Ryan Hunter (Grover Beach Team #2) by Piper Shelly/Anna Katmore

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Ryan Hunter (Grover Beach Team #2) by Piper Shelly/Anna KatmoreTitle: Ryan Hunter (Grover Beach Team, #2)
Author: Piper Shelly, Anna Katmore
Series: Grover Beach Team #2
Published by: Indie
Release Date: April 23rd 2013
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 341
Format: Kindle Book
Reading Challenges: CC's Goodreads Reading Challenge
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My rating: two-stars

Blurb:

There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN here.

He's the captain of the soccer team and he has met his match. Now all he has to do is convince the girl of his dreams that he's the one...

Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.

Watching Liza Matthews’ obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn’t make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another.

Asked by Tony to distract Liza, Ryan is only too happy. He subtly seduces her first into his soccer team and later on to his party. He does all in his power to make her see that he’s not just an insufferable playboy but a guy who cares about her. Some one-on-one soccer training, a passionate kiss—everything seems to be going the way he wants. Except Ryan didn’t reckon on his best friend showing up at the worst possible moment and destroying everything…

This book can be read as a stand-alone, but to fully enjoy it, you should read its companion book PLAY WITH ME first.

My Review:

This book was originally published under the author name Piper Shelly, but I have since learned its changed to Anna Katmore.  So I put them both down as authors.

Ok, so my Lenore told me if I liked Play with Me (Which I LOVED) then I would like Ryan Hunter more. Which…..I didn’t.

Now don’t get me wrong, I liked the story, just not more than Play with Me. I found Ryan to be a bit shallow.  He was a bit too obsessive in this book about Liza.  And I found his pining away after her to be a bit pathetic.  Especially cause he waited so long to do anything about it.

And while he seemed to like her I never really felt it went past physical attraction.  He never talked about her dreams or her hopes or what he admired about her. He really only talked to her but never really seemed to listen.  It was mostly about how she looked, which I found to be a turn off.

All in all the story was the same as the first one but Ryan’s character was not up to par with Liza’s in my opinion.  She had more depth and it kinda soured their relationship for me.  She can do better I guess is what I’m really trying to say.

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