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(Resisting Love #4)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,707 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Rylie Sullivan hasn’t had an easy life. She is broken, so broken she doesn’t think she will ever be fixed. When she meets Derek, he barges into her life and tries to break down the walls she has so carefully construed to keep what’s left of her safe. When Rylie’s past mixes with her present, will Derek stand by her and help her survive? Or will he bail for the next pretty ...more
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Published August 31st 2013
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Skye Burling-Briggs
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***BETA read 19/08/13***

I have been a fan of the 'Resisting Love' series since the beginning.
I have fallen in love with each and everyone of them.

Although I didn't know Derek very well going into this, I fell hard and fast for this now ex playboy with a heart of gold.

Rylie, WOW!! What a strong woman she is! After what she has been through I was able to connect and sympathise with her very, very easily. To overcome such abuse is an incredible feet. I couldn't imagine living with so many trigge
Allyson Gilmore
Jan 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
"Oh you are fucking kidding me right...

yes, I went into this book knowing there would be cheating. HOWEVER, by the sound of it, I thought he would change, and be a better man for her.
Fucking cunt bastard!! so he loses his fucking memory, so we all think. then AFTER he fucking marries the girl, and she forgives him and everything, we find out he was faking the whole fucking time. AND fucking made plans with one of his fuck buddies after the honeymoon. then the book fucking ends.

Like really, fuuuu
✩ Alexandra the Smutaholic ✩
God, this needs to come out already!
But until then..



So, I have finally got the chance to read this book, and it was a-ma-zing.


I seriously have no idea how these books keep getting better, and better.
I'm really torn with this one, because I want to say it was my favourite in the series, but Chase is still my baby.

In this book, we're dealing with a girl that has had a horrible past, and tries to get ahead of it all.
And Derek is the most wonderful person in this book.
He's attentive, patient, u
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this series. Sad to see it end :(. So many awesome characters that would have made amazing books to read ;)
Ochuole (OhSheReads)
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 stars. We've all read this story before, although the names of the characters as well as the locations (due to the different authors writing this same tired out story), vary. We have the tragic, damaged girl with a horrific past and the bad boy, man whore who falls in lust with her at first sight, vows to make her 'his' and subsequently, wants to change for her. Then we either have all other female characters in the novel divided into two camps: friends of Rylie's and the girlfriend's of Derek ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gifalicious review can be found herrrrrre:


This book is, by far, my favorite out of the series.

Kade is still a close second, but Rylie and Derek’s story just ripped me up on the inside.

Our Heroine, Rylie Sullivan, grew up in a home without love, and lived in a nightmare scenario until the age of 18, when she finally made her escape.

The book starts out with our girl Ry, celebrating a new promotion and finally feeling like her life is actually go
╰☆╮ LovesToRead ╰☆╮
While I love this series, this was by far my least favorite book of the bunch.

The highlight of this book was absolutely Derek and his parents, along with the occasional pop up of a character from the past books.

The story was very choppy, as there were gaps in it that should have been filled with information to make Rylie a more likeable and believable character.

Her relationship with Caleb, which played such a vital role in who she becomes, was not addressed in a way that answered any of the q
Maureen Mayer
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love the Resisting Love series, and I was so happy when Dawn asked me to beta read this for her! That being said...Derek will blow you away!

At first I didn't know whether to love or hate Derek. He such a douchy womanizer, all 'wham bam thank you ma'am", and I just wanted to slap the shit out of him. But then again, he can be such a sweetheart! He sees all of his friends settling down, and deep down he wants what they have too. The moment his eyes set on Rylie, he knows he has to cl
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Dawn you should be very proud of yourself, this is an amazing book.

Rylie, beautiful, broken, woman with so much in her past and present life who would think she could avoid going insane.

Derek's Parents, William and Elizabeth, such loving parents with a heart for people made a huge impact on Rylie's heart.

Melody and Erika, Rylie's co-workers and the two ladies o helped her start to live again.

Derek, handsome, sexy, successful and a true "Bad Boy" who enjoyed being single until he started noticing
Glenna Maynard
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the only book I have read in this series. I really enjoyed the character Derek. He is a total alpha male. I felt so bad for Riley and what she went through. I never give spoilers, but I did enjoy the second half much more than the first but that could be because it contained the most of the steamy parts ;)
Lu Bielefeld **

A história é muito emocionante e eu chorei em várias cenas.
Achei muito bem escrita e a melhor da série!
Altamente recomendado!



The story is very exciting and I cried in several scenes.
I found it very well written and the best in the series!
Highly recommended!!!
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to be a beta reader for this book. Derek Derek Derek what can i say about you but HOLY HOTT HELL!!

Derek is a manwhore theres now way around it. Hes gets off and hes GONE ! No Names No Relationship and NO coming back for SECONDS ! He Sees all his buddys falling in love getting married and having a family he wants that to but can he keep it in his pants long enough to fall in love?

Rilie had a rough child hood a son of a bitch father and a Worthless mom. She ment the love of her li
Maria Vega
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First of all im going to salute for dawn martens! You did it! Hell, this book awsome

Gosh this book, really deep. I mean its not just eazy breezy book. Take toll on me when i read this book. Its not her usual book, the story really can pull my heart out.

Rylie Gosh, i admire her a lot. Shes so freaking strong, my favorite heroine in this series. She really have a hard life, from her parents until crazy ex-fiance! What happen is her life really awful but she trying to be strong, trying to get her l
Breezy *Lover of all things Alpha Male*
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MaryLou Farris
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome
Omg!!!! Absolutely loved this book I knew my friend Dawn wouldn't steer me wrong with this one. I was so sad in the beginning with what happened to Rylie I mean who wouldn't be not being able to have children and going through everything that she did. It was so sweet that Derek and his Family totally stood by her and got her through those tough times. I had a hard time putting the book down. I'm so sad the series is over but I look forward to many,many more books to come! Love ya Dawn! Muah!
Rebeka Duran
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
out of all of these book this one is my favorite. man I just feel in love with all of these characters even Cecily lol I can't wait for Mel's story!!!
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sept-2013
Rylie had such a bad child hood and her first relationship wasn't any better. Then Derek came along and she was fighting her feeling for a long time. Loved this story and can't wait for next book.
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Something about this one makes it my favorite of the series! <3 Review to come!
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review to come 3.5. I loved Derek in the other books.... Hmmmm let me take a day.
The best one

Wow Derek’s book was the best one!!! I loved it, what Riley endured was horrific but it just made their HEA that much sweeter 🥰🥰🥰
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars
I was fortunate to be a beta reader for this book. This is my personal, honest opinion. Reading a book in its infancy and seeing the path to a finished novel is intriguing.

This book gives us the story of Derek and Rylie. Derek we know as the guy friend to Layla and Nikki and manwhore from Chase and Kade’s books.

The book begins with Rylie- a young woman with a troubled past- having fun and finding love. Soon she realizes that what she thinks is love is dangerous- but can’t find a way
Ligia Hernandez
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sweet, lovable, heartbreaking, inspiring story!!

Just the perfect ending to this series, all those amazing, hot, possessive, badass men got their HEA... Yay!!

I just gotta say Derek was amazing, I think I fell in love with him, I mean how could I not?? Just how he waited for Rylie, help, understood and loved her was awe-inspiring... Just gives you Hope and Faith and makes you feel good!!

I felt so, so sorry for Rylie, omg all of those horrible things she went through and yet she was just so strong
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it

I don't know if this is the last installment in this series but it was said in the book that it is and I am so frustrated i hope the news isn't true since we kinda still have some characters who can become a book such as Teagan :/

anyways lets go back to the book at hand :

This book broke my heart , Rylie's past was so devastating it really got to me when i was reading it. It was crazy how everything kept getting screwed up in her life and it wa
Bridger Bitches
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sophie, arc
I am so sad that this is the last book in the series, but boy did it not disappoint. I absolutely loved Derek and Rylie’s story. I will say that this book was different from the rest but that was a good thing. You could see the growth in the story. We only see a glimpse of the previous characters but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Derek and Rylie needed the story to themselves. It was nice to have fresh and new characters with such an interesting back story. We have only seen a little of ...more
Lorrie Moar
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A five star read all day long and that's what I did, I read it all in one sitting. Traumatized by her past, Riley starts a whole new life. Derek meets Riley just months after her release from the hospital from being in a coma for months from her ex. The things Riley is put through just makes me want to break down and cry for her. God, what a strong character she is and so fierce when she finally realizes she has people who love her, that they will stand by her, not on top of her, controlling her ...more
Derek Tremaine in the Resisting Love series finds Rylie Sullivan attractive, smart and the woman for him. Rylie comes with baggage from her past from being abused first by her parents and then by an ex-boyfriend who used a knife to try to kill her. This story is about her recovery, taking her life back from despair to become a successful business woman, a wife and mother.

Derek's parents are wonderful support characters in this book. They come to love Rylie as they would their own child and help
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Why do I do this to myself? Thats what came across my mind as I finished this book...

I read book one in the Resisting Love series, Chase, and tried to like it, but it didn’t work for me. I won’t get into the reasoning behind that book but you can see my review if interested. So why did I decide to read book 4 in the series, Derek, when I really didn’t like book one? I liked the blurb. I like a damsel in distress story line and Derek seemed like the type of hero I love. Also, this book was writte
Dianne Cu
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-library
wow... is really the end of the series (hopefully not.. hehehe)? i would say, i really do enjoy the resisting love series together with your co writer/author chantal fernando. i love you did this kind of complicated story and i love your male characters which really the do fight for love.

to this book #4, i admire rylie on how she handled her obstacles in life especially she almost lost everything in her. in addition, when derek came to her life, its really difficult to get over the past that mar
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic book in this series.

Rylie Sullivan hasn't had an easy life. She was broken by her ex-boyfriend who treated her like a punch bag. She nearly dies but can she get her life back. She hides behind her new tattoos, piercings and beautiful blonde dreads. She moves away from her home and friends to stay her new life.

Derek Tremaine know Rylie in her old life but wants to get to know the new Rylie. Rylie is closed off to everybody in her life and trusts nobody. Derek's life has been e
Vanessa  Pham
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading three books in a row with the domestic abuse and violence theme. I have a pretty good idea of what a good book with this theme is like and this was average.

If you would like a really good one, I'd recommend LEFT by TR GRAVES. Her book was amazing, the level of emotion was quite brilliant and the intensity of the book was quite out of this world.

Anyways back to this book. I definitely found this book interesting. I loved the characters. I liked being able to connect to the charact
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Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author. Being a wife to Colin, a mother to three beautiful little girls (Sarah (2007), Grace (2010), and Ava (2014)) and of course best friend to fellow author Glenna Maynard, hasn't stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer!
Dawn's number one passion in life is the written word, and she's extremely thankful that she has

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Resisting Love (5 books)
  • Chase (Resisting Love, #1)
  • Kade (Resisting Love, #2)
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