Thursday, January 26, 2017

REVIEW: "The Room Mate" by Kendall Ryan (Contemporary Romance)

by Kendall Ryan

Publisher: Kendall Ryan Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 24th 2017

Series: Roommates, #1
Standalone: Yes

Playing Doctor, Friends to Lovers, Friends With Benefits, Best Friend's Brother, Sister's Best Friend, Borrowed Time
Other Books by Kendall Ryan





Description from Publisher:
The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check.

Now twenty-four, he’s broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he’s pure temptation. 

Fresh out of a messy breakup, he doesn’t want any entanglements. But I can resist, right? 

I’m holding strong until the third night of our new arrangement when we get drunk and he confesses his biggest secret of all: he’s cursed when it comes to sex. Apparently he’s a god in bed, and women instantly fall in love with him. 

I’m calling bullshit. In fact, I’m going to prove him wrong, and if I rack up a few much-needed orgasms in the process, all the better. 

There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.
My Rating:
Heat Rating:

My Musings:
Cute, sweet, sexy story! This was a light and fast read that was fun to read. Cannon, our hero, is in medical school and is all about no-strings affairs since girls he sleeps with tend to go a bit crazy. They do things like break into his house. Which results in him deciding to keep it in his pants for awhile and his needing somewhere to stay for a couple of months until he picks a specialty and moves out of state. He starts to rent a room from his childhood crush, Paige, who has always been off-limits because she is older and his sister's best friend. That changes when Paige indicates that the physical attraction definitely goes both ways and maybe they should do something to break the tension.

At first, I was a bit put off with the lack of romance and just sex, but around the time that Cannon and Paige started to develop more than just attraction, I started to really like them as a couple.

I wasn't necessarily a fan of Allie, Cannon's sister and Paige's best friend The way she thought she knew better what people wanted than they did was annoying to me and she mostly just seemed fairly self-centered...

A couple of little touches that I thought were endearing were the post-it notes and the "making lemonade" analogy. They were some of the things that added an extra layer of connection between Paige and Cannon. I am also a fan of friends-who-have-drifted-apart-and-grown-up trope.

This was my first Kendall Ryan book and I definitely enjoyed her style enough to read some more!

Overall, I enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who likes sexy Rom Coms!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and 100% my own.

About the Author: Kendall Ryan
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
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