Friday, April 3, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Yours Completely (Reign #2) by Joya Ryan

Title/Series: Yours Completely | Reign #2
Author: Joya Ryan
Publisher: Bear & Gunner Publishing
Published: April 2nd 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 191
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Source: Author
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!

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For fans of J Lynn, Jodi Ellen Malpas and Sylvia Day comes Yours Completely, an all-consuming, raw and powerful love story . . .

Lana Case knows what it feels like to be tossed aside - first by her family and then by the man she naively believed was her true love. But when Jack leaves, reconfirming that she isn't worthy of love, her world shatters. The last person Lana thought to find refuge in is an adrenaline-junky firefighter, let alone Jack's best friend. Yet Callum Malone's easy-going, playboy persona is just what she needs. 

When Lana finds herself the target of a stalker who isn't going away, Callum not only welcomes her into his home, but also into his bed. Unable to deny the chemistry between them, Lana gives in and after a night of fiery passion discovers what it finally feels like to not only be cherished - but safe. Lana and Callum are falling fast, knowing they're both far out of their depth. And then Jack returns to claim the woman he left behind . . . 

Addictive and unforgettable, Lana's story will seduce, surprise and stay with you. A brand new romance by the #1 Bestselling author of Break Me Slowly, the Reign series is an emotional roller coaster you'll want to keep riding forever.

I received a copy of this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

It really starts to become a challenge to write a review for a book when it falls in the middle or towards the end of a series. Especially a series like this where both my heart and mind are all caught up in them and all I want to do is talk to people about all the things and all the feelings. Feelings for this book are something have an abundance of. Both books in this series really.

After finishing Yours Completely, my heart is very conflicted. I have these three brilliant characters, yes there is a love triangle here, but the thing is I'm attached to all three of them. I've touched on this before in my review of the last book but each one has their own tragic and emotional backstory that have more than once brought me to tears. Lana has grown so much since the fist book. She's gone from this scared, sort of introverted character with zero self esteem and very understandable intimacy issues, to someone who, though not perfect at it, is learning to speak her mind and embrace her feelings. She's more confident and secure within herself and in her own skin and she's become a real fighter. Very empowered.

What's a good love triangle without two amazing guys right? Guys who are complete opposites. One is night the other is day, one is dark, but a good kind of dark and the other is light. In Yours Tonight the focus was on Jack. Jack owns a chain of resorts and is more of a suit and tie kind of guy. He's very alpha and serious, powerful, controlling or maybe commanding would be a better word because controlling sounds so negative and that's not how I mean it at all. He's protective and charming. He has this ability to take over a scene when he's on the pages, his presence is just larger than life like that. I do love a good alpha male but really it was Jack's backstory and childhood and the effects that are still very much part of his day to day that really got to me and helped work his way into my heart.

Then there's Callum, who we get to meet on a couple different occasions in the first book, but really get to know in Yours Completely. If Jack is night, then Cal is day. Cal is an adrenaline junkie firefighter, I'll just let you embrace that little nugget for a moment. All kinds of sexy, am I right? Have you recovered from that thought yet? Ha! Anyway, Cal also has alpha male tendencies, but it's not overwhelming and doesn't define him. He's so sweet that it makes my heart ache and he's got this funny and playful side that I cannot get enough of. Patient, protective and reliable. It's not just Cal's past that's had me falling hard for him it's in his actions, his presence and his personality. He's kind of the whole package.

The intensity really built up in this one! And I'm not just talking intimacy wise, though not gonna on that front as well. But I was on the edge of my seat with my heart pounding. There were so many elements of danger with psychotic stalkers and break ins and other spoilery type things that I can't name. I was truly fearing for Lana's safety through a lot of this story. And the crazy isn't even finished yet! If anything the what-the-eff cliffhanger at the end of Yours Completely just goes to show that we're going to be in for another wild and exciting ride in Yours Forever. I cannot wait!!

I'm not sure what's going to happen next. Which guy Lana is going to end up with? Either way it goes will be equally good and bad in my opinion, though if I'm going to be completely honest I am quite smitten with Callum Malone. Maybe if Lana ends up with Jack though I'll just keep Cal for myself ;) The only thing I know for sure is it's going to be intense and feelings will be involved and more than likely thoroughly smooshed. And I have a feeling I'm going to love every minute of it.

Thank you so much Joya Ryan for this ARC! I adore you lady and I can't wait to see how you bring this series to a close!!

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