Love is a trap, a trick only other people fall for. Former Navy SEAL Nolan has no such illusions. The only things real in his life are his beloved bulldog and the two women in his life. One is soft and innocent, someone he could build a real future with. But the other is dark and gives him all of the wicked things he craves behind closed doors. What starts out as casual quickly becomes complicated. Can he walk away from a sure thing for something that’s foreign territory?
Nolan thinks we met by chance. We didn’t. I sought him out, seduced him, and in return got the sanctuary I needed to survive. But now, impossibly, I’ve fallen in love with him. I don’t care that he has another lover, because when he finds out who I am, it’s going to ruin any chance I ever had with him anyway. She’s the least of my worries.
Bait & Switch is Book 1 in the new contemporary romance series Alphas Undone, which will each feature a new couple.This is a standalone full-length novel. It does not contain cheating.
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Stars ~
WOW!!! Kendall Ryan has stepped out of the box on this one. Bait & Switch is so different from her other books but she still gave us what we come to expect with a Kendall Ryan book…..a sexy, steamy, intriguing story and a Hero you can’t help but fall in love with!!!
This review is probably going to be on the shorter side and fairly vague, because this is a book that every reader needs to read for themselves and experience everything it has to offer by themselves. So I am mostly going to stick to my thoughts while reading this book. I’m not going to talk about the storyline much at all because I don’t want to give away spoilers.
What I will say about the storyline, is that, it will keep you guessing and hanging on all the way until the end. Right from the start we know Lacey is hiding something from Nolan, but we don’t find that out until much later in the book. A lot of Lacey’s story doesn’t come out until closer to the end of the book. The majority of the beginning of the book is about Nolan and his interesting lifestyle and how he will incorporate Lacey into his life.
Now I know what you might be thinking….Love Triangle and cheating!!! Well I am here to tell you I had those thoughts as well and was nervous to read this, but knew Kendall wouldn’t let me down, so I jumped in feet first. I am so glad I did, because this book isn’t anything like you would think or expect. There is NO triangle and NO cheating!!! I can’t explain anything more about this without ruining things, so I am just going to say, you’ll have to trust that I wouldn’t lead you astray. Give this book a try, you won’t be disappointed!!
This book was filled with many amazing characters, both Primary and secondary ones. It was fun finding out about all of them and peeling back their layers to find what made them tick. Greyson’s book is next and I can’t wait to learn more about him!!
I will let you know that this story does touch a bit on a BDSM lifestyle, but it is pretty mild, so please don’t let that turn you away from reading this book.
I would recommend this book to everyone who is looking for something new and interesting!! If you are a fan of Kendall Ryan’s, you aren’t going to want to miss this book….to me this is some of her best work to date, and that’s saying something because I LOVE all her books. I love when a favorite author of mine takes a chance on something new and isn’t afraid to step out of the norm a little and give us a different spin to a story.
Definitely a MUST READ!!!!
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.
Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras