Review: Slow & Steady by Kendall Ryan

April 15, 2016

When Greyson Archer tosses a twenty on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted green eyes staring back at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances.

Greyson can't deny that he'd like his own private show, but there's not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time the former Navy SEAL saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault... and he agreed with every single word. He couldn't do anything to help her then, but he can now.

Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past.

He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he's dreamed about so often.

Slow & Steady is book 2 in the Alphas Undone series, but can be read as a standalone novel, as it features a new couple.


Greyson Archer is former Navy Seal. He's always been a leader and someone who will would have your back no matter what. It's been two years since the death of one of his best friends Marcus Sutton and along with his grief,is a tremendous amount of guilt. He feels responsible for his friend's death and that feeling isn't going away anyrime soon. Walking into a run down strip to blow off some steam, he was'nt expecting to see someone from his past. Someone with haunting green eyes and a body that makes him want to sin over and over again. Someone who blames him profusely for the death of her husband. His best friend's widow.

Finley Sutton has not had it easy for the past two years. Becoming a stripper was not something that was on her list of goals but when you have a one year old and a growing pile of bills, you learn to pick and choose your battles. Her only concern right now is for her daughter and nothing else matters. When Greyson walks in to the club,all of her anger and resentment comes full force towards him and accepting his help is not an option. How long can she ignore the pull and desire that she feels for Greyson? And with that,can her guilt about moving on interfere with her future happiness?

What I really liked about this story was Finley's determination to make it on her own and provide for her daughter. She was strong willed and her love for her daughter's happiness and well being was utterly selfless. With that also came a stubborness that I really just wanted to shake out of her and make her see the bigger picture. Greyson was very patient and caring towards her and I loved seeing his interactions with Maple.

What I didn't like was the fact that this felt rushed. One minute I was reading about the two of them setting the record straight and taking a step towards something,and the next minute "I love you"s were exchanged and I'm getting towards the end. I would've liked it to be a little bit longer and see how they grew as a couple. If Hot Alpha Navy Seals and second chance romance is your thing, then this book is for you.

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold more than a million ebooks 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 list more than two dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Weekly. She recently moved to Texas with her husband and two young sons.

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