Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Stay Present by Kaylee Ryan - ARC Review & Release Blitz


Two years of silence and no goodbye—she slipped away and through my fingers, leaving me with nothing but questions... and a heavy heart from missing her.

I know what we had was real, that our love was once in a lifetime.

Now she's back from her Parisian fashion internship, and I'm ready for answers, desperate to understand why she couldn't just stay.


When I walked away, it was to protect him. Yet, all he knows, all he cares about, is that I left. Coming home is a bittersweet journey, each step heavier than the last.

While I'm no longer half a world away, the obstacles in front of us make it feel like we've never been farther apart.

I want to give him the answers he so desperately craves, and this time, I'll get to say goodbye. However, what I didn't plan on was Ryder's fight. He's not going to let me go so easily this time.

I can't lie, this one was a little uneven for me. The parts that worked really worked...but there were parts, one in particular, that didn't.

Unfortunately the main one that didn't was because, without spoiling it as it's a major plot point, it felt a little like hiding in a closet and calling 911 because there's a murderer in your house...and discovering it's a raccoon.

It's a relief that you didn't have to deal with all of that, but incredibly anticlimactic. This is great in real life, but in a book I wanted more than the (metaphorical in this case) raccoon that I found as a reader.

Ryder and Jordyn have been teased as a great couple through all of the books leading up to this one so I went in already invested. And that part didn't disappoint. I loved their relationship. I loved the way the family all showed up to support both of them. I loved her friends and how much they were on her side, and I loved the forbidden feeling of this one.

As I said before, there was a lot here to like that was lessened some by that aforementioned "raccoon". It didn't fully ruin the book for me...but it did leave me wanting more from that part of the story I think because it left it feeling like a lot of build up for an abrupt ending to the drama.

That said, overall I enjoyed the parts I liked enough to say that I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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Meet Kaylee Ryan

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she's known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she's not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.

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