Sunday, July 7, 2013

Making the First Move by Reese Ryan -- A Contemporary Romance

I enjoy reading stories about both the past and the present. But I love reading and writing stories about the here and now. Sinfully sweet romances populated by colorful characters you could easily imagine as a friend, neighbor, sister or office rival.

The secrets we keep--sometimes even from ourselves--fascinate me. The revelation of those secrets can send a person's world spinning off-course or bring desperately desired peace and closure. Thus long-held secrets play a pivotal role in my debut novel, Making the First Move, which releases later this month and is currently available for pre-order. Below is a brief summary and introduction to the story's hero and heroine. This afternoon I'll return to share a brief excerpt.


Melanie Gordon has spent the past five years obsessing over her career to dull the pain of a devastating breakup and the loss of her father. Her effort pays off when she receives the promotion that could be her big break. Only it means returning to her hometown to face her past while leaving behind the man who could be her future.

Selfless (and insanely sexy) philanthropist, Raine Mason, is committed to his cause. But his passion for rescuing high-risk young males from the road to disaster is fueled by his own dark and tragic past.

When Raine is ready to take his casual friendship with Melanie to sizzling new heights, her one-way ticket to Cleveland is already booked. But a steamy night of passion leaves them both wanting more, even if Melanie is afraid to admit it. She reluctantly agrees to a long-distance relationship with no promises and no commitments.

Melanie and Raine peel back each other’s layers. She is finally ready to give her heart to him…but then she discovers startling news that causes her to question everything she knows about him. Worse, he is harboring a dark secret from his past that threatens to shatter any hope of a future for them unless he can convince her that their love is worth the risk.

Pre-order your copy of Making the First Move at one of these fine booksellers: Amazon | B & N | B-A-M | iBooks | Amazon United Kingdom | Audible


Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary romance featuring a multicultural cast of flawed, but lovable characters. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with supportive girlfriends and a happily ever after.

An avid reader, Reese's to-be-read stack resembles a small skyscraper. She adores brilliant singer/songwriters, and has an incurable addiction to musicals and movie soundtracks. The native Midwesterner currently resides in Central North Carolina with her husband and young adult son who tolerate her propensity to sing and dance badly. Visit Reese online at

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