Book Review: Ryan Hunter (Grover Beach Team 2)


Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.

Watching Liza Matthews’ obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn’t make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another. 

Asked by Tony to distract Liza, Ryan is only too happy. He subtly seduces her first into his soccer team and later on to his party. He does all in his power to make her see that he’s not just an insufferable playboy but a guy who really cares about her.

Some one-on-one soccer training, a passionate kiss — things seem to be going the way he wants. Except Ryan didn’t reckon on his best friend showing up at the worst possible moment and destroying everything...



Ryan Hunter by Piper Shelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reading Ryan Hunter – This Girl is Mine is like getting a backstage pass to Ryan’s life. This short novel shows the sweet, charming, romantic side of Ryan we weren’t much privy to in the first book. What he feels for Liza is very evident throughout the book. I can’t believe Liza was that oblivious that she never took a hint about what Ryan feels for her. It was nice reading from his side of the story. I fell in love with him even more! He’s far from the image of a bad boy and player that everyone assumes about him. He’s down to earth and has a healthy, strong relationship with his family. He’s very sweet especially to his mom and you just can’t help but fall in love with guys like that, right?
I really adore the Hunters. They’re fun, supportive and they show just what a family should be. They are very direct with their thoughts and they act on what they feel.

There are characters in this book too that we weren’t given much of in the first book. Reading about them and knowing them better is a nice addition to the story. The characters were with depth and this uniqueness that makes the book all the more brilliantly good. The interactions between them are genuine, relatable and loads of fun.
And as per usual, Piper Shelly writes with ease and finesse that captures you as a reader. I will never get tired of reading Liza and Ryan’s story. They make you fall for them as easily as turning a page of a book.

Ryan Hunter – This Girl is Mine is a really good although [too] short book that I would surely be re-reading. An extremely engaging, sweet, romantic read!

“What are you thinking about?” she demanded, tilting her head a little.
“That I can’t believe how I’m finally able to hold you.”

“What did you forget this time?” she teased me.
“Same as always,” I answered and took her mouth in a savagely slow and tender goodnight kiss.

Keep the books coming -

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