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Dropout

(Montgomery Ink #7.3)

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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  622 ratings  ·  140 reviews
A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

Grayson Cleary left town before graduation day and never looked back. Most people back home pegged him as a dropout. Over time, he’s worked to make something of his life and leave his past behind, so when his ten-year
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Published June 27th 2017
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Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I want to see that effing Karly get what she deserves.She is the most unlikable person in the small town so far and she will probably get what she deserves with the man she chose to be. That man happens to be Kate's ex-husband and he is not a nice person, to put it mildly.

The writing is the same as always which is a good thing. Not an unpleasant surprise. If you are familiar with the authors writing you will know what I am talking about and if you are not, then you will be pleasantly surprised.
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juviasft
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
Meh. Predictable, love at first sight and fluffy.
Kim
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I've said it before and I'll keep saying it — I love romance novella series. The Bad Boy Homecoming series gave me the perfect opportunity to check out four new-to-me authors while reading one of my favorite tropes — the second chance romance. The setup for these novellas is perfect and I've had such a great time reading them so far. 

This was a great, quick and sexy read. I really liked both Grayson and Kate. Theirs was the perfect bad boy/good g
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Grayson Cleary has worked for everything in his life, and now it's his ten-year reunion of high school. Everyone believes he didn't graduate and he dropped out, but little does everyone know he did and he achieved more than most people with his bad situation at home. When he was in high school, he had a crush on Kate St. Dalton - the high school valedictorian and the most popular girl in the high school. The other thing is that Kate wasn't a mean girl, she was the type to say Hi, to everyone. Sh ...more
Hannah
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC REVIEW


Grayson ohhh Grayson....

Everything you dread about high school reunions and your wildest fantasy about the bad boy and the good girl come to life. Grayson, due to family circumstances, didn't get to graduate like the rest of his class and therefore everyone just assumed that he dropped out. Ten years later his best friend pushes him to attend their reunion. Grayson is dreading it he hated high school. Kate enjoyed high school but everything that happened after is why she is dreading t
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Nadine Bookaholic
Dropout is the first book in the Bad Boy Homecoming series but the third book I read and I have to say that I love the fact that each of these books can be read as a standalone, but believe me once you read one of them you'll want to read them all.
I loved that Kate and Grayson had an attraction towards one another in high school although they didn't act on it because she was with her high school sweetheart who is now her ex-husband. It showed us that they were something there years ago and they
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Becky Rendon
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Is it just me or did I just slip back in time to my reunion? Oh wait, I didn't go for the same reasons these two tried to avoid it. It's amazing how little changes once you "go back home". Rumors, gossip, and petty bullish!t run rampant.

I wasn't sure if my anger was righteous or a reflection of my self doubt. I really enjoyed this quick hit. Carrie Ann Ryan will get you riled up and madder than a wet cat but she will also make you sigh with stars in your eyes.

Now don't be a quitter, no Drop Ou
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Arys
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dropout by Carrie Ann Ryan is a standalone novel and part of the Bad Boy Homecoming series. A kind of second-chance romance, where the two main characters meet after years apart during their ten-year high school reunion.

Grayson Cleary was considered the high school dropout after leaving the small town of Catfish Creek, Texas before high school graduation. Now it was the ten-year high school reunion, and though he originally had no intention of going back to his hometown, his best friend Leah ha
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LeeAnne
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of my top favorites from the series – Grayson was definitely my favorite guy <3

Kate was the valedictorian of her school class the everyone thought she’d do great things with her life. Then she married, got pregnant, dropped out of college, got pregnant again and then divorced… followed by a move back to her hometown to be closer to her parents. Grayson Clearly was considered the “bad boy” of their high school and everyone assumed when he disappeared senior year he’d dropped out a
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Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan
3 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Emotional abuse
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

I have read these stories out of order, but never really had an issue with it. This is a sweet story about high school crushes and trying to make a life from perception rather than reality.

Grayson and Kate make an odd couple. She was one of the smartest girls in high school and Grayson was considered the drop out/trouble maker. However, after a d
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Ruthie Taylor
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~


This is one of a series of books with the same theme, but by different authors.

I read this book after three of the others in the series - feeling like a bit of a rebel not reading them in order ;-) - and whilst names arose, and I knew a few side items, it really didn't matter at all. It was a rather lovely story about two people who at school appeared polar opposites, yet life had dealt them blows which rendered them mos
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Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

Carrie Ann Ryan has a way of writing characters that I just love! They have real life issues that you can relate to and sympathize with without it being pathetic or overkill and the chemistry between the main characters is always sweetly intense. Dropout is no exception. Grayson and Kate are so perfect for each other and their connection is so wonderfully highlighted when compared to the douchiness that is her ex husband. While there wer
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Steph
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 super yummy bad boy stars for DROPOUT!

Grayson Cleary does NOT want to head back to Catfish Creek for his 10 year high school reunion, especially since everyone thinks he dropped out and never graduated. But to do a friend a favor, Grayson leaves Denver and heads to TX toward the people he can't stand in the town he left behind. Kate St. Dalton can't believe that Grayson still stirs up the warm fuzzies, but after a disaster of a marriage, she's not interested in men anytime soon. Except that s
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Vanasee
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Carrie Ann Ryan for such an amazing read!! I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to read the rest of this series.
MaggieReadsRom
3,75 stars

A quick, very enjoyable read that was very loosely tied to the Montgomery Ink series (Grayson is friends with Brody from ADORING INK). With the second chance trope and the highschool reunion trope it kept me reading until late in the night and I had to finish it as soon as I woke up.
It’s a novella so not really much room for in-depth characterization or plots but CAR did a great job of laying out the back stories of both Kate and Grayson. And as I’ve come to expect there was also that
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Elizabeth Neal
**4.5 Stars**

Grayson, now a mechanic in Denver with plans to open his own auto shop, isn't actually a high school dropout, as his classmates believe. He finished his courses online, having responsibilities others his age didn't. In the ten years since he left it all behind, he's done well for himself and is proud of it. But even so, he doesn't want to attend the reunion, though he's shocked his best friend since forever, Leah, does. However, as besties do, and that's all they've ever been, when
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Renee
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Dropout is the first book in Carrie Ann Ryan's Bad Boy Homecoming Series.

Grayson Cleary did not walk with his graduating class. Instead he left town and never looked back. Most people in that town called him a dropout but he wasn't and he works hard to make something of his life and leave the past exactly where it belongs. When his high school ten year reunion comes up he has no intention of going until his best friend begged him
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Kayread
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Kristi Metcalf
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

This series of Bad Boy Homecoming books are a set of 5 books all wrote by different authors. Though they are al set at the same time and place they do not have to be read together.

Everybody has something about their high school years that they either wish that they had done or regret that they did do. Whether it's asking a person out, realizing that as a kid you weren't the nicest person, or that you didn't really see the world around
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Melissa
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: k
Wow!!! Loved this book, it was great! A great start to a new series, currently there are 5 books, all by different authors, and I have all five. Can't wait to get in to the others.

In this one Grayson is coerced by his best friend to come their class reunion. He doesn't want to, but for her he will do it, because he has a feeling she needs him. He as pegged as a bad boy, though the only thing he did to get that was be poor and hit the class golden boy when he was bullying his younger sister. Mos
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MammieBabbie
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
An insanely hot, hearty and humorous rom-com...

Lets start by saying that I just love the concept for this series. It's just so clever to have all the books happen at the same place and in the same time frame. All the books are standalones written by different authors. I made the decision to solely review Dropout... I'm really regretting that decision because it was such a wonderful book that I feel like I'm missing out on more.

Plot wise it was banging, true to her from Carrie Ann Ryan did a blin
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Krista
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
I love the Bad Boy Homecoming premise - five authors take 10 different people from the same high school and write their story as they all come back to their 10 year reunion and pair up. Each book features a "bad boy" of sorts - of course they all have good hearts that end up beating for one special girl by the end.

Dropout, by Carrie Ann Ryan, is labeled as the first book in this series. It centers around the kid that everyone thought of as poor white trash in their Texas high school. Before he
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Yvonne Daniels
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Yvonne by: Carrie Ann Ryan
Dropout Bad Boy Homecoming Book 1
by Carrie Ann Ryan
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WOW! What a Fabulous second chance love story. DropOut is a book that I really enjoy reading, but I enjoy any type genre that Carrie Ann writes.DropOut is the kind of romance that seem so real. Can you remember your ten year reunion or imagine this is where you fine the love of your life. I am a fan for life of Carrie Ann Ryan, she has awesome talent for creating believable, likable, infuriating and enthralling characters. She can weave a
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Looks Can Be Deceiving!!!


Grayson Clearly who was introduced to us in ADORING INK as Brody's friend and co-worker. He left the town of Catfish Creek, Texas before graduation day and never looked back. Everyone assumed he was a dropout but little did they know that he worked hard and made something of his life.

It was his ten years reunion and he didn't want to go until his best-friend, Leah Camacho asked him to go. He went because he knew his friend needed him even if she didn't come out and s
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Char Sowers
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Carrie Ann Ryan's Bad Boy Homecoming series entry focuses on the second chance romance between the Valedictorian and the "Dropout". Sex and spice takes a backseat to emotional connection and empowerment. Greyson's going, against his will and better judgment, to his ten year high school reunion. He struggled in school working two jobs to support his mother and sisters. Because of a family incident he didn't walk in the ceremony but he did get his diploma. Greyson fled the judgmental small town, p ...more
Tessa
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dropout is a story everyone who went to high school can relate to and especially if you’ve been to your ten-year reunion. Carrie Ann Ryan takes us back to both times in our lives with the smart kids, the cheerleaders, the jocks and even the dropouts.

Life can change in ten years and so much happens between your teen years to your young adulthood. In Kate St. Dalton’s case, she we the valedictorian of her class and the person most likely to succeed. She should have been the one girl who reached h
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Sandy Kelly
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am always looking forward to a book from Ms. Ryan and this one definitely didn't disappoint! This book is about people coming back to town for a high school reunion, and tie's loosely together with a few other author's books for the same reunion. I always love books that have some sort of tie in to series books that I love. This book does that by bringing us a character from her Montgomery Ink series. Grayson Cleary was the town "bad boy", the dropout, the one who was no good. Kate St. Dalton ...more
Andi
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an interesting concept for a series, especially one by different authors. Having the stories revolve around a 10-year class reunion is interesting and provides all kinds of different characters and storylines.

In Dropout, by Carrie Ann Ryan, we meet Grayson Cleary. He's not interested in his high school reunion. Labeled a dropout because he didn't walk with his class, Gray didn't really have many friends or the time for high school activities, trying to help keep a roof over his family's hea
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Nina DuBois
I received a copy of this book as part of a goodreads giveaway.

I was surprised that for how short this book was I really enjoyed it. I've never read a Carrie Ann Ryan book and I was very happy at how much I enjoyed her writing. Not only that but I really felt like I knew these characters, which is a big deal since this book is so short. I really liked Grayson and Kate. Their life in high school was complete opposites with him being the bad boy dropout and Kate being the valedictorian who was goi
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Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stars: 5

Drop Out is Grayson Cleary and Kate St. Dalton's (Williamson) story. Leah who has been his best friends forever wants Grayson to come home for high school reunion that he doesn't want to, But back to Catfish Creek he goes...

Grayson wanted out of town and never wanted to go back, unfortunately he couldn't say no to his best friend. He shows up and things don't seem to have changed except for the one thing that matters. Grayson and Kate who both had crushes on each other in high school but
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