9.8.2021 | Wednesday

Beat by Beat

category: Book Reviews

Beat by Beattitle: Beat by Beat
author: Kaylee Ryan
series: Riggins Brothers #5
published: 7 September 2021
publisher: self-published
genre(s): contemporary, romance
pages: 220
source: client
format: eARC
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

rating: four-stars | series rating: four-stars

the blurb


Being a single mom is not how I envisioned life would turn out. But after my happily ever after ended way too soon, I’m doing my best and taking each day as it comes. Life is full of surprises, though, both good and bad... like Marshall Riggins coming to my rescue in the pharmacy line.

The gorgeous Riggins brother has a heart of gold and looks mighty fine as a knight in shining armor, but I don’t need a handout nor the distraction. Too bad my heart doesn’t get the memo.

Suddenly he’s everywhere I am. With his stubborn smile and dark blue eyes, he sees way more than I wish he would. He looks beyond the broken fragments of my being and still wants me. I can’t help but think maybe he’s my second chance at a happy ending.


After watching my brothers find their magic and settling down, it’s time to admit I want what they have. It’s not just about the passion but the soul connection. The beautiful brunette fumbling through her purse in front of me in line doesn’t just catch my attention. She steals my heart.

Wren Wheeler is as stubborn as the day is long. The gorgeous single mom doesn’t want to accept my help... or my friendship. But her adorable baby girl doesn’t agree. In fact, she loves me. And the longer I spend with both of them, I know walking away isn’t an option.

She’s afraid of having her heart broken again, but I’m not going anywhere. I’ve slowly fallen for Wren. And beat by beat, I think she’s falling too.

my review

This is the last book in the Riggins Brothers series, focusing on the youngest brother, Marshall. It’s his turn to fall in love and find the woman he is meant to be with.

Marshall is such a great character with compassion and thoughtfulness that was definitely swoon-worthy. He saw Wren in a moment of need and swept in to help. Wren, however, was fiercely independent, which made accepting his help incredibly difficult for her.

I love that about her character. She sticks to her determination to be independent, to take care of herself. It made the journey of finding her way to not just romance but a partnership in life with Marshall that much sweeter. I also love that Marshall was so giving that he practically ached to help her. Their romance was a beautiful thing. Equally beautiful was the dynamic with the Riggins family. The love, the teasing, the support… it’s so much fun to read!

There are so many truly emotional moments that will keep you engrossed in the story. So beautiful!

About Kaylee Ryan

Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s reading, cooking, and spending time with family. Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her family.

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