Review: Kayden/Simon by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

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 Kayden/Simon
Bayou Heat Novella #21 & #22
Alexandra Ivy &
Laura Wright
1001 Dark Nights
August 9th



ENEMY TO LOVER
Kayden is obsessed with revenge after his parents disappeared when he was just a cub. Now the gorgeous Hunter has discovered the man responsible for betraying them – Joshua Ford – and it’s time for payback. Beginning with the kidnapping of Joshua’s daughter, Bianca. But last thing he expects is to be confronted with the horrifying realization that Bianca is his mate. Will he put revenge before his chance for eternal happiness?


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Sexy male model, Simon refuses to give up his exciting life in New York City to return to the slow heat of the Wildlands. For a decade, many pantera have tried to capture the rogue Diplomat and bring him home, but all have failed. Now it’s Tryst’s turn. The hard, brilliant, and gorgeous, Hunter is the ultimate tracker. But can the admitted beast-girl of the Wildlands capture her prey without losing her heart in the process?



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I really enjoy both these authors. If you haven't yet tried their Bayou series you don't know what you are missing. I'm really loving these cats! 

Kayden & Simon make books #21 & #22. Can you believe it. Where has the time gone since they first started this series?  I'm going to do my best to break down the two stories. 

Kayden
I felt for him. He was a man with a goal and nothing was going to stop him from doing what he wanted to do, or so he thought. I don't think he counted on Bianca and how she handled him. I love her, she's so funny. 

Here she learns that Kayden is after her father and going to use her to get to him and how does she handle it...she helps someone else in need. 

That's the kind of person she is. How could you not like her. 

Simon
 Both Simon and Tryst cracked me up. You will not meet two people who want to deal with each other less. Both work very hard at fighting their need for each other. 

By the end of the story you really get to understand Simon and what his childhood was like. It makes his choices in life understandable. 

Tryst is such a tunnel vision type of thinker. When the tunnel falls she's really not sure how to handle it. I don't think she's used to things not working out her way the first time. She made me a little mad at the end of their story but I got over it. 

The story
Like I said above, I really enjoy this series. I wish I hadn't let myself get behind but I have. Someday I'm hoping to get caught up. Both of the stories are well-written and continue the main story line well. Even with behind a few, I wasn't lost at all. 

Usually I have a favorite when I read stories with multiple stories in them, this time I don't. I liked both Kayden and Simon's story equally. Both a well worth reading. These a quick easy to read stories that are perfect when you are looking for something fast to read.  

If you've read Kayden/Simon or anything by either author I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting with me and happy reading! 





   



    


Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library. Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on. Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold! I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.


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Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”  


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