Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.
Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.
When I Break is book 1 in a new mini series by bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
Warning: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.
Due to mature content, it is recommended for 17+.
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels, HARD TO LOVE, THE IMPACT OF YOU, RESISTING HER and WORKING IT.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss! She lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son.
She enjoys being naughty, reading, and anything girly.
This wasn't what I expected. I mean, when you are reading a book that involves a sex addict, you would expect a lot of... sex? Well, that isn't the case.
Knox is a badass. He gets what he wants from women. He has no shame in his lifestyle. He takes care of his three brothers. He works hard to keep a roof over their head. His life is just how he wants it. No complications. Then he walks into his sex addiction group and comes head to head with McKenna.
McKenna is on a journey to help heal people. It doesn't matter who... the homeless, troubled teens, or even sex addicts. She has devoted her life to helping those in need. Knox is just another one of those people. She knows getting close to one of the people in her group should not be on the agenda.
The relationship these two find themselves in is explosive and emotional. They don't want to fall for one another. They both have their lives figured out and falling into a relationship with one another.
This story is so many things. It is sweet. It is heart-breaking. It is refreshing. I adored this story. I am looking forward to the next book in the series to see where it takes us.