Title: Resisting Her
Author: Kendall Ryan
First published April 15, 2013
293 pages, Kindle Edition
He’s the superstar she can’t forget. She’s the woman he doesn’t remember.
Ace striker, Marcus Caster-Rupp, had it all – fame, fortune, and a beautiful girlfriend. After a shocking loss, he wakes up in the hospital, unable to remember anything from the last two years of his life.
His career in jeopardy, he struggles to regain his memory and find his way back to the pitch. Enter neurologist, Katya Zhirkova, who’s tasked with helping Marcus recover his memory.
But there’s a catch – they had a brief fling just before his accident, an encounter he doesn’t remember. As they work together, Katya fights to keep her attraction to Marcus at bay, knowing that it could jeopardize his recovery.
But as the memories start to trickle back, will Marcus remember the one woman who stole his heart? With the next season around the corner, Marcus needs to get back in the game.
If only Katya were brave enough to take a chance on love.
About the Author
Kendall Ryan is an accomplished author with over 3 million books sold worldwide. She has written more than two dozen titles, which have been translated into multiple languages.
Her books have been featured on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists over three dozen times, cementing her status as a prolific and successful writer. Ryan’s work has caught the attention of major publications, including USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
She currently resides in Texas with her family.
Resisting Her by Kendall Ryan is a contemporary romance novel first published on April 15, 2013. Ryan is a bestselling author of more than thirty novels, primarily in the romance genre.
Her writing style is characterized by well-developed characters, smooth pacing, and steamy romance. Resisting Her, one of her earlier works, examines the complexities of relationships, trust, and personal growth.
In Resisting Her, we meet Derek Block, a successful businessman who always gets what he wants, and his assistant, Sydney. Derek, who is used to keeping relationships shallow and physical, finds himself drawn to Sydney, who is a hardworking and focused woman with a painful past.
While the story may sound unoriginal at first, Ryan’s writing elevates the plot and makes it an enjoyable read, even for readers who typically shy away from the romance genre. One of the strengths of this novel is the clear and concise writing, which makes it easy to immerse oneself in the story.
The chemistry between the characters is also well-written, and the steamy scenes are tasteful and well-integrated into the narrative. The pacing is also spot-on, with just the right amount of tension and conflict to maintain the reader’s interest without dragging on.
However, the character development in Resisting Her could have been stronger. While the main characters are adequately fleshed out, the secondary characters could have used more depth and nuance.
Additionally, some of the plot twists feel predictable, which may turn off some readers looking for a more unpredictable story. The themes in Resisting Her are relatable, particularly for anyone struggling with trust and vulnerability in a romantic relationship.
In this way, the book has the potential to be cathartic for readers going through a similar experience. However, readers looking for a light-hearted and escapist read may find the serious themes off-putting.
Overall, Resisting Her is an enjoyable romance novel that is well-crafted and well-paced. It may not be groundbreaking, but it tells a solid story with likable characters and a satisfying conclusion.
Fans of the romance genre will find plenty to enjoy here, while those looking for a deeper exploration of trust and vulnerability in relationships will also find something to appreciate. I would recommend Resisting Her to fans of contemporary romance looking for a not-too-heavy read.
However, readers who prefer more complex characters or plotlines may find the book lacking. I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars, based on its solid writing, pacing, and chemistry between the main characters.