Thursday, July 3, 2014

Title: When I Break
Series: When I Break, #1
Author: Kendall Ryan

What happens when a sex addict falls for a virgin? 

**Warning** This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk. 

 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.

When I Break begins with Knox having to go to a sex addicts group to help with his addiction. He has to take care of his family, and sex and drinking are his ways to cope with it all. But he doesn't think he has a problem, until he meets his group councilor McKenna. McKenna has her own problems going on, but she can't help but be drawn to Knox even though she knows it isn't a good idea for many reasons. These two have so many issues, but they also have a connection as well, however they just aren't sure it will work out well in the end... 

 This book just wasn't for me. I didn't like either of the main characters, and the stuff in the end was just annoying and didn't make sense to me. I was really frustrated with it and I don't think I will continue reading this one. The writing was pretty good, and for the most part it was an interesting plot, but I just couldn't connect with the characters.
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