Friday, August 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Carry Your Heart (Carry Your Heart #1) by K. Ryan


Carry Your Heart by K. Ryan
Publication Date: July 14, 2015 

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Synopsis: When Isabelle Martin steps onto Sawyer Auto Repair’s parking lot, she can’t believe it’s come to this. After dropping out of a school she never really wanted to go to in the first place and dumping a boyfriend she never really loved to begin with, she thought coming home to Claremont, North Carolina would solve all her problems. Instead, she’s still reeling from her mom’s death six months earlier and trying, but failing to help her dad, who’s sunken deep into a whiskey-fueled depression. Working in the local, motorcycle club-owned, auto shop’s office is a last resort, but it’s the only option she has...even if it means working with Caleb Sawyer, the bad-boy biker with swagger to spare who used to drive her up the wall in high school. 

Caleb Sawyer is on the fast-track to a downward spiral. He used to think he had the world at his feet--all he has to do is be patient, earn his keep in the club and in the shop, and his legacy within the Iron Horsemen MC will be his for the taking when the time is right. But that just doesn’t mean anything without his old lady by his side, who wants to leave Claremont more than she wants to stay with him. When the bottom finally drops out, nothing prepares him for the impact and he deals with it the only way he knows how--with whiskey and women. Despite all that, being around Isabelle Martin, the girl whose feathers he ruffled so easily in high school, somehow brings him back to life. She doesn’t take any of his crap, but she calls him on it without judgment and without pity. 

Despite some initial animosity, Caleb and Isabelle quickly realize that the perceptions they had of each other in high school couldn’t be further from the truth. The more time they spend together, the closer they become and the more they gravitate towards each other. Both are at a crossroads, but stuck in reverse. Isabelle needs help; she just doesn’t know how to ask for it. Caleb needs a life preserver; he just doesn’t know where to find one. And ultimately, on the path to rediscovery and identity, all roads lead them to exactly what they need--each other. 

New adult/contemporary romance told in alternating points of view. Recommended for readers 18 and older. 

Book #1 in the Carry Your Heart series that follows Caleb and Isabelle’s journey spanning the course of eight years.

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My Review

K. Ryan's debut book, Carry Your Heart, is a book worth one clicking! Carry Your Heart is an amazing book and is the story of Caleb and Isabelle. Their story is a roller coaster ride that draws you in and keeps you on edge throughout the entire book.

Isabelle and Caleb are both spiraling out of control. Isabelle has just dropped out of school and dumped her boyfriend when she decides to come home in order to try and figure out her life. Getting a job at the local auto shop, Sawyer Auto Repairs, Isabelle is forced to work with the man who drove her batty all throughout high school.

Caleb Sawyer had everything until one day he didn't. As his life spiraled downwards, Caleb lost himself in whiskey and women until Isabelle walks into his shop and back into his life. Despite their rocky history and initial dislike of one another, there's something about Isabelle that drags Caleb out of the darkness. 

Carry Your Heart makes several references to both movies and poetry that I know and love so I was excited to see them used in this book. The characters are so well-defined I felt as if I knew them. Their relationship has several ups and downs which kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen to this couple next. Nevertheless, it's a great romance.

Carry Your Heart has some awesome one-liners, a great plot, and the music that goes along with this book is absolutely perfect. 

I enjoyed Ryan's writing and the way she sets up the story and was intrigued by both the book and the characters. The epilogue left me on the fence, but I really want to see what happens next. 


About K. Ryan

K. Ryan

K. Ryan is a former English teacher, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2009. In between ‘real life’ duties, she’s been writing the Carry Your Heart series quietly on the side for the last two years. When not writing, she’s either binge-watching something on Netflix, running, reading, or cheering on the Packers. She lives in the Green Bay area with her crazy-supportive boyfriend and the best decision of her adult life, a not-so-stray cat named Oliver.

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