Review: Ryder by Jaycee Wolfe

Published Dec. 2020



Being the strong, silent type most of my life has made my life difficult. Made it hard for my father to love me, made it hard for my mother to find a reason to keep me, and made it hard for me to connect with just about anyone. Until I was sent to the group home and found my brothers. They never cared that I didn’t talk. They never cared that I was different. With them, I thought I was happy. But then Wren came into my life, and I knew from the moment I laid eyes on her she was made for me. What I didn’t expect was for her to fall for me as well, and then for her to throw me away just like the broken man I’ve always known myself to be.


I was stuck in a job I hated, in an apartment that was too expensive, and a life that was too boring for me. The only upside was my best friend. Then she had to go to an outdoor retreat and fall in love. I was happy for her, truly, but watching her move on and away from me and my unsatisfying life only made that pull for more that much stronger. I never would have believed I could find my happily ever after at that same retreat. The seemingly broody, silent giant Ryder was a challenge I wanted to face from the moment I saw him. That’s okay, I didn’t mind digging a little to get to the gold heart lying beneath Ryder’s muscular, and let’s face it, drool-worthy chest. What I did mind was him making me fall in love with everything about him and then taking it all back and pushing me away but let’s face it. Men are idiots sometimes.

May be spoilers:

Ryder is part of the Outdoor Alphas. It has 9 chapters with an epilogue and is about Ryder and Wren. 

Ryder is one of the brothers. I love the prologues of each story. They show a glimpse of how each one came to the group home and that they are family. 

Wren is best friends with Maya from Colby’s story. 

They meet when Wren brings some of Maya’s stuff. 

He’s very quiet, but I loved him. He’s been hurt and it makes him keep his distance. 

Love how the brothers are protective of each other. 

Love that he can open up to her as much as he does. 

Dual virgins. 

Due to a misunderstanding, he pushes her away. 

She’s gone for 2 weeks before he’s told what really was said and he goes after her. 

It was a good story. 

I did like it. 

No cheating, no ow/om drama, 2 week separation.

Epilogue is a set up for the next story. I do wish for an epilogue. 

I gave it ★★★☆☆½ . Have you read it? What did you think?

Goodreads shelves: each-others-one-and-only, faithful-since-meeting, get-back-together-stay-together, hfn, instalove-lust, misunderstanding, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-real-ow-om-drama, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, quick-easy-read, read, safe-for-me, short-separation, steam, virgin-hero, virgin-heroine

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