Two of them want her, but one wants his revenge.
Jealousy runs deep in this steamy, romantic suspense novel by NYT and USA Today best-selling author, L.P. Dover. Find out what happens in the highly anticipated conclusion to Ryley's story.
UFC Middleweight fighter Ryley Jameson swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she'd inflicted when she left him. At least that's what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he'll begin to believe it himself.
Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he's not going to let her off easy.
Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that's where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley's life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone. A journey to the dark side effects them all, but only one will truly get their revenge. Only one will come out on top.
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After reading some of the other reviews, I was skeptical about listening to Ryley's Revenge book two (book four if you consider the two novellas books .5 and 6.) in the Gloves off series, without going back and listening too the other stories. However, I went ahead and listened, and "WOW" this story was a really good! Yes, there's history, but honestly this one's more of a "second chance" love story versus a "meeting and falling in love." I enjoyed it enough, I've already wished list book one, and will be on the look out for the other books to be released in audio.
I love a WIDE variety of romances from clean, cute, sweet, funny, dark, erotic, dangerous, steamy, and suspenseful; I love them all, and I felt this story had a good balance of some of the attributes I look for in a good romance. The plot was slightly on the darker side, and full of drama; especially with the secrete Ashleigh had. There was also drama building from the jealously between Ashleigh's ex-boyfriend and Ryley.
In addition to the drama, there's suspense, and an air of danger as Ryley's brother, Camden, tries to break Ryley, and Ashleigh up by any means necessary. Camden even resorts to challenging Ryley in an underground fight, where MMA fighters have been know to be killed. Rounding out all the drama, suspense, and danger, the relationship and love between Ashleigh and Ryley become solid, and the sex scenes were really hot!
This was the first book I've listened to narrated by Melissa Moran and it was GREAT! I enjoyed her performance, and liked both her male/female voices.
I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest opinion, and have to say "I liked it! The story started off a little slow, but as the plot unfolded it really grabbed my attention, and brought me right in, and held my attention to the very end. I'm definitely looking forward to continuing this series! If you like your MMA romances with a slightly darker plot, this is a story you will want to add to your collection.
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Maybe I needed to read the previous books but I received a free copy for review from Auduibooks Boom. I don't see how reading 1, 2, or 3 could change the depth of the characters or emotions. It was a sweet enough romance but just icing sweet. There wasn't a two layer cake beneath it. I love a HEA ending but not enough obstacles in their path made me expect it. The lack of research about genetics makes the ending more like a fairy tale than a modern romance.
There were a few grammatical errors that caused me to pause but overall, it was well written. I have returned books when they couldn't hold my attention and this one grabbed it in the beginning and held it enough to listen to the end. That is saying something.
This is a great book; this is the fourth volume in the Gloves Off series written by L.P. Dover and narrated by Melissa Moran. This book can be listened to in one sitting if you have the time, once I started listening to it I didn’t want to put it down until the end. UFC Middleweight fighter Ryley Jameson swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she'd inflicted when she left him. At least that's what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he'll begin to believe it himself. Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he's not going to let her off easy. Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that's where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley's life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone. A journey to the dark side effects them all, but only one will truly get their revenge. Only one will come out on top.
The narrator Melissa Moran did a great job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.
Yes. It was a good listen - narrator was very good, story was interesting and kept my attention.
She was very dynamic. Loved her different tones/inflections for different characters. I never had any doubt about which character was speaking.
The fight at the end didn't necessarily move me... I loved it and hated it at the same time! It broke my heart and I wanted to "look away" but at the same time I was cheering for Ryley!
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It ranks somewhere in the middle. I thought it was a fun and sexy listen that was enjoyable. It kept me interested enough to finish, but maybe I should have read/listened to the first book to understand the main characters more. This book starts off with them already on the outs and while some of the past is brought up I felt like I was missing something.
I would try another book by L.P Dover, while this audiobook may not be my favorite I did enjoy her writing.
I liked that she was able to bring a different voice for all the characters. She is a narrator that I would listen to again.
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Avid listener while doing everything from chasing after my toddler to running errands. Fan of all Romance, PRN & fantasy, mystery thrillers.
I enjoyed the characters openess once they started to communicate. It was still angsty without there being a ton of "misunderstandings" or obstacles. Though it started out with a bit of a misunderstanding, it was not dragged through half the story before it was resolved. I also really liked that the heroine realized she couldn't run away from her problems, or avoid things.
I feel that the obstacles that were put in their path were not very strong ones, that would warrant being called revenge. It may have been a tremendous personal conflict fore Ryley, but it didn't feel like his motives for revenge were strong. If the conflict was greater or more angsty in would have provided a stronger intention for the reader to feel the revenge was warranted. As it is a lot of things almost happen that makes him want revenge, and it just made me as a reader feel like it fell flat for his reasoning behind it.
I really enjoyed the romance between Ryley and Ashleigh. Though he was slightly jealous at times, he showed her that she meant more to him than their obstacles. My favorite scene takes place at the end of the book in the field that has become their field. I don't want to spoil it so I won't go into detail.
I did listen to this book in one sitting because I had the time to do so, but if I had any real life interferences, I'm sorry to say I would have easily been able to put it down and picked it up later again. It held my attention but it did not give me the feeling like "I can't miss a minute this book is so great" that other books by this author have.
Mellisa Moran did a phenomenal job with narration. Truthfully I feel she helped keep me interested in this story. She had good inflections while telling this story, and it helped to feel the characters on a more emotional level. I don't think I would rate this book as a 4 star without her, she helped make it better overall. I obtained this book from audiobook boom for my unbiased review.
I did enjoy this book, but I feel like I need to have read the book before this. This book is listed as book 2 I have listen to book 1 but I was still a little lost. If it was not for that I would have given it 5 stars
I Loved Ryley, I mean who don't love a alpha UFC fighter?
I liked the UFC fight and all that happened during that.
The shower, it was very emotional.
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I didn't think the story was terrible, but it just wasn't for me.
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Ashleigh was a strong character. I liked her.
Ryley's Revenge is a NA book which means both Ashleigh and Ryley make mistakes.
Because of their age and the setting of the book, I give them a pass for behavior I otherwise would have disliked.
Ryley was frustrating at times and deserved a good kick, but that is a given in NA books these days.
I liked the combination of romance, action and mystery. The family dynamics and the good friends (and sometimes bad influence) surrounding both Ashleigh and Ryley.
Life is full of the good and the bad, and you need to decide who to keep by your side and who to let go.
Great narration by Melissa Moran.
Ryley's Revenge has various characters, all of which Melissa Narrated beautifully.
she knew how to capture Ryley's sweet loving side, as well as the fighter in him/
her narration of Ashleigh captured her character accurately.
This is book #4 in the series, but thanks for the narration, you didnt feel like you missed anything, but jumped right into the story.
I think the author left the H/H in a good place.
All relationships need work and they will also need to keep the passion and love.
I was satisfied with the HEA and don't see the need for another book.
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Well, I will say my review is tainted by the fact that I had not listens or read any of the previous books in the series. Sometimes I can pick up on the story quickly...this time, not so much. It did take a while to realize that as the book begins we've already been through quite a bit of Ashley and Ryley's love "journey". This is a large strike against the story. There was no build up of sexual tension between the main characters and apparently they've ark ready had a major betrayal prior to the book. I would have stopped the book right there but felt like I needed to finish to give it a fair shake. Mistake. I just am not used to so much excessive porn flash backs and partner swapping.
This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange of an honest review.
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