Q&A with Joya Ryan!

Thank you so much for having me! I’m excited to be on the Ever After blog!


What was the first romance novel you read?

The first romance I ever read was “Eternity” by Jude Deveraux. My aunt gave me a box of her old romance novels when I was thirteen and I loved the cover. I started reading and decided right then that I needed a rough and dirty country man loyal to his family.

What do you remember about it?

I remember how the heroine was strong. She was met with such struggles in a situation she knew nothing about, yet even when she was discarded by the man she loved, she still found a way to survive and even thrive.

What did you like most about it?

I liked that the hero and heroine needed each other. They both struggled and were different people, yet found a way to make the other stronger.

What did you like least about it?

There wasn’t a single thing I didn’t like. That book changed my life and introduced me to romance.

Have you ever reread it? If you did, how do you feel about it now?

I have! This book has actually gone back and forth between myself and my best friend since we were in middle school together. Whenever one of us is going through a hard time, we mail the book to each other and re-reading it gets us through. I still love this book very much.


Sunrise or sunset? Depends on my mood, but usually I love the sunrise. It makes me feel like the day is fresh and anything is possible.

Angst or humor? Humor all day!

Tea or coffee? Coffee. LARGE amounts of coffee. Every day.

Wine or beer? Usually wine, but I love beer at baseball games and summer barbeques.

Cake or pie? Cake AND pie. OOOh, or a pie-cake. A piake!

Scruff, beard, or clean-shaven? LOVE me the scruff on a man.

Blue-collar or white collar? Blue.

Jeans or a suit? Jeans. Worn with holes in them.

Car or motorcycle? Car. I’m a scaredy cat of motorcycles.


Joya Ryan is a national and international bestselling author. Her novel BREAK ME SLOWLY was a #1 bestseller in contemporary fiction and women’s fiction.

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TheRancherAndTheCityGirl-500ABOUT THE BOOK 

Rancher and single father Reed Montgomery is a master at French braiding and princess tea parties. He’s also the most eligible bachelor in Cheyenne, Wyoming. So when he stumbles upon a flashy, sexy city girl, he knows two things: 1) she’s a walking disaster, and 2) he needs to stay far, far away.

But she needs him more than he wants to admit…

Charlotte Gram knows what it’s like not to be wanted. She’s in Cheyenne for the summer to help her grandmother heal after surgery, but the farmhouse “chores” are proving much harder than she thought. If her day couldn’t get any worse, the sexiest man she’s ever seen strolls up to save the day…

…and he definitely doesn’t seem happy about it.

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