Beyond the Team Review

Beyond the Team Review






Beyond the Team is the fourth book in contemporary romance author Kaylee Ryan’s Out of Reach series. The book features Peyton Monroe and Griffin Anthony.





I received an advanced reading copy (ARC) of this book from the author, publisher, or publicist. The receipt of this ARC did not influence my choice to review the book on this site. It also did not influence how I felt about the book or its characters, storyline, and overall feel. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. As such, they only deal with what is written on the pages of the book and how what is written and otherwise presented made me feel during and after my reading of the book.

Beyond the Team ReviewBeyond the Team by Kaylee Ryan
Series: Out of Reach #4
Published by Self-Published on March 8, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Pages: 254
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publicist/PR
Buy: Amazon | Goodreads | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon UK
RATING: four-half-stars
Also in this series: Beyond the Bases, Beyond the Game, Beyond the Play


All it takes is four days to change my carefully planned-out life. Four days to fall for Peyton Monroe. Four days to convince her to give me… us a chance.

Before her, baseball was the center of my world. Being the best. Getting a full-ride scholarship. Getting drafted. Going pro. But from the moment my frisbee lands at her feet on the beach, I can’t stop thinking about her.

She’s beautiful, funny, smart… and lives thirteen hours away. Long-distance love is a complication I should avoid, but staying away from Peyton is not an option. This goes beyond the team and my love of the game.


I’m looking to get away, not searching for love. But it all but lands at my feet on spring break anyway. A beach full of hot guys, and of course I find myself falling for a handsome baseball player.

Griffin Anthony’s charming smile draws me in. We fall hard and fast, but when it’s time to say goodbye, he tries to convince me that we can make this work long distance.

Now I’m torn between following tradition and playing it safe or throwing out the rule book and following my heart across the miles. He wants me to trust our connection. Can I risk my heart?



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Beyond the Team is the fourth book in the Out of Reach series and features Peyton Monroe, Easton and Larissa’s youngest daughter, and Griffin Anthony, a baseball player who lives over a dozen hours away from her.

Peyton and Griffin meet on a Florida beach during spring break, and there’s an immediate connection between them. But she’s only there for a few days and then it’s back to Tennessee, while Griffin lives and goes to school in Florida. Neither one was expecting anything when they met, but the connection deepens the more time they spend together.

I really liked this story, and I loved the characters. It was easy to understand why Peyton was a bit reserved with Griffin because she knows she has to be careful being around so many major league baseball players. Especially when the guy interested in her is a college baseball player hoping to one day make it to the major league.

Like the other books in this series, this book had a natural feel to it. The characters were real, and their reactions to each other fit with who they are and what they’ve experienced as individual people. I loved that this was a long-distance story where they couldn’t just see each other whenever they wanted. The relationship build up was sweet and heartwarming, and I enjoyed going on the journey with both Peyton and Griffin.

All in all, this was a delightful, fast-paced, and fun read. So, if you’re looking for a great sports romance, this one should be at the top of your TBR pile. As the fourth book in the series, I would recommend reading the others first, but it doesn’t have to be done that way. This book can easily be read and enjoyed as a standalone read, in my opinion. It’s just a bonus to get to know the rest of the family and backstory leading up to this moment. Regardless of which direction you choose, this is a wonderful story with great characters and fun, on-point storytelling. Definitely recommend checking it out.



For more information about this series, including blurbs and buy links, check out my review post for the first three books in Kaylee Ryan’s Out of Reach series.


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About Kaylee Ryan

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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