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Unraveled (The Ryder Boys #1)

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I once loved a boy who grew into a man.
A man that promised me stability, loyalty, and a lifetime of security. I had it all—at least I thought so. Until mere minutes with someone else made me want for more. More than I already had. Forbidden wants that I shouldn’t wish for.

Cade Ryder was everything my Ivy League pedigree should have stayed away from. Every sane part of my
Published December 3rd 2017 by MAM Books LLC
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Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it


Title: Unraveled (The Ryder Boys #1)
Author: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 4, 2017


I admit that I am still a newbie when it comes to Mia Kayla's Books but I fell in love with her The Torn Duet (Review Here and Here) and ever since, I have binged read them all.

Unraveled in the first book from her latest series The Ryder Boys and I am so happy because this book was lovely! Love it! It was like a perfect crescendo- It had just the right amount of angst, frustrat
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: part-of-a-series, arc
2.5-3 Stars

This is just a case of it’s me not you. I felt Unraveled was too fast paced. Angelica ends her relationship of 8 years and in a matter of weeks or a month she already loves Cade the bartender and vice versa. I also needed a little more backbone from her when it came to her telling her ex Roland and her mother off. She was a pleaser and her standing up for herself came way too late in the story. Her and Cade had chemistry but I needed an emotional connection and when I did feel it, whi
Olga therebelreader
In short:
Hero 4/5 | Heroine 4/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 3/5 | Writing Style 3/5 | Steam 3/5 | Romance 4/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 2/5 | Secondary Characters 3/5 | Drama-Conflict 3/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 3/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 2/5

**ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
book bruin
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Get ready to meet the Ryder boys! Unraveled is the first book in this new series of interconnected standalones.

This book elicited such strong emotions from me. There was quite a bit of angst and drama not only between Angie and Cade, but also Angie, her family, and her ex-boyfriend, Roland. I loved Angie's devotion to her family, but her indecision and inability to stand up for herself were frustrating at times. It did allow her character to really grow through the course of the book though, and
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 You're my angel stars. 

“For once in my life, I wanted to welcome this danger. I wanted to live on the edge.”

“My whole body gravitated toward his as though he was fire and I needed the voodoo of my foul mood melted.”

“I was tired of pretending I was happy in front of everyone else and trying to convience myself that I was happy. Sometimes when you lie long enough, you tend to believe the lies.”

“His body, his being, his whole self was meant for me, too. I believed it. I believed it with every t
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I won an ARC of Unraveled and I couldn't put it down. My days have been filled with homework and obligations, but every spare second was spent reading this book. I loved it. Cade and his "Angel" were adorable together, and honestly I'm a sucker for tattooed boys with a heart of gold. I felt like this book was really relatable in this day and age. With our cellphones on hand 24/7 it makes it easy for someone to become a workaholic (I'm literally typing this on my phone right now.. and you're prob ...more
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read most of Ms. Kayla's books and I adore the ones that I've read. But every author has THE book, and I do believe that this book is that one!! I just, I still don't have any words to describe everything I felt while reading this book!!

First of all, Angie. She's got such a sweet heart, she's beautiful inside and out, she's good at her job and she's someone I would love to have as a friend in this life!! Cade, he's sexy and alpha and oh so attractive. But more than that he's sweet, has a h
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS!!
Unraveled was such a great read. I enjoyed the characters, the storyline and this story because it made me feel a whole lot of emotions. I finished this book in one sitting and was not ready for the end. I absolutely loved Cade. I enjoyed Angelica's character. However, she was so indecisive and went along with things too easily, and that's the only thing that stopped me from rating this book 5 stars. I wanted Angie to make her decision and stick with it without worrying about how her
Becky Wise
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So good. I'm so in love with Unraveled and I simply adore Mia Kayla. Mia had me in tears and a gooey mess with this one. And for that I love her for it. How can you not love Cade. God he is dreamy and such a sweetheart. He really stole my heart. I want to be Angelica when it comes to Cade. He simply entered her world when she really needed him. Just don't get me started on Roland and her mother. Seriously I never wanted to slap two people more. LOL. Once you meet the rest of the Ryder boys you c ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Unraveled by Mia Kayla is the first book in The Ryder Boys Series. Unraveled is a standalone.

Meet Angelica Armstrong. Shes a 24 year old woman who is bored out of her mind. Shes in a boring relationship with a boring boyfriend and has boring sex. But shes a pleaser and cant step away from her life.
And then is there Cade Ryder , a tall tattooed bartender/ businessowner. Hes a good guy, with a difficult past. She should stay away from him, but thats impossible.
I started reading and was hooked soon
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Angelica is a people pleaser for sure. Growing up in a well-to do family, there were many things expected of her and she did everything to make everyone happy. She'd been with Roland since a young age and for 8 years. Their families were friends. It was expected they would marry. He was a workaholic.

And......Angelica was completely bored! There was no passion in her love life and she wanted more! She needed to step out of her box!

Enter Cade Ryder......yum!!! Tatooed bartender/business owner. I
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is told in Angie's POV and can be read as a standalone, but I was happy to hear we will get more from the Ryder brothers.

Angie was stuck in a relationship that had been over for years but was already planned out by their parents. After her father gets ill, things change for her and her sister. Being blown off, yet again, Angie goes out with her sister and is introduced to the tattooed bad boy that is Cade Ryder. There is an instant attraction between the two but so much more to Cade than wh
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can never get enough of Mia Kayla's books and Unraveled is yet another example of why I love her so much. It is full of everything I look for, sweet romance, frustrating angst, and all kinds of HOT!
I loved Cade from the first time we met him. I mean who couldn't love a sweet, sexy bartender who isn't afraid to go after what he wants.
I couldn't help but love Angel even when she was frustrating me for not standing up to her family. I couldn't get enough of her and Cade, and thought they were a
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Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mia kayla has done it again, I loved this book so hard that I read it in a day.
such an amazing read.
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
Stephanie Rose
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mia Kayla is a supreme master of angst. Every book of hers I find myself frantically turning the page, consumed with what's going to happen next. Unraveled had me manic until I finished. Angie and Cade burned up the pages, in fact this is her hottest book to date. I loved this beautifully written story about a good girl who thought she had to settle until a gorgeous tatted up bartender changes her mind. Five incinerating stars!
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a good read!

I love books which make me stop and consider. What would I do if it happened to me? And then you have to be honest with yourself and really search your soul, unless you judge unfairly.

I found this plot very realistic, and very well written. It kept me up late into the night and filled my heart. Yes, maybe we would all automatically look up to our parents and sacrifice for family - or not. We would become rooted in what social convention tells us we want, and swallow unhappy thou
Carla Bulian
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,7. Achei a narração monótona, a personagem principal é uma chata de galocha, indecisa, não sabe se impor. Agora Cade, é forte, super confiante e perfeito.
Gostei realmente do enredo, ia bombar, mas não aconteceu pra mim. Já li livros dessa autora e adorei. Esse nem tanto!!!!!
Ashley Jasper
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mia Kayla's words never fail to get to me in some unexpected way and this was no exception. Unraveled was opposites attract in a whole new way. Because as different as Cade and Angie were, they were so much the same.

Both come from privilege, both work their tails off to make a name for themselves. Both a little lost and a lot nervous. Unable to deny the sizzling chemistry between them. Not wanting to. Both getting in over their heads with the feelings of it all.

There was a lot of back and forth
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to find out that Mia had a new series coming, not a stand alone, not a duet but a series that will give me even more of her writing!! This is the first book in The Ryder Boys series and it's on to a great start!

Angelica (Angie) has been in a relationship for years and is not getting what she needs from that relationship. She is the giver and pleaser but doesn't get anything in return but put in last place. She is close to her family especially her sister. While visiting a build
Babbling Chatter  Reads
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great start to a series! The intense moments had me on edge with the feels of wanting more for Cage and Angelica. Two people from different worlds growing up with a lifestyle that made them who they are today. The need to please others to protect the ones they love whether if it was for their own good or not. Although it felt slightly fast paced the reasoning behind the timeline made it work in its favor. The author also made the mixes of cliches written in the book h
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this one. Both Angie and Cade are great characters. They are easy to connect with which made this a quick read for me. Angie is fed up with her relationship. Angie has been with Roland for 8 years but recently he has check out of the relationship and focuses more on work. When Angie meets Cade there an instant pull and connection. He's passionate and all around good guy. Angie and Cade start out as friends and their relationship expands from their. I was not a fan of Roland at all and cr ...more
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! This was my first read by this author but most definitely won't be my last. This author had me reading the whole book without stopping in one sitting. She has a way to pull her readers into character. I think the title described the book perfectly. Angelica met Cade, that perfect man specimen and couldn't stop looking. Cade met Angelica and instant sexual banter and attraction. There were parts that had me laughing,crying and anticipating what would happen next. Never settle ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC at no cost to author..This was an insta-love between Angie and Cade. Angie had just broken up with boyfriend, but her chemistry to Cade was undeniable and so she got in a relationship with him. Angie was loyal to her family, but she needed to stick up for herself more, thankfully she eventually did. Then there is Cade, who looks like this cocky, hot bartender but carries emotional baggage and it also flawed but aren't we all. We get to meet his brothers briefly, but intriguing us ...more
Teresa Lara
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved Cade and angels crazy sweet loving intense journey. Can't wait for book 2 .Need more of the,Ryder brothers
Jenny B
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am left with a book hangover after this book. Unraveled resonated with something deep down in my soul and I have not been able to break the spell it put me under. The characters are so well defined and their situations are so incredibly written -- doing things for other, afraid to be vulnerable. I am not sure how I am going to recover from this read.
Allyssa Lewis
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unraveled was an amazing way to introduce us to a whole new series! You can’t help but be completely consumed by this book from the very beginning. I find with Mia Kayla’s books I always need to read them twice because 1. I read them way too fast because I want to know what happens and 2. Because one time is just not enough of Cade Ryder.
Angie and Cade.. where to even begin! Angie is such a great character. Is she perfect? Absolutely not! At times she drove me crazy but that’s what I ended up l
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved Mia words from her first book “Marry Me for Money” and this one is no exception. I was on pins and needles while reading this book. You must read this book it’s F’awesome.
Not only was Unraveled sexy as sin, it was also as sweet as pie….a PERFECT COMBINATION!!!! Angelica is a good girl who has her life planned out for her. She has the perfect, successful boyfriend whom her parents adore. When she begins seeing the cracks in her relationship to Roland, she puts on a smile and thinks things will get better. She believes they will recapture the magic they once had. However, an encounter with a sexy, tattooed bartender upends her world, and she has to re-think everyth ...more
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it
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Unraveled is the first book in Mia Kayla's Ryder Boys series, and while there things that I liked about this story, ultimately I had mixed feelings about it. I think that there are a lot of moments here that were great, and readers will enjoy them. But I also felt like there were several things keeping me from loving this story and it was just okay for me in the end.

Angelica thought that she had her life planned out and knew exactly what wou
Wit & Wonder Books
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Embrace the magical connection in Unraveled by Mia Kayla. Her first book in The Ryder Boys series that I believe will be the perfect start to a successful series for Ms. Kayla. Epic proportions of drama, angst, heartache, romance and frustration all tied together to make this novel shine.

I can’t say enough thoughts on the amount of emotions that were felt in Unraveled. I completely lost myself within this story which took me out of r
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Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois.

On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.

In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddin

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