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Sexy Stranger

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From New York Times Bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite.

He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle.

And she's stranded with him for an entire week.

He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart mouth, he wants to swap a whole lot mor
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published May 23rd 2017 by Kendall Ryan
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐! Sexy Stranger (stand-alone). City girl gets stranded in small-town with the most infuriatingly (sexy) stranger!

Sexy Stranger (stand-alone) is the unlikely romance between city-girl, heiress and marketing executive Charlotte Freemont and small-town whiskey distillery owner Lucas Wilder, Luke.

They meet or rather had the misfortune of running into each other when Charlette’s car breaks down in the small Texas town Luke calls his home.

It’s co
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I wanted this, and I had no idea what had come over me. Maybe it was part of being on the run, but I wanted to sin. Wanted him to make me forget everything—my past, my mistakes…hell, even my own damn name.

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This latest standalone by Kendall Ryan is packed full of panty melting steam and is simply an incredibly fun read. I couldn’t get enough of Luke and Charlotte. If you love a good "opposites attract/enemies to lovers" romance, then this one
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Mar 28, 2017 Cristina | CristiinaReads rated it it was amazing
➳Yet again, another funny and romantic masterpiece done by the one and only Kendall Ryan...

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Jacqueline's Reads
May 08, 2017 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.75 Small Town Charm Stars

Sexy Stranger is a standalone and is the latest Kendall Ryan read. Kendall Ryan books always puts a smile on my face. Her light hearted reads are easy to devour and will leave you with all the happy tingles.

Sexy Stranger is a modern book with a runaway Heroine and a whiskey drinking hero. Charlotte’s car breaks down in a small town and she isn’t happy about that. She’s the rich gal that is opposite everything of what the town represents.

Luke lives life and loves what
May 19, 2017 Corina rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I just wrote a post about TOP TEN THINGS On My Reading Wishlist and now Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan already checked off two of my points on my wishlist.

It played in a small town in Texas with wonderful characters.
It was a feel-good novel.
I couldn’t have been happier with this book. From the very first page I was engaged, captivated and emotionally involved. Charlotte and Luke were perfectly matched. She the New Yorker on her way to the West Coast, a Big City girl. And Luke the whiskey brewing
SEXY STRANGER was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Sexy, charming, and full of witty banter, I couldn't get enough of Luke and Charlotte! The perfect mix of humor, steam, and angst, made this enemies-to-lovers romance IMPOSSIBLE to put down! When it comes to Kendall Ryan, I don't need any preface whatsoever. If she wrote it, I'm reading it, simple as that. It's rare to find an author where you've built so much trust, you just know that she'll take you where you want to go. If I've been bogged down with emoti ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Kendall Ryan has me intoxicated and drunk in love with her newest standalone, Sexy Stranger. With her vivid and seductive prose, Ryan lures readers to feel and embrace the beauty and sexiness of small town romance with a friends to enemies vibe or in this case opposites attract. Maybe it’s simplicity of small town romance that makes me a complete sucker when it comes to these types of tropes and
Siobhan Davis
May 14, 2017 Siobhan Davis rated it really liked it
Another fun, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, sweet, sexy romance from Kendall Ryan.

Kendall has a really strong brand and I always know what to expect when I pick up one of her books. Sexy Stranger ticked all the usual boxes and it was a quick, entertaining read with a great HEA.

Luke Wilder owns and runs a whiskey brewing company with his brother and sister and he has lived a small town existence for most of his life. He had a promising football career and he went away to college but returned home a
May 23, 2017 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Kendall Ryan knocks the romance out of the park with Sexy Stranger.

Charlotte is a society girl from New York where her life was controlled by her parents and their place in society, which they value more than their relationship with their daughter. Charlotte flees her gilded cage only to breakdown on route to her best friend, Valentina, in LA.

Shady Grove is a picture perfect small town where everyone knows everyone else and there is always someone to lend a hand and strangers stand out like sor
May 23, 2017 Irene rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan.

From the first few pages I knew this was going to be a great read.
I loved Charlotte and Luke. They were wonderful characters that made me laugh with their banter, I found them entertaining all throughout the book.
The secondary characters also were fun to get to know, they added to my enjoyment and I'm hoping Luke's siblings get their own book in the near future.


Overall, Sexy Stranger is a fun, entertaining and steamy read with lovable chara
May 18, 2017 Laura rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author and InkSlinger PR***

Instalove can work. But, in order for it to work it has to be well written, with characters you believe in and a situation in which you believe that the 2 people in the relationship would be compelled to act instantly on their attraction. It's the latter that tends to cause the most issue for me, as it is the compelled to act now situation that often falls short.

In this, it worked and it worked well. I wanted them to work out, and I was invested
Tijuana [TJ Loves Books Blog]
May 23, 2017 Tijuana [TJ Loves Books Blog] rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, romance
Rich city girl meets sexy small town former sports star!  Sexy stranger is a quick light-hearted read that’s sure to entertain romance readers. It's a great mix of opposites attract and enemies to lovers.

Here's the breakdown: Charlotte and Luke meet in the small town of Shady Grove when her car breaks down on the way to Los Angeles. Luke and every other resident of the small town are curious about the pretty city slicker, but these two immediately butt heads. Luckily, that doesn't last long and
Harloe Rae
May 22, 2017 Harloe Rae rated it it was amazing
There are so many amazing novels available to read and not nearly enough time. Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan is definitely a book you’ll want to clear your calendar for. The blurb snagged my attention and I’ve previously enjoyed this author’s work so I figured it was a safe bet. Kendall has hit another novel home run and provided us with some of her best writing yet.

Who doesn’t enjoy a spicy spin of the damsel in distress storyline?! This enemies-to-lovers romance was smokin’ from the start. As
Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog

I can't stop grinning and it's all because of Kendall Ryan. Sweet SIGH. I have a huge SAPPY SMILE on my face from Kendall Ryan's latest spicy and swoon-filled sensation, Sexy Stranger. In one HELLA GOOD surprise attack, Sexy Stranger snuck up on me, swiftly swooping in and stealing my heart. This romance ROCKED MY WORLD!

I'm a sucker for small town romances, and the Texas setting is just DREAMY! I LOVED all-alpha country candy, Luke, and sassy and sexy Charlotte. Together they are combustible!

Amanda (Booknerd_1107)
May 21, 2017 Amanda (Booknerd_1107) rated it it was amazing
*thank you to the author for providing an arc**

5 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃

Kendall Ryan has done it again with her new book Sexy Stranger. She grabs your interest from the beginning and doesn't let go till the end. Get ready to meet the town of Shady Grove, Texas where everyone knows your name and your business and will have you feeling like you have come home.

Luke Wilder has lived in Shady Grove, Texas his whole life and there is no where else he would rather be, so when an outsider gets stranded in his town he can
Beneath The Covers Blog
May 06, 2017 Beneath The Covers Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kelly, arcs, 2017-reads
A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before!

Kendall Ryan brings us fire and sass in this all-new standalone romance. Sexy Stranger is completely entertaining, brimming with passion and desire. The chemisty between Luke and Charlotte was evident immediately. More bitterness and hostility at first, it was a joy to read how their feelings changed the more time they spent together. Even though they each had their apprehensions to start anything, their attraction was ju
Kathleen R.
May 22, 2017 Kathleen R. rated it really liked it
Title: Sexy Stranger
Author: Kendall Ryan

4 unexpected stars

This not being my first novel by Kendall Ryan, i was excited to read her newest release - to find out what she'd do with her characters as a socialite comes face to face with the whiskey making 'cowboy' from a small village sounded incredibly interesting. To say that Charlotte is more than able to handle Luke is an understatement: this girl can verbally spur with the best of them when it comes to sassy remarks and it made me laugh mor
May 16, 2017 Courtney rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I know when I read anything by Kendall Ryan, I know what I am getting myself into and I love that. She is my go-to for a quick, sweet and sexy read about insta-love. And most people know that I am not a huge fan of the insta-love. But Kendall just has a way writing these stories, that I just devour them and enjoy the characters insta-love fest.

Sexy Stranger is a cute love story about two total strangers who are complete opposites falling hard for one another in a very short yet hot ti
Tania's Book Blog
May 24, 2017 Tania's Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved Luke & Charlotte!!

Charlotte was a rich city girl that met Luke in a small Texas town when her car broke down. Luke thought she was your typical New York city slicker with a stick up her a$$ and Charlotte thought he was an a$$hole cowboy. They were both so wrong, lol. Yes she was a city slicker but she was far from acting spoiled and he was no way an a$$hole. When they both finally decided to bury the hatchet it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Charlotte plac
May 12, 2017 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Sexy Stranger was a fun and easy enemies to lovers romance. It definitely had a Pride & Prejudice vibe, with the hero and heroine making judgments and assumptions about the other without getting to know each other first. This is a standalone romance and is told from the points of view of both the hero, Luke, and the heroine, Charlotte.

Things start off a bit rocky when Charlotte and Luke first meet. There are lots of insults and barbs thrown and though there is an immediate attraction between
Ryan Smith
May 22, 2017 Ryan Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
(I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review)

Sexy Stranger is a perfect example of why Kendall Ryan is one of my "must read authors!" The book was fun, sweet, and sexy - the perfect poolside/beach book. I loved the small town setting, the dynamic between the male lead and his siblings, and the intense banter between Luke and Charlotte in the beginning. I totally understood why he was so prickly towards her in the beginning - she totally came off as a spoiled, entitled brat when they f
May 05, 2017 Becca rated it really liked it

Kendall Ryan always bring sexy and entertaining in one story. This one was no different. It was a quick, fun ride with really sweet characters.

First, I didn’t really like Charlotte, but she has fire in her, so I don’t really have a problem here.
And Luke was just so damn sexy, I couldn’t resist him.

If you’re looking for a real summer read, make sure to pick it up!
May 27, 2017 JewelsyGoolsy rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
***4 ‘It’s All About the Whiskey’ Stars***

Okay, maybe it’s not all about the whiskey, but it was an important part of Luke and Charlotte’s budding romance so it fits. Sexy Stranger was a fun, quick and smexy read that was filled with interesting characters, both the MC’s and the supporting cast, that made the town of Shady Grove come alive that kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next and wanting more when I reached the end.

Here’s the deal with Luke and Charlotte, when everythin
Holy moly, this book! I think I could even go as far as saying that it may be my favorite Kendall Ryan book yet! It was just all kinds of sassy, adorable, funny, not to mention crazy hot, and at the same time, it still has that substance and vibe you crave in a good romance novel. I immediately became entranced with Luke and Charlotte's story. It's an enemies-to-lovers romance that will have you clinging on to every scene and everything that will happen next and then trying to push them to go fo ...more
May 23, 2017 Rachel rated it really liked it
Charlotte Freemont is stuck in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere with a broken-down car and no intention of sticking around longer than it takes to fix it. She is trying to change her circumstances and make it away from her family, but hadn’t planned on a stop in Texas before reaching California.

Luke Wilder has lived in the same small town his whole life, so the minute he sees her, he knows she is out of place. But knowing she doesn’t belong doesn’t stop him from giving into the attraction h
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.***

Kendall Ryan has done it again! From the sexy cover to the witty synopsis, Sexy Stranger will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Luke, a small town whisky brewing Texan, whose trying to strike it big with his new whisky invention. Though he likes being in his small town filled with people that know him, he still wants to make things work for his siblings. He has l
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
May 11, 2017 AC Book Blog (Anne Christine) rated it really liked it
This is a cute story of a small-town guy and city girl falling for each other. Charlotte was running away from her superficial life in NY. On her way to LA, her car broke down so she was stranded in small town Shady Grove. That is when she met Luke. Charlotte is classy, beautiful but not arrogant. She is a bit sassy but she can give as much as she can take against the crass, brooding farm boy. Luke was enamored with a “city girl” before but it did not turn out so well. He was hurt, learned his l ...more
Twinkle K
May 24, 2017 Twinkle K rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite


Already read it twice!! it was that good!!!!'

i am in kind of love with small town romances... they give great drama and emotions....

I was given an arc in exchange of an honest review!

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Letícia  S.
May 26, 2017 Letícia S. rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this little town ...and the twins *sigh*

No extra unnecessary drama , sweet & exciting !
Cant wait for the next one with the other single bachelor twin and Valentina??? *wink*

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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 2 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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