Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Panic by Ryan Ringbloom Blog Tour

New Adult Contemporary

Date Published: May 7, 2014
There are always two stories.

Robin fell in love with Kent, the boy next door, a long time ago. Once their romance is rekindled, getting married and starting a family seems like the obvious next step. But fate throws a wrench in that plan. Now Robin is tempted to walk away from their relationship rather than settle for anything less than perfect with the man she loves.

Bailey is certainly not the boy next door, yet Shayna fell for his well-played act. But real love only exists in the movies. When a chance encounter binds them together, Shayna finds herself relying on Bailey more than she could ever have expected. And while their resources are slim and their circumstances are far from perfect, she and Bailey slowly discover that they do have something special to give….
When things don’t go exactly as planned, it’s hard not to PANIC.

MATURE CONTENT Strong Language/Sexual situations


The first thing I noticed when reading Panic is that in the prologue Kent's voice sounded almost like a voice over. It just had that kind of tone and it probably didn't help that I had watched Iron Man 3 before reading it but I'm just going to shut up and review  Panic now, haha.

Ryan Ringbloom gives readers just enough information to tease them almost before backing away and moving onto something else. She revisits the topic later on and you find out more. It wasn't hard to find myself reading on just to find more information on the two main characters and their history.

The writing flowed really smoothly. It was really easy to read the book and the different voices came out clearly. Even if you didn't know who was speaking you could make a pretty good guess from the tone and way the characters talked.

I almost felt as if I was starting at the end of a book instead of the beginning. I'm not sure if it was just the situation the characters found themselves in or something like that but it's just a feeling that I got. It was something that I found unique to Ryan Ringbloom's writing.

The one thing that confused me was the addition of the Three Years Later and switch in character's perspective. I had a niggling suspicion about how it would be relevant to Kent and Robin's situation but I wasn't completely sure until almost the end of the book. Then it became extremely clear what was going on if it hadn't already been. It was an awkward, emotional situation and one that as a reader of romance books I don't often get. Usually the topic of adoption comes up and readers are only able to view the side of the adopter's not the one's giving their child up for adoption. It was eye-opening and something that I think was realistically portrayed. It definitely gave me a new look into a difficult subject. While I was almost wishing that I could have just avoided the chapters with Bailey and Shane, I also was glad that we got this new perspective.

Panic was a good read, one that many readers can find themselves looking into a new perspective on a difficult subject.


She looks like she’s about to be sick. Her hands dig into her stomach and she leans forward. “Why are you saying this? I thought we weren’t going to rush into anything? Now what, you’re proposing? What the hell? Here we go, moving too fast all over again.” She steps free from the car and slams the door. 

I step out and slam my own door with ten times the force. “Well, maybe fast is the only speed we know, maybe it’s the only speed that works for us.” 

“You know what, Kent? We shouldn’t have done this. It was stupid to think this would work.” She reaches into her bag for her keys and walks down the sidewalk. “Goodbye.” Her car flashes as she unlocks the driver’s side door.

“Don’t you dare leave!” I shout at her. “I just said I want to marry you and now you’re walking away from me and saying goodbye.”

She walks back over calmly and stands right in front of me. Her head tilts back to look up at me. “Sorry, but I’m not wife material,” she says. 

I’m furious. A clear thought couldn’t form if I tried. “Okay, good to know.” I grit my teeth, my mouth set in a fine line.

“You can’t be mad at me, Kent.” Her lip quivers.

“I can’t be mad? Is that what you’re telling me? ‘Cause I’ll tell you, Robin, I am way more than mad right now. You love me, you want to be with me, but you don’t want to marry me because ‘you’re not wife material.’ What does that even mean?” I holler. My fists are clenched, locked down at my sides.

“It means I’m defective,” she screams back at me. “I’m not the kind of girl you marry.”

Ryan Ringbloom

Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance.  The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it.  When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own.   Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.


  1. My son is a big Iron Man fan, it is possible that subliminally affected my writing style. :)

    Thank you for taking the time to read and review. I know this is a sensitive subject and I appreciate you sharing this post with your readers.

    ❤Ryan Ringbloom

  2. That makes sense, :)

    I was very happy to review it and thank you for allowing me to do so!



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