Grayson Cleary was considered the high school dropout after leaving the small town of Catfish Creek, Texas before high school graduation. Now it was the ten-year high school reunion, and though he originally had no intention of going back to his hometown, his best friend Leah had other plans for him. Soon he was back in Catfish Creek and seeing the girl he always wanted but couldn’t have during high school the moment he stepped foot into town… Kate Williamson.
Kate Williamson was valedictorian of her high school class and her family had high hopes for her. However, after getting married young to her high school sweetheart and becoming Kate St. Dalton, and then having two children before finishing college. Kate soon became a disappointment instead. A college dropout, and now a single mother who moved back to her hometown to be close to her parents, Kate is working as a secretary to help support her kids while dealing with small town minds and her family’s unhappiness over her life decisions. With only her two best-friends in her corner, being back in Catfish Creek has not been a walk in the park, and with the high school reunion, she can only hope the weekend goes by quickly. However, that all changes when she comes face to face with Grayson Cleary.
Carrie Ann Ryan’s Dropout is definitely a fun and sexy romance that I found enjoyable. I really like Grayson and Kate’s characters and how through their talks we got to know about them in high school and how they saw each other during that time as well. I also liked getting to know about them now, in the present. Kate is such a strong character. She is a relatable heroine who does not let her past decisions define who she is and she keeps on pursuing her dreams no matter the roadblocks in her way.
Another character I wanted to know more about is Leah and the mystery about where she kept running off to. So I liked Ms. Ryan element of mystery and kept that character noticeable within the story, but not giving away too much as we’re going to find out more about her in the next book in the series which will be written by a different author.
Overall, Dropout by Carrie Ann Ryan is a great romance novel filled with fun, emotion, and heart. I happily recommend.
(I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.
Grayson Cleary left town before graduation day and never looked back. Most people back home pegged him as a dropout. Over time, he’s worked to make something of his life and leave his past behind, so when his ten-year reunion comes up, he has no intention of attending. When his best friend begs him to go, Grayson finds himself confronted with a past he’d rather forget and the one woman he’s always craved.
Kate St. Dalton had everything when she left her hometown. Not only was she Valedictorian with a full scholarship, but she was also engaged to the boy of her dreams. Then, life threw a wrench in her plans, and she had to find a way to live the new life fate handed her. The last thing she needs is the hot boy from high school returning to town as the sexy man of her dreams.
When the two take a chance and use the reunion week to burn up the sheets, they’ll have to remember that it’s only for a few nights—not for a lifetime. And decide if what they have is just a fling…or something far more than a mere reunion.
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