Ryder (Resisting Love, #2.5) - Chantal Fernando Resisting Love BR with Sara and Jo continues! ARC provided to our Smexy Bookaholics blog by the authors in exchange for an honest review.When his cousin Tenielle (Tee) unexpectedly shows up at Ryder’s apartment with her gorgeous friend Lexi, Ryder finds himself with two temporary roommates. There is an instant attraction between Ryder and Lexi and their shared interest in music sets the stage for a great relationship between the two of them. But someone from Lexi’s past threatens to ruin not only her relationship with Ryder, but his music career as well. Ryder is by far my favorite story in the Resisting Love series so far. You might be wondering how a novella could possibly be my favorite in a book series… my honest answer for you would be that I fell for the hero Ryder... and I fell hard. What I Loved About Ryder:♪ Talented musician? ✔♪ Uses a unique nickname (Queen of Hearts) for the heroine? ✔♪ Hot, tatted, and pierced (including down south)? ✔♪ Loyal, protective, loving, romantic at heart, and alpha male? ✔✔✔✔✔Other 5 Star Attributes:♪ Tee – I think Ryder’s description of his cousin was very fitting. ”While Layla makes you want to protect her, her older sister, Tenielle, makes you want to hide your valuables and cup your balls. She’s one of the hardest girls in my life to protect because she’s so damn independent. It frustrates me, but it also makes me proud as hell.” Tee definitely isn’t afraid to be herself and doesn’t seem to care what others might think about her. She also made me laugh out loud on several occasions! ♪ Lexi – She has had a difficult life. Her father left when she was young and she lost her mother three years prior to the beginning of this story. During the three years following her mother’s death, Lexi was travelling the world, working random jobs, and pretty much lived like a nomad. I loved that even though she hasn’t had the easiest circumstances in life, she didn’t let that drag her down as a person. ♪ There was a huge twist in the story line that I did not see coming at all! Overall, I could not put this novella down! The characters, story, and humor completely had me hooked! It was definitely a 5 Star read for me! Memorable Quotes:♪ “There are no words for how stunning you look, Lexi, and I write songs.”♪ Lexi: “this is the best desert ever. It’s like an orgasm in your mouth!”Ryder: “It’s pretty amazing, but I just tasted your lips, and I have to say they beat this chocolate thing hands down.”