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Finding Alexei

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,722 ratings  ·  346 reviews
He’s bossy, moody, and overprotective.

He’s also a pro athlete who needs to focus on winning games and staying out of the headlines.

I’m fiercely independent and need a man like I need a second period each month.

So when our worlds collide, I never expected him to be the one to jump in and save me. Especially not when my roommate disappears, leaving me with her baby.

I’m clue
300 pages
Published January 7th 2019 (first published December 26th 2018)
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Kendall Ryan
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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If you've been waiting for a sexy, caring, yet decidedly growly and bossy alpha, then this book is for you!!

It's NOW LIVE!! Thank you so much for an amazing release week! The reviews have BLOWN. ME. AWAY. :)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Finding Alexei is by Kendall Ryan. All I had to do is look at this cover and know that I wanted to read this book! I mean, just gaze at that! If you read Dear Jane, you may have previously met Alex. I didn’t read it and it was still perfectly fine.

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Ryleigh is barely scraping by as it is. She lives in a tiny apartment in a terrible neighborhood. She works at a topless bar. She keeps telling herself that she is a waitress, not a stripper. The tips are good. But it’s only with sharing the rent with
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Without a backward glance, I walk out with a hollow feeling inside my chest. A feeling of loss for something that was never really mine to lose.

”FINDING ALEXEI” is a sweet and steamy sports romance between an NFL Linebacker and a down on her luck stripper that will undoubtedly sweep readers off their feet. Don't worry if you haven't read the previous books, this can be read as a standalone.

Alex Ivan is one of the hottest players on the Chicag
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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This book is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy. Alexei is a pro football player and Ryleigh is a single mom, well... kind of? 

Ryleigh's roommate recently took off and left her 2 month old baby with Ryleigh. Ryleigh, who was barley making ends meet with a roommate is in a bad place, now living alone and having a baby to take care of. Alexei comes into Ryleigh's life at the perfect time. He almost seems too good to be true, but he is so genuinely great and is willing to help her out, she
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Simple, I wish I could find myself an Alexei.

Super sweet, addictive, and I throughly enjoyed this one!! I fell in love with Alexei & Ryleigh, and of course little Ella ♥

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"In addition to being a badass football player, he's also good with babies and is an amazing lover."

Finding Alexei is a contemporary romance delight with one smoking hot professional football player, a sassy independent woman, and a sweet baby! Ryleigh is struggling to make ends meet. Waiting tables a topless bar and grill, she is struggling to pay her rent and her ex-roomie left her little baby for her to take care of. Alex Ivan comes from a big family with a lot of love. Surrounded by a
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Ryleigh is a woman living in Chicago who is struggling financially, and lately her life seems to be falling apart. Her roommate vanishes leaving behind her baby, and she has no clue if or when she will return. She’s working at a bar serving drinks and taking things one day at a time when she crosses paths with a gorgeous man named Alexei who comes to her rescue when she’s in a bind. He offers her no strings help when she needs it, and then continues to show up
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Melanie (mells_view)
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kendall Ryan gets about 5,000 sweetness points for Finding Alexei! Alexei swoops into Ryleigh’s life unexpectedly, but exactly when she needs him. Even though she’s reluctant to admit that. She has a not so glamorous job, and a baby girl who isn’t hers to take care of. Alexei is supposed to be keeping his head low, after getting into a bit of trouble at work, but when he sees Ryleigh, he gets a vibe that she’s worth any trouble she may possibly bring.

So basically in this story you have a rich at
Alex ♈
Update 01/07/2019

Male protagonist is NOT baby's father.

Still gonna pass, thanks to my friend Kiki for the update

Kiki's review


Well, my bestie and me have a theory he is the baby's daddy.
Who wants to bet?
Dec 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Deliciously scrumptious !!! Kendall Ryan once again captivates and pulls out all the stop to leave readers blushing hard in Finding Alexei. This sports romance was light, carefree, and oh so swoony. You will find yourself turning the pages so fast because you cannot get enough of this fun filled romance that had layers of banter, humor, hope, love and most importantly steam. So if you are looking for a fun romance to start 2019, Finding A
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m so taken away by this book and all the feels it gave me, gah.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Ryleigh is a special kind of woman. She’s strong and very independent. She’s had a hard time in life, money is short and her ex roommate ditched her with her baby to look after even though she knows next to nothing about them but she takes it all in her stride. She works hard to make sure the baby gets what she needs even if it means forgetting what she needs. She’s incredible, definite
***4 Stars***

After meeting Alexei in Dear, Jane, I needed more of the man, so when it was announced that he’d be getting his own HEA I couldn’t have been more excited and Finding Alexei did not disappoint. It’s all kinds of sweet, smexy, swoon worthy and majorly ovary obliterating!

I loved Alexei in Dear Jane. He was such a good, and true friend to Jane, it was hard not to fall in love with him and now after getting to really see the man’s heart, it’s hard not to adore him. I will admit that th
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the cutest book I have read in a very long time. Not an author that I have read before but have quite a few of her books on my Kindle I think that Ms Kendall has a new fan.

Ryleigh is a young woman essentially alone in the world who is struggling financially working in a topless bar she was just about making ends meet when her roommate disappeared leaving her with a large rent bill to pay and a two month old baby Ella. She is rescued from a pervy man by Alexi who sweeps in and offers her
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kendall writes the kind of stories I love. Finding Alexei is romantic and sweet with loveable characters who have great chemistry. The fast pace of the book had me hooked and I fell in love with Alexei. The way he steps in and helps Ryleigh really made me swoon. I love a great guy lead and he is definitely one. A book that will make you swoon and feel good- Finding Alexei is a must read!

An arc was provided for an honest review.
4.5 stars

Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan is a beautifully written, heartfelt and romantic read.

I enjoyed the storyline, it's well written, the drama just enough to keep you turning the pages and the romance between Alexei and Ryleigh had me swooning and smiling all throughout the book.
I loved Alexei, he's a strong alpha who has a caring and protective side to him that melted my heart. From the first time he comes across Ryleigh something in him goes into protective mode. He couldn't walk away fro
Oct 19, 2018 marked it as desperate-to-read
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Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads, arcs, kelly
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Finding Alexei was a very sweet romance, with characters I came to know and enjoy. However, there was a side-plot I would have liked to see more about, as it was important to the overall plot.
A solid story, kind of like a modern-day fairy tale :)
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

Kendall Ryan has this niche for writing sweet and easy romantic stories. And she nails it on the head again with Finding Alexei.

Finding Alexei is very quick and breezy read, that Kendall can easily make into more, but chose not to, which is ok. It didn't hurt the story in any way, but for me is what prevented me from loving this book.

We met Alexei (Alex) in Dear, Jane but if you have not read that one, do not worry. He was just a secondary character and not much was revealed about hi
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Well, this book was a total joy! I really, really do love everything Kendall Ryan writes, but I think I just have a new favorite book from her, and it’s called Finding Alexei.

This book has everything I love about a romantic story – it’s full of hearts, it’s also emotional and the sexy time is totally off-the-charts! The chemistry between the characters is something else. They’re just so perfect together!

Alexei is every girl’s dream. This big, cuddly sport man is a real thief, he will
I never add spoilers in reviews, but I feel like I can't recommend anyone not purchase this book without doing that. So here I go. (Don't read on if you don't want any spoilers, but also keep in mind I read just the first chapters, so it's not much spoilers. I'm just trying to save you.)

I read 3 chapters of this book and it went like this: Girl with beautiful blue eyes working at a topless bar encounters middle aged man on the sidewalk outside said bar that wanted to pay her for "more." Girl wit
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Who doesn't love a man and a baby?! Granted it's not Alexei's baby but what a guy... a hero... a protector... and let's not even discuss how sexy and hot he is?!

Ryleigh is struggling to get by... working at a topless bar and hardly making any money while taking care of a baby that her friend just leaves with her and takes off.

Alexei takes them home to get them in the warmth, to help her with the necessities because she clearly needs the help but there is something clearly more between them. Ryle
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes, it is fun to read a book that you just enjoy. This was one of those books.

I liked both Alexei and Ryleigh. I mostly believed in their characters. Yes, the story was maybe a little far-fetched...but, I have had things happen in my life that I would not believe were I to read them in a, the fact that it didn't seem like an impossibly meet cute was good enough for me.

As always, this was enjoyable. It was sexy, I liked the characters, it was well written and it didn't feel like
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula, shelly, audible
I absolutely adore Kendall Ryan's heroes. They are alpha down to the tips of their toes but also so caring and protective. Alexei Ivan is most definitely my favorite hero Ryan has written to date!! He is all growly hotness with a heart of gold and an inner core of strength and kindness. I loved the way he was with Ryleigh and the fiery chemistry and banter between them! GAH!! HE WAS EVERYTHING!!

After playing knight in shining armor when first meeting Ryleigh, Alex could never have expected he wo
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for sports romance and I must say this one was adorable!
Ryleigh is an amazing heroine. She's having a tough life, working at a topless bar and barely making it, but when her former room mate disappears all of a sudden leaving behind her 2-months daughter, she doesn't hesitate even for a second and starts taking care of the baby.
One night she's rescued from an handsy customer by Alexei, famous NFL linebacker, who offers to take her home. Alexei is the perfect man: strong, sweet, ca
Melissa B
Kendall scored big with this heartwarming love story! Alexei "Alex" was the big, protective, linebacker bestfriend to Jane in the previous book Dear Jane and after meeting him then, I knew his book would definitely be one to remember. Alexei is a protector, taught to always treat women with respect and help when in need, so what happens when he stumbles upon a gorgeous woman that NEEDS his help? He ends up with a beautiful houseguest and a baby. This book had me laughing, crying and swooning so ...more
Erin Lewis
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan

From the first chapter I was hooked; what a fantastic story. I loved Alexei and Ryleigh, both separately and together. Both the characters were so strong and from their first meeting you knew that these two were special and we were in for a great read.

Helping her friend out by looking after her baby, Ryleigh is struggling to cope. Alexei is a knight in shining armour who sees a woman who needs help and doesn’t hesitate to offer it.

I wellI and truly hav
Anne OK
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
A fast, easy fun-to-read sports-related romance. I loved the big-hearted and generous Alexei, who had his heart stolen by a topless waitress and a baby girl. This story didn't have a ton of angst, but had a little side of sad and heartbreak. Mostly, it was a sweet and magical love story that definitely had a knight-in-shining jersey, cleats and shoulder pads! A perfect read for a cold and dreary evening.
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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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