Bait & Switch by Kendall Ryan
Alphas Undone Series #1
New Adult, Contemporary Romance with some BDSM Undertones
Standalone in a Series of Standalones
Published: February 9, 2016
This is an unconventional romance that will leave your heart racing and your cheeks blushing! While I have heard many mixed reviews on this book (probably due to the fact that there is sort of, a love triangle) I actually found myself really enjoying this novel. Not only is it a fast paced, easy read, but there is definitely character growth, swoon worthy moments, and some suspense added in. With that being said, I read this book in only a few hours because it’s an easy read that flows really well and the characters definitely suck you in. This is the FIRST book I have read by the author and certainly won’t be my last.
Okay, so some may be wondering, what’s this love triangle you speak of… Let me be clear. There is no cheating (the characters weren’t together and the main character NOLAN’s intentions were never hidden from the heroine, Lacey). In fact, Nolan was very up front with Lacey in the fact that he didn’t do relationships, he never intended to start one with her, and he just enjoyed the company of women from time to time. Lacey is okay with this. She knows Nolan has another woman in his life- his roommate Daniella, who is a submissive. Lacey knows that the two have a Dom/Sub relationship but there never were feelings or emotions within their relationship. This is very true, and there is no hidden agenda or love on Daniella’s or Nolan’s Part. Because of this, I feel that this is an unconventional romance. Also, I don’t feel like this makes the story bad. In fact, it adds to the story. There are MANY relationships like this going on in the world and the author used this to enhance the story and I think she did an excellent job. SO… this love triangle I speak of isn’t necessarily what one might think when they see this term. In order to gain a better understanding as to what I am saying it would be helpful to read the story.
Other than this I enjoyed the characters and even the secondary characters. I am so glad that this is a series of standalone novels that will be told for the secondary characters like Greyson, whose story will be told next. I can’t wait to read it and I am eagerly awaiting its release!
Overall, this is a great romance. I enjoyed it very much and will be picking up more of the authors books in the future based on this read. With that being said, I would rate this book at 4.5 stars because I wish there was just a little bit more character development in the heroine, Lacey. While I did enjoy her character very much, I wish the author opened her up more like she did with Nolan. Other than that this is a wonderful, fast paced read. It has a lot of swoon worthy moments, some hot scenes, and a little bit of BDSM elements.