Finding Alexei
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 clueless about babies—and it shows. Good thing Alexei isn’t. With six nieces and nephews and an apparent hero complex, the dude is both sexy and more than capable. It’s a combination that makes it easy to forget we’re just playing house.

Finding Alexei Details

TitleFinding Alexei
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 7th, 2019
Rating
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Contemporary

Finding Alexei Review

  • Kendall Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    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!!● Kindle US ➙ https://amzn.to/2CNW9D4● UK ➙ https://amzn.to/2x1Wegc● Apple➙ https://apple.co/2N2uOSh● Nook ➙ http://bit.ly/2QjJQkr● Kobo ➙ http://bit.ly/2Mh1fXT● Google Play ➙ http://bit.ly/2ETXF7G● Goodreads ➙ http://bit.ly/2LPf6oJ🎧Audible ➙ https://adbl.co/2CBFNLA
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  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    January 1, 1970
    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.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 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.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 her room mate that she is able to get by. Except her room mate ran off. Then, when she came back, she had a two month old baby. Then she took off again, leaving the baby behind. It’s with all of this on her shoulders on the night when she first met Alexei. She could have handled the situation. But he stepped in and helped her out. She had never laid eyes on him before. She didn’t know he was a football player. He could have been a murderer for all she knew. But somehow she knew that she could trust him. She and baby Elle needed someone that night and he was there. What she didn’t know was that meeting Alexei that night was going to forever change her life.Alexei has been told by his manager to stay out of trouble. He just signed a new contract with the Chicago Hawks. He had just left a meeting when he first saw Ryleigh outside of the bar where she worked. Someone was hassling her and he stepped in. She was beautiful and stubborn and didn’t want his help which made him all the more determined to help her. Only he realized soon enough that there was a lot more going on than just her own needs. There was a baby as well. She clearly was not completely comfortable with the baby. He, with all of his sisters kids, had plenty of experience with babies. “How does this woman I barely know own me already?”“I wonder if she feels the same way I do. Does she feel this thing between us? The force field of chemistry zapping around us is intense. It makes me wonder if this could be something real, and not just something physical.” Ryleigh feels a little bit like the star of the movie, Pretty Woman. Alexei is clearly rich and can have anyone he wants. She’s a waitress with a baby that isn’t hers. But try as she might, she can’t seem to separate herself from him. “He’s like a freaking baby-whisperer.”“What am I going to do when it’s time to leave this fairy tale and return to the real world?”“He calms me…centers me, even. He makes me think that maybe, just maybe I can do this.” This was so adorable. Ryleigh was nothing like the clingers that usually chase professional athletes. She didn’t want his money. But she needed his help. It all happens pretty fast but feelings develop. Alexei doesn’t like being apart from Ryleigh and Ella and Ryleigh doesn’t want to burden Alexei. These two were just so perfect together and Alexei with a baby melted me into a puddle of goo. I mean, a huge football player snuggling a tiny little baby girl. “swoon”This is a quick read with an awesome epilogue. You will definitely walk away from this with a big smile. I’m so glad I had the chance to read it.For more about this book and so many more, come and join me at Carol's Crazy Bookish World!https://www.facebook.com/groups/44036...
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  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    January 1, 1970
    *****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 *****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 Chicago Hawks team. He’s a force to be reckoned with on and off the field. While he seems to be a huge player that is into his own gratification, this guy has the biggest heart. He comes to the rescue of a young woman in distress outside of a seedy topless bar. Alexei offers to give Ryleigh a ride home and when he finds out that she is struggling to get by while caring for her ex-roommate’s three-month-old daughter that she abandoned, something tugs at his heart. Alexei becomes quickly attached to the beautiful girl and adorable baby Ella whose lives are in utter despair.Ryleigh isn’t like any of the women who Alexei has come across before. She’s not dazzled by his fame and doesn’t accept his help easily. She doesn’t want to be a burden and her pride makes it hard to accept his help, but since she is responsible for Ella’s well-being, she reluctantly accepts what Alexei is offering. This man quickly weaves his way into her heart just as fast as she and Ella have made their way into his. Alexei is sexy, sweet, fiercely protective, and a natural ”Mr, Mom”. Having six little nieces and nephews has made him an expert on child care.Things quickly heat up between Alexei and Ryleigh but are they a passing fling or could things be building towards something bigger than they ever could have imagined?Here are my overall ratings:Hero: 5Heroine: 4Plot: 4Angst: 3Steam: 4.5Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5FINDING ALEXEI releases on January 7th!● Kindle US ➙ https://amzn.to/2CNW9D4● UK ➙ https://amzn.to/2x1Wegc● Apple➙ https://apple.co/2N2uOSh● Nook ➙ http://bit.ly/2QjJQkr● Kobo ➙ http://bit.ly/2Mh1fXT● Google Play ➙ http://bit.ly/2ETXF7G
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    ★4.5★ "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 a ★4.5★ "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 adoring fans, he has never had to worry about finding women to keep him company. And yet, when Alex meets Ryleigh, he is completely taken by her. Despite the baggage, she is carrying, Alex takes Ryleigh in and falls in love with her and baby Ella. "Win the game. Get the girl. Live happily ever after." Told in dual POV, Finding Alexei is an absolute delight. The characters are complex and although their connection happens fast, the progression of the relationship is thoroughly explored as both characters battle to overcome their fears. The sweet baby truly enhances the read as Ryleigh struggles to find a balance between becoming an independent woman and accepting support from those around her. The pacing of the read is fast as the stakes are high for Alex to prove to Ryleigh that she can depend on him to take care of her and give her everything she needs. "What do you say baby?" Overall, I highly recommend Finding Alexei to anyone who enjoys a sweet and sexy contemporary romance. This is my second Kendall Ryan read and I cannot wait to read more! *ARC graciously received in exchange for an honest review!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    January 1, 1970
    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 ♥ 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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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) 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 up 4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) 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 up like her personal white knight. She’s independent, and the last thing she needs is another complication in her life, but she knows nothing about babies, and he does. This beautiful generous stranger is so kind to her without seeming to want anything in return. He’s just a great guy, and seeing him with a baby is the hottest thing she’s ever seen. He’s bossy, overprotective, and all up in her business, but he doesn’t look at her like the hot mess she feels like. Alexei Ivan is a famous millionaire professional athlete who is a linebacker for the Chicago Hawks. He needs to put all his focus on football, and staying out of the headlines to keep his big contract, but he can’t sit by when he see’s someone in need. His world collides with a woman named Ryleigh and his life completely changes. He grew up with three sisters and has six nieces and nephews he babysits. He’s great with kids and wants to offer Ryleigh what he can. There’s something different about her, and he can’t just turn his back on her. He feels a real, unexplainable connection to her, and soon they find themselves playing house. Feelings develop and he realizes he cares deeply for Ryleigh and the baby. Soon everything starts to feel too much like a fairytale to Ryleigh, and she thinks it’s too good to be true. This isn’t her life, and she realizes she’ll soon have to return to the real world, so she better not get too attached.I loved this heartwarming love story full of romance. This was a sexy, sweet story with a super swoony football player with a heart of gold. I loved this man hard! Alexei is absolutely dreamy and delicious! 💙 ***NOW AVAILABLE***https://amzn.to/2AAivo1
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  • Melanie (mells_view)
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 athlete, Alexei, who is alpha and bossy, but is also sweet and understanding. Where is that combo frowned upon? Nowhere in my world. I loved Alexei and spent most of this book with heart eyes for the dude.Ryleigh is a heroine who is independent and wants to keep that independence, but also melts a bit when Alexei shows how much he is willing to help out with her and Ella. She is taking care of a baby who belongs to someone she didn’t even know very well, and to me that is the sign of a heroine deserving of all the amazing things Alexei is willing to give.This story truly ends up being a feel good read. It’s a quick read, and the romance is hesitant at first, but moves pretty quickly. Finding Alexei made me emotional. It made me smile. It made me a little hot and bothered. I loved the characters. I loved their story, and the ending. ALL THE SWOONS. All in all a great read, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick feel good romance, that isn’t conventionally realistic, but it’s so good that you won’t care!!
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  • Kiki
    January 1, 1970
    Masterpiece this book was not.I also didn’t find it adorable.I found it disturbing.****SPOILERS****1. No matter how desperate you are, would you just go live with a man you met 40 minutes ago with a baby?? Really?2. No matter how desperate, would you take a lift from a man you met 30 seconds ago? Who you met in front of a topless bar?3. I dunno why either of them fell for each other. Actually I understand h’s POV more. He was at least useful with the kid. He was lusting after her from after meet Masterpiece this book was not.I also didn’t find it adorable.I found it disturbing.****SPOILERS****1. No matter how desperate you are, would you just go live with a man you met 40 minutes ago with a baby?? Really?2. No matter how desperate, would you take a lift from a man you met 30 seconds ago? Who you met in front of a topless bar?3. I dunno why either of them fell for each other. Actually I understand h’s POV more. He was at least useful with the kid. He was lusting after her from after meeting her or even before knowing her. So I guess shallow is the new black.4. But what pissed me off most was the fact he went inside her work after knowing her for a day without considering how she’d feel. So basically seen her half naked. That was utterly disrespectful and he never apologised for it. He could have respected her and met her outside work but no, he had to embarrass her like that. He knew he was an ass, she knew he was an ass, no one addressed this further. Da fuq?She was fuming inside her head. But no follow through. Lots of loose ends regarding h’s inner monologue. Lots.5. too much tell, big fat ZERO show of h’s independence. She fumes in her head how she’d never ask H for help. Goes home and gets evicted and ends up at his place in the time span of 4 hours max. Really? Independent heroine my ass! She was not capable of taking care of the child herself, and she could barely take care of herself. She found herself in terrible situations more than three times. An independent woman doesn’t forget to pay the heating bill when she has a baby in the midst of winter. They don’t find themselves evicted in the middle of the raining to be rescued by hero. Dragging her feet to work at a topless bar (which she claims she hates) specially when she doesn’t have to (and knows it hurts the hero) doesn’t equate to independence. If you’re going to give me a damsel in distress with a knight give me exactly that. Don’t pretend she’s Wonder Woman. You don’t turn into Wonder Woman just because that’s your stripper name and just cause you have collectors edition outfit.6. Did I say the romance was forced??? And wasn’t relatable? Well the romance was forced and wasn’t relatable.Oh and yeah, he wasn’t the baby daddy. And that of course made the book very original! 😒
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  • Alex ♈
    January 1, 1970
    Update 01/07/2019Male protagonist is NOT baby's father.Still gonna pass, thanks to my friend Kiki for the updateKiki's review12/07/2018Well, my bestie and me have a theory he is the baby's daddy.Who wants to bet?
  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
    January 1, 1970
    I’m so taken away by this book and all the feels it gave me, gah. ARC received in exchange for an honest reviewRyleigh 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’m so taken away by this book and all the feels it gave me, gah. ARC received in exchange for an honest reviewRyleigh 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, definitely one of my favourite women in a book. Alexei, oh this man, A professional athlete than can get any woman he wants when he wants. He’s gorgeous, muscly and a family man, he’s everything a woman could possibly want. He’s rich, famous and has everything he wants until he realises he doesn’t. From their very first meeting, their very first interaction I was invested in this couple. I needed and wanted them to get a happily ever after because god knows, she freaking deserves it. Watching their friendship develop throughout this book has been a blessing. It’s not easy to trust when you’ve had nobody in your life to actually trust but Ryleigh slowly learns how to trust someone. The whole storyline in this book hit me in the heart, it evokes so many feels from you that you’re left with emotional whiplash (I swear that’s an actual thing) it’s like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster ride and you just don’t want to get off because it’s consuming you. It sucked me in from the very first page and I couldn’t stop until the very end. Everything and everyone around me disappeared and all I could see was their story and I loved every second of it. It’s been an absolute pleasure reading this beauty, I’m so in love with these characters and the story. it’s my first read from Kendall Ryan and most definitely won’t be my last, this author has a way with words and if her other books are anything like this then I know I’m gonna love them.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    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, Finding A 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, Finding Alexei is the book for you.
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  • Kahea
    January 1, 1970
    ***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 th ***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 there were moments I thought he was too good to be true, but he proved over and over again how golden his heart truly was.Ryleigh is a force. She doesn’t always think that she is, but she is. She may be scraping by but she is determined to keep going and not give up, no matter what. And though she is dealing with a lot, her heart hasn’t gone cold and cynical. She still has a spark inside her that won’t be put out.Alexei and Ryleigh’s journey to their HEA is a sweet and fun one that is low on angst and high on ovary exploding moments. This isn’t to say that there aren’t a few bumps in their road, because there are, but they are ones that were expected and I enjoyed how they navigated their way around and through them. The pull between them is there, but it’s Ella ~ the baby ~ who really brings them together by showing the other who they are down to their very cells. The ‘big’ bump in the road wasn’t all that big and I’m kinda meh about it in all honesty, but I really liked where they were at in the end.This is a sweet, fun and quick read that’s low on drama and high on heart melting moments. We get to catch up with Jane and Weston, as well as Keaton and Slate from Love Machine and even an update on Cam and Natalie from Flirting with Forever and find out what they’ve been up to and that epilogue was all kinds of goodness. So, if you’re looking for an romance that is low on angst, then this is a must click for you!~ Copy provided by the author via InkSlinger PR & voluntarily reviewed ~
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  • Irene
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsFinding 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 4.5 starsFinding 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 from Ryleigh and baby Ella *swoon*My heart ached for Ryleigh, life has not always been kind to her and after her roommate leaves her baby with her she just steps up and takes care of her. This shows what a kind and beautiful soul she is.Alexei and Ryleigh are perfect for each other, they have a strong connection and amazing chemistry.Overall, Finding Alexei is a beautiful, heartfelt story that touched my heart. If like me you're looking for a sweet, quick and romantic read then I highly recommend Finding Alexei.Finding Alexei is now LIVE!🎧Audible ➙ https://adbl.co/2CBFNLA● Kindle US ➙ https://amzn.to/2CNW9D4● UK ➙ https://amzn.to/2x1Wegc● Apple➙ https://apple.co/2N2uOSh● Nook ➙ http://bit.ly/2QjJQkr● Kobo ➙ http://bit.ly/2Mh1fXT● Google Play ➙ http://bit.ly/2ETXF7G*An ARC was provided in exchange for my honest thoughts.*
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  • arissa
    January 1, 1970
    I NEED THIS BOOK ASAP
  • Beneath The Covers Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Full review can be found HERE --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Kelly
  • Becca - ★Wicked Quests of a BookNinja★
    January 1, 1970
    Blog reviewWell, this book was a total joy! I really, really do love everything Kendall Ryan writes, but I think I just have a new favorite book from her, and it’s called Finding Alexei.This book has everything I love about a romantic story – it’s full of hearts, it’s also emotional and the sexy time is totally off-the-charts! The chemistry between the characters is something else. They’re just so perfect together!Alexei is every girl’s dream. This big, cuddly sport man is a real thief, he will Blog reviewWell, this book was a total joy! I really, really do love everything Kendall Ryan writes, but I think I just have a new favorite book from her, and it’s called Finding Alexei.This book has everything I love about a romantic story – it’s full of hearts, it’s also emotional and the sexy time is totally off-the-charts! The chemistry between the characters is something else. They’re just so perfect together!Alexei is every girl’s dream. This big, cuddly sport man is a real thief, he will stole readers’ hearts all over the place. And Ryleigh is his perfect match, she’s such a sweetheart! Together, they are everything.Finding Alexei is the perfect romance novel!
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  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    Who doesn't love a man and a baby?! Granted it's not Alexei's baby but what a guy... a hero... a protector... and let's not even discuss how sexy and hot he is?!Ryleigh is struggling to get by... working at a topless bar and hardly making any money while taking care of a baby that her friend just leaves with her and takes off.Alexei takes them home to get them in the warmth, to help her with the necessities because she clearly needs the help but there is something clearly more between them. Ryle Who doesn't love a man and a baby?! Granted it's not Alexei's baby but what a guy... a hero... a protector... and let's not even discuss how sexy and hot he is?!Ryleigh is struggling to get by... working at a topless bar and hardly making any money while taking care of a baby that her friend just leaves with her and takes off.Alexei takes them home to get them in the warmth, to help her with the necessities because she clearly needs the help but there is something clearly more between them. Ryleigh is different than any other woman who has thrown themselves at him. For one, she really has no idea who he is but she is very adamantly not into his money or his fame. She is kind, and grateful and strong.I was surprised with the outcome about the friend... and sad. I loved how much Alexei wasn't a player and wanted to take care of them and I loved Ryleigh's need to continue her dreams. This was a very quick (and HOT!) read which I wasn't expecting. I don't necessarily love insta-love stories but this one was fun to read. I do wish there was more depth to the story, maybe more backstory, more conflict but overall it was an entertaining read.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    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 book...so, 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 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 book...so, 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 it ended abruptly with major parts of the story left unsettled.I enjoyed this title, and I recommend it.
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  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 him. The way Alexei and Ryleigh meet, is a definitely a new one and totally not traditional.Alexei and Ryleigh have chemistry between them and you see it building the more time they are spent around one another. This is an area that I could easily see Kendall expanding upon and making the chemistry even more believable and showing how their relationship was built on more than just their chemistry. But again, it doesn't deter from how Kendall played everything out.Even though Alexei and Ryleigh don't know each other and their running into one another was truly fate intervening, I felt that most of their interactions were normal and nothing felt out character for either of them. I can easily see Alexei's actions reflect on as how he was raised and later actions explained by hormones and such. Ryleigh definitely keeps herself level headed and tries not to read into anything too much and not truly rely on Alexei.Overall, the story played out nicely and the relationship felt naturally played out. The way Kendall wrote it, although fast, worked nicely and still came across as believable. Kendall once again write a sweet, sexy and enjoyable story.
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  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookworms *I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *3.5 starsFinding 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 :)
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  • Melissa B
    January 1, 1970
    Kendall scored big with this heartwarming love story! Alexei "Alex" was the big, protective, linebacker bestfriend to Jane in the previous book Dear Jane and after meeting him then, I knew his book would definitely be one to remember. Alexei is a protector, taught to always treat women with respect and help when in need, so what happens when he stumbles upon a gorgeous woman that NEEDS his help? He ends up with a beautiful houseguest and a baby. This book had me laughing, crying and swooning so Kendall scored big with this heartwarming love story! Alexei "Alex" was the big, protective, linebacker bestfriend to Jane in the previous book Dear Jane and after meeting him then, I knew his book would definitely be one to remember. Alexei is a protector, taught to always treat women with respect and help when in need, so what happens when he stumbles upon a gorgeous woman that NEEDS his help? He ends up with a beautiful houseguest and a baby. This book had me laughing, crying and swooning so freaking hard I never wanted it to end. This read is by far my FAVORITE and one I would highly recommend!
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  • Erin Lewis
    January 1, 1970
    5 Star Review Finding Alexei by Kendall RyanFrom the first chapter I was hooked; what a fantastic story. I loved Alexei and Ryleigh, both separately and together. Both the characters were so strong and from their first meeting you knew that these two were special and we were in for a great read.Helping her friend out by looking after her baby, Ryleigh is struggling to cope. Alexei is a knight in shining armour who sees a woman who needs help and doesn’t hesitate to offer it.I wellI and truly hav 5 Star Review Finding Alexei by Kendall RyanFrom the first chapter I was hooked; what a fantastic story. I loved Alexei and Ryleigh, both separately and together. Both the characters were so strong and from their first meeting you knew that these two were special and we were in for a great read.Helping her friend out by looking after her baby, Ryleigh is struggling to cope. Alexei is a knight in shining armour who sees a woman who needs help and doesn’t hesitate to offer it.I wellI and truly have a new book boyfriend, having totally fallen for Alexei. Ryleigh is strong, independent and determined not to be a burden.This book certainly tugged at the emotions and was at times an emotional rollercoaster of a read.I was riveted and had a hard time putting it down. I believe that this was the final book in this series of friends but I will be searching out the others to read ASAP.The writing was strong and this was such a fabulous read that I have no trouble recommending you one click; you won’t be disappointed.
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  • Jordan Ashlie
    January 1, 1970
    Alexei, yeah I think I'll keep him!!! 😍😉Is it just me or it is extremely attractive when a sexy, rich football player calls his woman "baby"? No, not just me? Yea, I didnt think so.Let's start with Ry, strong willed hard working "single mom", who's stubborn. I love her, I love that she was determined she was indebted to Alexei, she was going to pay him back. Even though he didnt want her to. Shes the type of women that are far and few between these days, and it was refreshing to read a book wher Alexei, yeah I think I'll keep him!!! 😍😉Is it just me or it is extremely attractive when a sexy, rich football player calls his woman "baby"? No, not just me? Yea, I didnt think so.Let's start with Ry, strong willed hard working "single mom", who's stubborn. I love her, I love that she was determined she was indebted to Alexei, she was going to pay him back. Even though he didnt want her to. Shes the type of women that are far and few between these days, and it was refreshing to read a book where the girl wasnt just falling all over the guy and his money!Ella, sweet nibletts where I can get one of her? Or 3? 😂😉And Alexei... I love him! I love his sweet heart, his moderately bossy manners, and his love for his family. His moms first reaction to Ry and Ella had me nervous as could be, I was for sure thinking that's where the sad part of the story was going to come in, but when it didnt I was pleased!Overall, this book is AMAZING! yet again Mrs. Ryan you blow me out of the water with your writing skills! Each book you write is better than the last, & keep me reeling for your next release. Come on 2019, I need new Kendall Ryan novels ❤❤
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    4 Sweet & Sexy Stars!“Right now, in this moment, I feel comforted and content, all thanks to a man who cared enough to help me tonight.”If you’re looking for a quick and easy read that is sure to leave you with all the feels, then look no further. Finding Alexei is just the story you’ve been waiting for.In true Kendall Ryan fashion, this story grabs you from the first page and has you dying to find out more. Ryleigh’s life has been tougher than tough as of late. As if it wasn’t bad enough th 4 Sweet & Sexy Stars!“Right now, in this moment, I feel comforted and content, all thanks to a man who cared enough to help me tonight.”If you’re looking for a quick and easy read that is sure to leave you with all the feels, then look no further. Finding Alexei is just the story you’ve been waiting for.In true Kendall Ryan fashion, this story grabs you from the first page and has you dying to find out more. Ryleigh’s life has been tougher than tough as of late. As if it wasn’t bad enough that her roommate took off a few months ago, when she finally does show up, she shows up with a baby in tow. Ryleigh has the biggest heart and offers her roommate a place to lay her head for the night. Only the next morning, her ex roommate is gone, but the baby is still there. Not knowing what else to do, Ryleigh suddenly finds herself as a single mom and is completely over her head. She hasn’t a clue what she’s doing, but luckily fate had other plans. When fate brought Alexei into Ryleigh’s life, it was the best thing that could have ever happened. Alexei could and does have it all, but there is just something about Ryleigh that he can’t resist. She brings out this protective side that he never knew existed, but that he would do anything for. These two are opposites in every possible way, but I gotta tell you, they just worked. Their connection while intense, was just so easy; so effortless. Not even a baby could mess up what these two had going on. And the way that Alexei was with Ella….ugh! Swoon city.Finding Alexei is the kind of story that you just can’t help fall in love with. The characters are wonderful and easy to connect with. Their problems are real world ones and are easy for anyone to understand. Alexei had the biggest heart and had me falling head over heels for him. And I just loved how independent Ryleigh was and how she tried the best to deal with the cards life handed to her. Together these two were the perfect match and I just loved getting lost in the two of them.Finding Alexei was such an easy and effortless love story. It can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I loved that there was low drama, but a lot of steam. And the emotional twist at the end, definitely tugged at this girl’s heartstrings. Overall, a really wonderful read.*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Tania's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I loved him in Dear, Jane and I loved him even more in his own book. Alexei was not what you expected from a big football player. His heart was as big as his height. Him and Ryleigh met in such a unique way. He never judged and never looked down on her. On the other hand, she had no idea he was a famous professional athlete, lol. But even when she found out she still treated him the same.When she met Alexei, Ryleigh was going thru some hardships and didn’t want anyone especially Alexei to have p I loved him in Dear, Jane and I loved him even more in his own book. Alexei was not what you expected from a big football player. His heart was as big as his height. Him and Ryleigh met in such a unique way. He never judged and never looked down on her. On the other hand, she had no idea he was a famous professional athlete, lol. But even when she found out she still treated him the same.When she met Alexei, Ryleigh was going thru some hardships and didn’t want anyone especially Alexei to have pity on her. That mentality just made him fall for her even more. She finally loosened up a little and let herself feel.What I enjoyed about this quick read was that there wasn’t any drama or interference from anyone else. There was a sad moment but that brought them even closer. The epilogue was funny and I enjoyed catching up with the couples from the other stories. This book was just downright beautiful.
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  • Virginia
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
    January 1, 1970
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of the book. This is my honest and voluntary review. Ugh! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Finding Alexei is the perfect, easy to read, sweet, sexy sports romance with fantastic characters that you will love immediately. I've been excited to read this story ever since I read the preview at the end of Dear Jane and I'm so happy that it delivered and I didn't set myself up for disappointment with my expectations. Ryleigh and Alexei's story is low angst and just sweet and enj I received an Advance Reader Copy of the book. This is my honest and voluntary review. Ugh! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Finding Alexei is the perfect, easy to read, sweet, sexy sports romance with fantastic characters that you will love immediately. I've been excited to read this story ever since I read the preview at the end of Dear Jane and I'm so happy that it delivered and I didn't set myself up for disappointment with my expectations. Ryleigh and Alexei's story is low angst and just sweet and enjoyable. I really loved that he sort of rescued Ryleigh and Ella but she was so headstrong and fierce and was determined to take care of herself and her ward. I also really enjoyed the epilogue and that we got an update on 3 of the other couples from Kendall Ryan's recent books. This is proof positive of why she is an auto buy author for me! 4 out of 5 wine glasses.
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  • Shayna
    January 1, 1970
    “𝑯𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒔 𝒎𝒆...𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒎𝒆, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏. 𝑯𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆, 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔.”𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐢 by Kendall Ryan is a lightning fast, beauty of a romance full of heart, hope, and love. It’s an easy to read, page-turner of a love story jammed pack with emotion, hilarity, tons of sexy goodness, and smart wit all througout. Alexei and Ryleigh’s journey is a feel good adventure with little angst, high heat, and delcious banter. If you’re looking for a romance read that is sure to leave you wi “𝑯𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒔 𝒎𝒆...𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒎𝒆, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏. 𝑯𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆, 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔.”𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐢 by Kendall Ryan is a lightning fast, beauty of a romance full of heart, hope, and love. It’s an easy to read, page-turner of a love story jammed pack with emotion, hilarity, tons of sexy goodness, and smart wit all througout. Alexei and Ryleigh’s journey is a feel good adventure with little angst, high heat, and delcious banter. If you’re looking for a romance read that is sure to leave you with nothing but sweet dreams ahead, look no further. Kendall Ryan’s latest standalone is sure to please! 𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗕 𝗜𝗧 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘:Amazon ➙ https://amzn.to/2Sg7GhnApple ➙ https://apple.co/2N2uOSh
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  • Kim Whitehead
    January 1, 1970
    Omg!!! What a hard core swoon worthy book!! So full of love my hearts bursting!!
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