Book Review: Ryder

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Welcome to the book tour for Charlotte Mallory's new novel, Ryder. Read on for more details and grab yourself a copy today!


Ryder : Shadows and Desires (Warlord Series Book 1) 
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2023 
Genre: Dark Romance/ Sports Romance Julie’s imagination spirals with unprofessional daydreams and Ryder has every intention to help her live them out… until a secret from his past forced them to make impossible decisions. 


Sports therapist Julie Stevens reconsiders her taste in men when a brooding, legendary MMA fighter walks into her small-town gym. The fighter needs a team to prepare him for the brutal, winner-takes-all Warlord tournament. Meeting him in person, she learns that he’s crass, difficult, and even hostile… but she can’t turn him away, as this is the break that the gym needs. Not only does she have to deal with the fact that Ryder was her celebrity crush for many years, but she also can’t catch a break with the grumpy fighter. Every encounter seems to go wrong… and then, one day, it doesn’t. 

Ryder’s walls peel back, piece by piece, until the complicated warrior reveals a man who loves hard and unequivocally. Once he wants something, he’ll fight for it. Including her. But that may risk Julie losing the gym that she holds up in her brother’s honor. And what will she think when secrets are dragged out of Ryder’s shadows that he’d much rather keep hidden? 

CW: This series contains explicit sex scenes, characters who learn to live with grief, references to trauma, reactions to trauma, & vulgar language. This is a duology with a HEA, with a bonus anthology of their life after the story. Add to Goodreads Available on Amazon


My Review

This is my first book I have read by author, Charlotte Mallory. After finishing this book, I can guarantee you that it will not be my last. I am happy to hear that I don't have to wait too long to read the conclusion to this duology. 

This is a slow burn romance. Yet, I was fine with this as there was more to this story then just thr romance. both Julie and Ryder had emotional scars that they were dealing with. I could see those scars slowly healing as these two got closer and closer together. The ending has me fired up to read book two. I am looking forward to reading it. 

About the Author

20220327_155125 Charlotte Mallory is eager to share her love for Dark Fantasy Romance stories, and dabbling in a few Contemporary Romances. What she enjoys most is taking well loved tropes and adding her own take on them. Right now, she greatly enjoys anything with Fantasy or Contemporary with an Alpha male lead, paired with a female lead that can absolutely handle her own! In her spare time, she enjoys nature, bonsai trees, coffee, and taking random art classes. Charlotte Mallory Book Tour Organized By: R&R Button R&R Book Tours

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