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(Reed Security #8)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Lola is the eighth book in the Reed Security series and the conclusion to Ryan's book in the series For The Love Of A Good Woman. The books should be read in order.

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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published November 18th 2018
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Fran Zoch, LSoR
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I have come to expect from this author this book has so much going on that made you feel for all of the characters like they are you own friends.
Lola has gone through so much all through the books that it made me wonder when she was going to break and her finding Ryan and him being as broken as her made my heart hurt but the love Ryan has for James and still has for his Cassie girl.
Lola and Ryan and James deserve their HEA and I loved this book.
Ga Books LoverX
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read for For The Love Of A Good Woman, but I think it would have been extremely beneficial to do so to know not only Ryan better but also the set up for the Reed Security Series. I have read all of the books in this series and I still sometimes feel as if I am missing out. That being said, this was still a fantastic book, I just wish I had the backstory by reading the other book first- so totally take the author's advice!

Ryan is still broken up after loosing his wife, Cassie, and it was
Tish-Anne Singh
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a such a fitting story for Lola and Ryan. from the moment I received the book, until the last page, I couldn't put it down. Seeing Ryan's struggle to cope with Cassie's death, and still live a somewhat productive life for James was really touching and moved me to tears on more than one occasion. Reading about Lola's struggle as well was equally inspiring. In this book, you truly get to see the bond between Lola and the guys at Reed Security, and you get to see that it is more than just ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What if there were two people: broken, nearly destroyed by grief, regret, fear? What if those who loved them: family, friends, co-workers couldn't help despite aching to do so? How would these two people EVER heal?
This is the basis for 'LOLA'.
The main characters:
Ryan: Still crippled & nearly destroyed with grief at the sudden & shocking death of his beloved wife Cassie only 1 year after their marriage. The only saving grace is James, Cassie's son left in Ryan's care.
Lola: Haunted by a torturous
Lynn Reynolds
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
This story ties in to another series so you need to start by reading Ryan. You need to experience his story first – it’s where you get to understand his character. You may find that you need to catch up on not one but two series like I did. If you’re still on the fence, read the first paragraph and you’ll know I’m right.

Lola Pruitt feels so bad for Ryan. Then once you read his story you may also feel the same. She’s dealing with her own pain. Besides the story between our two main characters, we
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
What a great book! So far I have loved every book I have read by this author. What started out as a quick read on a Saturday has turned into devouring every book I can by her! Lola is a much anticipated novel for me. We meet her very early on in another series of hers and after watching her go through what she has, I can honestly say that I was happy for her to get her own book. I was not disappointed.

The plot of this book is nice. It was a good one for these two characters. Ryan is someone we
Ruby Ap.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone :)
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work since the beginning
This was such a angst, passion, action filled story! I've been anticipating Lola's story since reading Hunter and trying to understand the way she is. Phew, I never imagined all she's gone through and she had to use different ways to ease some of her agony and demons and one of the ways was having a sexual relationship with Hunter. Well, that changed the moment Hunter met his woman and now that plus her job at Reed Security telling her to take a break (for her own good too), she's angry and feel ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not going to lie, I was very leery of reading this book. I knew that reading this story was going to be painful, and I was right. I didn’t expect Ryan’s story to end the way that it did in RYAN (BTW, you HAVE to read this story first … otherwise you will not understand the true impact of LOLA). So I wasn’t sure how the author was going to tell his story further, but she did something that I haven’t read before and she did is fabulously!

In this book Ryan crosses path with Lola Pruitt. Lola
Katy Dospoy
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy for my honest review.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This book had me hooked! I was mesmerized by every aspect.
Lola and her struggles both emotionally and physically were so profound to read about here. Previous books gave insight but this book really showed all her demons in Technicolor. The reader can really understand and almost feel exactly what she went through. I was so engaged in how she dealt with it all. And while we caught glimpses into her struggles and even her actual exp
Jamie Chomyc
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved the whole Reed Security series and have yet to be disappointed in any of the books!!

Lola is the 8th book in this series and is absolutely AMAZING!!! First remember that this is the conclusion to Ryan's story so you need to read his story first!! I highly recommend the reading the whole series in order as the backstory really helps you understand all the characters!!

I think Lola may be my favorite book as I live a woman who kicks ass and with the nickname Brave you know she's anythi
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a honest review.

I absolutely loved this book. (view spoiler) Lola is a story of Lola and Ryan a couple that find sol
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I need to start this review out by saying that YOU MUST READ RYAN FIRST! There's no ands/ifs/or buts about it before you start Lola. And no, I'm not going to tell you why. In fact, I'm going to try not to say too much at all in this review to be honest, as I'm STILL NOT OVER Ryan! All I will say is that Lola has some serious past baggage which is making her not herself. And Ryan is barely a shell of himself, and when they come across each other in a bar, they hook up. And while tha ...more
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Both Lola and Ryan are both deeply traumatized but can they help each other to heal.
A story of two deeply traumatized people who find relief in the company of the other but will it be enough for them to go forward. Five years ago Ryan lost his wife to a traffic accident leaving him as a single parent caring for her ten year old son and dreaming of the crash that killed her. Lola works for Reed Security and was captured with their client by the madman they were protecting her from. He taped her t
Christina Clark
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a zombie hear me sghfghkbzuhtgkhgkjrt. OMG!! As I suspected would happen, I couldn't put Lola down and I loved it!!!!!!. It was perfect!!!!! A much-needed read after the intense rollercoaster emotions of Whiskey... sure this one was a rollercoaster too but with happy tears, less nail-biting and a sore throat from laughing so much. Been waiting on a HEA for Ryan and as much as i loved Cassie, his story with Lola just fits. Drew's book was great and a cried hearing about him loosing his wife ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading Ryan’s story in the For the Love of a Good Woman, I was gutted. I couldn’t believe that the one man in this series who was a good man had gotten such a bad ending. How even the jerks in that series had gotten their happily ever after and meanwhile, Ryan was left to suffer in such a horrid manner when he lost Cassie after a year. I legit hated the author for making me go through that, for making me sob my eyes out at the heartbreak that Ryan was going through.

Insert the Reed Securi
Cheryl O'Harney
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Lola (Reed Security, #8)
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5/5

ARC received in return for an honest review.

Those who are familiar with the previous books in the series will be aware of exactly what Lola has been through and it wasn’t a matter of if she broke but rather when, she ends up meeting up with Ryan who she’s vaguely familiar with through her boss Cap, he’s friends with Ryan. Ryan’s equally as broken as Lola and what starts out as a purely sexual relatio
Renee Entress
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

The story has laughs, pain, secrets, suspense, murder, grief, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Sinner (A Reed Security, #1)
Cap (A Reed Security, #2)
Cazzo (Reed Security, #3)
Knight (Reed Security, #4)
Irish (Reed Security, #5)
Hunter (Reed Security #6)
Whiskey (Reed Security #7)

This is Lola and Ryan’s story. Lola still has nightmares of a mission gone wrong. She is trying to move forward but she has certain triggers. Now those trigge
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Is it possible to heal when you have been totally broken? The eighth book in the Reed Security Series chronicles the story of Ryan and Lola. Ryan is grieving the loss of his wife. The one thing tethering him is the son that Cassie left in his care. In order to deal with his loss, Ryan uses sex with faceless women to quiet the noise in his head. Lola is a military woman who works for Reed Security. She is tortured by a near death experience during a mission that has left her with nightmares that ...more
Kari Hansen
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ryan has suffered a devastating loss and the only reason that he can find the strength to go on is his son James. He has closed his heart off to love and when it comes to women all he wants is a physical release.

Lola is still dealing with the aftereffect of a mission that went sideways which places both her and the Reed Security team in danger. She has been placed on leave until a doctor confirms that she is mentally fit to return to work.

What starts out as a one night stand for both of them to
Kelly Lamley
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lola has appeared in all the other Reed security series but not as much as the other characters and I always thought of her being cold and wasn't to sure about having a book about her, but Giulia Lagomarsino has really bought her to life in this story and it's just like all the other books..... Fantastic.
Lola never gets close to anyone and likes to have plenty of no strings sex, which was fine until it wouldn't stop the nightmares of her ordeal coming back, that is until she meets her soul mate.
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lola and Ryan

This is an emotionally draining story with plenty of humor to temper it.

Lola hasn't recovered from her devastating capture and torture at the hands of a serial killer. While she felt she was fine on the job not everyone agreed. Would she have to give up her life and family at Reed Security?

Ryan lost his wife almost 5 years ago yet, he was still devastated with nightmares and her loss. Only his teenage stepson kept him going. Until Lola. He usually used a woman for a short time then
Serena Worker
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You really need Ryan’s story first, which lets you know why he’s so heartbroken, the only way he can forget is with woman but never the same one twice until Lola.
Lola is tired of being treated as damaged and Ryan is the only one who makes her feel since she pushed away her friend.
The chemistry is amazing between them and they keep spending more and more time together, Ryan start to realise with Lola he wants to try but he doesn’t know how he will deal with Lola working in the field.
Lola starts t
Gucci 35
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lola is a must read

Absolutely loved this series and Ryan Jackson finally gets his HEA. Now I will say this Lola and him are perfect for eachother. She need someone that wasn't like the guys she worked with. Lola is a character that is tough but she has been going thru hell, which happened in a different series. Ryan has been drowning since his wife Cassie died. Together they will help eachother heal. Now to full understand Lola and Ryan's story you have to read at least Cole and Ryan from Lagoma
Dana Busenbark
FINALLY, we get Lola's story! Yay! I have been truly wanting to know more about her for a while! I m very happy she has returned to Reed Security during Whiskey! Who are Ryan and Cassie? What do we learn about them? Who is Logan? I really enjoy when books and groups overlap from one series to another! What nickname do they call Lola and why? How does she feel about it? What does Jake ask of Ryan? Oh lord..... Two teams, paintball, asthma.... enough said... Oh, Emmm, Geeee!! The loser dare/bet wa ...more
Rebecca Kingshott
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow this story was heartbreaking to say the least. Giulia lagomarsino did another amazing job with this book.

I was so happy that I had the chance to read this book. I cried some ugly tears on this book from start to finish.

Lola was struggling with her inner demons and we got to read about the lengths she had to over come.

Ryan oh sweet Ryan I felt your pain and sadness I was crying with you. He was the most heart break I felt. He was struggling with his feelings he still held for cassie girl as
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for Lola’s story for a while and it was great. It’s different than the other stories in that there is little to no action. Instead it’s more of an emotional healing story for both Lola and Ryan. They turn out to both be criers, but it’s not in an annoying way. If anything this book really softens Lola’s character as they work on their broken spirit. Of course they are helped with not only each other but also their Reed security friends. The end ties in really well with Ice’s st ...more
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lola - This is a her story and a great one.

Lola was a women but she wasn't your typical women she was a solider. She was in the military and works for Reed Security. She been through hell and back but she was trying to work through her issues.
Ryan lost his wife five years ago but still wasn't over her. His son was the only reason why he didn't fall apart every day. When he sent his son to his grandparents on the weekends he found himself at bar picking up women. This is where he found Lola. He
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First off, I love reading this author's work. If you have not picked up a book, you should. The writing style is so easy to read, it just flows. The characters are always amazing with these great layers to them. And if course let's not forget the storyline that leads these characters to their HEA, speechless. This book is the 8th book in the series and is about Lola and Ryan. This is the continuation of Ryan's story so read his story first. These two characters have so much baggage and heartbrea ...more
jennifer reed
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has all the feels. It will make you laugh and cry all in one! This is the conclusion to Ryan's book! In this book you see two people who have been given a rough life and are drowning from their demons! Lust brings them together and it eventually turns into love! Lola' s job is dangerous and when a mission turns dangerous Ryan is out to the test again! He doesn't know how to handle that she has a dangerous job. Cassie' s death changes Ryan in aloof if ways and in this book you will see ...more
Chelle Pimblott
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read the series (and the one before it that leads in to Reed Security ) that Lola belongs to and I've loved them all. Lola ...Lola blew me away.

Lola is a bad ass ex military, now security detail expert. She's seen some bad stuff and had to deal with her own demons. I want to grow up and be Lola one day, she has such strength.

This author, she just hits you right in the feels and this book, it just hits you where it hurts and then it makes you feel better.

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