BLOGTOBER | BOOK REVIEW: Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan

Posted October 15, 2018 by wildandw in ARC Review, Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Release Blitz / 0 Comments

 

I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

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He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

I love second chance romances! Dear Jane is a second chance sports romance — a standalone book — with a good mix of sweet and sexy, wit and emotion, and heartache and redemption. It’s a quick read that’s perfect for Fall, given the football element.

Kendall Ryan is one of those authors that has been on my TBR for a while. I’ve seen rave reviews and have been intrigued by the synopses of her books, yet Dear Jane is the first of her works that I’ve read.

There is an ease to Kendall’s writing — it’s evocative and the story unfolds at a good pace. Dear Jane is told in the dual POVs of Jane and Weston.

The leads have a history; they were each other’s first everything! When Weston continued to put Jane second to football, she ended things. Years go by and their paths meet again as Weston is contracted as the quarterback to the Chicago Hawks, the team that Jane works for.

Jane is a hard worker who lives and breaths sports. She is strong willed and independent, which I love. Weston is a star athlete; sexy and a bit cocky. Between their still unmended hearts and misunderstanding, there is angst and drama when they reconnect (although, I kind of wish the drama was explored a little more). But then, of course, the chemistry flares, and it’s hot!

I thought Jane was a fantastic character! Weston, on the other hand, made me want to shake him a few times! However, he redeemed himself with his “Dear Jane” letter. Talk about swoon-worthy!!!

Overall, I liked Dear Jane. Although this was my first Kendall Ryan book, it won’t be my last. Fans of second chance romances with some steam would enjoy this one.

My Rating: 4 stars

*Thanks to Inkslinger PR for providing me with a copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.

 

 

 

 

 

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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