Review Tour: Ryker (Steele Brothers #1) by Cheryl Douglas

Posted September 24, 2015 by Marie in Book Reviews / 13 Comments

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Review Tour: Ryker (Steele Brothers #1) by Cheryl DouglasMy Rating:

Ryker by Cheryl Douglas
Series: Steele Brothers #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Title: Ryker
Series: Steele Brothers #1
Author: Cheryl Douglas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 10, 2015


Mackenzie Steele assumed she’d be with her husband forever. He’s still her best friend and the father of her children. But when weeks turn into months without intimacy, she realizes she’s too young to feel so old. She wants to feel desirable again, to find the woman Ryker fell in love with twenty years ago. And there’s only one way to do that… by asking him to move out.

Ryker’s blindsided when his wife tells him she wants to separate. He knew they’d hit a rough patch, but he’d never allowed himself to imagine his life without her. Now he has no choice. She seems happy without him, living life on her own terms, and he knows if he doesn’t find a place for himself in her new life, it will be too late to save his marriage.


“This story sucked me in and didn’t let go. I was hooked from the first heartbreaking scene and after real life intervened, I was anxious to get back to this story. I had to see what happened. I needed to see Ryker and Mackenzie and their boys happy.” ~ A is for Alpha B is for Books


“This was so far up my street I could have been neighbours!!! Holy Moly what an absolute stonker… loved it! It took me just one chapter to fall head over heels for this book and one day to finish what is one of the most realistically pitched stories that I have engaged with for a while.” ~ Books Laid Bare


“Wow! What a way to start a book off —the moment I read that sentence, geez the prologue, I was hooked! Hooked in the sense that I finished this book in one day. I couldn’t put it down.” ~ Smut- Brarians



This story could honestly be one of millions of marriages. Mackenzie and Ryker were the couple that you would have sworn would never have any trouble and last forever. They were the “til death do us part” couple. However life tends to wear us down and as they go through all of the things that life throws at us daily they find themselves at a crossroads of a sort. Changes are needed and Mackenzie that things were for her own benefit and not her husband’s or her children’s or anyone else.  She has simply lost who she was before she was a wife, a mother, and everything else and decides to do something about even if her husband doesn’t understand. This was a really great read and I can assure you that Cheryl Douglas is now on my to read author list!


About Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl Douglas - Author Photo

When one door closes, another one opens. I closed the door to my business for the last time in 2011, which left me with a decision. What now? Find another location and move my nutrition business, go to work for someone else, or take a chance on my dream? I chose the latter and I’ve never looked back!

I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until I jumped in with both feet and decided writing would be my career, instead of just a hobby, that my muse woke up from her deep slumber.

It was like someone flipped a switch inside my head and stories just came pouring out. At the end of the day, I would often look at the keyboard and wonder, ‘Who the heck wrote that? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me!’

I don’t write books. I tell stories, or rather, I allow my characters to tell their stories through me. I’m not a plotter, never have been, never will be. Why? Because I have no idea how the story will evolve and it’s not my place to manipulate it. My job is to get to know these characters, figure out what makes them tick, then follow their journey wherever it takes me.

When I’m not writing, I’m daydreaming. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband and son who know I’ll re-join the land of the living just as soon as my muse decides it’s quitting time. I don’t work for myself. I work for her. She’s the boss. And I’m okay with that.

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13 responses to “Review Tour: Ryker (Steele Brothers #1) by Cheryl Douglas

  1. Sarah Oswald

    You had me with the pictures but the story line sounds sexy and something I will be putting on my to read list thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Sandy Cain

    This story sounds very familiar. You’re right, it could be one of millions of marriages….I’ve seen this over and over again. “The perfect couple” – not quite so perfect. Gotta read it!

  3. Jessica Cox

    I am loving the plot I think a lot of women lose themselves to the titles of wife and mother they forget who they are and need to be reminded .So now I will have to go one click .

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