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Ryker (The Powers That Be #4)

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Ryker Powers was the biggest prick I’d ever met.

He was also my biggest mistake.

He’d taken what he wanted then left, and I detested him for it. Not that the jerk had cared to stick around long enough to know how I felt.

Everyone thought he was a perfect gentleman with all his quiet intensity but I knew better.

I knew he had a filthy mouth. That he liked things dirty.

He may ha
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Published December 31st 2015 by Smashwords (first published December 1st 2015)
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Reading this I kept thinking that Frankie (Francesca) was a bit lame always just hanging her heart on her sleeve and Ryker not really liking her. I was while reading this book that I'm gonna give this a 3 star or maybe a 4 star, but not higher than that because I thought she should have made him work for it a bit more. But the reason why I gave this 5 was because of the Epilogue. If you've read the previous books in the series you know it is all from the female POV and then the guys have their P ...more
The Book Disciple (Samantha)
You know what, I am really not a fan of these Powers boys. Ryker was so rude, so demeaning, and frankly, so incredibly uncaring to Frankie. I was pissed at her friends for continuing to push her towards Ryker because what the hell kind of friend would encourage someone to be with a person who is that awful!!? Ryker literally did NOTHING redeeming until the very end of the book when he takes her out for dinner. After all the shit he pulled, she gets one dinner. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?! I h ...more
Jesus, this was bad.
Fucking Fangirls. They even diss this while giving it 4 stars.
What. The. Fuck. Ever.

This is what I get when I trust Zo's recommends. You'd think I'd know my sis-in-law better by now.

The writing is the only reason why I was able to finish this. And honestly, it wasn't that great. I think finishing it was more likely a case of being caught in the headlights of a TSTL heroine. Sometimes you're like the deer and bad shit happens.

NA/College man-ho trope. I don't know why I even r
Jan 06, 2016 Rachel rated it it was ok
1.5 stars

Sadly, I think I'm done with this author. I liked Gable but was disappointed with Loch. However, I thought I'd try again with Ryker...but that was a mistake. NA doesn't normally appeal to me because the characters are more like stupid high schoolers who have the maturity of 12 year old kids! And it just gets really annoying after a while. However, I actually enjoy the way Harper Bentley writes. Maybe if her characters were more mature and acted like...I don't know...adults, then maybe I
Jan 18, 2016 Claudia rated it really liked it
ok, this one is hard to rate for me ... the beginning was a bit slow and I really had difficulties with Francesca, because ... come on: she lusted after him for 2 years and in her head he was the future father of her babies ... that is a bit far-fetched for me

but the story turned out to be better and better. I really liked how this developed and the neighbour was a hoot! Loved her.

the epilogue was nice but did not totally satisfy my need to know more about Ryker. I think this book would have pro
Review to be written soon...
Tracy *To the point Reviews*

Not sure what to say.

Man-whore athlete trope. If you've read YA Sports romances, this one is pretty typical.

I read this book three days ago. I've read another books 4 since. When I came to write this review, I had totally forgotten what the story was about. The writing wasn't horrible or anything it just wasn't interesting to me. I found that there was too much content about the class she was teaching. I basically took up 1/3 of the story. Then all the pointless conversations with her fri
Jan 01, 2016 BookSmacked rated it it was amazing
I have been “Booksmacked”

First let me start off by saying that this book had everything that to me deserved five stars.
1. The Author dove right in and got right into the story which I loved.
2. I got the feels, unless your a robot/zombie you know what I mean.
3. Book Hangover, again if you are a book lover you know what I am talking about.

I bought this book on New Years Eve and it was my date for the night. I have been a fan of this series and this was a must have. I pulled an all-nighter because
Jan 01, 2016 Amy rated it liked it
Ryker (The Powers That Be #4)
Harper Bentley
3.5 stars

So love the cover .. a lot but Im bummed to find out that this is the last book in the series and I didn’t of course get to read the previous three releases. Im not a fan of knowing everything there is to know about the characters even though books are standalones. The Powers boys are all mentioned in this book and we actually have interaction with Loch. Bums me out not knowing their stories and it makes me personally feel as a reader that I mi

Are you kidding me???
This totally belongs in the category ‘nearly-not-finished’.
Because the characters were super annoying.

So, we’ve got a college girl attracted to a college guy (both in the teacher training program). He is a wrestler. He is a manwhore. So far, so good.
Well, but we’ve got a woman who keeps saying she won’t do anything with this guy because 1) he still screws around, 2) he is a controlling ass.
Guess who keeps screwing around with him? Right.
So, this girl thinks he screws ar
Caroline F
Jan 01, 2016 Caroline F rated it it was amazing
Shelves: college
Loved this final story in the series!

Ryker is the broody, intense, wrestler Powers brother. He is completely focused on his sport, except for the revolving door of girls.

Frankie has been dreaming of him for two years – dreaming of true love and a future with him. She finally gets her chance to be with him but immediately regrets it, when she realises that she’s just another hook-up.

The story follows Ryker and Frankie’s ups and downs, as they work their way backwards from hook-up to friends to
Monica (nightreads)
Dec 31, 2015 Monica (nightreads) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, read-in-2016
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review

After reading the previous three, I am so happy with the vast improvements Harper has made on the books. I always end up finishing them in a few hours because of how entertaining they are. And this one did not disappoint. From the start we were thrown into the story. While for others I like some more background, this one was perfect the way it was structured. I liked Frankie and I also really liked Ryker. I enjoyed how they just both went for it
Jan 15, 2016 Anne rated it it was ok
I finally finished the series, and even though this was much better edited than the precious three I can’t say I’m impressed.

There are still these awkward, rambly sentences that just doesn’t work, even if they are intended to be that way.
There are still more tell than show,
And there are still random “big” words that stops the flow of the reading experience.

There was a little more depth in these characters than the previous pairings, but that doesn’t say much.

I won’t be reading any more of this
Jan 03, 2016 Kimothy rated it really liked it
I love this series, and i love all the men in it as well. Ryker though is the toughest nut to crack for me. Let me tell you he is a hot man in the physical sense, but he is also a hot head underneath. We do learn about this side of him and his intense brooding nature. Frankie is a girl i liked a heck of a lot she knows what she wants but also sees the truth,such as she has to let Ryker go even if it could break her. I will not tell you the outcome, but there was a lot going on for both Frankie a ...more
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
I'm all about love being for the greater good but Frankie was just desperate at times.. and at other she seemed as some 5 stage clinger.. like girl get the hell off it. You're 20..What the hell do you know about soul-mates? But at other times I was her biggest cheerleader but she made it hard especially wth her naive ways..
Jan 29, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Nice is see the last brother fall. Ryker was a wee bit of a jerk, and I didn't really understand why 'I love you' messed him up so much. Frankie was a sweetie even if she needs a push or two. Still loving the last chapter is from the guys POV. I just wish there had been an epilogue with all the brothers and their ladies.

Well Harper has done it again.
She certainly has a knack of writing sexy ,alpha males.
My first thoughts on Ryker was .. what a complete and utter ass !

He does redeem himself ,thankfully.

Great read
Jan 11, 2016 Tiana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
LOve it
Feb 28, 2017 Jessica rated it it was ok
This book pissed me off just as much as the others but I will say that I give the author mad credit for making Francesca realistic when it counted the most. I loved that she snapped on her friends when they kept pushing and pushing her whether to go after Ryker, trying to make him jealous, or trying to find her a man. I loved, loved, loved that she told them shove it and let it go. She did the same with her mom but she laid the smackdown with her friends in style. She gave Ryker so many chances ...more
Daisy Delfin
May 19, 2017 Daisy Delfin rated it liked it
Entertaining 3.5 stars read
Jan 21, 2017 Norie rated it it was amazing
OMG.... this book is just so awesome... I couldn't put it down at all. I kept wanting to find out what's going to happen in the chapter and by the time I realized I finished the book.
Feb 24, 2017 Nova rated it it was amazing
This is the book I was waiting for Ryder in all previous encounters with the brothers has been the most intense and intriguing of them all.

Frankie is just starting her final year of college when she finally gets the chance to meet Ryker, whom she has been fantasising about for the past two years and it looks like he has finally noticed her. What she discovers is her dream is so far from reality it's untrue, after an amazing night together he basically throws her out with a thanks for a great ni
Feb 28, 2017 Natalie rated it really liked it
Great ending to the series. I love Francesca's spunky attitude. Ryker says some really dirty and hot things that will make you swoon.
Jan 01, 2016 Chrissy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, read-in-2016
Finally we get Ryker’s story. He’s always been the Powers brother that I’ve wanted to know, and now that we got his story, I have a love/hate relationship with him.

Frankie (Francesca) is entering her last year of college, when she finally gets a chance with Ryker. She’s been swooning over him for years, and when he finally notices her, she thinks this is her chance. What she finds out is Ryker is kind of a jerk and throws her out after an amazing night of sex. When her friends (who are quite hil
Sep 22, 2015 Aaly rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** ARC provided by the author via Southern Belle Promotions for an honest review. ***

Hot, sexy, sweet and funny ... a dirty talker and a feisty brunette, how to spend a great afternoon reading! A quick, steamy read with endearing characters! I love the Powers brothers!

Review to come!

⭐ 3.5 - 4 stars ⭐
Now it’s Time for Riker to fall in love … When a Powers guy wants something he gets it!
This story about this young woman in love with a Powers, was pretty funny.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I love this series. It is absolutely amazing, brilliant, sexy, angsty and some sexy alpha men in the form of the Powers brothers. Gable, Zeke, and Loch have had their time... now it is Ryker's turn to step up and take the plate. His story was so sweet, sexy, and full of feels. It was a beautiful chance romance that will make you swoon, believe in fairytales, and definitely fall in love.

This is Ryker and Frankie's story. Frankie believes in fairytales and happy endings. When she met Ryker
Jan 03, 2016 Jill rated it really liked it
4 stars for the last book in the Powers That Be series featuring Ryker Powers. The last single brother in a family of handsome, enigmatic, ladies' men that are truly one of the gifts that God has graced the women of Hallervan College with. Ryker Powers is happily hooking up with his share of gorgeous women but when he meets and hooks up with Francesca Manganelli his carefully controlled world is about to get all shook up.

Francesca or Frankie as she prefers to be called is a self-professed "dream
Trish Bedroom Bookworms
Jan 11, 2016 Trish Bedroom Bookworms rated it really liked it
This is a hard one for me to rate. I love Harper and her books and at the 40% mark I thought this was going to be my favorite Powers book yet.
I loved Frankie and I always love a good alpha male.
However, at one point there is a scene of dubious consent and those are an absolute no-go for me. I literally cursed aloud when I got to it because all I could think was nooooo.. don't ruin the book for me!
In the end, it didn't ruin the book, I still really enjoyed it, but that one scene really haunts
The Book Bee
Jan 08, 2016 The Book Bee rated it really liked it
Review: 3.5-4 Stars

I saw the first three of these books by Harper Bentley on sale one day, and I picked them all up....and THEN I saw the tour for this one and decided to jump right in. Harper Bentley is a new author to me, and I am glad I took that jump. I haven't heard of this author, so it was a whole new writing style for me.

I really enjoyed this was a very easy-going and quick, and well worth the read. The sex scenes were really steamy and the back and forth between the character
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
I just finished Ryker so I feel a little emotional... I never want these books to end. I always swear that I can't love any book boyfriend more than the Powers' brother I am reading... until Harper writes the next brother.

*Sigh* Ryker... he was so cocky and smug, definitely a Powers. But he was hiding behind that cocky attitude and all it took to bring out the real Ryker was for Frankie to knock him off his feet. And she did.

I wasn't to sure about Frankie at first because it seemed like she was
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USA Today Best Selling author Harper Bentley writes about hot alpha males who love hard. She's taught high school English forever, and although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a mi
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The Powers That Be (5 books)
  • Gable (The Powers That Be, #1)
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