Ryan Revisited

Ryan Revisited

by Sam Davis




"Davis writes a beautiful, lyrical story that grabs you and takes you on a young girl's journey of discovery and heartache. I was bolted to my seat wondering where she was taking me. Don't miss this one if you're looking for something different and a story that truly comes off the pages!"

- Shelly Crane, NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author of Significance and Wide Awake

NA / YA Contemporary Standalone

When you don't have any idea who you are, how do you decide who you want to be?

Who is Ryan Ester? The Southern-belle-in-training her estranged father wants her to be? The laid-back Montana girl she became after her parents' divorce? Or someone she has to discover on her own?

When Ryan's only shot at going to college is on her father's dime, Ryan leaves Bluffs, Montana to return to the antebellum South she once called home. As if the move wasn't hard enough, Ryan's first love, who recently left her a broken-hearted mess, has a scholarship to none other than Ryan's destination,the University of the South.

Ryan Ester may not know who she is, but she sure as heck knows who she doesn't want to become.As she tries to navigate scandal, heartache, and the unbearable pressure to look and act perfect every waking second, sheresents being pushed by everyone who wants to decide for her. For the sake of her own sanity and the hearts of those she cares most about, she will have to find a way to forge her own path.

RYAN REVISITED is the story of a young woman's search for identity. For serenity. For the perfect landing spot for her aching heart.

Author's Note: RYAN REVISITED is also suitable for Mature YA readers as it does not contain graphic sexual situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508932642
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Sam Davis loves to write tucked away in her cave with a large sweet iced tea and the occasional (grossly understated) chocolate vice. She lives in Texas now with her hunky husband and three young daughters, but she was born in Georgia and went to high school under the beautiful Big Sky of Montana. Due to Sam's nearly alarming obsessive personality and lack of gumption to act her age, she spends too much time reading YA and NA books, watching the CW, using emoticons and hashtags, shopping at Nordstrom BP, and writing anything and everything, anywhere and everywhere. She loves to eat, Jillian Michaels (in that order), Nutella, going to the movies, the written word, Jesus, Auburn football, Ron Pope, Big Sky Country, and every kind of person.

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Ryan Revisited 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want more of these characters! I loved this book! Well-written, and you will fall in love with the characters. You will connect with the emotions and issues Ryan goes through. An INTENSE plot that will keep you reading to figure it all out. I had so many predictions, but the story kept surprising me. And the LOVE story!!! You need to read this book. You won't be disappointed!! Excellent! I couldn't get enough!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart, interesting, fantastic character development! I loved this book! This is a book for everyone who loves stories with heart. I really loved the college experience in Ryan Revisited. Especially if you attended a Southern university! The ending is brilliant, too. This story stuck with me. I feel like anyone who reads it will benefit from the personal growth Ryan underwent throughout this journey. I loved just how insightful it is. I think every college student should read it. Like any good book, this story has suspense, scandal, and leaves you guessing, too. I couldn't put it down until I found out what how it was all going to end.  This is a story about life, about self, about choices, about love, about relationships, about mistakes, about soul. A definite must-read! I cannot wait to read more from this new author!!
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Ryan had always been pulled between the Ryan she wanted to be-carefree and happy, loved and important- and the one she felt like she had to be. Crowd-pleasing and similar, complaint and likable. But I could still see the girl Ryan really was, and she was amazing. *** Ever watched one of those movies and thought, "Hey that was just a really good movie"? Nothing really jumped out at you to make it spectacular or flashy. Just really good all the way down into your bones and one you felt you could watch over and over just because of how it was and how it made you feel. I am probably blabbering nonsense at you. But that is how I felt about this book. It was just a good read that I would gladly reread one day. Don't get me wrong, it is not an altogether feel good read. Ryan goes through a lot of grief as she is rushing and trying to make herself fit in to the Greek life she thinks will bring her closer to her father. Its like "square peg meet round hole" nearly the whole time. Of course there are the good parts. Like when she meets some amazing friends. But there are the rough ones, too. Those you will just have to read for yourself. I didn't really connect with Ryan and would find myself wanting to smack her for the decisions she was making. But I understood where she was coming from. I knew a lot of those decisions were coming from a place deep within. A place to feel accepted by her dad. She was just going about it the wrong way and losing friends and love in the meantime. RYAN REVISITED is a really good debut for Davis and cannot wait to see what else this author has in store for the future. I definitely recommend if you are looking for a clean, New Adult read. 4 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean seriously,i am ten years old and i love it after 30 minutes of reading!