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Finding Alexei

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  5,737 ratings  ·  712 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
ebook, 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)  ·  review of another edition
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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 ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****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
Shelves: 2019-audio
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, s
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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✰ Liz ✰
"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
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex has to keep himself in check and stay out of trouble, or risk losing his contract. But when he sees a man hassling a women outside a club, he intervenes. Rayleigh is very proud and doesn't like to ask anything at all of others. She's fiercy independent but life has thrown her a huge curve ball when her former roommate, who still owes her for skipping out on back rent, asks to stay the night (with her baby!) The next morning, she sneaks out, leaving the baby with Ryleigh.

Rayleigh hasn't been
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3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I think many readers that like instalove and low conflict books will love this! The H was about as perfect as you can get, and there's a cute baby too! Does it get deep and meaningful? No, but I don't think that's the kind of book it is. It's a feel-good book that provides an easy route to an HEA. It actually reminded me of Aurora Rose Reynolds books with the instalove and protective/take charge H. So if you're a ARR fan -- this might work very well for you! I enjoyed it
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
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 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very quick read. Hardly of 110 pages on my tablet.
A poor girl from the wrong side of the city.
A millionaire playboy-ishly charming football star.
An accidental encounter. And rest was the history...
But here's a twist of an unexpected baby of the girl's ex-roomate, which kinda heightened the good/nice image of the girl in the eyes of the NFL star (who surprisingly in not an A class jerk instead is a nice homely guy).
Rest was so so predictable.
Aug 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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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
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
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


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, Findin
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
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 wi
***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
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
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.
Andrea Fleury
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A waitress and a football player

Ryleigh happens to be standing out in front of a club when Alexi comes around the corner. She's being cornered by a guy. One look at Ryleigh and Alexi know she has to help her. Next thing he knows he is her knight in shining armour. As with every book Kendall did an amazing job. Her books are in my top 5 favorite authors.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly, ratula, 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
Kayla Brunson
This is hands down my favorite Kendall Ryan book so far! It was so easy to get swept up in the story and want all the good things for Ryleigh and Alexei!

I see so many reviews for this saying that they didn’t like it because of the instant connections and low conflict. Well guys, those are some of my favorite things to read about in romance! Is it realistic? Nope. But oh well, it’s what I like and Kendall didn’t let me down.

Ryleigh and Alexei we two people that I shipped from the start. Ryleigh i
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads, arcs, kelly
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Kelly
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this story. It was a quick read and once you get started you won't want to put it down. Alexei meets Ryleigh outside of a topless bar where she is a waitress and he comes to her rescue. She takes him up on the offer of a ride home and he gets to meet Ella, a 2 month old that she is taking care of since the baby's mom is not in the picture and as you read the book you will see why this is. Ryleigh has some issues and Alexei is there to help. Their relationship will slowly take shape and y ...more
Feel -good Cinderella story about football star Alexei and (topless) waitress Ryleigh (and guardian to baby Ella).

Alexei is the book boyfriend you dream of: handsome, kind, loves babies, and a sexy dream in the bedroom. Ryleigh is plucky, hard working, sexy, independent...and damn lucky that Alexei dropped into her life like a knight in shining armor!

Not a lot of drama in this one, and plenty of hot sexy times, and just a wee bit of cheesiness near the end (but I loved it anyway). A hot little
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
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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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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 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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