Series: For Her #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Everything for Her
Also by this author: Shielding Lily, Roping The Virgin, The Wanted Virgin, The Virgin Cowboy, Halloween Treats, Stealing Christmas, Pulling Her Trigger, Beauty and the Biker, Everything for Her, Her Touch, His Princess, Stolen Princess, Claimed Princess, Forbidden Princess, Beauty in Winter
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Ryan Justice may be her boss, but nothing will stop him from making her his. USA TODAY and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley entices with a brand-new, full-length novel.
She thinks I'm perfect. A good boss, a good man. She thinks that I play by the rules.
She has no idea who I truly am. Why I'm really here.
Paige Turner is trying to outrun her past, but there it is, tossed back in her face anytime she manages to get two steps ahead.
She has no idea what a man like me will do to get what he wants.
Her need for Ryan got in the way of revenge, took her off course. Redirected her focus. Before she knew it, he'd made his way into her life. Into her heart.
I'm dirtier than she knows. She thinks I'm good to the core, but she doesn't know the things I've done. The things I would do for her.
True love doesn't let secrets as big as these stay buried. And when the truth about Paige's father is finally exposed, Ryan will do anything to fix everything. Paige has always been his and his alone.
His Alone is the story of “Captain America” Ryan, and Paige. Paige is Mallory’s best friend, and Miles’ half sister. I really liked her in Everything for Her. She was a wonderful friend to Mallory, even though it started out as a job. Paige is smart, savvy, and driven. She watched her father kill her mother and she wants revenge. Ryan appears to be an all American good boy (hence the nickname Paige and Mallory give him), but he has secrets too.
Ryan and Paige were well developed characters in part because you got to know them in book one. His Alone is their story, but it begins before this book, really. Ryan is a classic AR hero: obsessed, alpha, possessive, and a bit stalker-ish. He has wanted Paige since he first saw her but knew he couldn’t have her yet. His plans mirrored Miles’ plans with Mallory, so when Miles finally makes Mallory his, Ryan has to figure out how to keep Paige close. He decides that he has to prove he loves her then she will be more accepting of his secrets and won’t walk away.
Paige is haunted by her mother’s death and can’t imagine someone as wholesome as Captain would be accepting of her revenge plans. She tries to keep Ryan at a distance because she doesn’t want to open her heart to him, only to have him run away when he figures out how vengeful she can be. However, she totally discounts Ryan’s love. These two have a lot of push and pull between them, but Ryan never gives up. Because the story is told in dual 1st person, you really get a lot of insight into Paige and why she is the way she is. You can understand her fear, her pain, her loneliness, and its all heartbreaking. It was very rewarding to see Ryan break down her walls!
Overall, His Alone is another swoony Alexa Riley book that kept me up WAY past my bedtime. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting. Thats the thing about Alexa Riley books-you can’t stop.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: revenge; insta-love
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: I really feel that you should read book 1, Everything for Her, first, so you understand the dynamic between Paige and Ryan. But, technically, you don’t have to.
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no way! Its AR! « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Duh! And with all AR books, you get multiple epilogues. « Hide Spoiler
Books by Fiona Davenport, Jenika Snow, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Harper Sloan…then you will probably like His Alone!