The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
Release Date: January 24th 2017
Series: Roommates #1
Genres: Romance, New Adult
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.
THE ROOM MATE is a full-length standalone romance.
Kendall Ryan has done it again! The Room Mate was such a sweet and romantic story filled with sexy scenes to leave you wanting for more. Having read other books by Kendall Ryan before, it was refreshing to see something new in terms of the plot and characters. At the beginning of the book we get too meet Cannon, a medical student whose life has been keeping him busy at school and in his personal life. After a nasty break up, Cannon was left practically homeless after his ex girlfriend wrecked his place. Now he has turned to his sister's friend for help, and Paige reluctantly accepts him in her home, even though they haven't seen each other for years. As the two start to rekindle their friendship, the more they began to realize just how much they like each other, but there are things that could get in the middle of their relationship if they don't fix each other's pasts.
It has been a while since Paige has seen Cannon, being friends with his sister has made him off- limits, but now seeing again she can see that Cannon is no longer the nerdy boy that he used be, instead he is this hot guy who she can't have. With a friendship on the line, Paige has no choice but to ignore the chemistry that she has with Cannon and focus on her life. Yet the minute they cross the line everything starts to change for the both of them.
It's evident from the very beginning that there is instant chemistry between the characters, they've known each other for a while through Cannon's sister, but the minute they decide to give in on the sexual tension around them they know that there is no way back no matter what they do. Everyone has seen just how hard Cannon has worked to get medical school, and Paige's friend is very clear to let her know that Cannon is off limits. This puts some tension on their friendship, especially after a series of events unfold in the story. Now with tensions running high both Paige and Cannon would have to decide what's truly important in their lives.
I absolutely loved Cannon, he is a total sweetheart and he is definitely a ladies man. Everyone loves him which makes it harder for Paige because she knows how important his career is and getting in the way of that would destroy what she has with him and with his sister. Another reason why I like this story so much is because in the story Paige is the older one, she has a career now, and it just changes the overall atmosphere in the book. The story was very well written and at a steady pace that was enjoyable to read (especially those romantic/steamy scenes!). I would highly recommend reading this book and any other book by the author. :)
***ARC provided for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.***
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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