Thursday 17 April 2014

Blog Tour ~~ When I Surrender (When I Break #2) by Kendall Ryan


This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. 

Undaunted by Knox
s complicated history with sexual addiction, McKenna pushes forward in her relationship with this deliciously flawed man. She experiences the highest highs as they discover each other, along with the lowest lows, and worries that his past may not be entirely behind him.

But when a complication from her own past demands attention, she's forced to decide where their relationship is headed, and everything she thought she knew is questioned. 

When I Surrender is book 2 in the WHEN I BREAK series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

Note: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

We first met McKenna and Knox in When I Break, and When I Surrender follows on direct from the end of there, so you will need to read When I Break first

After a misunderstanding leads to McKenna and Knox drifting apart, we get so see what they will do to get back to where they had finally gotten.  

McKenna's past comes knocking on her door, forcing her to finally make decisions that she has put off for so long.  Knox's past is never far from either of their minds as they tread water, trying to save what they had.

I love the way Knox looks after and looks out for his brothers.  He lives and breathes for them, and it is wonderfully sweet, especially with his littlest brother.  McKenna's unconditional love for "her boys" is a joy to behold, since she has not had that for herself in so long.
When I Surrender is filled with love, pain, forgiveness.  We are there as the walls that Knox and McKenna have built up around their hearts start to crumble.  We can see how good they are for each other, if only they could do see it themselves.  There were plenty of moments when I just wanted to slap some sense into one or the other of them, wanted to yell at them to get their act together. 

Knox’s hands wandered from my waist to my hips, where his fingertips made contact with bare skin fractures of heat crackled across my abdomen. “Don’t question this.” He leaned down to breath against my ear.
McKenna is so selfless, trying to atone for the guilt she feels over things in her past, she does everything for everyone else, leaving little time to do anything for herself.  I cheered when she finally had her epiphany.

There are plenty of great secondary characters.  Knox's brothers are delightful, as much as a handful that they are.  You can feel the changes in them, as you can feel the changes in Knox.  And also the changes in McKenna.  As imperfect as they are, they are perfect for each other.

Then there is Brian, McKenna's best friend.... my thoughts on Brian are still a little unsure.  I can understand his actions at times, but I don't like them a lot of the time. He can be kind of a jerk at times.

 And then BOOM!  Just as we think that things are starting to go as we want them, we are hit with a doozie of a cliffhanger!!  Here we go again on that rollercoaster Ms Ryan has taken us on so far.

I may have sworn at my Kindle and cursed at Ms Ryan when I came to that ending!!!  Thankfully we don't have too long to wait until we get the finale to Knox and McKenna's story, When We Fall (due out in May 2014)

Author Bio

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels, HARD TO LOVE, THE IMPACT OF YOU, RESISTING HER and WORKING IT.

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 an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son.

 She enjoys being naughty, reading, and anything girly.


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