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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  36 reviews
All you want is to be invisible…
Ryder Harris has spent most of his adult life moving from one place to another. He learned a long time ago that people always let you down and the only person you can rely on is yourself. When Ryder’s bike breaks down outside a small town, he’s left with no choice but to hang around. Running from his past, hiding who he is usually easy. Tha
Kindle Edition, 70 pages
Published May 1st 2015
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Nikole Bloom
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ryder, what can I say about Ryder? I actually loved Ryder, both the book and the character. This book is a quick read; I finished in about two hours. The characters are very well developed and the story is captivating from the beginning.

Ryder is on the run or he is at least running from his past. When his motorcycle breaks down and he forced to stay in a small town while waiting for a part, he finds himself drawn to the sexy bar owner Ryann. Ryann is a no nonsense kind of girl from the start. Th
Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets
hmmmmm......I am giving this a 3 star rating. It was short, quick read. I just personally needed a bit more from it.

I was left with mixed feelings. I wanted to love Ryder. A loner, of sorts. Making his way to a big city so he can fade into the darkness and live his life and not be questioned every minute of the day about why he's so to himself etc. But, life has different plans. He breaks down in a small town and thus begins this fast paced - "romance" of sorts.

We have Ryann - who at first give
Renee Entress
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this super short story. The story has laughs, pain, and secrets.

This is Ryann and Ryder’s story. Ryder is running from his past. His past from what we can glimpse is horrible. On his way through a small town his bike breaks down. Now he is stick until it’s fixed. When he meets Ryann she makes him want things he should not want. When he needs a place to stay Ryann takes him in but will it lead to anything? This story ends on a cliffy but not to worry the next book i
Brandy Rivers
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved getting to know Ryder and Ryan. I can't wait to learn more in the next.
Ryder's world was torn apart by those he loved. Now he keeps to himself and likes it that way.
Kaden, a mechanic gives him a hand. I want to know more about him as well.
Ryann, the feisty bartender gets under Ryder's skin, but is it enough to make him stay, or will he run when it gets too deep?
Kim  Brewing
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a quick read that introduces to Ryder and Ryann....two people that were fated to meet. It moves quickly and gives us the background of these two characters...the story continues with Second Chances.
I liked both characters and look forward to reading more about them. One thing I really liked, Ryder felt pain after an altercation! An alpha that is human ;) !
books are love
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
more like 3.5 stars
Ryder confused me a little. He is a nice guy but is running from his past. He’s running from himself..So when he ends up in the town where he meets a friend and Ryann-the woman who has his heart and gets him to want to stay we see him conflicted. He has friends and feels as if he belongs. There is a sense of safety and comfort.. Ryann and her brother makes him feel this way..So why would you do someting so frustrating and what is in your past that has caused you to be this way
Heather andrews
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ryann that girl is sweet as pie, "your key was in your wallet. You tried to help me last night and got hurt because of it. I can't let you pay for a motel room. You can stay here until your bike is done if you want." Ryder that boy wants her, "her eyes traveled down my arms, the same time her tongue snaked out wetting her bottom lip. "Why am I not surprised?" That one action alone had my c*** straining against the zipper of my jeans. God did I want to touch her." Even when the boy is pi**ed he w ...more
Stacy Mahon
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a short little novella. I enjoyed it. Glad I read the reviews this way I knew it was a cliff. Otherwise I probably would’ve been a little mad not knowing
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ryder, by Rebecca Brooke.

I was aware when starting this book, that this was a novella. However, I did not feel like I was reading a novella, somehow this story had all aspects covered, a couple, angst, love, a haunted past, and a secondary character I am interested in knowing more about. There is more to this story for Ryder and Ryann and I can’t help it, I need this next book like I need my next breath.

From the beginning of this story, I knew I couldn’t put this down. Ryder is the so-called b
Jessica Del Fuoco
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Warning...this may contain spoilers!

Ryder is running away from his past. He insists on being by himself because he has been let down in the past by those he thought he could rely on. He is one the road running from yet another town where he felt people were getting too comfortable and wanted to know more about his background. His motorcycle breaks down and he plans to stay until his bike is fixed...which is hopefully sooner than later.

Ryder is picked up by a stranger by the name of Kaden, who h
Books Laid Bare
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This little beauty will have you begging for more. It is a quick read but what it lacks in pages in more than makes up for in the quality of the content.

It has so much going on that it will leave you not only with the ubiquitous cliff-hanger but it with a book hangover. It is packed!

The book covers the story of Ryder and Ryann. Not one to hold firm to convention, Ryder is a free spirit in as much as he is continually on the move. He has no plans to stay in one place – constantly looking over his
Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Ryder wants to be invisible because people let you down. He has been moving from place to place, or running from his past and hiding from anyone trying to get close. He only relys on himself. Until..

Ryder's motorcycle brake down and he has to stay. He meets a tough talking chick named Ryann and she demands him to rely on her. Now the secrets he thought he’d never reveal are told by him to this mysterious Ryann. She pushed him into something he thought I never want in a million years, to be seen
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a story of Ryder who is a loner that never stays in one place too long and Ryann who is a small town woman that is determined to help fix people.

Ryder's bike breaks down near a small town. He is stuck in town for a few days while tell the part comes in. Ryder meets Ryann in the dinner in town and when he tries to come to her rescue ends up getting hurt. Ryann takes it upon herself to take care of Ryder while his bike is getting fixed. The attraction between Ryann and Ryder is strong. Ry
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Reviewed by B.y.o.Book Club

Wow, this book was absolutely amazing! I'm not a huge fan of novellas, which is the only reason why it didn't get a full 5 stars from me.
This book sucked me in from the get go, I was dying to know what had happened to Ryder to cause him to be this loner he portrays himself as. And Ryann, wow, she's a no bullshit kind of girl. I love how she was sweet and caring yet didn't didn't take shit from Ryder.
Ryder is a loner, who travels from place to place,
FMR Book Grind
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it

Ryder Is on the run.. from himself. He moves from town to town and let's no one get attached and he doesn't get attached. Something happened in his past which forced him to leave home and never go back.
Now he finds himself stranded in another small town while his bike is being repaired. He finds himself getting involved in other people's business which was never his intention. The other person happens to be a beautiful bar owner.

The reason I have given 3.5 stars is that
Reviews from the Heart
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ryder is on the constant run from his past. He never stays in the same place for very long. When his bike breaks down outside a small town, he has no choice but to stay for a few days.

When he stops by a bar for food and drink he is stunned to see the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Too bad he isn’t good enough for her.

Ryann has only had her brother to lean on since her mother passed away. She doesn’t let anyone get close to her for fear they will just leave her. When a gorgeous bad boy s
Diane Plourde TDC Book Reviews
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

Ryder and Second Chances by Rebecca Brooke will both be reviewed together. Both the parts are needed to be read at the same time in order to get to experience the full extent of this story. Copies provided in exchange for an honest and spoiler free review. This is a 4 star review.

Ryder is running from his past, he doesn't commit or form connections. He doesn't stay very long in one place to put down roots . He meets Ryann by chance when he's stranded in her town. They get one night together, t
Red Cheeks Reads
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love me a hot man on a motorcycle and while most of those books I read focus on a motorcycle club, Ryder, a loner, is different. Running from his past, Ryder stops in town when he has trouble with his bike and decides to spend time in town while his bike gets worked on.

Local bartender, Ryann, is a spitfire who doesn’t take crap from anyone, especially a man passing trough town who is clearly running from something. But still she cannot deny the attraction she feels to him. After a incident lea
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, read-in-2015
Ryder is a quick read by Rebecca Brooke that will definitely leave you wanting more.

Ryder is told in the male POV, and we get to know the mystery that is Ryder. He is a loner and never sticks around in one place for very long, but when things go wrong, and he has to stay in a small town for a few days, he tries to make the best of it. There he meets Ryann and her brother, and after some bad things he's now under Ryann's care until he can get back on his feet.

While Ryder was dealing with the fall
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I was given a copy of this book as a gift from Stephanie's Book Reports in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars for Ryder by Rebecca Brooke! This is a short novella introducing us to Ryder and Ryann. Their story will be continued in Second Chances, a full length novel that will be released later this year.

After his parents kicked him out, Ryder learned that the only person that he can really count on is himself. To keep from forming relationships, he moves often- never staying in one place for
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Whoa... what a quick and hot little read that left me wanting sooo much more.
This book was sexy, a bit suspenseful, and quite intriguing.
It does end on a cliffhanger and I cannot wait for the next book.

This is Ryder and Ryann's story.
Ryder is running from his past, always moving and makes no attachments.
When his bike breaks down in a small town, he knows he has to get it fixed.
After getting a ride into town, he goes out to get a bite to eat and a few beers.
What he meets is one sexy and f
Book loving Momma 4
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review from the author.

Ryder is a loner on the run from his past. He never stays in one place for very long. He's constantly on the move moving from place to place never setting roots down and letting anyone knowing.

Then one night on his way to another town his motorcycle breaks down. He ends up in a small town waiting on his bite to be repaired. While there he meets the person that's running the bar and everything changes for him. Suddenly he's thinking how great i
Michele A.
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ryder and Ryann meet when his bike breaks down outside of the small town where she lives. Her brother, Kaden, stops to help and gives him directions to her bar. Ryann and Ryder have an eventful first meeting which ends up with Ryder needing stitches and suffering a mild concussion. Ryann insists on paying his medical bills and offers for him to stay at her house while waiting for his bike to be fixed. Ryann and Ryder start to act upon their feelings but then Ryder starts to think that he isn't e ...more
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

Amazing!!! I want to know more about Ryder!! I related to him which surprised me but I loved this read that much more because of it. He hasn't had a great life but he's good and has a way of handling it... Not staying in one place for too long. But that soon does not become optional. Of course in comes Ryann who pretty much rocks his world. He's not used to this kind of thing but oh...MG!! This book grabs such a hold of you that u can't help b
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novella was part of an anthology, so it’s not a long story, but it promises more. I did think Ryder was a jerk, but I have a feeling he has some redeeming qualities. I am anxious to see how he clears his name and resolves the problems from his past and the ones he created more recently. I liked the book enough to keep me interested for the next book, but not enough to say I loved it. Good quick read. I give this book 3.5 stars.
Diane Holtry
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gifted
Rebecca Brooke has managed to provide us with just enough of Ryder to make us want more. What is his story? What are the dynamics to his family in Connecticut? What went so terribly wrong between his brother and him? Will he ever see Ryann or Kaden again? The tension and chemistry between Ryder and Ryann was hot. So I'm hoping this isn't the end, but just a twisted beginning. Here's to Second Chances!! ...more
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well that was a short steamy read!!
A perfect lead in Novella it definitely did its job by teasing me and leaving me wanting more. In this quick story I completely connected with the characters. I loved Ryann & Ryders instalove/lust. Got just enough of his tortured past to leave me curious and dying for more. Ryann seems to be a strong take charge character and I LOVE that in a female lead.
Can't wait to dive into Second Chances, I want more Ryann & Ryder!!!
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That was it? What a great start to what I know is going to be a great little series! I love Ryann's personally and her little attitude she's got, she seems like a chick that would be cool to hang out with! And WOW just the little bit I know about Ryder, he sounds so hot and so my type of guy! I can't wait for the next book to come out! ...more
Patricia Blevins
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Short !

This was a really great short read about Ryder a man running from his past. That luck just doesn't seem to be on his side. When his motorcycle breakers down he ends up in a small town getting involved with a woman and knowing there is a connection only leaves in the end because he doesn't want to get her Involved in his past.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-arc
4 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!

I enjoyed this quick read. I wasn't too sure about Ryder though. He'll have some groveling to do to redeem himself after the way it ended. I do want to get to know Ryann more. Her character was very no nonsense and had me laughing from hr introduction. Also curious about Kaden...does he get his own story?
Now onto Second Chances to see how it turns out.
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Rebecca Brooke is the author of the Traded Series, as well as other contemporary and paranormal books. She grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she

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