Ray of Light (Ray #1) - E. L. Todd

Ray of Light (Ray #1)

By E. L. Todd

  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 84 Ratings)


My brother is an idiot. He won the lottery and invested all of his money in a run-down bowling alley. Since he’s barely making it, he moved in with me.
Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.
And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.
The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.
But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.
I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.
Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.
For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?
Or can it?


  • Amazing read

    By Bellarina12
    I loved this book! It's definitely my new favorite series. I read it in 1 day as I couldn't put it down. I'm onto book number 2 now. I can't wait to see what happens next.
  • Great Read from Start to Finish!

    By WheezyH
    E.L. Todd nail it with “Ray of Light!” This is my first book for this author and I loved it! I was totally drawn in from the start with these characters and the story. The interactions between Rae and her brother Rex is relatable in real life relationships between siblings. Rae and Rex have a special bond with each other and their friends. They do a lot of things with their best friends; Zeke, Kayden and Jessie who have really become more like their family. They will go to concerts, dinners, drinks, outings, and everyone comes to Sunday all day hangouts at their house. One of Rex and Zeke’s friends, Ryker, returns home after leaving town right after graduation. Rae and her dog, Safari, meet Ryker, on one of their walks and there was an instant attraction with both dog and girl. No one told Rae or her girlfriends who Ryker is and what company he is coming home to help take over for his father or that he is going to be the new CEO of the place Rae works. Ryker has always been a player but so have Rex and Zeke. Rex is over protective of his sister, Rae, for his own reasons. But Zeke has other reasons why he doesn't want Rae to end up with Ryker. Zeke is more like a family member, brother, best friend, who's a doctor and always there for them, and that's how Rae sees him. But does he see Rae the same way? Rae and Zeke work together to help Rex makeover his bowling alley investment into a successful business. Jessie and Kayden are Rae’s best friends and do most everything together. E.L. Todd’s words seamless take me away and make me feel like I'm there with all of them, I'm lost in the story and off to the ball park eating hotdogs with Ryker and Rae or sitting laughing to the banter between Rae and Ryker as they get to see what their spark is all about. Or when the whole gang is together now with Ryker is in the mix, does this change the atmosphere between them all or is it business as usual with them all and welcome him in? I really appreciate this author’s talent and her ability to bring the story and characters to life. Oh but wait!! Did I mention the hot steaminess between Ryker and Rae!! Bring your fans, chocolates and whatever else you need while you read this first book in the series!! Because the chemistry, and the kisses…you get the picture, between these two you'll wonder where to get yours! Ha! Seriously, I really love E.L. Todd’s talent, I love great first reads! I know the next book “Ray of Hope” will be just as amazing unlike the examples Ryker gives for sleeping with so many one night stands! You must get this book to see what I’m talking about.
  • Loved it

    By D07141995
    Another great book from EL Todd. Similar to the "Forever" series with a group of friends and siblings who are like family and fall in love. Can't wait to read the next one!
  • Ammmmmazing!

    By AER14810
    As E.L. Todd is one of my favorite authors I had the opportunity to review this book for free in return for my review. I have to say this book is amazing! It is very complex and focused on the main characters but it also intertwined you in to THIER everyday life and relationships. I love how you get different point of views from RAE and REX it keeps things interesting seeing how situations can be interpreted differently. I can't wait to read the rest of this series!
  • One of my favorite authors.

    By Brightbright1
    Let me start by saying how much I enjoy diving into your books. Every book I have started from you, I have been unable to put down until it is finished. This book, as well as your others, sucked me right in from the start. I enjoy how emotional your stories get and all of the wonderful banter between all of these imaginative characters. It brings the story to life, makes it so relatable to my own life. I am a fan for life. These stories just keep getting better and better. This new series gives me more to read that I crave.
  • Ray of light

    By Vindeebam
    Such a awesome book. E L Todd is such a great writer
  • Amazing Read!!!

    By Jen 1223
    Another great book! Love the connection with all the characters. Can't wait to start book 2.
  • Ray of Light

    By 5pitneysmom
    There was a couple of stories starting while reading about the main character Rae and Ryker..I liked the story, it was predictable in that Rae and Ryker with get together, also, the whole 'player' angle was kinda over done. We shall see what the next stories bring.
  • Not for me.

    By Blair20
    This is the first book I've read by EL Todd and it will probably be the last. I don't think I'm gonna read the next books. It's not that it was terrible but I just found the story to be boring. Not much happened in terms of plot. Just a lot of banter and friends hanging out. A lot of misunderstandings and secret feelings for each other. It wasn't as funny as I assumed it was gonna be from the description and the reviews. In fact I can't think of a single funny scene throughout the book, besides cringe-worthy sent-the-text-to-the-wrong-person moments. One interesting thing is that it's 2 POV but not the H and h, like most dual POV books. It's the h, Rae, and her brother, Rex. POV: 2. Rae and her brother Rex Standalone: no. Sexy factor: 3/5. Chemistry: 1/5. I hope none of these couples end up together. Love triangle: yes, I think. It may go into this more in the following books. Writing: 3/5. I only found one or two typos. A couple of the bantering scenes were hard to follow but that was mostly because of formatting. There's also a discrepancy in her age. At one point she says her brother is 5 years older than her. Another scene says she was 15 when he was 18. ?? Worth $4.99? No. This should have been a free copy or $.99. It's a short read. HEA: I don't know. Book #1 ends on the most awkward note. It's not quite a cliffhanger because nothing intriguing happens. But it also doesn't wrap up.
  • Review: Ray 1: Ray of Light

    By @LisaHines711
    Ray of Light by E.L. Todd is the first book in her re-vamped Ray Series. This book is a slow burn, romantic tale of two people who meet-cute in the park with a runaway dog and wind up not only sharing the same social circle but they also now work together. It is also a tale of family and friendship and the trials and tribulations associated with both. This story continues in the next book, Ray of Hope. Rae and Rex are the siblings in the story. They love to hate on each other but will defend the other against outsiders every time. Zeke is the best friend of Rex and another brother-like figure to Rae. Zeke doesn't feel like she is his sister though. Far from it. Jessie and Kayden are Rae's two rambunctious best friends and all five of them get along wonderfully together. Friends and family are so very important to Rae. When Ryker enters the picture, Rae doesn't realize that the hot guy her dog abandoned her for at the park is a friend of her brother and Zeke. Despite their mutual attraction things are complicated with him being a friend of her brothers AND a notorious playboy. Will Rae continue to be attracted to the bad boy bed hopper or will she realize that Zeke is the one for her?