MORE (RYDER BROTHERS #3) by J.D. Hawkins
Release Date: December 19th
Cover Design: Laurelin Paige
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Model: Wayne S.
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It starts with a bang.
As in me and Hadley, the maid of honor, during my brother’s wedding reception.
Sure, it was amazing, but I’m a one-and-done kind of guy.
After spending years of my life getting screwed over by managers and agents with the Ryder Brothers, I no longer like to commit.
I don’t even play music anymore.
The secret that I haven’t told anyone- is that I can’t.
A chance to raise money for my best friend’s nonprofit to help child stars means it’s time to deal with my block.
Hiring Hadley seems like the obvious solution.
She wants inside my head (not happening). I want to bang her again (she says she can’t sleep with clients).
Between my baggage and her professionalism, can my problem even be fixed?
Or will we both end up just wanting more?
Hadley has something about her. Something beyond that daytime fantasy-inducing body and those cinematic eyes. So maybe it’s not just lust that’s made her dance around my thoughts for months now—it’s not like I’m short of women willing to fulfill those kinds of wants. Perhaps some part of me knows Hadley could be good for me, in more ways than one.
I watch her a while longer, feeling the calm energy that her presence seems to bring. Just looking at her is enough. Then, as she finishes her juice and moves away from the group to put the empty glass on a table, I turn to the bartender and instruct him on what to mix up for me.
A Pirate’s Booty. Once again.
The place is louder now, as people pass around the baby clothes and toys, conversation splitting off into a dozen smaller, more intense ones. I take the drink and move through the guests, smiling as a few of them call hellos, and eventually reach my target.
“Third time’s the charm?” I say, once I’m close.
She spins around and looks startled for a second. Her eyes going from mine, to the drink, and back to mine again before she tilts her head and casts that warm sunbeam of a smile at me.
“I appreciate it, but I’m not drinking tonight. Driving.”
I push the drink a little closer to her.
“I’m sure there’s a kind gentleman somewhere around here who’s willing to take you home.”
She laughs gently, then bites her lip in a gesture so sexy it could be its own porn category. A moment of hesitation, the indecision written all over her expressive face—but I know she’ll give in.
“You know what? I’ll take you up on that,” she says, side-eyeing me coquettishly as she takes the drink and sips. I savor it, the way she raises her chin, the slenderness of her neck. God, she’s incredible.
“Very good,” she says, her smile a little wider now, a little more subtextual.
So, this is the first series I’ve followed that includes three different books, by three different authors and I must say I was completely blown away. It was a very different journey to go on having three writing styles mixed together, yet each of them brought their own twists and uniqueness to each story. My favorite has to be this one though. I must say, JD did such an amazing job of giving us Hadley & Jonas. Jonas is one of the most distinctive characters I’ve read that live in a world I’ll never understand. The entertainment world. JD was able to bring out the oldest Ryder brothers’ story in such a way, that was truly an original piece of romance I just don’t come across reading as many books as I do. This one was in a league all of it’s own.
In More, we see how Jonas has distanced himself from his brothers. Pulling away since leaving the band and living a life he’s not happy with. When he has fun at his brother’s wedding and in turn meets Hadley, his world is flipped upside down. Everything he thought he wanted, seizes to matter. He is drawn to her in a way that no woman has ever pulled him in. Captivated by their one night together, he’s determined to make it happen again. But when he seeks out her help, she puts a stop to their shenanigans. Their chemistry is so strong throughout the entire book, her rule will soon be bent or broken. It’s inevitable. And JD has written perhaps his most smoldering, sexy tale to date. Their story had my kindle smoking from the first sentence.
Can these two works together and also find a way to help each other in more ways than one? BRAVO on a great end to a steaming, smoking, sizzling Ryder Brother’s series!!!!
About the Author:
JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Austin, TX. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including LA, New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.
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