Blog Tour: The Impact of You by Kendall Ryan – An excerpt, my review & giveaway!

Posted June 10, 2013 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews, Teasers / 0 Comments

:Title: The Impact of You
:Author: Kendall Ryan
 :Genre: New Adult
:Release Date: June 9 2013
A New Adult Romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan

Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t  Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.
Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job. 
But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

:A Teaser from The Impact of You:
His gaze is deep and penetrating, and I can’t help but think he looks angry about something. Really angry. “Jase?” I question, my mouth suddenly dry.“Come with me.” He interlaces our fingers and tugs me toward the stairs. We fight our way through the crowd with Jase leading the way. He keeps my hand tightly locked in his until we reach the door to the stairwell. He produces a set of keys, unlocks it, then guides me up, keeping his hand at the small of my back as I ascend the stairs in front of him.
What the heck is wrong with him? I came to his stupid party, even dressed the part. Why does he look like someone murdered his puppy? He doesn’t say a word, but his firm hand curls around my hip as he guides me toward the attic. 
When I started The Impact of You it was 11ish on a work night. I started with the intention of only reading one chapter..but we ALL know how that goes, I did behave though and read up to chapter 5 before I finally called it a night. I promised myself I’d start reading earlier the next night because I was determined to finish. Fast forward to the next night at midnight…I picked up at chapter 5 and read straight through until I was done at 3 a.m. my 6 o’clock alarm be damned lol!
It was WELL WORTH the loss of sleep!

Ok suffice it to say I REALLY liked the story of Avery of Jase. I’m telling you Avery’s secret was a doozy too!

But no more on that subject, you’ll 
just have to find out for yourself…but it was scandalous…possibly…

Anyhoo, I loved Avery’s personality, by the end of the very first sentence; she had me with

“Thirty minutes into my first college party, and I’m ready to smack someone in the face with a shovel”

I laughed out loud in bed and thought “She’s my kind of girl”
She has absolutely no interest being at that party, she only went to appease her two best friends; Madison & Noah. She just wanted to blend in, make it through this party and get the hell home. The last thing on her mind was meeting someone, especially not Jase or as Madison referred to him,
 “Man candy at 2 o’clock”

Jase had no intentions of meeting anyone either but when the pretty dark haired girl in the corner caught his 
eye he couldn’t help but be in intrigued. He noticed she was different from the start and in a good way, she 
didn’t have her T & A on display for all the world to see. That alone made him want to get to know her.
One of the things I liked with these two is that there was no instant love, hell, it didn’t even seem like instant like between them!

“She seems mildly annoyed…bothered by my presence. It’s not the usual effect I have on females.” 

It was a front though, Avery totally thought Jase was hot. Her past and her secrets keep her guarded and make her hesitant to get close to people. Jase thought she was pretty plus he respected her and how she didn’t fall all over him like most girls do. Seeing the relationship develop between them was one of my favorite parts, I loved watching them go from friends and seeing it develop into something more and their inner thoughts about each other were something we all could relate to at some point in our lives. They were both so nervous with each other at times, Avery was nervous about what would happen when she told Jase her secret and Jase was nervous because the feelings he felt towards Avery he had never felt for a girl before. Again, you’re able to relate to them navigating uncharted territory. I loved Jase, he wasn’t the kind of guy everyone made him out to be. He was sweet, he was thoughtful and when it came to Avery he was patient; even as her life coach he never pressured her to do something she wasn’t ready for. He knew he had to take things slow with her and he was willing to go as slow as she needed. The last thing he wanted to do was mess things up between them. *sigh* he really fell hard for her…

The Impact of  You truly was a fantastic book teaching us that sometimes the person you least expect can be the very person to make the biggest (positive) impact in your life if you just give that person a chance, not to mention you may meet them when you least expect it. It also showed us not to put people on pedestals; no one is perfect. In his head Jase had built Avery up to be this perfect person without fault so when her secret finally did come out it completely changed his opinion of her. He forgot she’s human and was young and dumb once and did some stupid things. He’s done some stupid things too…Was Jase more angry about her past or the fact Avery wasn’t the perfect person he made he out to be…

I give it 4.5 stars

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**
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:About Kendall:
 Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance
novels HARD TO LOVE, UNRAVEL ME, MAKE ME YOURS and RESISTING HER. She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lip gloss. Visit her at: for the latest book news.


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