Jan 07

Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan Review



He’s bossy, moody, and overprotective.

He’s also a pro athlete who needs to focus on winning games and staying out of the headlines.

I’m fiercely independent and need a man like I need a second period each month.

So when our worlds collide, I never expected him to be the one to jump in and save me. Especially not when my roommate disappears, leaving me with her baby.

I’m clueless about babies—and it shows. Good thing Alexei isn’t. With six nieces and nephews and an apparent hero complex, the dude is both sexy and more than capable. It’s a combination that makes it easy to forget we’re just playing house.





I love Kendall Ryan’s light-hearted contemporary romances. They’re easy-to-read, engaging and fun, and I just seem to slip right into devour mode when I’ve got one on my Kindle. A sports romance with Ryan’s spin on the Pretty Woman vibe, Finding Alexei was an absolute pleasure to read. Capping off a series of connected but completely standalone romances, I enjoyed every single one of them, but Finding Alexei was my favorite of the bunch.

Gentle giant Alex Ivan is a pro-football player, and fans of Kendall Ryan will recall meeting this character in Dear Jane. He happened upon the heroine, Ryleigh, at just the right time, and from that point on, he couldn’t help but get involved in her spinning-out-of-control life. Make no mistake, though, Ryleigh was no damsel in distress—she was a fiercely independent woman, caught up in some hard times but trying her best to make it through on her own. She was put in an impossible position, but instead of turning her back on it, she stepped up and was doing the right thing.

Alex is such a good guy, and the scenes in this story with him and baby Ella were so sweet and endearing. But what made him stand out as a truly swoon-worthy hero were his private thoughts and internal dialogue where readers were privy to his developing feelings for Ryleigh and Ella. With fantastic chemistry right from the first moment, I loved how this couple worked as a team to care for Ella. When that chemistry that constantly crackled between them finally bubbled over into passion, their transition to a couple felt natural, genuine and right.

Finding Alexei was entertaining, charming, with plenty of heart-tugging moments. An effortlessly swoon-worthy hero and a feel-good love story combine to make this an unputdownable story that left me with a smile on my face, a blush on my cheeks and a full, happy heart. Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo



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