When Greyson Archer tosses a twenty on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted
green eyes staring back at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances.
Greyson can't deny that he'd like his own private show, but there's not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time the former Navy SEAL saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault... and he agreed with every single word. He couldn't do anything to help her then, but he can now.
Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past.
He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he's dreamed about so often.
Slow & Steady is book 2 in the Alphas Undone series, but can be read as a standalone novel, as it features a new couple.
It was nine o’clock on a Saturday night and I was totally out of my fucking element. A bottle of red wine tucked under one arm. A bouquet of wild flowers in the other. A condom tucked into my wallet, just in case. I was in foreign territory, and my entire body knew it – tense shoulders, my heart beating like a drum, and arousal barely contained beneath the surface.
Finley was standing at the doorway, watching me with a confused expression.
She looked gorgeous, makeup free, pink-painted toes, hair mussed and loose. Little cotton pajama shorts and a tank top that hugged her lush breasts.
“Maple’s not here.” She said the words, but she knew as well as I did I wasn’t here for Maple.
“I know that.” My voice was sure and confident.
“Then why are you … oh.” Finley shifted her weight, her eyes dropping from mine as she saw the wine and flowers. She could read it all, plain as day. I knew she could see my intentions, my uncertainty, and underneath it all, my desire. Maybe it was the desire to fix everything I’d broken, or maybe it was just my desire for her as a man desires a woman.
Normally when I felt that primal urge for sex, I headed to West’s bar. I’d pick out a woman for the night. Share a few drinks with her, a few laughs. Later, we’d head back to my place and fuck until dawn. And that was it. I’d be set for a few months.
This … with the courting and the nerves … it was nothing like my standard operating procedure.
I’d never felt so stripped bare and vulnerable. Never put myself out there so completely with a woman before. But then again, Finley was unlike any woman I'd ever met.
And she was still just standing there. “Can I come inside?” I asked, heart in my throat.
She didn't say anything. But she opened the door wider.
With Nolan’s words ringing in my ears, I stepped over the threshold, sure that whatever happened tonight had the power to heal us both.
Slow & Steady is the second book in the Alpha’s Undone series by Kendall Ryan. When I finished book one, I was so excited for this book to come out. Greyson Archer. Ex-Navy Seal. Finley Sutton. Single mom/stripper trying to make ends meet for her daughter. She lost her husband and Greyson was in charge of the mission. I couldn’t wait to dive in!
Greyson finds Finley in a strip-club and he feels the need to help her. He feels indebted to her and her daughter. The more time he spends with her and her daughter, Maple, that desire to help turns into so much more. He starts to fall for Finley, and Maple, too. Finley doesn’t know what to think of Greyson. It’s hard for her. She is attracted to him, has all these feelings, but a bigger, more stubborn part of her is okay on her own and doesn't want to feel anything for this man. But she does.
He made me feel like everything was going to be okay. Even though he’d been the one who made my life not-okay in the first place.
The best part of this book is all the Greyson and Maple scenes. Those parts melted my heart. It was truly perfection. I also liked that the big conflict in the story wasn’t dragged out.
Kendall Ryan is usually a hit for me. She writes the best sweet, sexy and steamy reads. For some reason, this series hasn’t been love for me. There is nothing wrong with this book. Not a big reason that I didn’t love it, I just didn’t. It was a likable book and an easy sexy read with a sweet alpha man, a single mom and an adorable kid. The drama in it was resolved quickly and I love that. This is a book I would for sure recommend if you’re looking for a quick read that will make you swoon and smile.
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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