Saturday 20 July 2013

A Review for The Impact of You by Kendall Ryan

The Impact of YouPosted by Jess
Release Date:June 7th, 2013
Finished Date: June 17th, 2013
Publishers: Self-published
Source: Bought
Format: e-book
Pages: 324
Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.

Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.

But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

The Review: "I want this girl. I want her for my own. End of story. The world can fuck off for all I care. She's mine." ~Jase

Another great story from Kendall Ryan, she is becoming a favourite of mine. This is another great book filled with explosive characters and a sexy as hell male. 

I've said many a time that there's only so much of the same story that is written in a NA book, just with good character development, a great story, love, betrayal, trust all rolled into one, The Impact of You makes for a great read.

I pretty much read this in a few days, Kendall Ryan, like a lot of NA authors manages to suck you into their stories from the start, and you just want more as each chapter ends and another begins. 

Avery as a character was great, she is running away from a past hoping that it won't catch up to her and she can just get through college unscaved. As a character she was strong to a certain extent,  but also scared of a lot because of that past. Enter Jase. Jase is our man whore of the story, one that is now fed up of moving from female to female, and he and Avery are pared up together in their human sexuality class. I really loved this for the story, it made for some great moments, some funny ones, and eventually some hot scenes with the both of them. Both Avery and Jase develop as the story unfolds, and both learn from each other.

Once everything comes to blows with Avery's past, the story really leaves you reeling for a while and you simply can't have enough. One of the best things about Kendall's writing is that when things come to light for Avery and Jase, you really feel for her, for both of them. It made the story believable and you could most definitely see where each were coming from.

Overall The Impact of You is a perfect little read if you're looking for a little angst, a little love, some sex, some betrayal, some questionable trust issues etc, if that is your cup of tea, then  I recommend you pick up this book. If you haven't already read a book by Kendall Ryan, then this is a good one to start with. 

I can't wait for her next release. Bravo Kendall Ryan....bravo. 


Nichole said...

I usually go for the more fantastical stories, and less for the realistic fiction like this one, but man does this book look good!! I read the quote you posted from Jase first and I literally stopped breathing. Then I read the rest of your post :) I am definitely going out to get this book asap. It looks amazing!! Thank you for recommending a book that is out of my usual genre but which I think I'll actually love!
BTW I'm an old follower but I have recently left the blog I cohosted and created my own independent blog! You should come check it out, please?? :)

Nichole said...

Sorry, hit enter too soon... My blog is:

BookPforLife said...

Hey Nichole!

I'm glad you enjoyed the review, and that it's made you want to get out of your comfort zone a bit, it's always good to that, so you get variety in your reading. Off to follow your new blog now! :)


Nichole said...

Yay! Thank you :)

Book Angel Emma said...

Kendall really does deal with some tough issues. I literally cringed at that 'secret'

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