Every Time I Fall by Lexi Ryan
By Old guy in Fla
Loved this romance between Abbi & Dean & highly recommend it if you enjoy hot, sexy friends-to- lovers novels❣️👍. Abbi is a big girl , beautiful & an admired, successful chef at her friend’s popular spa - Dean is her brother’s handsome & physically fit best friend & business partner‼️. Having known each other since their youth, Abbi (who has been hurt by men she has dated in the past), turns to Dean for help with her dating insecurities. As he helps her through to seeing herself as he sees her, will their relationship move in the direction he hopes or will their pasts interfere in a possible future together⁉️. Lexi Ryan is a talented writer & storyteller who never disappoints her readers & Every Time I Fall is no exception ‼️🥰. Bet you’ll have many hours of reading pleasure‼️👍. Get your copy now & enjoy it as I did❣️👏. My 5-star rating is well deserved; bet you’ll agree!👍👏.
By Boating Mom
This is such a beautiful love story written by Lexi Ryan. Abbi and Dean have both struggled with insecurities that neither of them have ever talked about. Abbi is a chef who has always wanted to open her own bakery, but doesn’t think she could ever do it. She’s got a great support group in her family and close friends, but her own opinions of herself keep her from being the best version of herself. She’s a curvy girl who’s been mentally beaten down by past relationships and now doubts that anyone could ever truly want to be with her. Especially Dean, who she’s had a crush on since she was a teenager. Dean happens to be her brothers best friend and business partner at their construction company. Abbi has never made her feelings towards Dean known and always thought in her mind that he could never be with someone who looked like her, so their relationship has stayed in the friend zone. Then one day, Dean offers to help Abbi gain confidence in herself, and in the bedroom. Seems simple enough, right?
I loved this story. I think all of us suffer from our own insecurities, and seeing how Abbi and Dean learned to face theirs was inspiring. Seeing them both learn to open up and own their true feelings towards themselves and each other. And the passion between them was off the charts!!! Lexi Ryan hit it out of the park with this book. It’s sweet, sexy, and so inspiring. You’re definitely going to want to read this story!
I have yet to read a Lexi Ryan book that I haven’t had to force myself to put down. This one did not disappoint.
Brother’s Best Friend
Loved Abbi and Dean! Abbi is a chef who has dreams of owning her own bakery. Her first crush, Dean, who is her older brother’s best friend, offers to teach her to have confidence in the bedroom in exchange for keeping him away from Amy, a toxic relationship. Can this temporary arrangement lead to some pretty real feelings or will their insecurities lead to a crash and burn? 5 stars
Love Abbi and Dean
Stella: “With Abbi, though, you’re up against some pretty thick walls she’s built around herself.”
Dean: “I do renovations for a living. Taking down walls is a specialty of mine.”
This book can resonate with anyone who wishes for a happily ever after, but perhaps has a few insecurities to overcome. Us curvy girls, however, may relate just a bit more. No matter how confident you are in other areas of your life, it is easy to feel that someone is attracted to you DESPITE your shortcomings. You can believe they love you for all of these various reasons, but it always in spite of how much you weigh. When you walk into a room you immediately feel like people are judging you, and finding you just a little but less than, on no other basis but weight alone. Abby was very much this girl. Confident in the kitchen. Confident with her friends. But thanks to outright verbally abusive relationship, she was unable to fathom why any guy would want to be with her romantically. Still, she kept trying, sometimes with the worst that dating apps had to offer...until she comes to an agreement with Dean - she will distract him from his romantic entanglements if he can provide some constructive criticism with hers. Everyone wants to be wanted, and Dean is no different. He and Abby have more in common that not. How they navigate these feelings are what makes a Lexi Ryan book so great. Ryan is great at building angst, great at making you FEEL the emotions coming off the page, and great at providing characters with depth and growth along the way.
On another note: I absolutely adore this cover. How refreshing to find a model that fits the character description so well. And the colors are so pretty. 😍
Thanks to the author, I was lucky enough to be able to read an advanced copy.
I loved it however
I loved it, however I would have loved it even more if there would have been more them together. I feel like they got together to late in the book, but other than that loved it. I would love a follow up to their story
So excited Lexi continued this series!
By Samantha B. Sokol
So excited Lexi continued this series! After the first two books in this series, I was hooked, and this book was just as good as the others. Meeting Dean in the previous books, I wasn’t the biggest fan of him because of what he did to Abbi’s brother, but it seems that the group of friends have forgiven him because he was pretty manipulated and continues to do so more openly now. Abbi has always had a crush on her brother’s best friend but being insecure about her weight and other aspects of her life, she never thought it was a possibility. Surprise to her, Dean actually feels the same way about her, but never made a move because of everything that’s happened with him and her brother. When Abbi finally decides to try dating again, Dean volunteers to show her the ropes, and per usual, things get serious, and feelings go wild quickly. I continued to hit my head against the wall over these two not realizing the feelings they had for each other and how they kept fighting the bigger picture of them being together. In the end, things work out for these two after a bunch of back and forth and we see Abbi finally gain the confidence that’s buried inside her and go after everything she wanted, professionally and personally. I loved that Dean was finally about to get out from under Abbi’s brother’s ex-wife and make amends with his insecurities and his family. I can’t wait for the next installment because I love these characters!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Sweet and charming read!
By Virna Thompson
Every Time I Fall by Lexi Ryan is the third book in the Orchid Valley series and is a sweet and charming brother’s best friend romance. Though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, as each book is about a different interconnected couple. However, I highly recommend reading the series.
I absolutely loved Dean and Abbi so much. Dean is one charming and sexy man, but he is also caring and protective. Abbi may not have been confident in who she was, but she was beautiful and I loved watching her find herself. Friends for a long time, neither thought the other would be interested, but little do they know. Their journey started as one friend helping another, but their connection is undeniable. They are both a bit lost but find something unexpected in the other. I loved their story so much and highly recommend it.
Another page turner!
Loved the previous books in this series and this book did not disappoint. I finished it in one day! Excited to see who’s story we get to read next from Orchard Valley.
Brother’s Best Friend romance
I absolutely adored this book. Abbi has had a crush on her brothers best friend, Dean, for years. But she thinks he is so hot and wonderful that he’d never fall for a girl like her. A “girl like her” is a little thicker than the girls Dean usually dates. Her being a bigger girl has messed up her self esteem. My heart broke for her. She had one serious boyfriend who was a jerk and messed with her mind and body issues even more than she did on her own. Dean is !ace’s best friends and Stella’s brother. has his own set of issues that Abbi is privy to. Unbeknownst to Abbi, he’s had a crush on her for a long time, but he has felt like he wasn’t good enough for her. I loved how Dean kept trying to show Abbi how beautiful she was. And I was happy to see their friendship turn into more. I was even more happy that Dean didn’t end up with his ex!