Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Tour: All Or Nothing by Kendall Ryan

You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.

Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.

As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted fa├žade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?


He was just too tempting, and all my defenses
were weakened.
How could I not indulge in what he offered?

 All or Nothing was the second book in the Love by Design Series, the first book is Working It.  I would give this book a 4 stars.  Even though this is apart of a series it can be read as a standalone..although I wouldn't recommend it because you will want to read Ben and Emmy's story, and there journey will be continue in this book although its not in the for front of the book.  This book is Braydon and Ellie's story who happened to be the best friends of Ben and Emmy.  Kendall Ryan can write some serious steamy romances and this book will not disappoint!  I am torn between who is sexier Ben or Braydon.. I think Braydon may have won by a slight margin.  
Braydon and Ellie of course meet through there best friends, but they play it off like they hate each other.  Secretly they both feel something more for each other but have never taking that leap.  When one night things get a little intense Ellie doesn't know what to think, and Braydon doesn't do relationships so where does that leave them?  Ellie doesn't do causal sex she wants more from her sex partners but that is all Braydon is willing to give because of his past.  When Braydon propositions Ellie for just a pure sexual relationship with no attachments can Ellie give in and see where it goes?  
One thing was certain.  I wanted more.  I wanted to see where this could go. There was something magnetic about him.  His charm. His personality. Shit, his tongue.  That was surely illegal in like forty-nine states.  I might as well take advantage-- ELLIE

"And when I fuck you for the first time, I want you to be certain.  I want there to be no questions in your mind.  I want you begging me to penetrate you. I want your hand guiding me inside you."-- BRAYDON

When things start to get more intense and become more than either thought it would be, will Braydon back away because of his past relationship?  Can Ellie be in the spotlight of his life, live up to what she thinks he expects?  Can they give each the ALL or will they end up with NOTHING?
You need to pick up this series it is awesome!  I am a huge fan of Kendall Ryan and look forward to much more from her in the future.  Thanks for another great story!

Going into All or Nothing, I knew it was a spin off novel from the Love by Design Series.  That I didn’t have to have read the others to know what was going on.  But now I want to go back and read because I’m addicted to this story!  I absolutely loved it and devoured it!  It’s so well written… it’s sexy, it’s funny, and it had me wanting more after I was done reading! I feel in love with the characters and wanted to be in their story.  I was rooting for them to have their happy ever after! 
Ellie is looking for that once in a lifetime love she sees with her best friend Emmy. She wants to find her soul mate and not looking for one night stand kind of hook ups.  She wants the fairy tale.  She wants a successful career and a loving relationship. 
“I wanted that deep, all-consuming love and acceptance when someone just got you.  I didn’t want just a boyfriend.  I craved true intimacy and the peace of knowing I’d found my someone.”
Braydon is the uber hot and sexy supermodel and best friend to Ellie’s best friend’s husband. He is the epitome of a player.  The chemistry between him and Ellie is of the charts.  They have the ability to banter back and forth and get under each other’s skin like nobody else can.   When water leak at Emily and Ben’s apartment brings them together, Braydon proposes something else.  To be bed buddies, fuck buddies, to be each other bootie call… whatever you want to call it.  They know they have chemistry, why not explore it with no strings attached.   Against Ellie’s better judgment, she decides to give it a try.  But when things get to comfortable, she finds herself not wanting to fall for him.
“I was quickly becoming addicted to every little thing he did.  He made my heart flutter.  Silly little organ.  It didn’t know what was good for it.”
Braydon is a very private person and even though he has public career he doesn’t want to have everyone knowing his business.  When Ellie starts to feel like his dirty little secret, she decides to pull away.  Will they be able to work out their differences?  Will Braydon be able to open up to Ellie?  Can they find the love their best friends have??  All or Nothing was a sexy witty novel that will have burning up the pages of your kindle to get to the end!  5 sexy stars!

A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the beloved bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.

Straight-laced and well-mannered southerner Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notoriously tyrannical Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.

Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.

Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.
In Working It, New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasure. But their story is far from complete…

Emmy Clarke is no quitter. Toughened by her experience working for fashion heavyweight Fiona Stone, Emmy has come a long way from her country girl roots, embracing her fast-paced and unpredictable life in New York City.

Though that life comes with more than a few complications.

First there’s the mystery of Fiona’s pregnancy, which may or may not involve Emmy’s boyfriend, superstar male model Ben Shaw. Emmy has always known that Ben comes with more baggage than she can handle—and not the Louis Vuitton kind. Yet Ben is the only man who has ever loved Emmy for who she is, and she wants nothing more than to do the same for him, even if it means forgiving his past and overlooking their wildly different lifestyles.

But when a shocking secret from Ben’s past comes to light, unraveling all of their progress, Emmy must decide if their relationship is worth the fight, or if it’s time to ignore her passion for him and let go.
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.
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