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(Merrick Brothers #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  439 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Country music headliner, crowd pleaser, legend in the bedroom.

You know how your mother always warned you that it only takes one time. Well, I’m proof of that.

One night with country music’s hottest star, Ryder Merrick, and I got knocked up.

He promised me it wasn’t just a one night stand.

But I woke up alone, and a few weeks later found out I was carrying his child.
I’m sure
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Published September 24th 2020
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
“Music has a way of touching a place in the soul that words can’t reach.”

Ryder is the second book in the Merrick Brothers series by Prescott Lane. This is my very first book by Prescott and can be read as a complete stand alone. The characters from the first book, Knox, do appear in this book. This is an unexpected pregnancy romance and I am completely blown away! I could NOT put it down and am so in love with the characters.

“Music is the place I find some peace.”

Ryder Merrick is almost
❤️ Nanda ❤️
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc

This book definitely wasn't what I was expecting and unfortunately, not in a good way.

I liked the first book in the Merrick Bothers Duet, it was a cliche second chance romance, but I really enjoyed the plot, and after Ryder's blurb, I was really excited about his secrets and how Kailey could make him love.

Kailey and Ryder had an instant connection. They met at a New Orleans festival, and after an one hot night together, Ryder leaves her alone in his hotel room.
2 months later, he sees her at
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
A shotgun romance book! There i said it. A story where things happen backwards, first comes the sex, then the baby and lastly love and trust. And if the story is filled with oh-so-sweet moments of tender loving care, the reader heart goes pitter-patter.
It's a feel good love story of second chances and a wollop on the head the third time to bring the hero to his senses. Ryder Merrick is the brooding country singer, brother of Hollywood superstar Knox Merrick we met in Knox. This book explains th
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
This is the second story in the Merrick Brothers series and I haven’t yet read the first one. The couple from the first book do feature in this so it may pay to read that first but it doesn’t detract from the story in this one.

Kailey meets Ryder at a music festival one summer. She has no idea who he is when she seeks shelter from the rain in a crowded tent. They end up talking for hours, both of them feeling a strong connection that continues into the night and ends in his bed. One incredible ni
Randi (randi_reads)
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ryder is the second book in the Merrick Brothers series. I was interested in his story since the first book where he was introduced and it did not disappoint. I knew that his story was going to be more emotional. These are standalones, but Knox, his brother, and his love interest are in this story, so if not knowing how they got together bothers you, I would read his book first. If not, then this story definitely stands on its own. ( I have read and enjoyed book one, Knox.)

Ryder is a moody, quie
Books Wine and Besties
4.5 stars

Wow. Just finished and I am really speechless. I knew Ryder would have a broken past but I was not expecting that.

This book is pretty emotional (send message for trigger warnings) and wow. Wooooooowwww. I will say that on the norm, I don’t read a lot of accidentally pregnancies. I wanted to read this story because I love the writers storytelling and I needed to know more after meeting Ryder in book 1. Ryder captivated me and broke me. I cried some ugly ugly tears. This is not a light h
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 4 My Forever Stars ~

WOW!!! Talk about making a couple work for their HEA!!!

Prescott Lane did not make it easy for Ryder and Kailey in this story. This is truly a rollercoaster of emotions. The angst level is high in this story.

I can honestly say that Prescott brought out ALL of my emotions while I was reading. I was laughing, crying, yelling and tempted to throw my iPad across the room. But in the end she also brought out all of the love!!! I ende
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
tw: suicide, miscarriage

I was intrigued by Ryder when we met him in Knox's book. So even though I generally try to avoid suprise baby I wanted to see where this would go. I definitely appreciated that this was more of a realistic view of a country rock star and a baby. The fame and all that stuff it changes. Plus it wasn't one easy swoop everything was all rainbows when it's found out.

Kailey fought for herself though she fell for Ryder she didn't forget broken promises. Though you can say she sh
Amy Dickinson
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Okay. My review is going to be a bit of a mixed bag, and I hate that. I hate that for readers, and I hate that for the author. Ryder by Prescott Lane, for me, is a second-half book. That’s important to note because I think some readers might quit reading it if they don’t know that the strength of the book lies in his second half. Here’s the thing. I really liked Knox, the first Merrick Brothers’ book. It excited me that I had found a new author to read, so I was really loo
Prescott Lane
Aug 28, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Releasing SEPT. 24, 2020

Ryder is a standalone surprise baby romance between a country superstar and the girl he never saw coming…



There are two standalone books in the Merrick Brothers series:

Book One: Knox

Book Two: Ryder
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


A sweet girl, a passionate night, one Ryder cannot get out of his mind even after he walked out on Kailey without leaving a way to contact him. Thank God he's a famous country star, so she's able to finally catch his eye during one of his concerts. Except...she's not the same as she was during their night. Nope, there's bump that wasn't there before. Will this damaged man step up and be a father, or will he leave Kailey without a word again?

Rockstar (or country in this case) romances are
Erin Lewis
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star review Ryder (Merrick Brothers #2) by Prescott Lane

Prescott Lane is a relatively new author to me and I have no idea why that is. From the first to the last chapter I was fully invested in the story that she wove. Ryder ticked all the boxes for me and I fell for him, hook, line and sinker.

What an emotional roller coast of a read this book was. There were times I laughed, times I cried and times I wanted to yell, such was the level of angst in this book but throughout this book is a story
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I've been waiting on this book since I finished Knox. Throughout that book you got glimpses of Ryder, what an intriguing character that man appeared. My god did he live up to being dark, closed off and intriguing in his own book. This book is a second shot at romance for this pair after one night together.

Bring on the surprise pregnancy and you have one of my favourite troupes as well as a rockstar romance, well country star, but let's not be picky now.  Ryder and Kailee are a beautiful cou
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I totally enjoyed this story. I love a good meet cute, CHECK. Love a broken musician, who doesn't believe in love, CHECK. And I adore a WTF I am pregnant (lived it 4X lol) moment, CHECK. Kailey and Ryder were IT from the first food truck they ventured to and found a way back to each other. Kailey was great for me until one little part, she frustrated me a little beyond my reader frustration meter usually goes, but she redeems herself so all was good. I am always rooting for the broken bad boy th ...more
April Symes
Ryder is book 2 in the Merrick Brothers series by Prescott Lane. This is Ryder and Kailey's story. When Ryder made his brief appearance in book 1, I definitely couldn't wait to find out more about Ryder and wow! His book delivers! Full of angst, tears, heartbreak, drama, passion, emotional rollercoaster ride of emotions, feels, secrets, lies, twists, huge amount of chemistry.... surprise pregnancy. There's this delicate amount of sweet yet rawness at the same time when it comes to both main char ...more
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This is the first of Prescott Lane's books that I have read and it will not be the last it was such a beautiful love story between Ryder and Kailey. I did not read Knox the first book in the series but Ryder is ok to be read as a stand alone, though I will be going back to read Knox at some point.

Though I am not usually a fan of surprise baby romances I loved this one as the characters and storyline were so realistic. Have to say that I was totally taken aback by Ryder's response when he found o
Lyndi W.
Sep 23, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Reviews for the previous book were AWFUL but a lot of them were specific to how the author dealt with the second-chance romance trope. So I might give it a shot after more reviews come in.
Three Chicks
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Ryder is the second book in the Merrick Brothers Series. If you loved Know, then just wait until you read Ryder’s story. After meeting Ryder in the first book I could not wait for his story. He is the complete opposite from his brother. He is basically a quiet loner, even though he is this big music star. He does not do relationships or LOVE. He cannot even say the word, and he has never written about it once. He likes to keep to himself except for when he brings a wom
Amy Dickinson
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Okay. My review is going to be a bit of a mixed bag, and I hate that. I hate that for readers, and I hate that for the author. Ryder by Prescott Lane, for me, is a second-half book. That’s important to note because I think some readers might quit reading it if they don’t know that the strength of the book lies in his second half. Here’s the thing. I really liked Knox, the first Merrick Brothers’ book. It excited me that I had found a new author to read, so I was really loo
Jenn Amy
I loved this one so much! If you read Knox, you will have met his brother Ryder. From the moment Prescott Lane announced Ryder’s book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his story and again I am blown away with this author’s phenomenal writing. These characters captured my heart from beginning to end. I couldn’t get enough of their story. This is a truly epic love. It is raw, emotional and beautiful.

Ryder is 30 years old and is a famous Country Rockstar. He has so much passion for music and he c
Reviews from the Heart
I have been dying to get my hands on Ryders story since I read Knox. I kind of had a feeling Ryders story was gonna be full of depth and emotion, and I wasn’t wrong. His story was no easy fete.

There are storylines that resemble Ryder, but Lane made this one her own in many different ways. The story did have nice development. There was loads and loads of depth, that this author showcases over time. The pace was not necessarily fast, but the ending came together rather quickly in my opinion. For
Kari Hansen
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ryder has achieved success as a musician that has exceeded his wildest dreams but the same can’t be said for his personal life. When he meets Kailey at a festival their attraction to each exceeds beyond the physical and they spent a night together that he will never forget but he believed that leaving before she awoke was the best thing he could do for her.

Kailey has finished college and is ready to face the next phase of her life until one night with Ryder changes everything. He had broken his
Deborah Kurniawan
4 ⛤⛤⛤⛤

What a beautiful story!

Ryder Merrick met Kaylie in a music festival where he performed.
He is nation-wide famous yet Kaylie didn't recognize him.
Attraction bloomed, a connection made, and they fell into it.
The next morning, Ryder was gone and a few months later, Kaylie found out she was pregnant.
Wanting to do the right thing, she told Ryder about her pregnancy.
One thing she didn't count was that Ryder wanted to be involved in the pregnancy.

Kaylie had a lot of hurt towards Ryder after he
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many emotions

First of all, bring tissues... lots of tissues. It would be easy to just say that Ryder is broken. But there are many layers that the readers don’t know until until almost the very end of the book. There’s a lot of misdirects. You learn that he feels guilty and he never talks about love. His parents are both deceased. There is a manager who was his high school teacher. Does his ghosts have to do with his parents? Was he involved with his manager?
Kailey comes into his life as a o
Angela DeMarco
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Ryder is the second book in the Merrick Brothers series, by Prescott Lane. It can be read as a standalone. Knox is the first book, there are characters that crossover into this book. Ryder’s story is an emotional one, it pulls at your heart strings. My heart broke for this poor man.....a gentle soul who endured so much heartache. Ryder is beautiful written and a story about accepting to be loved.

Ryder Merrick is a famous country singer, older brother to Hollywood actor Knox. He left h
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
A few months after their one night together, Kailey shows up at country star, Ryder Merrick’s concert with a little baby bump.

“Walker,” Kailey says, starting to walk away. “That’s my last name. Figured you should know.”
I shrug and call out to her, “Your last name will be Merrick soon enough.”

He knows he wants Kailey and their child, but the ghost of his past have such a hold on him that he is unable to move beyond it.

“It’s an unfortunate eventuality of being in a relationship with someone. Y
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was an OK read... well written, good pacing.

For me, it lacked any real depth and the development of the two leads was definitely missing. I didn't get why anyone around Ryder didn't get him some sort of help. Maggie felt incredibly manipulative... she enjoyed the power that she had over him... therefore it made sense that she wouldn't want to get him to see that what happened was awful, a tragedy... but not his fault... not his responsibility. Really? There was no-one else in his life that
Ryder is in a famous band and has a famous brother names Knox. He meets Kailey at a fall festival. She has no idea he's a famous musician. The two end up spending a night together and two months later she discovers she's pregnant. Kailey could just move on with her life with the baby but she wants to let Ryder know he's about to be a father. Ryder doesn't believe in love but Kailey makes him feel differently about life. He's determined to keep her around and be a father to his child. A good read ...more
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has all kinds of feels....
I felt so happy for Ryder and Kailey. They were such a cute couple. He was so sweet. So loving. So determined.
To be honest Kailey got on my nerves at the beginning of the book. Pretty much throughout it actually lol. Her love for ryder made her character more likeable. I just thought she was naive. Didn’t trust her intentions with him.
From the first book in the series we get a glimpse of Ryder being Knox’s country music celebrity brother. He was dark and bro
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Prescott Lane is the USA TODAY bestselling author of ALL MY LIFE.. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two ch ...more

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