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Review: The One’s Who Got Way by Roni Loren

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A fresh new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren that will rock your world.

Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away.

Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey. A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought…

Liv’s words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she’d known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package. The smooth face was now dusted with scruff, and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence. A thousand things were in those eyes. A thousand things welled up in Liv.


My Review

“Overnight, they’d become members of the same club. A club no one would ever want to join.”

“She’d found these women. Her tribe. And maybe, just maybe, her way way back home after all.”

I remember when I first read the synopsis for this book, I was completely moved by it. I got chills. I knew that this book was going to be a difficult read, but there was just something about this book that was begging me to read it. So, when I finally did get my hands on this book, you can bet I devoured it. My eyes were glued to the pages and my emotions were a total mess.

The Ones Who Got Away is a compelling and unique story. It is a story of horrific tragedy and those who are left to deal with fall out. Each person dealing with their past in their own way. Liv was a total mess, barely hanging on and I could only imagine what the anniversary to these events would do to her. And Finn…He was no longer the golden boy. His life forever changed; thinking of nothing else for the past few years than revenge. However, all that is about to change when Liv re-enters his life. He’s never forgotten Liv. She is the one that got away, the one that always managed to consume his thoughts despite how dark his mind currently is. I was drawn to Finn and Liv. Their pull was intense and so intriguing. I wanted nothing more than for these two to find some light in the dark, some happiness in a world that they don’t understand anymore….

The Ones Who Got Away is an intense and difficult story. It is a second chance story on many levels….A second chance at life. Finding hope amongst the pain. Learning to move past the pain and regret. Accepting that you are a hero, even when you don’t feel like one. Understanding that is ok to feel guilt about surviving, but not letting that guilt destroy your life. This story is filled with so much hope and shows the true beauty that can come from horrific circumstances. And in the end, this is a story about love and when you’re offered a second chance at love, not letting it pass you by.

The Ones Who Got Away is a very emotional and tough story. I applaud the author for tackling such an intense story-line. I thought that she handled it very well and I loved how real and honest she made the characters. The characters are complex, but easy to relate to. Their emotions are very palpable and their story just heartbreaking. Despite the tough subject matter, this really is a great love story.  It took me by surprise in the best possible way and I just loved every moment of it. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to discovering more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Rocco (Ruin & Revenge #3) by Sarah Castille

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Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.

Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford—until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.

Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss’s right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?

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My Review

“Grace had flayed his soul until there was nothing left for him but to embrace the darkness he had been fighting for years. He had lived for her. Breathed for her. He would have died for her.”

“He had been drifting since he lost Grace. He’d lost faith and accepted his fate. But now that he’s found her again, and she had awakened something in him he had buried long ago. Hope.”

“For the first time, he felt a flicker of hope that maybe there was someone in the world that could handle all that he was, that maybe this time she could accept the ugliness inside him.”

Rocco was a totally unexpected and consuming read. It is the third book in the Ruin & Revenge series and it follows the story of Grace and Rocco.  Rocco is cold, ruthless and 100% dangerous. He prides himself on his ability to not let feelings cloud his mind and decisions. He’s lived a hard life and his life is about to get even more complicated when he has an unexpected reunion with Grace. Grace is the only one he ever let get close and in the end, he only ended up getting burned…. Grace has spent her whole life hating the mob. She wants nothing to do with them or the lifestyle. But, being the daughter of the boss’s right-hand man….it doesn’t leave her with much of a choice. When she is unexpectedly reunited with Rocco, it turns her whole world upside down. He broke her heart and some hurt isn’t easy to forget. Now, fate has other plans and both of their worlds will be forever changed. Can time heal all wounds? There is only one way to find out…

Overall, I thought this book was a terrific read. It pulled me in from the very first page and is a book that you can easily finish in just one sitting. I loved the idea of this story, and can’t help but fall in love with characters that deserve a second chance, despite all the odds. I adored Grace and understood her. Her life wasn’t easy and circumstances broke her. She made the best out of the cards she was dealt and was doing all she could to just survive….Rocco…Ugh! I didn’t know if I wanted to love him or slap him. He had me conflicted most of the time, but I won’t lie, as much as he frustrated me, I couldn’t wait for him to redeem himself.

I thought Rocco was a fantastic addition to the Ruin & Revenge Series. I loved all the drama and suspense. There was intriguing danger and action. There was romance and just the right amount of sexy good times. A great book to spend the day getting lost in.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz

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A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she leaves her secrets behind . . . 

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.

Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire… and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.

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My Review

“Truth has metaphysical properties.” “Meaning?” “It exists regardless of the presence or absence of the physical surroundings. The trick is perceiving it.”

Promise Not To Tell is a mysterious and intriguing story. While this story is told from multiple points of view, this story mainly follows Virginia and Cabot. Virginia owns an art gallery in Seattle and has spent years battling demons she’d rather forget. But, when one of her artists takes her own life, Virginia’s demons are brought to center stage. So, Virginia calls upon private investigator, Cabot Sutter. He is great at what he does and is the only person that could help her. Together the two of them will embark on a journey with unbelievable twits and turns….

This is my first book by this author, so I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting myself into, but I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. This story was filled with mystery and intrigue. I couldn’t put it down and could not wait to see what would happen next. I was kept on my toes and had no clue what was going on. Everyone was a suspect. And I really enjoyed trying to put all the pieces together and solve the mystery.

The only real issue I had was the relationship between Virginia and Cabot. While I loved that their relationship wasn’t the focus of the story, I was definitely left wanting more. I needed more chemistry, more development. I needed to see why these two would be romantically involved. Sure, I get that the two of them experienced something incredibly traumatic as children, so as survivors they have a connection that not many get. But, I needed more. I needed more connection, more romance, a reason to believe the small steamy moments and so on. And again, I get that this story really isn’t a romance, but if you’re going to put it in there, it should be believable. But, that’s just my opinion.

So, overall, I thought this book was a pretty good read. Despite lacking and needing more in the romance department, I’m still going to give this book 4 stars. I thought the story-line was very unique and it sucks you in. I loved the mystery and suspense and all of the different points of view. As I previously stated, this is my first book by this author and I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via Berkeley & Penguin Books. This is my fair and honest review* 

Review: Cowboy Up (Coming Home #3) by Harper Sloan

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Harper Sloan returns with a passionate and breathless romance about the sparks that ignite when a cautious cowboy and a once-scorned woman open up to each other in the third installment of the Coming Home series.

As the eldest Davis, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. He takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously, making sure the farm and auto shop are running smoothly—along with keeping an eye on his brother and sister. For him, there’s a time and place to let go of the control he holds with an iron grip. And with the way he grew up, coupled with a disastrous end to his last relationship, he’s just fine with his quiet, solitary life.

Most of the time.

What he hadn’t counted on was the cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. She’s the proverbial woman next door—well, the next town over, that is. Caroline hasn’t lived an easy life, but after escaping a verbally abusive ex, she’s finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis she can’t stop thinking about.

So when she falls on hard times and Clay comes out of nowhere to her rescue, she realizes just how impossible it’ll be to stay away from him. Now all she has to do is convince him to live a little…. Will Clay be able to give up the reins and finally settle down? And, more importantly, will Caroline muster enough courage to lasso him up?

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My Review

“I have never been kissed so thoroughly. This is the kind of kiss that sets the bar for any that might follow. The kind that shows you everything you’ve been missing and everything you never knew you wanted.”

“We all have ugly in our past, sweetness. You just have to realize it was really life teachin’ you a lesson. When you find something that finally proves all that ugly was worth survivin’, it doesn’t look so bad when you see what kinda reward you get in the end.”

“You keep givin’ me the fire that burns inside that teacup, I”m gonna be fine waitin’ for you to be ready to give me more, darlin’.”

OMG! Talk about a sweet and oh so swoon worthy read! This book had me swooning from the moment I picked it up. I mean, there is just something about a mysterious and broody cowboy and a woman who is afraid to trust. Their instant connection had me hooked from page one and kept me begging for more.

Cowboy Up is the third book in Coming Home Series and follows the story of Clay and Caroline. Caroline is the sweet, shy woman next door. She has no clue just how amazing and beautiful she is. Caroline’s life has been anything but easy. But, she is finally ready for a fresh start and a chance to live the life she always wanted. The one thing that Caroline didn’t plan for was the mysterious stranger who was about to turn her life upside down….Clay has been dealt some pretty tough cards over the years. From the way he grew up to the woman who destroyed his heart….Clay is just a shell of a man. Broody. Serious. Way too hard working. That is until Caroline. Fate knew exactly what she was doing when she put Clay and Caroline together. They will be tested in many ways, but with the strong connection these two share, there is nothing they can’t overcome….

Cowboy Up was the sweetest and most swoon-worthy story. I just adored Clay and Caroline together. The insta-romance with these two worked so well. I felt their connection and their feelings for one another. It felt real and I just loved the pull that they had for one another. I loved the things they brought out in one another. Clay giving Caroline a reason to trust and take the leap towards love. And Caroline shining her sweetness and goodness on Clay. Showing him just how amazing he is and just how wonderful love can be when you find the right person. I thought these two balanced each other out very well and boy did these two ever burn up the sheets together. They were one hot couple and I just loved it!

Cowboy Up was a terrific read from beginning to end. I loved the characters and the story-line. I thought the characters were easy to relate to and I couldn’t help but want to know more about them. I loved the mystery and suspense that surrounded the story. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a cowboy and a hint of danger! We also get to see quite a bit of the characters from previous stories, which I don’t know about you, but I love seeing how all the stories come together and connect. That being said, I do believe that this story can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone–fair warning though, there will be spoilers for the previous books.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick and easy read for me. It was a great second chance romance that I just loved getting lost in. This book delivered all the goodness that I have come to love and enjoy from author Harper Sloan. I laughed. I swooned–boy did I ever swoon. I got caught up in the suspense. And I fell totally in love. In the end, I was left with one big, silly smile on my face.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

I push my hands from his shoulders and palm his jaw as his stubble prickles against my fingers while my hands wander up to his hair. His hat falls to the ground with a thud and I know he’s just as lost in me as I am in him, because he doesn’t even make a move to pick it up. He lets out a deep grunt when I mold myself against his body, seeking some sort of friction. The next thing I know, my back is against the door and he’s gripping my bottom. His mouth hits my jaw with a bite of his teeth, making a squeak of pleasure shoot up my throat, and his deep rumble of laughter reaches my ears as he presses me harder into the door with his hips. The heavy bulge of his erection against that spot makes me so desperate for him that I whimper in relief when his mouth finally closes over mine in a wet tangle of tongues.

I’ve never been kissed so thoroughly.

This is the kind of kiss that sets the bar for any that might follow.

The kind that shows you everything you’ve been missing and everything you never knew you wanted. I’m going to be comparing every kiss I ever have to my dark cowboy’s, even though I know there’s a good chance no one will ever compare. The sounds coming from my mouth, the ones being swallowed by his, are nothing short of needy. My hips move in tandem with the thrusts of his, and even though we’re both fully clothed, I know it won’t take much more of this for me to go off like the town’s fireworks on the Fourth of July.

“Fuck, you taste just like apple pie,” he whispers against my lips, breaking away with a gasp.

“Huh?”

“Goddamn, I love apple pie,” he says before his mouth is back on mine, this time with a whole new kind of hunger deepening his kisses.

I’m held captive, enraptured. Then his hands move from my bottom to glide up my torso. He lifts his hard chest off mine and suddenly those delicious fingers are at my breasts. Even if I had big boobs his hands would dwarf them, I’m sure, but as it is he covers both with a firm grasp before adjusting his hold with a deft twist of the wrists. His mouth continues to feast on mine while his huge hands learn my body with slow movements. I tear my mouth from his with a breathy moan when he pushes my shirt up and slips his fingers into the cups of my bra to tweak my nipples.

“Oh, God,” I moan when he does it again.

“I can’t get enough of you,” he rumbles.

“Please,” I beg, not with the slightest clue as to what I’m begging for.

His hips dig even harder into mine as he leans back, supporting me against the door with that connection alone as he pulls my shirt off. The darkness makes me feel more confident than I normally would be, almost half naked with a man—no, a stranger.

“Yours too,” I tell him as his fingers move to unclasp my bra. “I want to feel your skin on mine,” I breathe, taking over the task so he’ll hopefully give me what I want.

I fumble in my haste to feel more of this dangerous arousal he’s creating in my body, but the second my bra is free and dangling toward the floor, his naked chest collides against mine, pushing me into the door with a force that sends the air rushing out of my lungs.

His mouth hits my collarbone at the same time his hands grasp my bottom, sliding me up the door until I feel the wet heat of his breath against my breast.

Then he stops.

Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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Review: No Reservations (Fusion #4.5) by Kristen Proby

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a sexy, new contemporary romance novella in her Fusion Series, NO RESERVATIONS, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!

About NO RESERVATIONS:

New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby takes us back to her highly acclaimed Fusion series.

Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase’s bed.

And Maura is no masochist.

Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn’t even really like Chase. He’s arrogant, cocky, and let’s not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms.

Definitely not.

Well, maybe just once…

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My Review

No reservations is a fun, flirty read with just the right amount of heat that we’ve come to know and love from author Kristen Proby.

No reservations might be a quick and easy read since it is a novella, but I promise you, this book packs a punch. From fun characters to one enjoyable story-line, this is a book that you won’t be able to stop yourself from devouring. No Reservations has just the right amount of steam and is pretty light on the drama.

There’s not much else I can say about this book because I don’t want to spoil it for you. So, if you’re looking for a quick steamy read to spend a few hours getting lost in, look no further. This book is a great addition to the Fusion Series and Kristen Proby does not disappoint.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Release Blitz with Review: If Love Was Fair by Savannah Stewart

Title: If Love Was Fair
Author: Savannah Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Blurb

Life wasn’t fair…and I’d learned that on far too many occasions.

Arbor Kenton had one goal, to flee the toxicity of her hometown. She’d thrown a dart at a map and decided wherever it landed she would move without hesitation.

One night was all she had left before she’d hit the road and never look back. But little did she know just how life altering that night would be.

I know I can’t ask you to stay, and you wouldn’t ask me to leave.

Colin Banks was an aspiring musician traveling from town to town looking for his big break.

One night in a new town would end up shaking the once firm foundation of his dreams. What he didn’t foresee is what that night would end up meaning to him.

If love was fair, so much would be different.

My Review

“Losing someone is a heartache that flairs up whenever it wants. You can’t stop it, you can’t pretend it isn’t there; you have to allow it to run its course or drown out the pain with medication.”

“We were two messy souls standing in that empty room. Two souls that needed mending.”

If Love Was Fair was a heartwarming second chance romance.

When we first meet up with Arbor, she wants nothing more than to leave the small town life behind her. On her last night in town, she meets the handsome Colin and he totally turns her whole world upside down. That one incredible night made her wish for things and for a different path. But, her mind was made up, she would leave the small town life behind….Many years later, Arbor has an amazing job and a terrific roommate. She’s making the most out of her life, but has never truly been able to move past Colin. When fate offers Arbor another chance, only time will tell if she will think with her heart this time and not with her head…

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and enjoyable read. Definitely one that you can finish in just one sitting. I thought this story was well written and enjoyed the plot. The characters were fun and real and very easy to connect with. My heart went out to Arbor as she went on her journey. Not only did she have to find herself, but she also had a lot of baggage to deal with. Her journey wasn’t an easy one and at times frustrated me, but her journey was totally worth it in the end.

If Love Was Fair is a great second chance romance that will warm and touch your heart. This story will entertain you with the lovable characters and playful banter. It will pull at your heart with the heartbreaking and tough moments. It will make you swoon and fall in love and most of all, believe in second chances. I loved the message behind the story; that love isn’t easy. At times it’s messy and complicated and makes your heart ache. And that in the end, real love is always worth the fight… This is my first book by this author and I’m excited to check out more from her in the future.

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From the Most Beautiful Small Town of America & the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky, Savannah Stewart writes Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense novels. She is very much a Leo, with one fur baby named, Jack. She’s a Book-a-holic who loves music, tattoos, photography, singing, writing, & laughing. One of her favorite quotes is “Love is the beauty of the soul.”

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Review Blitz: Torrid Little Affair (Forbidden Desires #3) by Kendall Ryan

TLA AmazonThe best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out.

My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass…

But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun.

Love can’t fix everything. Mind-blowing sex and a few killer orgasms, on the other hand?

I have a feeling those might do the trick.

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My Review

“This thing between us–whatever it was–was powerful. Overwhelming.”

“Something abut this woman–the feel of her, the taste of her, just her general presence–made me want to know her. To have her completely as my own.”

“I wasn’t generally a cuddler–at least, I hadn’t been for a long time–but tugging her against my chest was a powerful instinct. I needed her close, needed her safe. I needed her to understand that I would protect her, that I would look out for her needs. Emotional, physical, all of them.”

My heart ached for Cooper after the events of Dirty Little Secret. He was so unexpected, so sweet, and boy did he ever deserve love. So, when I heard that he was getting his own book….Well, I just couldn’t wait to get my greedy hands on Torrid Little Affair.

Torrid Little Affair picks up about 6 months after Dirty Little Secret. Cooper has been drowning his feelings and trying to forget about the woman he could never have. However, as life would have it, Cooper could only escape for a little while. Real life was calling and it was time for him to get back in to it. Cooper is a mess, but he is trying to move on. The one thing he never saw coming…Corinne. Shy. Sweet. Unbelievably Sexy Corinne. Something about this woman just called to him; made him feel things he couldn’t quite understand. He just had to know more about her. Only, there is more to Corinne than meets the eyes. Sure she’s shy, but she’s also scared and guarded. The pull between Corinne and Cooper is a strong one and one that can’t be denied. Will Cooper be able to break down Corinne’s walls and show her all that she’s been missing? There is only one way to find out…..

Torrid Little Affair was an intriguing and captivating read. I was hooked on Cooper and Corinne from the very beginning and was dying to know more. I love, love, loved getting to know more about Cooper. He is so much more than I was expecting. Complicated, but desperate for a love he’s never experienced. And Corinne….this woman had quite the mystery about her. She was afraid of some many things: letting someone in, moving on, taking a chance on love. I wanted to know what made her this way and I couldn’t help but root for her to find her way. Together, Cooper and Corinne were off the charts. I mean, the sparks between them were intense and just burned up the pages. I couldn’t get enough of the two of them. I loved watching them open up to one another, take risks and navigate their way to a happily ever after.

Overall, I thought this book was a really great read. I loved getting lost in Corinne and Cooper’s story and easily finished it just one sitting. I think this book was a great addition to The Forbidden Desires Series and I look forward to seeing who will fall next…

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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