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(Selfish #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,220 ratings  ·  150 reviews
It was supposed to be a vacation. Five whole days on the beach with my best friend before we made the move from Seattle to New York. I never expected to meet a man who would make me change the way I saw love and sex. I've always believed you can have one without the other. So, when I hooked up with a one-night stand while on vacation, I never expected him to be stan
Paperback, 278 pages
Published December 10th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Olga therebelreader
#hot #kinky #leatherbelt #littlerough #sweetnsexy

Loved this book from beginning to end. The love story between Ryder and Ashlyn is sexually charged, intense and passionate! I really enjoyed it. I did not like Ashlyn all the time as I got a bit sick of her being lost in doubt about her relationship with Ryder and unable to see Ryder’s true intentions. Ryder is compelling and wonderfully attractive! I liked him straight away and continued liking him throughout the book.

Ryder and Ashlyn were grea
May 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: crazy-rich

So I had a lot of issues with the majority of this book. I just didn't seem to gel with the authors writing style and I was put off at the beginning when so much time was spent with the main characters not even meeting yet, and instead it was them having a lot of inner monologue about their sex lives. I'm not one to usually get annoyed with OW/OM things being brought up in stories, as long as it's not cheating, but there was just so much of it that I started to get annoyed with those thoughts or
Mar 23, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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April Symes
A story that is told in dual pov , one that will have you enjoying the hot sexual intensity between the MC in this story.
Ashlyn isn't looking for love on her vacation but she finds this hot , sexy guy on vacation and she ends up having this great hookup with him. She knows nothing will come of it but she believes she will never see him again so she enjoys the time she has with him. Then she finds out he is her best friend Becca's older brother, who she has never met.
Billionaire playboy Ryder i
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Shantel Tessier has been a go-to author of mine for quite some time now. I love her writing because this chick can kill it with the words and stories. Her books always promise a sexy, thrilling journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat long after this story is over... guaranteed.

Selfish is the newest release by Tessier that burned up the pages on my kindle. I was hooked by the end of page one and didn't stop until the pages quit turning. This book took me on an addictive roller
Wow! I loved it! 5 stars. I need the next book now!!

Kari Wicked Reads & Dreams
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I swear with each book Shantel just ups her game. Selfish just about destroyed me. I am going to be very vague as I don’t want to give any spoilers!

Ashlyn is off for a celebration with her BFF to Panama City. A week of fun, sun and relaxing before they make the move to New York. Except Becca’s jerk of a boyfriend decides to join them and their plan isn’t what they thought. Deciding to be by herself, Ashlyn meets a sexy stranger and one night changes everything.

Ryder is Becca’s older brother. H
Danielle Harris
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg I freaking love this book! The passion, emotions, and some funny moments had my head spinning!

Ashlyn is such a little firecracker. I love her personality. Ryder is so caring, and very dominant between the sheets! I loved how well they go together, but Ashlyn isn't ready for love. I'm so excited to dive into the next book to find out what happens between them.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense and unexpected

This book has took on journey of emotions that didn’t expected. It has everything you want with beautiful playful edge that can’t help hook you in. The characters are so lost that you can honestly see them go through journey of discovery of love and themselves. Can’t wait for the next book to see what happens to main characters
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC from author

I read this book awhile ago and I don't why I didn't leave a review for it.
Just like all Shantel's books it was a great book and as always leaving you want more. It was one those series diffidently one will be waiting impatiently for the next one.
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I have to say I'm a big fan of Mrs. Tessier's. I've read almost all of her books and pretty much know what to expect when reading one of her book's. I thought I knew how I was going to rate and review this book by the end.... But Mrs. Tessier has gone and blown me out of the water again....

I want to say I thought that when I started it was going to be a light and sweet read. That it was going be different than what I have been reading, which are dark and heavy reads. And don't get me wrong t
Loved Selfish

Great characters and plot told in dual pov's

I'm Ryder O'Kane, women know who I am and they want me, usually because of my name but she's different.

She's like the calm in the middle of a hurricane or the entire sea, when all you need is a single drop of water. I'm a drizzle and she's a downpour.

Ashlyn and her friend take a weekend break before there move to New York

A one night stand not only turns out to be billionaire playboy Ryder O'Kane but also her best friends brother
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
This story is about Ashlyn her and her friend Becca go on vacation thinking it just the 2 of them until Becca tells her Connor, Becca boyfriend comes along Ash doesn’t like him one bit.
When on Vacation Ash meets a man, and has a one night stand with him thinking she never seen him again. But what she doesn’t suspect is he is Becca’s brother.
Ash isn’t looking for love or a relationship she believes you can have just sex with no strings.
But it doesn’t happen like that she believes she isn’t good e
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved Ashlyn and Ryder. They are awesome characters. Ryder is a cocky but confident guy. I liked him right away. Ryder is from money and pretty much married to his job. Ashlyn is super funny and a really great best friend. She's not into the whole relationship thing. Her and Ryder hook up when she on vacation with her best friend, Becca. It isn't easy to keep it as just one time because Ryder is Becca's brother. When Becca finds out Ryder is Becca's brother I was like wait how did she not know ...more
Laverne Hayes
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love when those who don't believe in love finally find it but no with cliffhangers. Please
Rochelle Spaccamonti

Wow! This book gave me some good vibes! It had some HOT scenes. I wasn't very find of Ashlyn. Her character was very insecure. And I don't understand why. She has loving parents and a good home, secure finances. But the idea of someone taking care of her and loving her scared her. Ryder was the whole package. I loved him. They are good together and he broke her walls.
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Ashlyn is spending five whole days on the beach with her best friend before they make the move from Seattle to New York. She wasn't suppose to meet a man who would make her change the way she saw love and sex. She has always believed you can have one without the other. A one night stand on vacation wasn't suppose to lead to the guy standing in her hotel room hours later proclaiming to be my best friends
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.

I want to say upfront that this was a slow starter for me. I went in completely blind, not knowing the author or the type of book at all - just reading the blurb, but I ended up pleasantly surprised. I also have the second book - Myself - to read and review, but since that's not a direct continuation of this story, I wanted to stop and write up my notes first.

*warning* This book ends on a cliffhanger! I know that's a deterrent for
Book Maniac Forever
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️

Sexy, amusing and irresistible, Selfish is the perfect romance novel. Shantel Tessier is always a must-read author for me and this book had something really interesting in the blurb that catch my attention.

A feisty and strong heroine and a sexy dominant hero brings a lot of steamy action in this story. Ashlyn is going on vacation with her best friend in Florida, where she has a one night stand with a sexy stranger named Ryder. The next morning, surprise!! He’s her friend’s big brot
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Terrible heroine

I love this author's UN series, it had a strong female lead and a romantic alpha male lead and I thought this book would be another great series. Unfortunately, I had to force myself to continue to read. The writing is a little repetitive and at times very conflicting. ***Spoiler*******
Ashlyn is quite frankly a bit too loose for me. I am all for women's s#xuality but this author really overdoes her sleeping around. Most of Ryder and Ashlyn's interaction is s#x. It gets boring and
Jessica Lewis
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ashlyn life was going great. Just finished college, moving to a new city, hot, best friends with benefits, going to the beach soon, what could happen!? Well, a couple of things. One, Becca's boyfriend (Ashlyn's bff) was going and Ashlyn couldn't stand his ass. This vacation was suppose to be a girls day, but nope asshat has to tag along. Second, the stranger from the beach, who she hooked up with. No strings attached, just sex. One fabulous and hot sex. Until the next morning she finds out it's ...more
Becky Fenner anderson
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book! AH! Loved ever second of it.

Ashlyn has become my favorite heroine ever. She's a no-nonsense girl who knows what she wants and won't settle for less. On a vacation with her best friend she runs into a very attractive man and together they share one of the hottest nights. Imagine her surprise when the next day this handsome stranger is standing in her hotel room saying he's her best friends brother.

Ryder is a very young and successful man. Married to his job he never really cared much f
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
***4.5 Stars***

This is my first book by Shantel, and I am seriously having a total love/hate feeling with her on the ending of this book.

Ashlyn is a fiesty little thing. She is very loving and protective of the ones she cares about. I also had a love/hate feeling with her. I loved her for the reasons listed above, but how she treated Ryder sometimes made me hate her. I just didn't understand why she came off so guarded with letting him in.

Now Ryder, I absolutely LOVED the fuck out of him. He c
Vem Night
Jan 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Ashlyn's character is new to me for new adult novels. She's independent and she knows what she really wants. She's wild and untamed yet she has her share of soft spot and believes in love. Sometimes though she gets irritating.

This book is so much like friends with benefits with the bondage and belt thing which I didn't like at all. I read reviews before and many rated it with perfect stars and called it hot but I beg to differ. I'm not fan of tying, blindfolds, etc. Although it is far from BDSM
⭐Barbara S⭐
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Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
After reading the synopsis, I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, Selfish was just an okay read for me. There’s plenty of banter between the characters which was humorous for the most part. Ashlyn is feisty yet very supportive when it comes to her best friend. Ryder is possessive and demanding. He’s the kind of guy that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. I liked the characters and the plot but I wasn’t able to connect with the characters through the writing. I fe ...more
Amy Rangel
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Selfish to want it all?

This book was amazing. I loved watching this couple go from flirty to down right HOT and STEAMY .

You will love this book, get caught up in how these two continue to step outside their comfort zones, push past the spoken and unspoken Rules.

Ryder gets to see past the shield of strength that Ashlyn keeps in place (until him). Ashlyn gets experiences the gentle kindness that Ryder shows only towards his sister (and now her).

Sit back and watch how this couple learn from each
Stephanie Anderson-cochran
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shantel does it again!
This book was so good, it had everything you want in it comedy and drama and I CAN'T WAIT for book 2 to see what happens next. I love Ryder
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Selfish is an awesome best friends brother story. I devoured it from beginning to end. It was well written and just so good. I liked the characters Ashlyn and Ryder. They were amazing and so perfect for eachother. Shantel Tessier is one of my go to authors and she just keeps,getting better with each book she writes. I really enjoy her stories and Selfish is one of my favorite for 2016.
KB Reads
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG when will book 2 be released! Probably one of my favourite reads so far this year (still early days) but I just loved Ryder and Ashlyn ❤️

How can it end the way it has I need to know what happens next! Serious book hangover.

This is my first book by this author and I can't wait to get my hands on more.
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I'm a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my high school sweetheart, and our two girls. I consider myself extremely lucky to be a stay home wife and mother. When I'm not reading or writing, I spend my time with friends and family.

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