Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Book Tour for Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan

Spinning Out
by Lexi Ryan

Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football—training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I’m suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend six months at home to get my shit together. The cherry on top of my fuck-up sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend’s girl, Mia Mendez—the only woman I’ve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.

I’m not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She’s off-limits—and not just because she’s working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We’re both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.

Until I break my own rules and touch her.
Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed.

Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth.

I can’t rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl,
I’d climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.



◆    ◆    ◆    ◆     ◆    ◆
"You are the most important pieces of my heart."


I know for a fact that if I am ever in a book funk, Lexi Ryan is one of a select few that can pull me out of it. The first book in a new series, Spinning Out was definitely a welcome <sigh> in my reading lineup. I loved this book! I was literally on the edge of my seat while I was reading this one. Lexi always keeps me guessing with her books. And finally, my favorite part, the understanding behind the title: absolute perfection. So good.

This book had so much going for it, I couldn't stop thinking about it. At one point, I was walking around and my husband asked what was wrong. I told him I needed to think about everything that was happening and put it all together in my head. It was SO good. I know the way this was written was really different for me, and I really enjoyed the give and take of the storyline. Super neat!! I appreciated that it wasn't cookie cutter and there were so many twists and turns that I couldn't figure out what was going on. Complete page turner.

These characters had depth, but Mia set the bar high. She had an honesty to her that you don't see in young characters. She worked hard, always tried to do the right thing and she had a good head on her shoulders. Her strength was so....different. She backed off when she needed to, but pushed forward when she wanted something. She had an unparalleled maturity to her throughout the entire book. I really liked her a lot. She had a persona that was loved by everyone that encountered her. The guys on the team all took her under their wing, and I think that says a lot about who she was and how much she affected each person.

Bailey has to be the best sidekick in a story EVER, even though she had some antics that had me smiling. She had me laughing at her comments, and I loved that her best friend always came first no matter what. She was Mia's backbone and biggest supporter. She really added another element to the story and was quite an integral part to Mia's HEA.

Arrow!! Oh, Arrow. <swoon> He is every woman's dream. I mean it. He wasn't your typical alpha macho male (which I LOVE!!). Not even a little bit. He was a football player with a heart of gold, but I feel like he was living the life carefree until he met Mia and then BAM!! He had a whole new understanding of life, and I loved watching this unfurl right before my very eyes, right along with him. He made me swoon. I totally had googly eyes for him!

The pain in this book was very evident, and the drama played out really well, but my favorite part was a love that had no boundaries and knew no end. The pull was too strong. Too magnetic. Arrow and Mia defined destiny. They defined what true love was and that love ensured that nothing would stop them from attaining it.

I loved that I got to feel the guilt from both Mia and Arrow, but I reveled in the lust, the desire....the NEED these two had. It was palpable and I was really pulled into the feeling of their love. They had to tip-toe along the lines of friends and lovers, right and wrong, safety and passion. I just loved the tug-of-war in this book. The "yes I can, no I can't" scenarios played out really well and I felt like I was watching a tennis match. Back and forth, back and forth. The tension was on point. I couldn't get enough!!!

Overall, this book owned me from start to finish! I was completely invested and felt like I was along for the ride. I was soaking up the drama, turmoil and love that was beautifully written. This was the BEST way to start a new series and I can't wait for the next book, Rushing In.

"For a long time I thought you were gravity. Always there. Always pulling me your way."

◆     ◆     ◆     ◆     ◆     


Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids--a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.



No comments:

Post a Comment