August 05, 2015

Carry Your Heart by K. Ryan ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW


Carry Your Heart by K. Ryan Carry Your Heart #1 
Publication Date: July 14, 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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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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Review by: Tatia 

I loved this book! Carry Your Heart was such an easy read that seemed to be what I needed. I took my time reading it, really trying to absorb everything. I enjoyed every minute of it.
The heroine, Isabelle, is a strong, resilient young woman who has dealt with more than most at the young age of 21. Having gone to Duke for 2 years, certain life changing circumstances made her return home and realize that school just wasn't for her, not what she wanted for her future. But coming back home wasn't easy, not when you've lost one parent with the other possibly right behind.
Caleb. Caleb Sawyer. Young as he may be, he's always known what he wanted, what was in store for his life. The future president of the Horseman MC, he knows what he has to do to prove himself. As with most men, a woman can change everything, can make you see things differently. When this happens to Caleb, his whole world is turned upside down. The one woman he thought would always be by his side ran and left him behind. But he found an unlikely ally in Isabelle. They've known each other for years, but have never been "friends" in the truest meaning. Forming a bond, they find a friend in each other, an ear to listen, and a shoulder to help carry some of the burdens of life.
Carry Your Heart is one of my favorite reads of the year. It'll be one of those few books that I know I can turn to when I need an easy read to get me out of a book slump. I can't wait to continue this story with the rest of the series.

5 Stars

Review by: Leeann 

This is a story about a girl, Isabelle who has spent her whole life doing what everyone else wanted her to do. Now at the age of 21,
she has returned to her home town under sad circumstances & finds support from the most unexpected person.

Caleb is the son of the Iron Horseman MC Matriarch Skylar. He was born into the MC world & lives & breathes it. His life has recently
been turned on its head & the return of Isabelle (or Iz, as he likes to call her) to the town has him tied up in knots for reasons he cannot get his head
around. When he finds out what she has going on in her life, he vows to support her in any way he can, because that’s what friends do, right?

Iz & Caleb are the most unlikely friendship you can imagine, but it works for them. Their story is one of loss, heartache, love & hope.

This is not a quick read by the pool or on the beach kind of read, it is very detailed so you don’t want to rush it in case you miss anything.
At times it seemed too long but all of the information needed to be included so the story didn’t come across as abrupt or cut short. I really enjoyed
reading this book & I think you can’t help but like all of the characters involved in this story, well except for the bad one. It was very easy to get caught up in this
book & forget the outside world for a while!

If you like MC books then I would recommend you check this one out. Worth one clicking for sure!!      

4 Stars 

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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