Review: Ryker tries to find his love in ‘Ray of New’ by EL Todd

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book
Series: book 6 of Ray series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contempory Romance
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I don’t know how I feel about Ryker. Much like in Rae’s story, I don’t know how to feel about him. I didn’t like him when she was dating him but I did start to like him afterwards when they started hooking up again. This time around I thought I would because he learned his lessons from Rae. But nope. He does something stupid at the end just because his pride got the better of him. For me it just felt like ‘why would you do something that won’t work. You saw what happened between Zeke and Rae’. There are also times when his controlling side is not something that appeases me like when he acted like a child when he didn’t want to use condoms when she did.

Austin is what kept me into the story. I liked the dynamic of her character and how confident she was with herself. She did have her insecurities which appeared every so often, but she knew what she wanted and didn’t compromise just because Ryker wanted her too. The only thing I didn’t like was the way her twist was just thrown in there without really any kind of development before or after it. I would have liked to have seen more there.

The best part about the story was the back and forth between Ryker and Austin. You could feel the comfortable feeling between them and how they made each other (and us) laugh. Those scenes were cute and enjoyable especially because you know that they are going to end up together in the end.

The romance scenes (i.e. the money scenes) were hotter then the last series. Both of these characters are comfortable in their own skin and are not shy about asking and taking what they want. It’s explosive and and combustion when they are together. Way past just sparks. This is what made the story the most enjoyable.

While I did have some reservations about Ryker and this book, I am going to finish the series. I am interested to see how it all ends and how Ryker tries to win Austin back. I sure home she makes him work for it.

Rating: C

RAY OF LIGHT (Ray, #1):

Ray of Hope (Ray, #2)
Ray of Love (Ray, #3)


Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.



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