His Alone ~~ Alexa Riley
My Rating: 5
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Suspense
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Read: March 22, 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives.
Series: For Her: #1 Everything For Her; #2 His Alone
Ryan Justice may be her boss, but nothing will stop him from making her his. She thinks I’m perfect. A good boss, a good man. She thinks that I play by the rules.She has no idea who I truly am. Why I’m really here.Paige Turner is trying to outrun her past, but there it is, tossed back in her face anytime she manages to get two steps ahead.She has no idea what a man like me will do to get what he wants.Her need for Ryan got in the way of revenge, took her off course. Redirected her focus. Before she knew it, he’d made his way into her life. Into her heart.I’m dirtier than she knows. She thinks I’m good to the core, but she doesn’t know the things I’ve done. The things I would do for her.True love doesn’t let secrets as big as these stay buried. And when the truth about Paige’s father is finally exposed, Ryan will do anything to fix everything. Paige has always been his–and his alone.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to His Alone (For Her #2) by Alexa Riley.
Ryan and Paige…….
I absolutely loved this book! I have to say though, that although I have read many AR novellas, this was my first full length. I didn’t know if I would like it because 352 page of just dirty sex did not sound appealing to me. I’m so glad I gave this full length a chance. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the story and characters. I never got that cheesy instalove feeling.
That said, His Alone did have the erotic aspects we love in our AR novels. In addition to that was suspense and characters that were well developed and complex. In other words, this book was not the typical raunchy, dirty, instalove we love to read from AR. There were a lot of ‘feels.’ as well.
Ryan has loved Paige for years; from the first moment he saw her face in a photo. Paige did not know this. Ryan was not ready to reveal his feelings for Paige so he made arrangements to be in her life in another capacity. Ryan always watched her and kept her safe. Even if she was tough and strong, he still wanted to protect her.
Paige works in security for her brother’s company. Ryan was her boss at the security firm. Paige was attracted to Ryan but because of her past (which still haunted her) she felt unworthy. There were many dark thoughts inside Paige’s head and she liked Ryan too much to involve him. She believed if he knew the things she was thinking, he wouldn’t like her.
What Paige didn’t know was that Ryan already knew her secrets. Ryan loved her just as she was. He didn’t care about her darkness. In fact, he was determined to be her light.
From the first pages of this book you can feel the sexual tension and scorching chemistry around them. However, their relationship developed slowly. Even when Ryan decided he was going to make her his, because he couldn’t keep his distance anymore, he was cautious with her.
The development of their relationship, the banter and romance, and even the secrets between them made for a great story in depth. The love they felt for each other was strong and I believed it. Yes, there were moments when things weren’t easy, but the resolutions were gratifying. Not rushed or forced. Everything that occurred, happened in a timely manner. Rather than trying to rush ahead and try and guess the plot, I found myself engaged and enjoying what I was reading.
Let me just say this…..Ryan was an amazing hero! He always put Paige’s feelings before his own. Her comfort and happiness and just being with her is all he lived for. Ryan wanted to make her happy.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, Everything For Her, where Paige and Ryan are introduced. That said, I had no trouble following this story as it is a standalone. Will I go back and read that first book? Yes I will!
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*
Reviewed by Christine ~ justlovemybooks.com Romance book blog
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