Sunday, May 11, 2014

When I Break by Kendall Ryan REVIEW


Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available April 7, 2014. Please note this is not a standalone, as the story continues in book 2.


The story of McKenna and Knox threw me for a loop. I wasn't sure I was going to like it but I did! It sucked me in Knox is so damaged and it broke my heart a bit. I know he tries to hold everything together and be who he needs to be when around his brothers but when alone he is just a broken man.

McKenna was a breath of fresh air. I know she has had her fair share a heartbreak but I loved how she was with Knox I was worried that it was all leading to heart break but I hoped for the best the whole time. 

Knox was able to open up in a way I didn't for one think he was going to, when alone with McKenna. I wish he could just get his act together and although he is trying I felt like I was biting my nails the whole time wondering when Kenna's heart was going to be shattered.

The cliffhanger at the end was not something I was completely ready for I had my worries but I guess I just wanted them both to be happy and get what they both deserve in life. Looking forward to reading the next book and seeing how it all plays out.