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Bait & Switch

(Alphas Undone #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  2,632 ratings  ·  266 reviews
I’m a rescuer. It’s in my DNA.

Stray dogs. Stray women.

But this one doesn’t need rescuing.

She needs something real, but I never keep the ones I rescue.

I could let her go… but I can’t watch her walk away.

I’m an ex-Navy SEAL, and I never give up on a mission.

Bait & Switch is Book 1 in the new contemporary romance series Alphas Undone, which will each feature a new couple.Thi
ebook, 272 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Kendall Ryan Books
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Fabiola Wow, it seems not even the author knows what a love triangle is. I mean, not only was he 'seeing' two weomen at gh same time, he had feelings for both…moreWow, it seems not even the author knows what a love triangle is. I mean, not only was he 'seeing' two weomen at gh same time, he had feelings for both of them.

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★1/2! Bait & Switch (stand-alone) book 1 of X. A journey of self-discovery & healing as Dom is caught between two so very different women!

Sorry read ARC a while back, but never reviewed due to flu then work project. Book is now LIVE!

Books in Alphas Undone series are stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: Bait & Switch
Book 2: Slow & Steady

Bait & Switch (stand-alone) is retired Navy SEAL and security consultant Nolan Maxwell’s story. His carefully structured life is about to be
Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!


I enjoy Kendall Ryan’s writing style and the fact that her books are usually short, easy and sexy. I know what to expect when I’m starting one and I like that consistency. Bait & Switch was not the normal Kendall Ryan experience. It stressed me out and it was a bit more suspenseful than what I’m used to from her. It was also probably her strongest writing to date.

Nolan is a former Navy SEAL who now works security. He doesn’t do dating, romance or love. He has a roommate who he has a
Kendall Ryan
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Love is a trap, a trick only other people fall for. Former Navy SEAL Nolan has no such illusions.

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The only things real in his life are his beloved bulldog and the two women in his life.
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One is soft and innocent, someone he could build a real future with.
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But the other is dark and gives him all of the wicked things he craves behind closed doors.
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What starts out as casual quickly becomes complicated.
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BAIT & SWITCH is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger.

Feb 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
So, Kendall Ryan is one of many authors I like. Even thought I've only read 3 of them. So when I saw the next one coming out, I had to get more info. The Blurb stopped me tough. There's this mention of two women in his life. So far so good. I mean, one of them could be his beloved sister, or a friend. Right? (I was so hoping on that!) But that assumption was quickly killed. It describes that he could have a real future with one of the women. (sweet). Oh but the other one, that one does the kinky ...more
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hearts would be broken. Secrets would be revealed. And nothing would ever be the same.

I love Kendall’s books, I love that we get fun, sexy, and heart warming reads. Last year Ryan proved she can write sexy romantic comedies and this year she is delivering another surprise. Bait & Switch isn’t like any other Ryan book I have read, it’s more suspenseful and risqué.

Nolan is a retired Navy Seal and is now working for a private security company. He is seriously a fantastic character, he
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Nolan doesn't do commitment, he would rather have no nonsense hook-ups than a relationship with a clingy woman. That's why his friendship with his roommate works so well for him, he gives her what she wants, a Dom in the bedroom, and she gives him what he wants, no commitment or jealousy.But then Lacey comes around and the rules change.

I liked the uniqueness of the story because it wasn't really a love triangle with all the drama, but it also wasn't a cheating scenario either. Quite fr
Gi's Spot Reviews
The blurb says it all...
I can even hear the soundtrack:
"I know I'm not the only one" by Sam Smith
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo c16be2ccfb522c25798102b20d532f_zpswluxg0hi.gif “The two women couldn’t have been more different. Where one was dark, with her ravenous sexual cravings and wicked pleasures, the other was light with her innocent smile and guarded reactions.”

Kendall Ryan has truly cemented herself as author who can master the art of incorporating seduction, raw emotions, and suspense into her storyline. In her newest release, Bait & Switch, Ms. Ryan has outdone herself as she did not give her reade
3,75 STARS!!!

Two damage souls with murky parts who were perfect for each other.


Romance-let alone monogamy- didn't even make the list.

I lived in the moment, and right now my mission was to enjoy life without getting tied down.

He was every bit the firm-tempered alpha male I dreamed he might be.


She was walking contradiction. A bright smile and sweet personality, but with a secret darkness lingering in her eyes. Sharp and inquisitive, yet naive. Kind, yet guarded. Even her name suited her
This is an author I liked. Unfortunately, is another one who's going out of my list. She decided to take a route I despise: love triangle. I think there's this part where one of the woman says: ...I'm falling in love with him and I don't care he has another lover.... Disgusted right now. And disappointed.
As of today I read this review and it just sealed the deal I'm not reading this. Disappointed.

And here's anothe
Short Review from Summer backlog.

I rated it 2 in my notes..but I can't for the life of me remember why, so in retrospect, we're going with 1.

The only bait and switch here were the bitches stupid enough to be involved with the H. The baited one being the OW he takes care of as if he will PERMANENTLY, until he switches her for the low maintenance model, the h.

While there was no "technical" cheating, it sure felt like it. The h only accepted the relationship at first because she wanted his protecti
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Okay, so was the title supposed to be attention-grabbing and misleading? I assumed this would be centered around a suspenseful plot, but... no dice. The suspense portion was so vague that I'm not sure why it was even included.

Don't even get me started on the subplot. I abhor any OM/OW/triangle situation and this book seemed to be somewhat based on that. WTF?! First of all, let it be known to ALL authors, when the first scene of the story is the H having sex with another woman, at least let it be
Chantal ❤️
Oct 16, 2016 marked it as read-when-i-am-brainless
Not safe and not for me! Cheating and triangles are not for me personally. He is actively having a relationship with two women at the same time!
Wow! I am totally done!
Why is this under the heading Romance?
Ophelia's Book Blog
Jan 10, 2016 marked it as to-read
I'm not one for love triangles in fact I avoid them like the plague BUT OMG VIE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME THIS BOOK NOW!!!!!

Harper Sloan
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Devoured this book. Hung from every word. Such a great read.
Deserie williams
Feb 11, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
self note: hero sleeps with ow(his 2 year roommate and f buddy) and heroine . not a threesome . this is clearly not for me! Too many triggers of mine!
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Stars ~

Full review to come for Release Day….. I will say this….WELL DONE Kendall Ryan, this is a MUST READ in my opinion!!!

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Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kendall Ryan is one of my instant-one-click-authors, so when I received an email clarifying B&S I had to immediately read it. Since this is an IOCA, I did not read the blurb and her own little warning had me intrigued and a little worried. Two women. One man. Open relationship. OMG. Can I just die of angst right now?!?

Nolan is a retired Navy SEAL who has decided to live his life the way he wants to live it. Having fun and doing exactly what he wants. His relationship with his roommate is easy. H
I just can't with this book. I have been clear in
my updates how I feel about this book and I
was thinking by not DNFing this book that
maybe I would read something that would
change my mind. I mean, it has tons of 5 star
reviews and so many people said this was not
a love triangle or it is a non cheating book.
I don't know what book they read, but this
book had all of a very weak, very
confused heroine.

This story was just not believable in the way
that I don't know a woman alive that wou
Nov 24, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: love-triangle, 2016

Elle G.
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
:: 4.5 Pretty Little Stars ::

This is an unconventional romance that will leave your heart racing and your cheeks blushing! While I have heard many mixed reviews on this book (probably due to the fact that there is sort of, a love triangle) I actually found myself really enjoying this novel. Not only is it a fast paced, easy read, but there is definitely character growth, swoon worthy moments, and some suspense added in. With that being said, I read this book in only a few hours because it’s an
Karen Mc
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hook, line, and sinker! Achingly addictive, Bait and Switch by the amazing Kendall Ryan is a sexy and suspenseful story about unexpected love against the odds. A delicious tale where dark meets light, Bait and Switch baited and snared me from the very first page.

Former NAVY Seal Nolan Maxwell doesn’t do relationships except the no-strings kind that may involve rope. Dark hair, blue eyes, tall, well built, intense, and dominant, Nolan is the ultimate alpha. Sex on legs. With a live-in lover who
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, arc-by-author
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§4.5 Stars§

I was so excited to read this story after seeing the book trailer for it. If you had not had the pleasure of viewing it, allow me to post the link for you:

Kendall Ryan knows how to deliver the heat and it starts on the very first page! Just so you know, you'll have to read this book to understand the storyline but Nolan is not a cheater. I mean c'mon! He's a Navy Seal, you know he's honorable! He found out that he needed these two women
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kendall Ryan has has created a new genre of books for me. This is NOT a love triangle book, it's a love story, with a twist. I am the girl who usually doesn't "do" love triangle books. The synopsis hooked me, take the Nolan and Lacey.

The prologue will capture your interest and the epilogue will make you swoon, it's what's in between that will make you believe that secrets should never be kept, but are sometimes necessary, it will remind you that it's the in between that counts.

Bindi Boo
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars- Not for me. Just could NOT UNDERSTAND heroine's reason for staying with this guy! ...more
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I may have had some reservations about Bait and Switch due to the nature of the synopsis, I mean he has two women on the go at the same time. Yet, with the promise of no cheating, and wondering how the heck that was going to be avoided, drew me into reading Bait and Switch. Let me tell you I am so glad I did :)

Nolan, ex- navy seal of deliciousness that he is has white knight syndrome running through his veins. Convinced he has escaped the repercussions of seeing so much tragedy while on active
Siobhan Davis
Bait and Switch is a pulse-pounding, suspense-laden, addictive start to an exciting new series by Kendall Ryan. This book was a scintillating blend of mystery, drama, love and romance, betrayal, confusion, and self-revelation. Consistently paced, superbly written, and with well-developed characters, I blew through this one in no time.

Nolan likes to be in control, in every aspect of his life. Having relegated love to the 'never never' pile, he is settled in his Dom relationship with sub Daniella,
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Tod ...more

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