I Liked It!
Finally we get Ryker’s story. He’s always been the Powers brother that I’ve wanted to know, and now that we got his story, I have a love/hate relationship with him.
Frankie (Francesca) is entering her last year of college, when she finally gets a chance with Ryker. She’s been swooning over him for years, and when he finally notices her, she thinks this is her chance. What she finds out is Ryker is kind of a jerk and throws her out after an amazing night of sex. When her friends (who are quite hilarious) talk her into asking him out, things go from bad to worse for Frankie.
Watching Frankie and Ryker navigate around one another was stressful, yet amazing all at once. Ryker comes off as a jerk, but also as a hot alpha male. He’s a dirty talking bad boy, so it’s easy to see why girls fall at his feet. Frankie is a romantic, and doesn’t get the games she thinks Ryker is playing. Seeing her throw everything out there with what she wants was awesome, but seeing her give in to Ryker so quickly was frustrating. I know she cares for him, but in the beginning it was only the idea of Ryker that she liked, not necessarily the man. As she got to know him, I totally see why she fell hard for him.
Ryker is definitely the moodiest of the Powers brothers. He’s harboring some hurts from years ago that makes him closed off and focused only on his wrestling. We don’t get to know until the very end his reasoning, but once it’s told, I totally understood why he was the way he was. As much as Ryker says he doesn’t want a relationship, you can see with how he is with Francesca that even though he thinks it’s not something he wants, he definitely does.
The stand out character in this book that made everyone wise up to what was going on, was Loch. He was the voice of reason for Ryker and Francesca in this book, and it was hilarious seeing him spouting off relationship advice. Even though we didn’t get to see his interactions much with Ryker, if he was saying the things to him that he was saying to Francesca, then he definitely helped get these two back together.
I really did enjoy Frankie and Ryker’s story, but as always with this series, I wish their story was longer. I felt as soon as they figured things out, the book ended. I did NOT want Ryker and Frankie’s story to end because I fell hard for them and their story. I know this is the last book in this series, but I can only hope and dream we will get one more in this series telling us how all of the brothers and their significant others ended up. I am not ready to say goodbye to the bad boy Power’s brothers, but if I have to, Harper Bentley did an amazing job with saving Ryker for last!