This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes.
Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.
Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.
When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available April 7, 2014. Please note this is not a standalone, as the story continues in book 2.
Note: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.
Here is my review..
When I Break
When sexed up Knox has to attend Sex Addicts Anonymous he meets his instructor McKenna, the sweet and innocent virgin. (Unbeknownst to Knox or others in her group session.)
We meet Knox's younger brother who is fully responsible for after their mom dies & dad walks away. Even though they are younger they fully respect Knox and help out around the house.
The slow build up if friendship mixed with some sexual tension between Knox and McKenna is nice to see, they don't dive right in and have regrets. But McKenna finds it hard to deal with Knox's issues and you can't blame her if you ask me. Even though she thinks he is trying he isn't, until further into the book.
They grow closer as does her connection with his brothers. When a new member is brought into the group you can feel the heartbreak is right around the corner. You can't help but feel for McKenna when she finally thinks Knox might change for her when his confession sucker punches her. Even I wanted to slap the boy silly.
I'm looking forward to the next book to see how Knox and McKenna over come this huge hurdle in they journey. I give this book 5 stars for sure. <3 Amy