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Winning Back Ryan (Winning Back Series Book 1) by [Siwik, S.L.]
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  • Language: English
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I had no idea what this book was going to be about when I began reading except what the title stated, so I immediately knew that there was going to be a break up involved, but wow. I didn't expect this book to be as good as it was. It was such a great read and really pulled me in. I did not want to put it down at all. I wanted to keep reading and find out what would happen next. If you love some drama in a book, then this book is for you. There is lots of drama between friends, lovers, exes, etc.

Anne Watson's life is normal like most people. She goes to work, has a great boyfriend, and some amazing friends in her life. That is until she goes home one evening from work to walk in on her boyfriend Ryan cheating.

Anne take to her best friend Brian as well as her other friends Ben, Max, and George. Yes, these are all men. Anne doesn't really have female friends and these men have been her friends since college. The catch to this is, two of her friends are in love with her. This all comes out through the story. Annie (the name she goes by) decided to win back Ryan in the beginning but somewhere along the way it turns into pure revenge. Things get pretty out of hand between the two and she soon learns she has feelings that are much deeper than she ever thought possible for one of her friends.

I have to say, there is a little love triangle within this story. Of course, I always seem to want the women with the guy that doesn't get her. Yet in this story, I don't know which man I want Annie to choose because you grow to love each one for different reasons. Yes I love these men in this story. They each have different personalities and are Amazing!!

Overall, I really loved this book. I can't wait for the sequel to come out!!
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Annie is quite naive, but she has just the right friends to she'd some light.
Annie comes home to find her boyfriend of two years cheating on her with a complete bombshell. She knows hands down there is no competition. The other girl is completely gorgeous. She plays it off as if it is all ok though.
"I stared at Ryan and said, " I was thinking we'd have take-out, then have some ice cream and watch a movie. I'm going to take a cold shower, if you wouldn't mind putting the trash out."

She was anything but okay. She just didn't know how to deal with it. However, she thinks Ryan is helping her when he tells her everything she has been doing wrong. Guys can definitely be scum!!
Here is where her being naive comes in. She believes she is the problem and now that she knows how to fix it, everything will get better.

"I met his eys as I began My drunken confession, " He's my first, so he has to be my last. i chose him, so he is The One."
Unfortunately for her, her best friends do not agree. If they are going to help it will only be for revenge. So she will just let then believe that is the reason she wants to change herself, when really it's to win Ryan back.

Will Ryan even want her when she changes? He sure as hell doesn't deserve her. Will she give in to him, or will she find someone better? Will she even allow herself to feel for someone that wasn't her chosen "One"?

Winning back Ryan is written from Annie's point of view. It is very well written. However, she is too old to be so damn naive. Her character is well display of how naive a person can be. The author definitely knows how to create a character.
5 stars from Alyssa
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After reading the title of the book I presumed what the plot was going to be about...how wrong was I. The story centres around Anne and her four male friends who help her rebuild herself after she comes home from work to find her boyfriend of two years cheating on...

I really enjoyed this book so much so that I read it in one sitting. I liked the plot and the direction the author took it in. I loved the interaction between the main character and her friends some of the banter was laugh out loud funny and then serious and compassionate the next.

Looking forward to the next books especially Bens.

Would definitely recommend :-)
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This book was recommended to me and I loved it, ... I would really recommend this book, couldn't put it down
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4.0 out of 5 stars Winning Back Ryan ~ Winning Back Series ~ Book 1 4 Nov. 2015
By Jane Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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When Annie Watson came home after a hard day at work, she just wanted to relax but found her boyfriend in their bed with another women. With months to go on a shared lease, she turns to her best friends for support and works out a plan in her head for Winning Back Ryan, with the shared lease keeping them tied to an expensive apartment.

The friends provide support with lots of drinking, keeping her safe when she spins out of control and giving her time to heal and come to grips with Ryan's betrayal that has been going on throughout most of their two year relationship. The guys, Brian, Ben, George and Max offer support and try to convince her she is better off without Ryan but deep down she finds if hard to give up the first guy she has been with that she planned to spend the rest of her life with.

Ryan's behavior keeps getting uglier and uglier with public humiliation, calling her fat and blaming her for his behavior and finally an act of violence.

I found the behavior of this group of young adults to be rather immature at times, sometimes funny but mostly they are one confused group of people about what is important in life, although they are figuring it out quickly when the need arrises. Winning Back Ryan is full of emotions and conflict within the group of friends as they pull together to help Annie, which is the saving part of the plot.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I found myself engulf in the story and discovered why the name of the novel 18 Sept. 2013
By Monique Machuca-Austin - Published on Amazon.com
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Honestly, I did not know what to expect. The summary of novel, Winning Back Ryan, left a lot to the imagination. So when I began reading, I found myself engulf in the story and discovered why the name of the novel is, Winning Back Ryan.
Anne Watson met her boyfriend, Ryan, in college along with her best friends of five years Brian, Ben, Max, and George. She has decided to take the next step in her relationship with Ryan and move in with him, since they had been dating for the past two years.

Anne comes home one day after work to discover her boyfriend, Ryan, cheating on her with another woman in her bedroom. Devastated, she seeks her friends to comfort her while she contemplates what she is going to do about her relationship with Ryan. Her friends confess to her what they have known all along about Ryan's cheating and she decides she is going to try to revamp herself to get Ryan back, but not without a little revenge.

While executing her plan, she finds her plans take a few turn because some of her friends have found a possible new opportunity to become more than friends with Anne. She finds herself the center as a love interest and the testosterone levels start to rise, but each of the guys have very different personalities that are irresistible finding yourself unable to choose too.

Does Anne win Ryan back? Does she want Ryan back after her revenge? Or does Anne find herself with a new love interest?
S.L. Siwik's romance novel, Winning Back Ryan, is her first novel in the Winning Back series and is a wonderful love story with much relief does not end with huge cliffhanger. S.L. Siwik will not have us to waiting too long to find out more about the lives of all the characters in the next novel, Getting Back Annie, because she is currently writing the second book in the series and provides a prologue for the sequel.

S.L. Siwik's first novel in the Winning Back series, Winning Back Ryan, receives 4 WONDERFUL STARS!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! Hurry up with the next one! 14 Aug. 2013
By bookwyrm - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this a very enjoyable read. Loved the characters of Anne and her 4 Alpha Male friends! Ryan was a manipulative creep. Unfortunately there are way too many Ryan's out there. Lot's of women have body issues and are insecure. The Ryan's of the world prey upon them, feed their insecurities and make them feel like everything is her fault. I've seen it with friends. I think all of this rang very true...very real. I am the sort who would have probably gone ballistic upon finding Ryan and his skank. But, I do understand the women who have been programmed to think that everything is their fault. I really liked Anne's character as well as her hot, weird friends. You could tell they all cared about her and were very protective. I really like that Anne got all "empowered" and shed all that insecure crap that Ryan had been cultivating. I want more about all the rest of her hot friends. They were all great characters. More books please!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Liked it!! 14 Oct. 2013
By Lisa Amarosa - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book free on amazon and it has been sitting in my kindle for a while. I am so glad I decided to read it last night. I thought it was a great book. I loved the storyline, the characters and the writing. I couldn't put the book down.
Annie, who at times I wanted to shake and wake her up, finds her boyfriend of two years cheating on her. He blames her and she wants to fix what he tells her to try to win him back.
Annie has four, gorgeous, amazing MALE friends; Brian, Ben, Max and George. This group of friends will do anything for Annie and are so protective of her. Brian and Ben want more than just a platonic friendship. Brian has been her Best Friend of the four for five years.
I love the banter and their converstions, especially when they went lingerie shopping with Annie.
It had some anxiety and angst. Will Annie go back with Ryan, Will Annie ever admit her feeling with Brian and act on it. Will Annie go with Ben.
I liked the Ending felt it was the best choice but would have liked a little more. Hoping the next book will give us more of an HEA. I would love to see books on all the friends and their friendship.
4.0 out of 5 stars I *heart* Brian! 12 Aug. 2013
By Holly - Published on Amazon.com
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After reading the synopsis of the book, I was expecting a book that covered some serious material, but I was not sure what way the author would handle it, I have read books before where it was handled terribly, and some that handled it in a great way. This one was part of the latter group.

At first I was not sure why Anne was acting what I thought to be naive, but when I realized that Ryan was her first basically everything, I could understand why she would want to try and hold on to him, we all want our first loves to last don't we? Our first loves are intense, and the break up even more intense, feels like our whole world is falling apart, and if we can do something to fix it, we want to.

Anne was lucky to have her four best friends around to help her realize that there was nothing about her that needed changing, it was Ryan that needed to change his ways, and even then, we come to understand that there is more that they know about Ryan than Anne does, and she cannot go back to him.

There were times during this book that I really wanted to shake Anne to make her realize what she had waiting for her right in front of her eyes with Brian. He would say things to her, or do things for her that basically said how he felt about her, and she seemed completely clueless to them. I wanted them to get together as I could see that his feelings for her were genuine, and even when Ryan would beg her to come back to him, I just always got the feeling that he didn't really care for her.

The character development in Anne is really good, she starts off as what I would classify as mousey, very shy, and does not seem to have a whole lot of self-esteem. Later on in the book we find out why that is, and she definitely needs and is lucky to have her friends around to help her work through it. By the end of the book, she is literally a kick ass girl!

This book was not perfect for me, there were situations that I felt were a little out of reach for the characters, and just didn't fit properly, however, overall this was a good book for me, and I give it a 4/5.
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