Book Review – Wanting You by Michele Ryan




Savannah ‘Vann’ Kelly knows the pain that love can bring, whether from family or a love lost. Being ripped from her home and forced to leave behind her boyfriend, has caused an ache she’s unsure will ever heal.

Five years later, Vann is back. While her day job is kept secret from most, the threat it poses throws her entire world off balance, putting her and those closest to her in danger.

Deke Sullivan’s life has been in a tailspin ever since his brother’s death. Everyone in his life has either betrayed or left him, making him who he is today. But behind his tough persona is still the man that craves the woman who left him all those years ago. One look into those blue-gray eyes sends his heart into overdrive, anger pulsating through him.

Can Deke move past the hurt? Will what became of Vann’s life after she left cause greater tragedy? Can first love prevail?

**Please note. This book is for mature audiences only. It contains very sexually explicit material, including a non-consensual sexual scene.**



4 Star Review

Savannah (Vann) Kelly moved away from her hometown of Alabama in her junior year of high school to California with her mother. Leaving behind her best friends since childhood Kinsley, Sawyer and Deke her high school sweetheart. Leaving her hometown because of her father’s infidelity, Vann’s mother guilted and forced her to leave everything and everyone in her life behind.

Now five years later, Vann is back her day job is kept secret from most of the world, her mother doesn’t even know the fewer the people know the better for safety reason’s. Vann is also known as Gabriella Daniels her pen name she writes erotic romance. In college she needed an escape she found it in writing and never stopped. Even now three years later she‘s going strong but is also receiving very explicit letters and photos from someone who thinks she does everything in her books. Having her pen name is a way to write and keep her anonymity to a certain extent….. So she thinks it is.

Deke Sullivan is now the owner of a bar Sully’s and guitar player for a local band “Beyond Escape”, an ex police officer who was dismissed from the police force for “conduct unbecoming of an officer”. He’s sexy HOT as hell tough guy with tattoos (who doesn’t love a man with tattoos).

Deke’s life has never been the same since his brother Jaxson’s death in his junior year of high school, he blames himself for the death as does his family. Everyone in his life has left him behind leaving him to turn into the man he is now. He’s never recovered from Vann leaving him when he needed her the most in his life, she never said goodbye just left him a….. “Dear John” letter explaining why she was forced to leave everything and everyone behind.

Deke also holds a secret that only his best friend Z knows ….it’s a good secret and I was surprised when I found out.

I’m not one for spoiling a story for the readers I feel you should be surprised for the chain of events that occur…because let me tell you there are several that will shock you they had me saying OMG did that really happen and why would he do this to Vann, this events happen towards the end of the book.

Let me mention there is some HOT sex between Vann and Deke… a shower scene comes to mind. They are meant for one another no one else has ever compared. They are two people who have loved each other since high school and never stopped.

Can Deke move past the hurt and forgive Vann for leaving him all those years ago?

Will Vann’s career choice end in tragedy or will love prevail? Will she be able to forgive her father and move past it?

I enjoyed Wanting You the story was well told and written, kudos to the author Ryan Michele for telling the story of two people who were hurt by there loved ones and able to overcome it.

***As the author mentioned there is a non consensual sexual scene it may offend some of the readers, I was not offended. Once you read it, it will explain why the author felt the need to write it in.***

But deep in my soul it has always been her and would forever be her.

I loved her I always had, no one ever compared to her so I never tried. No reason to when she left my side, she took my heart with her.