Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed #1) by Alyssa Rae Taylor

10 Aug


Twenty-year-old Reese Johnson can finally leave her troublesome past behind. She enters college with her best friend, Gia, and spends her time doing what she loves—working as a self-defense instructor at a local gym. Then Luke Ryann enters the picture. He’s the tall, dark, and tattooed MMA fighter her boss hires to privately train her. One minute, he captivates her with his piercing brown eyes and boyish dimples. The next, he infuriates her with his relentless banter and cocky bad boy behavior. He’s the last thing she wants or needs, and she never expects to fall in love with him.

Luke’s jaded past has him keeping a safe distance. Despite what he feels, some things are better left alone. He has a dangerous secret—one that has the potential to risk their lives. As he fights the attraction between them, can he resist the growing tension and protect the woman he’ll never be able to have?

Recommended for mature audiences due to situations of abuse, violence, strong language and sexual content.

Raising Ryann, the first book in the Bad Boy Reformed series, isn’t just a story about first love. It’s filled with action, suspense, mystery, and a touch of humor.



“Oh, and just so you know, when we train together …” He smirks, then leaning in, he whispers against my ear, “I’m the one in control.”

Resse was nearly raped by one of her mother’s boyfriends when she was young but was saved in the nick of time by the  next doors neighbours foster kid, after  this she invest herself on never finding herself in this situation she learns self defense & at 20 becomes an instructor for pre-teen kids.

Luke is a retired MMA fighter & the same kid,man now that saved Resse 6 years before, as adults their path cross again 😉

I enjoyed this book but I’m frustrated because I want the next book NOW since book 1 ended as something crucial was about to take place, what is Luke protecting Resse from?  Both of them had a hard past & I’m looking forward to knowing all secrets that surrounds Luke.

Resse & Luke’s characters were very easy to like and the book gripped me from the beginning. There’s lots of sexual tension between Resse & Luke through out but that only makes me want to read the next book even more because when they give in I’m expecting fireworks. I think this series has the potential of been something good indeed.



Reviewed by Maria.


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