Hitched: Volume One by Kendall Ryan
Release Date: July 5th 2016 by Everafter Romance
Series: Imperfect Love #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.
Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.
Produce an heir… Wait, what?
I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.
And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.
She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.
But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.
Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.
On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling SCREWED series, Kendall Ryan brings you HITCHED, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he's always desired in order to save his father's company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.
Hitched will leave you wanting for more, Kendall Ryan has done it again with this new trilogy and I cannot wait to read the rest.
From the synopsis to the eye-catching cover, I could not stop reading the book. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Noah, a womanizer who has it all including money. But now that his father's company is at stake, Noah must marry the daughter of his dad's company co-founder in order to peace the rest of the board members. But first he needs to find a way to get Olivia to sign the contract, and that is going to be a lot harder than he thought.
Olivia loves her job and working for her father, but due to the recent events the company now wants her to marry off in order to restore the company back to the way it was, or at least improve it now. But marrying Noah was not in her plan, and now he has to win her over if he wants her to sign the contract. Yet, as the two start to spend more time together they both start to come to terms with what they have to do, but soon things start to change and it will be up to them to decide if marrying each other is the right thing to do.
I loved reading Hitched, it was full of chemistry and funny moments that had me hooked from the very beginning. Olivia's relationship with Noah is quite the ride to read, it has its ups and downs, but at the end of the day the chemistry between them is greater than anything else. Noah is your typical bad boy, with a twist. He has had a crushed on Olivia for a while now, and he can't deny that marrying her would make things a lot better for him. Needless to say, he does take the time to get to know her better and try to make things easier for her. He truly is a character to swoon over. On the other hand, Olivia is a strong character who doesn't take crap from anyone else. She is determined, and like any other women out there, she is not immune to Noah's charms. But she has fun making him work, and that is what ultimately gets her to see the real Noah. Overall, the story line was entertaining and charming to read. The characters have distinct personalities that will definitely keep you reading and wanting for more, I would highly recommend it. :)
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
He tilts his head with a half smile. “Just friends? I’ve got my sights set a little higher.”
Gee, I never would have guessed, what with his constant attempts to steer the conversation toward sex.
I quirk one eyebrow in skepticism. “Friendship is all we need to pull this thing off. And we’re pretty much starting from square one . . . I would call us acquaintances, at best. Don’t you think you’re being a little overambitious?”
“Nope,” he replies, cocky smile still firmly in place.
I roll my eyes. “Wow. Your arrogance truly has no limits.”
“If I can put my money where my mouth is . . .” His lustful smirk makes it clear exactly where he’d like to put his mouth. “Then it’s not arrogance. Just confidence.”
“What makes you think I would want more with you, anyway? You aren’t exactly my type.”
I expect him to just give me a knowing look, or maybe toss back some mild innuendo. What I absolutely did not expect was, “Because I have a nine-inch cock.”
I almost choke on my martini for a third time. I splutter, “Is that number supposed to impress me?”
I give him a skeptical look. “You want to show me your dick?”
“If it’ll help convince you.” He drains the last drops of his Scotch and stands up. “Come on, let’s go.”
I stare after him as he walks away.
Is he serious? He’s just going to whip it out? I look around to see if anyone is watching me, then I get up and follow him to the bar’s back hallway, near the restrooms, unable to comprehend why the hell I’m humoring him. This is ridiculous.
Once we’re safely in a private corner, Noah undoes his belt, opens his fly . . . and pulls out a fucking fire hose.
Holy mother of God. My hands fly to my mouth. I want to gasp in shock, but there’s no way I’m giving him the upper hand.
He was right. His cock is nothing short of massive, and it’s not even fully erect right now. Nine inches may actually be a conservative estimate of what it might look like hard. He must destroy men’s egos every time he walks into a locker room. And I don’t even want to think about what he destroys with women . . .
“Meh. I’ve seen bigger,” I force out, fighting to maintain my composure.
Noah chuckles. “I don’t think so, sweetheart.”
“Well, th-that monster is not coming anywhere near my uterus. No, thank you. I prefer to keep my organs intact.”
Noah’s grin widens. “I doubt that, but just to be on the safe side, I’ll ease it in nice and slow. Piece of cake. Plus, you’ve got good health insurance, right?”
“That is not funny, Noah. Now, put that thing away or I’ll remove it.”
I try to sound stern, but my shaking voice and bright red cheeks surely give me away. Why the hell can’t I stop staring?
He chuckles—yeah, the jerk can definitely see right through me—but he obliges, tucking the beast back into its lair.
About The Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a 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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