In Review: Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Posted July 6, 2017 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming #1) by Carrie Ann RyanDropout by Carrie Ann Ryan
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 162 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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My rating:

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.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it — I love romance novella series. The Bad Boy Homecoming series gave me the perfect opportunity to check out four new-to-me authors while reading one of my favorite tropes — the second chance romance. The setup for these novellas is perfect and I’ve had such a great time reading them so far.

This was a great, quick and sexy read. I really liked both Grayson and Kate. Theirs was the perfect bad boy/good girl matchup. In high school, he was the kid who didn’t walk with his class at graduation and she was the valedictorian. He had a massive crush on her, but she was in a serious relationship with the guy who would eventually become her husband, and then ex-husband. (He was also a real dick.) Life has taken them in directions they hadn’t planned, but now they’re face-to-face and there’s a HUGE spark between them. I loved reading it, too. Kate was a great, strong heroine and a good mother. Grayson was hot and protective and, quite frankly, didn’t have time for anyone’s crap. Their story was sexy and sweet and I loved every minute.

Dropout was my first Carrie Ann Ryan book, but it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed her writing style and her characters. I’m looking forward to tackling some of her backlist sometime very soon. In the meantime, I’ll be bingeing the rest of the Bad Boy Homecoming novellas. Bring on the second chances, I am here for it!


“I want to live in the moment with you.”

“I’ve never been in love before, Kate, but I know I could fall in love with you. Hell, I’m halfway there already.”

He might have left Catfish Creek a dropout and a loser, but he’d be leaving again with the one thing he hadn’t thought to find here. Hope.

About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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