Sam Davis’s Ryan Revisited is Live!

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Ryan Revisited by Sam Davis

      
When
you don’t have any idea who you are, how do you decide who you want to be?
Who is
Ryan Ester? The Southern-belle-in-training her estranged father wants her to
be? The laid-back Montana girl she became after her parents’ divorce? Or
someone she has to discover on her own?
When
Ryan’s only shot at going to college is on her father’s dime, Ryan leaves
Bluffs, Montana to return to the antebellum South she once called home. As if
the move wasn’t hard enough, Ryan’s first love, who recently left her a
broken-hearted mess, has a scholarship to none other than Ryan’s destination,
the University of the South.
Ryan
Ester may not know who she is, but she sure as heck knows who she doesn’t want
to become. As she tries to navigate scandal, heartache, and the unbearable
pressure to look and act perfect every waking second, she resents being pushed
by everyone who wants to decide for her. For the sake of her own sanity and the
hearts of those she cares most about, she will have to find a way to forge her
own path.
RYAN
REVISITED is the story of a young woman’s search for identity. For serenity.
For the perfect landing spot for her aching heart.
Author’s
Note: RYAN REVISITED is also suitable for Mature YA readers as it does not
contain graphic sexual situations.

My Review

I absolutely loved watching Ryan find herself! Ryan Revisited was not only an emotional roller-coaster, but a solid story of a girl would needed to learn who she was… Even if someone else already knew 🙂

Ryan breaks up with her amazing boyfriend Manny after receiving a call from her father that causes her to question, well, everything. She doesn’t believe that Manny can love her because, who is she? How can he love someone so lost?

They go to college together and try to stay friends (cuz that works) and Ryan goes through a some-what painful, some-what wonderful sorority rush process. in this time she pulls away from Manny, but also tries to keep him close. Ryan is a have her cake and eat it too girl right about now.

Anyway, there is so much about this book I want to say, but I’m not sure how to do it without spoiling, but let me say this:

This is the first book in a long, long time that I had to skip to the prologue just to make it through! I had to know what was going to happen or I was going to absolutely f-ing lose it! I don’t think everyone will have that need, but I did. And it didn’t ruin anything for me, I just needed to see the finish line.

Ryan creates bonds of friendships that not only strengthen her as a person, but also test her. I was completely hooked from A to Z. And I firmly believe you will too.

There was one little detail that bugged me: lots of people seem to fall in love with Ryan. Sort of. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was important to the story, so I just accepted it and fall in love too!

4 cups 🙂

“You’re changing,
Ryan. This isn’t you.”
“If you’re so
disgusted with my choices and you think I’ve changed so much, then why do you
even keep talking to me?”
 “Because I keep thinking …” Manny looked
into my eyes. “I keep hoping I’m wrong.”
Excerpt 2:
“You
just don’t understand. You don’t understand how it is,” I told him.
“I’m not trying to
interfere in your life, Ryan. I get that you have a life at U South that
doesn’t include me, one I don’t fit into.”
“No, you don’t get
it. I don’t live a double life.”
“Don’t worry about
it, Ryan. I’ll stay in the life where I belong—I won’t try to find a place in
your other one.”
“Don’t be so
dramatic.” Before I could stop my father’s words, they came out at Manny.
“Who are you,
Ryan?”
How could he say
that to me? After everything I was so honest about with him, how could he? 
“Goodbye,
Manny.”
 I turned around and walked to my room, slamming the door behind me.
Refusing to ever hear Manny ask me that again.

 
 
Sam
Davis loves to write tucked away in her cave with a large sweet iced tea and
the occasional (grossly understated) chocolate vice. She lives in Texas now
with her hunky husband and three young daughters, but she was born in Georgia
and went to high school under the beautiful Big Sky of Montana. Due to Sam’s
nearly alarming obsessive personality and lack of gumption to act her age, she
spends too much time reading YA and NA books, watching the CW, using emoticons
and hashtags, shopping at Nordstrom BP, and writing anything and everything,
anywhere and everywhere. She loves to eat, Jillian Michaels (in that order),
Nutella, going to the movies, the written word, Jesus, Auburn football, Ron
Pope, Big Sky Country, and every kind of person.


 


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