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How much can a day change your life? How much pain can a heart endure? Love? How hard can you fall? When Valerie Darsin is left devastated by a sudden and disastrous event there is no one to turn to. That is until a crush from her past, Flynn Docherty makes a reappearance and tries to be all that she needs. With a playboy reputation and a lifestyle beyond Valerie's small range How much can a day change your life? How much pain can a heart endure? Love? How hard can you fall? When Valerie Darsin is left devastated by a sudden and disastrous event there is no one to turn to. That is until a crush from her past, Flynn Docherty makes a reappearance and tries to be all that she needs. With a playboy reputation and a lifestyle beyond Valerie's small range existence, Flynn has much more in common than Valerie knows. When Valerie learns he's only one call away the connection they make isn't only by phone. What happens next is a story of trials, trust and an undeniable love.


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How much can a day change your life? How much pain can a heart endure? Love? How hard can you fall? When Valerie Darsin is left devastated by a sudden and disastrous event there is no one to turn to. That is until a crush from her past, Flynn Docherty makes a reappearance and tries to be all that she needs. With a playboy reputation and a lifestyle beyond Valerie's small range How much can a day change your life? How much pain can a heart endure? Love? How hard can you fall? When Valerie Darsin is left devastated by a sudden and disastrous event there is no one to turn to. That is until a crush from her past, Flynn Docherty makes a reappearance and tries to be all that she needs. With a playboy reputation and a lifestyle beyond Valerie's small range existence, Flynn has much more in common than Valerie knows. When Valerie learns he's only one call away the connection they make isn't only by phone. What happens next is a story of trials, trust and an undeniable love.

30 review for Ready For Flynn, Part 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Heather

    Wow!! What a book !! Ready For Flynn should come with the caution tag "Are you ......REALLY Ready For Flynn?" This is one of those books your never quite prepared for, yet this story WILL affect you. This is now the ninth novel I've read from this author and I can honestly say I've never been disappointed with any of her work, KL Shandwick is most definitely one of my automatic one-click authors. Not only does she provide a world to lose yourself in but also a story that makes you think and most im Wow!! What a book !! Ready For Flynn should come with the caution tag "Are you ......REALLY Ready For Flynn?" This is one of those books your never quite prepared for, yet this story WILL affect you. This is now the ninth novel I've read from this author and I can honestly say I've never been disappointed with any of her work, KL Shandwick is most definitely one of my automatic one-click authors. Not only does she provide a world to lose yourself in but also a story that makes you think and most importantly feel! Ready For Flynn is the story of a young girl named Valerie and having spent majority of her life being sheltered or protected from the world by her family, she craves freedom of life. In walks Flynn Docherty who turns Valerie's protected life into a tail spin. The attraction between them is more than physical or emotional it's almost unexplainable with words yet KL delivers a story in a way that the reader can almost feel for themselves the electricity between Valerie and Flynn. However Flynn realises many obstacles lie ahead for them in particular Valerie's age, she's not ready for him. The story takes a heartbreaking twist that will require many tissues, I've cried when reading books before but this was a different type of crying, the worst type. I literally mopped up teardrops with the sleeve of my sweater as they steadily ran down my face and dripped off the end of my chin at a painfully slow pace, I couldn't even hear my own breathing it was so silent! From this point on I knew the story was going to hold a big place in my list of WOW reads. Whether it's fate or circumstances bring them back into each other's lives years later where Valerie now has the opportunity to test whether she's truly ready to take Flynn on! An absolutely amazing first part of This story and I'm eagerly awaiting the next emotionally challenging ride. 5 *'s are not enough.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Syndi

    When i was listening to the audiobook, about 70% i was about to rate this book 3 stars or lower. Because i do not like Valerie. Yes i know she is 15 years old and very immature, but her immature really hits me in the wrong spot. About 70% of this book, i want to slap her. Then slowly the story gets better. The chemistry between Flynn and Valerie improving very much with the help of Flynn character. He is very interesting character. He is a quite storm that loyal to his best friend. Anyway, only When i was listening to the audiobook, about 70% i was about to rate this book 3 stars or lower. Because i do not like Valerie. Yes i know she is 15 years old and very immature, but her immature really hits me in the wrong spot. About 70% of this book, i want to slap her. Then slowly the story gets better. The chemistry between Flynn and Valerie improving very much with the help of Flynn character. He is very interesting character. He is a quite storm that loyal to his best friend. Anyway, only at the end of the book, i can really appreciate the story. The dark world of entertainment industry. The manipulative, profit oriented and the dark lifestyle. I wish the author can bring more of this aspect into the story. Good thing the cliffhanger is mild. Overal this is a very enjoyable story. 4 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn

    Omg what can I say about this book... It's awesome!!!! This is such a heart wrenching story keep the tissues handy. I felt so many emotions whilst reading Flynn and Valerie's story. They go through so many hardships to be together. You see the love that Flynn displays for Valerie. At times I wanted to reach in the book and just shake Flynn and Valerie and tell them "wake up already be together". But KL you have done it again awesome awesome book. Without all the tears you will shed reading this Omg what can I say about this book... It's awesome!!!! This is such a heart wrenching story keep the tissues handy. I felt so many emotions whilst reading Flynn and Valerie's story. They go through so many hardships to be together. You see the love that Flynn displays for Valerie. At times I wanted to reach in the book and just shake Flynn and Valerie and tell them "wake up already be together". But KL you have done it again awesome awesome book. Without all the tears you will shed reading this book it wouldn't have been the same. Impatiently waiting on part 2.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Janet Boyd

    I was given an arc of this book to read by k l , I have read all of this ladies books and this 1doesn't disappoint , I fell in love with Flynn form the start , his love for Valerie from first seeing her and the way he was always there for her though her sad times only makes you !ove him more , This book is well worth reading and I would give it 5* and much more if I could , thanks K L for letting me be 1of a small group to read this first I was given an arc of this book to read by k l , I have read all of this ladies books and this 1doesn't disappoint , I fell in love with Flynn form the start , his love for Valerie from first seeing her and the way he was always there for her though her sad times only makes you !ove him more , This book is well worth reading and I would give it 5* and much more if I could , thanks K L for letting me be 1of a small group to read this first

  5. 5 out of 5

    Emma Louise

    Ok here we go, Are you 'Ready For Flynn'? I hope you are and I hope I can prepare you even a little bit for what you are about to experience, the gut wrenching turmoil Valerie goes through, the heart strings that are pulled for a young girl who is in love. The laugh out loud moments you will have when reading Flynn's comebacks and Valerie's quick wit. Valerie and Flynn are pulled together with feelings for each other, but with age difference and Flynn's friendship towards Martin he is torn with h Ok here we go, Are you 'Ready For Flynn'? I hope you are and I hope I can prepare you even a little bit for what you are about to experience, the gut wrenching turmoil Valerie goes through, the heart strings that are pulled for a young girl who is in love. The laugh out loud moments you will have when reading Flynn's comebacks and Valerie's quick wit. Valerie and Flynn are pulled together with feelings for each other, but with age difference and Flynn's friendship towards Martin he is torn with his feelings for both Valerie and Martin. His feelings towards Valerie are stronger than he can deal with, or feelings that he is used to at all. Life takes Flynn away in a different direction and away from them as a family.. Valerie is a girl who is well protected from the world by her brothers and family, but is also wise to the world. She is the only sister among her siblings and with her favorite brother Martin a constant always there by her side, her best friend, she thinks she can take on the world. That is until her world is turned upside down, (warning *) this is when you need the tissues! Flynn turns up for a shoulder Valerie needs to lean on, but does Valerie want Flynn in her life? Can she really trust him back in her life? What can one girl from a small town take? Valerie shows strength that Flynn has never seen before, and he wants her even more, but is it possible? Can she fit into his new life style? Is this the life Valerie wants? With an established career herself is the force and feelings between the two of them, she can not simply ignore it. Can she? I am so relieved this is part 1 and we have more to come, because I just don't want this story to end. Well done KL you have excelled yourself again, you do know you have a lot to live up to in part 2 don't you ;-) K.L.Shandwick

  6. 5 out of 5

    A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog

    5+ Very Ready Stars Owww I loved this story. I was sucked in from page one. The characters grab your attention and keep you interested throughout. Flynn is a lad, he is sexy and very attractive and Valerie's beloved big brother Martin's mate from university. Valerie is 15 the first time they meet and just getting over a break up with her first proper boy friend. She falls for Flynn's looks and charm, especially when he makes things right for her with her peers. But Flynn is a lot older and althou 5+ Very Ready Stars Owww I loved this story. I was sucked in from page one. The characters grab your attention and keep you interested throughout. Flynn is a lad, he is sexy and very attractive and Valerie's beloved big brother Martin's mate from university. Valerie is 15 the first time they meet and just getting over a break up with her first proper boy friend. She falls for Flynn's looks and charm, especially when he makes things right for her with her peers. But Flynn is a lot older and although he is very attracted to Valerie, her brother warns him off. Flynn leaves telling her that when she is ready for him, he will be there. As time moves on they keep encountering each other and Flynn is always there when Valerie needs him, whether she asks or not, he turns up to support her when she needs him. There were times I definitely wanted to get into the book and give the part of them a good slap and shake. It is obvious that they both feel something special for each other, the attraction is unmistakable. The story weaves around both their lives incredibly well, taking you with them through the highs and lows . I loved it and definitely didn't want it to end there.....luckily this is just part one....guess I will just have to patient!!!!! I can't wait to read part 2 and will as soon as it's out. A definite must read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elmarie Pieterse

    OMG wish there was a 10 star rating for this book cause would've given it a 10 star for sure!!!!! I just couldn't put it down!!!!! It's sooooo good!!! It's heartbreaking and loving and full of emotions. You will fall in love with all of the characters in this book cause it's written so well that you can feel a connection with each and every one of them. Aaawww I absolutely LOVE Flynn he is just amazing and a man with a heart of gold. I loved Valerie even though she was only 15 when this book sta OMG wish there was a 10 star rating for this book cause would've given it a 10 star for sure!!!!! I just couldn't put it down!!!!! It's sooooo good!!! It's heartbreaking and loving and full of emotions. You will fall in love with all of the characters in this book cause it's written so well that you can feel a connection with each and every one of them. Aaawww I absolutely LOVE Flynn he is just amazing and a man with a heart of gold. I loved Valerie even though she was only 15 when this book started she was a strong girl who could stand up for herself and who would do anything for those who she loved. Get loads and loads of tissues cause it's one hell of a ride you are gonna take with them!!! Damn this was definitely one of my FAVOURITE books by KL Shandwick!!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ann Meemken

    I was so excited for the release of this book. I have read all of KL Shandwick's books and they are amazing. I love her stories and her character's. Ready for Flynn is a beautiful story that captures your heart and soul. This book takes you on a heartfelt journey of friendship and young love. You can't help fall in love with all of the characters in this book especially Valerie and Flynn. I admire Valerie she is a strong independent girl and goes after what she wants. Flynn is amazing guy with a I was so excited for the release of this book. I have read all of KL Shandwick's books and they are amazing. I love her stories and her character's. Ready for Flynn is a beautiful story that captures your heart and soul. This book takes you on a heartfelt journey of friendship and young love. You can't help fall in love with all of the characters in this book especially Valerie and Flynn. I admire Valerie she is a strong independent girl and goes after what she wants. Flynn is amazing guy with a big heart. I love this story, but keep those tissues handy. It is a bumpy ride. I am anxiously awaiting part 2 of this story. Reviewed for Jo&Isalovesbooks review team.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Leigh Black

    I love this book what a ride !! A fast paced read, full to bursting with heart stopping emotion. Grab some tissues chocolate and wine your gonna need it this wonderfully executed book will have your heart beating and your eyes leaking . Flynn has captured my heart I absolutely love him . Who wouldn't love a hot rock star ?? Kl Shandwick, just like the characters in your books you "ROCK" . congratulations on another fantastic read !!! Can't wait for more Flynn I'm sooooooo ready I love this book what a ride !! A fast paced read, full to bursting with heart stopping emotion. Grab some tissues chocolate and wine your gonna need it this wonderfully executed book will have your heart beating and your eyes leaking . Flynn has captured my heart I absolutely love him . Who wouldn't love a hot rock star ?? Kl Shandwick, just like the characters in your books you "ROCK" . congratulations on another fantastic read !!! Can't wait for more Flynn I'm sooooooo ready

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Firstly I love KL's books so when a new one is coming out I'm on it straight away! She always gives us HOT Rock Stars and Flynn certainly didn't disappoint! This is about a girl Valerie who has a loving family and is quite the 'innocent' type girl until she meets Flynn, a friend of her brother Martin. Valerie and her family then have to face an event in their life that completely changes her and her family as she knows it! Flynn comes back into her life and both their lives as they know it chang Firstly I love KL's books so when a new one is coming out I'm on it straight away! She always gives us HOT Rock Stars and Flynn certainly didn't disappoint! This is about a girl Valerie who has a loving family and is quite the 'innocent' type girl until she meets Flynn, a friend of her brother Martin. Valerie and her family then have to face an event in their life that completely changes her and her family as she knows it! Flynn comes back into her life and both their lives as they know it change. Flynn has had a hard childhood, has been in the Foster system and has liked Valerie from the start but because of her age did nothing about it. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil the story but I will say I thoroughly enjoyed this book..I loved seeing the change in Valerie as she grew and became more grown up and confident in herself. .putting Flynn in his place with her 'sassiness' lol I also loved seeing Flynn grow, how he changed with his music and how he changed with Valerie in his life especially because at the beginning I wasn't entirely sure I liked him at all! lol There are some emotional parts to this, a couple of twists that you don't expect and lots of HOT scenes! The story had me gripped and I loved it! Flynn is definitely another one to add to the BBF list!! I cannot wait for part 2!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lovmyfictional Boyfriends

    I loved this book!!! I couldn't put it down. You will need some tissue for this one. At one point I really wanted to throw my kindle. It will take you on that emotional ride. Loved it KL!! I loved this book!!! I couldn't put it down. You will need some tissue for this one. At one point I really wanted to throw my kindle. It will take you on that emotional ride. Loved it KL!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emma Louise

    A must read of 2016 Ok here we go, Are you 'Ready For Flynn'? I hope you are and I hope I can prepare you even a little bit for what you are about to experience, the gut wrenching turmoil Valerie goes through, the heart strings that are pulled for a young girl who is in love. The laugh out loud moments you will have when reading Flynn's comebacks and Valerie's quick wit. Valerie and Flynn are pulled together with feelings for each other, but with age difference and Flynn's friendship towards Marti A must read of 2016 Ok here we go, Are you 'Ready For Flynn'? I hope you are and I hope I can prepare you even a little bit for what you are about to experience, the gut wrenching turmoil Valerie goes through, the heart strings that are pulled for a young girl who is in love. The laugh out loud moments you will have when reading Flynn's comebacks and Valerie's quick wit. Valerie and Flynn are pulled together with feelings for each other, but with age difference and Flynn's friendship towards Martin he is torn with his feelings for both Valerie and Martin. His feelings towards Valerie are stronger than he can deal with, or feelings that he is used to at all. Life takes Flynn away in a different direction and away from them as a family.. Valerie is a girl who is well protected from the world by her brothers and family, but is also wise to the world. She is the only sister among her siblings and with her favorite brother Martin a constant always there by her side, her best friend, she thinks she can take on the world. That is until her world is turned upside down, (warning *) this is when you need the tissues! Flynn turns up for a shoulder Valerie needs to lean on, but does Valerie want Flynn in her life? Can she really trust him back in her life? What can one girl from a small town take? Valerie shows strength that Flynn has never seen before, and he wants her even more, but is it possible? Can she fit into his new life style? Is this the life Valerie wants? With an established career herself is the force and feelings between the two of them, she can not simply ignore it. Can she? I am so relieved this is part 1 and we have more to come, because I just don't want this story to end. Well done KL you have excelled yourself again, you do know you have a lot to live up to in part 2 don't you 

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)

    If I could rate higher that 5 I would! Ok I highly doubt that I have the talent to write a review that will do this book justice. This book devastated me, infuriated me, and put all the pieces that broke back together only to know that the ride is not over. I absolutely loved this book and am so thrilled that I chose to read it! This is the first book by K.L. Shandwick that I've had the honor of reading and I will definitely be looking out for more. I NEED more! Seriously my heart was breaking be If I could rate higher that 5 I would! Ok I highly doubt that I have the talent to write a review that will do this book justice. This book devastated me, infuriated me, and put all the pieces that broke back together only to know that the ride is not over. I absolutely loved this book and am so thrilled that I chose to read it! This is the first book by K.L. Shandwick that I've had the honor of reading and I will definitely be looking out for more. I NEED more! Seriously my heart was breaking before I even hit 50% but oh man was it worth it. K.L. did an outstanding job writing a book that will have you invested in the characters, even the secondary ones. Be prepared with tissues for sure. There are few books that make me cry but this is one of those rare few. There were also those times that if I could've I would've jumped into my iPad and smacked Flynn and Valerie. There were times that I wanted to hate Flynn for the actions he does because let's face it he's a man and thinks he knows what is best, but is he right or is she? Flynn and Valerie go on a crazy as roller coaster when it comes to their relationship. Its a bumpy ride, full of twists, turns and loopy loops and the ride isn't over folks. So hold on and prepare for one AMAZING ride. You don't want to miss out on this book. I need part 2, please.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    Author K.L. Shandwick has done it again !! I had the privilege and honor of reading an ARC of this book. This amazing author has written another 5' novel that will grab you and won't let go. I have read all of K.L. Shandwick's books and have loved everyone of them but I have to say that this book was a little different from KL's usual writing, it's a little bit edgier and just a bit darker but it is still the same awesome writing I always get when I read one KL's books. Once I start reading I can' Author K.L. Shandwick has done it again !! I had the privilege and honor of reading an ARC of this book. This amazing author has written another 5' novel that will grab you and won't let go. I have read all of K.L. Shandwick's books and have loved everyone of them but I have to say that this book was a little different from KL's usual writing, it's a little bit edgier and just a bit darker but it is still the same awesome writing I always get when I read one KL's books. Once I start reading I can't stop. This is a love story about an eternal love, a love that joins two hearts (Flynn & Valerie) and creates one. This books has all the elements you want in great love story. It has heartache, romance, betrayal and some sultry steamy sex. Flynn and Valerie's story will take your emotions on a roller coaster ride of ups & downs but you will be so glad you took the ride. This is one story you don't want to miss. It is a definite MUST read !! I can hardly wait for part 2 of this novel. Please K.L. Shandwick don't make me wait too long.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Smith

    I do not usually read rock star books but having loved Gibson"s Legacy and Trusting Gibson I thought it would be similar. I was glad I got it This book was engrossing The plot moved along beautifully. it had everything. Tears flowed, heartbeats hammered and laughs came easily. The reader was treated to hot sexy scenes that eent from tender to steamy and beyond. I will be anxiously awaiting part 2 and hope it is just as beautiful ad part 1 to grefu cravings for this most wonderful tale I do not usually read rock star books but having loved Gibson"s Legacy and Trusting Gibson I thought it would be similar. I was glad I got it This book was engrossing The plot moved along beautifully. it had everything. Tears flowed, heartbeats hammered and laughs came easily. The reader was treated to hot sexy scenes that eent from tender to steamy and beyond. I will be anxiously awaiting part 2 and hope it is just as beautiful ad part 1 to grefu cravings for this most wonderful tale

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lorena Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog

    **Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review** Holy bejeezus, this book was fantastic! I was overwhelmed with how great this story was. I was left baffled beyond belief, a stuttering mess in the middle of this book. Poor Valerie has had some tough times throughout this book and my heart goes out to her for enduring so much pain in her life. Valerie is the only girl in the family surrounded by three brothers who are over-protective of her. They love her to death and the last thing they want **Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review** Holy bejeezus, this book was fantastic! I was overwhelmed with how great this story was. I was left baffled beyond belief, a stuttering mess in the middle of this book. Poor Valerie has had some tough times throughout this book and my heart goes out to her for enduring so much pain in her life. Valerie is the only girl in the family surrounded by three brothers who are over-protective of her. They love her to death and the last thing they want is for Valerie to get hurt again by a douche bag. Marty is the closest to Valerie, he's like a hawk when it comes to Valerie so when he brings his roommate/friend home to visit, Flynn and Valerie encounter some pretty strong sparks between them. But the last thing Marty wants is for his little sister to get together with Flynn because Flynn has a ladies man reputation and Marty knows that Valerie would only encounter heartache with Flynn so he does the impossible to keep them away from each other. Time passes and an unfortunate encounter is what brings Valerie and Flynn back together. Valerie is hurt by how quickly Flynn forgot about her and now he wants to be here for her in a very painful and emotional time in her life, and she's trying like hell to keep him at arm's length. But Flynn is not giving up easily. He's been in love with Valerie since the moment he laid eyes on her but was forbidden to him by his best friend. How much heartache can a person take? Will Flynn succeed in getting the girl of his dreams? Will people come between them to separate them? Will Valerie finally give in and give Flynn a chance? Oh boy, so many questions???? I absolutely loved this story. I, surely fell in love with Flynn - he never forgot Valerie and he is fighting like hell to get the girl of his dreams. Will he succeed? This was gut wrenching, tear jerker and emotionally addictive (damn you KL Shandwick!) Top read of this year for sure!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    4.5 of 5 Stars http://ripeforreader.blogspot.com/201... This is my first book of KL Shandwick's and I can tell you it will not be the last. This book is jam packed with activity and crazy raw emotions. There was never a dull moment while reading this story. When we meet Valarie she is a young impressionable 15 year old girl. It seems her life is destined to be full of unwanted and unhappy situations. Learning to deal with life when so many things seem to happen one after another can shape the peopl 4.5 of 5 Stars http://ripeforreader.blogspot.com/201... This is my first book of KL Shandwick's and I can tell you it will not be the last. This book is jam packed with activity and crazy raw emotions. There was never a dull moment while reading this story. When we meet Valarie she is a young impressionable 15 year old girl. It seems her life is destined to be full of unwanted and unhappy situations. Learning to deal with life when so many things seem to happen one after another can shape the people we grow into. Valerie turns out to be a strong and independent young woman with a solid start on a career. If she could just find some real love to add to this new life she has created. Flynn sweeps into this book on a weekend and catches the attention of his buddies younger sister. This doesn't go over to well. But she has him all tied up in knots as well. Knowing he is no good for her he flees as fast as he can. As Valerie and her family go through these tragic situations Flynn comes back in support. Each time finding it harder to keep control where Val is concerned. Flynn has the bad reputation long before he finds himself a big rock star. But unlike most his behavior might surprise you as he to matures before you eyes. Can these two similar souls who have known such heartbreaking events find a way back to each other and help each out find a reason to live for all that life has to offer? I was not even close to being ready for this book to be over. I hope we don't have to wait to long for part two. ** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. **

  18. 5 out of 5

    J.A. Heron

    Ready for Flynn KL Shandwick Reviewed by Jane on behalf of Lush Reads Book Blog 4☆ Pretty decent writing Intense in places Good characters Sexy hero. This is my debut voyage with Ms Shandwick. At first this book was a bit slow, it took me a while to get into it, I was just waiting for something great to happen. I almost gave up a third of the way through, and I found some of the language used by Valerie (15) to be a little off putting. She talks about ‘her pussy clenching’ at the sight of our sexy hero F Ready for Flynn KL Shandwick Reviewed by Jane on behalf of Lush Reads Book Blog 4☆ Pretty decent writing Intense in places Good characters Sexy hero. This is my debut voyage with Ms Shandwick. At first this book was a bit slow, it took me a while to get into it, I was just waiting for something great to happen. I almost gave up a third of the way through, and I found some of the language used by Valerie (15) to be a little off putting. She talks about ‘her pussy clenching’ at the sight of our sexy hero Flynn. I’m not sure this is really fitting to how a young girl would think/say. I bypassed the feeling of wanting to DNF this book and the naughty way our young Valerie felt upon sight of Flynn and plowed through. I’m so glad I carried on, because the story develops into a coming of age novel and with some great writing, heartbreaking moments and great characters, this book has earned four stars. I really enjoyed the progression of Valerie and Flynn’s relationship, it was a case of ‘will they, won’t they’, and I wanted to find out if love could in fact, conquer all. These are two adorable characters, who I will like to watch grow. There are some pretty fantastic secondary characters too. Apart from the first third of this book, KL managed to pull me in and continue reading what turned out to be a great great. The ending certainly made me want to read the sequel, and just hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next book. Thank you KL for giving me the opportunity to read this great book. Happy reading and stay lush ♥

  19. 5 out of 5

    Louise White

    Having never read any of KL Shandwick's work before but having some of her books on my kindle I jumped at the chance to read this new series. I absolutely loved the story and it took a turn that I was not expecting, it took me by surprise. Growing up with her older brothers Valerie was use to the behaviour of males, but betrayal from her boyfriend makes her leave her hometown. Upon her return she finds comfort in her older brothers friend, Flynn. Being only 15 Valerie is confused by her feelings Having never read any of KL Shandwick's work before but having some of her books on my kindle I jumped at the chance to read this new series. I absolutely loved the story and it took a turn that I was not expecting, it took me by surprise. Growing up with her older brothers Valerie was use to the behaviour of males, but betrayal from her boyfriend makes her leave her hometown. Upon her return she finds comfort in her older brothers friend, Flynn. Being only 15 Valerie is confused by her feelings for Flynn. This book is so much more than teen angst, there are twists and turns that I never expected. Its an emotionally charged story, Valerie and Flynn go through such personal dilemmas to try and be together. At times I wanted to bang their heads together and say just open your eyes! Stop being so stubborn. But there were other times when my heart stopped still as I was gripped to the pages. I have no idea where part 2 is going to take us but I will be waiting for Flynn with bated breath!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    5 star review of Ready For Flynn (Ready For Flynn #1) by K.L. Shandwick Audio Review: I haven’t read this series before so I went in blind to this listen. Wow, where do I start.? From the first chapter I was fully engaged as to what was happening with Valerie Darsin and Flynn Docherty. Reeling from a devastating event in her life, Valerie has no one to turn to until Flynn makes a re appearance in her life just when she needs him the most. What an emotional roller coaster of a listen this book was a 5 star review of Ready For Flynn (Ready For Flynn #1) by K.L. Shandwick Audio Review: I haven’t read this series before so I went in blind to this listen. Wow, where do I start.? From the first chapter I was fully engaged as to what was happening with Valerie Darsin and Flynn Docherty. Reeling from a devastating event in her life, Valerie has no one to turn to until Flynn makes a re appearance in her life just when she needs him the most. What an emotional roller coaster of a listen this book was and I freely admit to shedding a few tears along with some laughter. The narration from Anne Marie Damman was extremely good and really brought the story to life for me as I listened. The only thing that would have made this even better was if it had been done in duet narration, but that is just my personal preference. This was a story with heart and soul and it really got to me on a number of levels. Loved this one from start to finish and cannot wait to dive in to more in the series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review. Ready for Flynn is a rockstar romance with a difference and it's a fabulous read. It will tug at your heartstrings as you read through this emotional journey, I would advise you have tissues at the ready. Valerie Darsin is only 15 years old when her brother brings home his friend Flynn to spend thanksgiving with their family as soon as Valerie and Flynn meet there's an instant attraction but with a I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review. Ready for Flynn is a rockstar romance with a difference and it's a fabulous read. It will tug at your heartstrings as you read through this emotional journey, I would advise you have tissues at the ready. Valerie Darsin is only 15 years old when her brother brings home his friend Flynn to spend thanksgiving with their family as soon as Valerie and Flynn meet there's an instant attraction but with a five year age gap there is no chance that anything can happen between them and when Flynn leaves he takes Valerie 's heart with him but she learns to move on. That is until tragedy strikes her family and Flynn walks back into her life. KL Shandwick has blown it out of the water with this book and I'm so glad there is more to come from Valerie and Flynn.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Isabel

    KL Shandwick has done it again! How she consistently creates these amazing books is beyond me. As the publisher has given you a brief outline of the book i won't. I will tell you this book made me laugh, it made me cry (you will need kleenex) It outraged me the way some people treat others. It made my heart hurt, and it made my heart happy. Ready for Flynn takes you on a journey of growth both in age and experiance. It shows you when you suffer a tragic loss, you don't have to let your life end KL Shandwick has done it again! How she consistently creates these amazing books is beyond me. As the publisher has given you a brief outline of the book i won't. I will tell you this book made me laugh, it made me cry (you will need kleenex) It outraged me the way some people treat others. It made my heart hurt, and it made my heart happy. Ready for Flynn takes you on a journey of growth both in age and experiance. It shows you when you suffer a tragic loss, you don't have to let your life end too. It was an overall great story. I give this book five stars. I am impressed. I was gifted a ARC for an honest review, but loved the story so much i purchased it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mandi

    I read this book for a review group. I can't tell you how great this book was. I will admit I was iffy of the ages at first. I think that's the momma in me lol. And I was totally blindsided with a certain thing that happened. I tell ya I had tears for a good 30% of this book. The characters were very well written. I liked how you got to see Val grow from a smart teenager to a very responsible woman. I feel if I keep going on I'll give lots of spoilers. So I will leave this... There's tears, laug I read this book for a review group. I can't tell you how great this book was. I will admit I was iffy of the ages at first. I think that's the momma in me lol. And I was totally blindsided with a certain thing that happened. I tell ya I had tears for a good 30% of this book. The characters were very well written. I liked how you got to see Val grow from a smart teenager to a very responsible woman. I feel if I keep going on I'll give lots of spoilers. So I will leave this... There's tears, laughs, heartache, love, rockers, betrayal, and some steamy scenes(of course when she is of age) great book and I can't wait for Part 2

  24. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Well what can i say about Ready for Flynn. I can tell you that he may just have beaten Gibson to the post.... Valerie and Flynn have an emotional ride, and the story is beautifully written. if you love your rock stars then this book is for you.... KL Shandwick's words are effortless in this book, they pull you and hook you deep, never wanting you to let go.... I can't wait for Part 2 i need it like i need air to breathe Well what can i say about Ready for Flynn. I can tell you that he may just have beaten Gibson to the post.... Valerie and Flynn have an emotional ride, and the story is beautifully written. if you love your rock stars then this book is for you.... KL Shandwick's words are effortless in this book, they pull you and hook you deep, never wanting you to let go.... I can't wait for Part 2 i need it like i need air to breathe

  25. 5 out of 5

    Philomena Callan Cheekypee

    Wow. Talk about sucking you right in. Valerie is such a strong character and that’s certainly a blessing with the obstacles life is throwing at her. Flynn is brilliant. Even though he has a bad reputation she believes in him. Their story had me all over the place. From tears to big grins this story had it all. I’m so looking forward to reading more of Flynn and Valerie. If you haven’t read anything by this author YOU NEED TO. A brilliant read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Vickie Watson

    Bloody brilliant This book is amazingly written , loved the character's the story I really enjoyed it , waiting for part two now xxxx Bloody brilliant This book is amazingly written , loved the character's the story I really enjoyed it , waiting for part two now xxxx

  27. 5 out of 5

    Steff

    Ugh, why do I keep reading garbage just because it's free? Reads like Playboy forum. Ugh, why do I keep reading garbage just because it's free? Reads like Playboy forum.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julia Stevens

    I knew before I started listening to this that is was probably going to be a tear jerker......understatement!! This book was an incredible rollercoaster of emotion. Did I need tissues? Absolutely, a whole ton of them. There were times of utter heart-break where I had tears streaming down my face, but it was equally balanced with humour, family banter, drama and an off the charts chemistry between two people who met just a little bit too soon before they were able to really act on it. I didn’t kno I knew before I started listening to this that is was probably going to be a tear jerker......understatement!! This book was an incredible rollercoaster of emotion. Did I need tissues? Absolutely, a whole ton of them. There were times of utter heart-break where I had tears streaming down my face, but it was equally balanced with humour, family banter, drama and an off the charts chemistry between two people who met just a little bit too soon before they were able to really act on it. I didn’t know very much about the story (other than the blurb) before I started and I’m glad, so I don’t want to give anything away here. I will say that the story built from the start. Valerie is very young for a lot of the book - 15/16. Her character really grows and develops throughout even though she only reaches 18 by the end. She has moments of immaturity in her actions and reactions, but they were totally in context. She acted her age and I’m pleased the author didn’t try to make her too mature. She felt real and I loved that, even if I didn’t always like what she did and said! There was so much depth to Flynn, I loved him more and more as the book went along. He really tried to do the right thing, even though it hurt. With all he went through, he was a beautiful man. I listened to the audio version and loved it, I couldn’t wait to get in my car each day to drive to work so I could listen more. The narrator was excellent and had a lovely expressive voice (all from Valerie’s POV) This was a fantastic start to the series. It kind of ends on a cliff hanger, but not a huge one but I’m going straight on to part 2. Flynn and Valerie are intriguing, strong, sexy and have such a strong bond. I can’t wait to find out what happens in their lives next. Highly recommended!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Mountford

    Was I ready for Flynn? Most definitely, YES!!! It was love at first sight on all counts. This story took me on a journey through the life of some amazingly strong characters. Flynn is the guy that every girl dreams of, he can get the blood racing through your veins with just a look. His passion is music, writing, playing guitar. He has used music as a way to get through life, having to deal with some very traumatic situations while he was just a young boy. The emotions this Author has been able Was I ready for Flynn? Most definitely, YES!!! It was love at first sight on all counts. This story took me on a journey through the life of some amazingly strong characters. Flynn is the guy that every girl dreams of, he can get the blood racing through your veins with just a look. His passion is music, writing, playing guitar. He has used music as a way to get through life, having to deal with some very traumatic situations while he was just a young boy. The emotions this Author has been able to portray are outstanding. I can only imagine the amount of research one would have to do to achieve the level of understanding this Author seems to have while delving into the lives of Flynn and the Darsin family. Valerie Darsin is a teenage girl with the mind of an adult. She is very self motivated into learning anything in order to achieve her dreams. Valerie's family are very protective of her, being the only girl amongst four head strong older brothers it's a wonder she is even allowed outside. The thing is, Valerie may only be fifteen but she is a very beautiful young lady and very talented in many things. It's hard for any young man even an adult not to look at her and think, WOW!! Martin Darsin is not only Valerie's brother but he's her best friend. They are very close. Martin moves away to college but that doesn't stop him from worrying about his little sister or missing her and vice versa. The whole family is exactly that "family" who looks out for each, share life events together. If Adam has a football game they all attend. It's something that many people don't have in this world. Flynn certainly didn't have that while growing up, I believe he is in awe seeing how family life can be. Kayden the eldest Darsin brother is the quiet one and you know what they say about the quiet ones. I sensed that he was a very passionate guy but was always in the background. I'm hoping to hear a lot more about Kayden along the way. When Valerie returns home from staying with her Aunt it's Kayden that is there for her while Martin is at college and Adam is doing his thing. Valerie is finally home, her brothers are all home and Martin has brought his friend along to stay not wanting him to be by himself over the holiday's. That's the kind of guy Martin is, he has a heart of gold. Now he did have one reservation and warned Flynn, that's the friend staying over by the way, I KNOW!! EEEK!! He warned him not to even attempt flirting with his younger sister. In my head I have a song playing over and over while writing this review and it's only one line that's on repeat. 'It started with a kiss', I don't even recall the rest of the song but that one line sums up this first part of this story for me. Tragedy strikes the Darsin family in the worst possible way. It's a horrific time for them all. God it was hard for me to even read. I felt like I was feeling all their emotions, specially Valerie. Being the youngest in the family is hard enough when you constantly feel like your being treated like a child but not having or not feeling like you have any support to get through things leaves the worst ache inside of you. Flynn turns up to give Valerie the support and although she doesn't accept it, Flynn is exactly what Valerie needs. Sometimes while reading many of us readers, I know I do, shout out thinking I can't believe the writer did that but there is a reason for everything in this life even in a story. I am grateful that I was able to read this book and I can't wait to read part two. KL Shandwick I thank you for writing 'Ready for Flynn' that was an emotional rollercoaster ride, a wild ride at that.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sadie Bissett

    Four Stars and a Half Stars... not really, FIVE STARS!!! Brian, D, and I read this book together, so this is an “us” review. The guys said this was a FIVE STARS for them, but I took off one-half star because I wanted the main character to not have another girlfriend before the heroine. I know, it’s shallow and immature of me, but there you go. It’s who I am. Ha! But it really is a five-star read, so I'll grumpily put it there. Anyhoo… OMG!! I LOVE love Flynn. Delicious, swoony, and yummy rocker, F Four Stars and a Half Stars... not really, FIVE STARS!!! Brian, D, and I read this book together, so this is an “us” review. The guys said this was a FIVE STARS for them, but I took off one-half star because I wanted the main character to not have another girlfriend before the heroine. I know, it’s shallow and immature of me, but there you go. It’s who I am. Ha! But it really is a five-star read, so I'll grumpily put it there. Anyhoo… OMG!! I LOVE love Flynn. Delicious, swoony, and yummy rocker, Flynn. The guys thought he was a good man, just not yummy like me. Heehee. We loved the way he just knew that Valerie was the one for him, almost immediately. There was a bit of a love/hate thing for the whole “having to wait” until she grew up stuff, but the way he never lost his fiery feelings towards her had me sighing dramatically over this guy, and Brian and D nodding in approval. He did do some stupid stuff, true. He could’ve made some better decisions at the beginning of their relationship, but then again, it was all human error type stuff, so it was believable. He was too much of a good guy sometimes, and I wanted to shake him a couple of times… hard! Brian said he needed a good talking to from someone older and wiser, while D just said, “Let the boy figure it out.” And he did… eventually. But then again, Flynn wouldn’t have been Flynn if he wasn’t trying to look out for everyone else all the time, and I LOVE Flynn, so I got past his dumb stuff. ***Possible spoiler here?? Maybe?? *** P.S. If you’re thinking we’re talking stupid stuff like him cheating on our lovely heroine, forget about it! Flynn is… well, he’s Flynn! He’d never hurt our girl like that. Hope that isn’t a spoiler for you, but I, personally, don’t like that stuff in my fantasy world, thank you very much. ***End of possible/maybe spoiler*** And Valerie? Don’t get us started on this girl. She was young, yeah, but she proved to have a maturity that other young women that age lacked. The things she went through… god. With no spoilers here, let me warn you: you WILL need a box of tissues for it. Brian and D may not have cried, but boy, I sure did. It ripped my heart out. Just sayin’. Val got slammed with some of the worst of the worst that can happen to a person, and she came close to collapsing under the weight of it too. We loved her utter humanness, with all the frailty that comes with it. She fell on her face several times, and I found myself getting in the mud pit with her, bawling my eyes out. But to all three of us, the way Valerie fell and then got back up, again and again, cried out her tears and frustrations over something she’d had no control over, all of that was driving home one perfect point “True strength does not mean you will never fall, but that you rise again, moving forward, in spite of the pain, and sometimes, because of it.” (Brian’s quote there, but so perfectly defines Valerie.) At any rate, I was so happy with the way the book ended, as an HFN, a happily-for-now. It still left me with the whole, “what’s going to happen next to our couple?” without drawing out the pain of having to wait too long for book number 2. We’re still eager to know more about Flynn’s past, and hoping he’ll open up to Val soon. Ahhh! Wonderful book from a great author! So yeah… We’re Ready For Flynn!!

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