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The Year of Living Shamelessly Paperback – Bargain Price, October 6, 2009
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Good girl Katie Kramer has made the same New Year's resolution regarding Ryder Scott. She vows to have him see her as a woman and to have a wild fling with him. But she has to overcome Ryder seeing her as her brother's little sister. Katie makes a drastic makeover and channels her inner bad girl. Poor Ryder won't know what hit him.
Ryder Scott always kept an eye on Katie Kramer. He always rode to her rescue numerous times. Her family was the one bright and shinny part of his world growing up. Ryder won't do anything to change their feelings towards him. He wasn't prepared for the new hot and sexy Katie who is willing to travel to the dark side of sex.
When Katie finds out that Ryder is leaving town in less then a week, she knows she has to give seducing him everything she has and then some. Ryder at first is leery about losing their friendship but once that line is crossed there is no going back. Will Ryder be able to forgive Katie when he finds out he was a New Year's resolution?
The Year of Living Shamelessly is sensational. The chemistry between Ryder and Kate sizzles on every page. The friendship and family dynamic really plays a huge role in this book and it's well written. Susanna Carr is a must read for me and this book delivers on all points.
Ryder has always thought of Kaite as a little sister, but one day things changed for him and he falls in love with her. He's kept his feelings inside for years and wants to make it a little longer until he's free to move and get away from Katie. After she changed her behavior over the past year, Ryder has found it hard to keep his dirty thoughts about Katie to himself and inches closer to wanting to take her to bed. But she is his best friend's little sister and he thinks she deserves better than him so a life with her might not be in his future.
The book was pretty good. Katie and Ryder had some great chemistry. Katie was funny and smart and Ryder was sexy and protective. At times I got tired of reading their names and thought the author could have just said he or she. Sometimes it seemed like the same thing was said over and over but in a different way. Katie was determined to be with Ryder and he wanted to be with her also, but to create conflict Ryder was holding back on acting on his feelings. I really didn't think his reasons for not allowing them to have a relationship were that big of a deal, but it was understandable how he felt. After finishing the book I wasn't thrilled about paying over 12 dollars for it, but it still turned out to be pretty good and almost worth the price.
For the past three years, Katie's New Year's resolution has been to have an affair with the love of her life, Ryder. Ryder is her brother's best friend and she has been in love with him for 11 years, but at this point she would be happy to settle with an affair with the hopes of it becoming something more. This year Katie attacked that resolution with an entire makeover. While that has helped her popularity with other guys, it hasn't really affected Ryder on the surface. Now it is December 24th and Katie has found out that Ryder is moving across the world on the 1st, so she has 8 days to convince him that they are a good combination. What she doesn't realize is that Ryder is moving to escape the temptation of her, because he is just as in love with her as she is with him, but he respects the Kramer family too much to make a move on her.
There were moments that this book was really good and it did always stay highly entertaining throughout the entire book. I read it in a single sitting, but it was also really frustrating to read. While I liked the characters, there was a lot of the time, I simply could not understand why they were acting the way that they were.
I liked the premise of this book...on the surface, but it just didn't seem to play out the way that it should. At moments, the characters seemed bi-polar in their back and forth about their relationship and feelings for each other. They are supposedly friends, but they don't know how to read each other at all and the only way for them to get together seems to be through subterfuge. I just couldn't find myself believing the quality of their relationship or their ability to make it last.
It was an entertaining read, but it had the possibilities of being so much better.
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Katie Kramer has always loved Ryder Scott, her brother's best friend. Every New Year, she vows to have him in her bed, but chickens out at every opportunity. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Angeloris
Loved both Ryder and Katie! Especially Katie struggling for her happiness with Ryan. Just needed more story on the side characters and a lot more scenes between them...!Published 19 months ago by Maria Heliadou
Absolutely love this book! Great Read! Only bad part was when it was over, did not want it to end! We need another for Jake please! ♡Published on January 21, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I fell in love with this book quickly! It was the first real romance novel I have read and I couldnt put it down. The characters are very easy to understand and love. Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by mrounds
I was weary picking up this book, as sometimes an enticing cover can mean it is lacking in content. This did not. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Sasha Mizaree
this is a great steamy book. i totally related to katie and ryder is a great leading man. so hot and had a wonderful story line. i didnt want to put it down! a must read;)Published on January 25, 2011 by addy
I have never read anything by this author before. I will from now on. It was sensational. The chemistry was steamy, and the characters were so down to earth. Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by The joy of reading