Each day is a struggle for her…
Maxton never wanted to fall in love. His father loved his mother with everything that he was and his mother just threw it away. The only thing keeping him going now is to keep his father’s dream alive.
Brought together because their two best friends are dating, Maxton and Kensington are not off to a good start. While their chemistry is clearly off the charts, Kensington isn’t having Maxton’s player persona. He’s cocky and isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. But, Kensington isn’t having it. She’s smart and stubborn. She’s terrified of what will happen if she lets Maxton get close to her.
I loved the push and pull of Max and Kens’s relationship. I loved the way that he pursued Kens and took the time to build her trust and break past her walls. No two people deserved a HEA. They both had difficult pasts and the journey to overcoming their fears to finding a HEA was a great one.
Overall, I really enjoyed Levitate. It was a quick and easy read for me. My only complaint was that I felt that the end was a little rushed. Don’t get me wrong, I loved seeing the progression of the story, I just wish it didn’t skip ahead as much as it did towards the end. Other than that, I loved this story. It had everything that I was looking for: angst, drama, romance, great friendships and even a couple of crazy twists. This is a really sweet story, and I would definitely recommend checking it out!
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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She’s timid, constantly fidgeting. She’s moved the pillow on her lap at least twenty times. Her breathing is accelerated and her leg is bouncing up and down with nerves.
It’s taking extreme effort to concentrate on the movie. We’ve almost made it to the end when I hear her sniff. At first, I don’t think much of it, until it happens again. I turn to look at her and see tears rolling down her cheeks. Without thinking, I reach over and wipe the tears away with my thumb. She gives me a watery smile. “I forgot how it ended. I never would have agreed to watch it with you if I had remembered.” She chuckles at herself.
Something in my chest tightens at seeing her tears. No man likes to see a woman cry in his presence, but this is different. I feel…protective of her. Like I could kick Ben and Bruce’s ass for making her cry. Now I want to kick my own ass for even thinking it.
I watch as she offers me another smile through her tears. “Don’t hold it against me,” she says, chuckling. I have something I would like to hold against her, in her, whatever. I don’t get the chance to respond as the door to her apartment flies open. In walks Nicole and Bright. Fuck! This is not what I need. This is going to go down one of two ways. He’s going to be pissed that I pursued her or he’s never going to let me live it down that she’s gotten under my skin.
About The Author
Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.