The Room Mate is LIVE!!!!
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.
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“He might be young, twenty-four years to my twenty-eight, but his eyes spoke of wisdom and maturity.”
Kendall Ryan delivers a fun, flirty read that ticks all those boxes for a hopeless romantic like me. While, on first impressions, Cannon should be someone you dislike for his ego alone, you cannot help but fall in love with our doctor in the making and it does seem that it isn’t his ego talking, but it is his reality.
Cannon is in his last year of residency before he becomes a fully qualified doctor. Cannon is extremely professional and motivated and his quest is only fuelled by his inherent belief that being the man of the family, he has to be there to support his mom and sister…cue ovaries melting. Cannon tries his hardest to stay away from the opposite sex, it seems that every time he sleeps with one, they instantly fall in love and become some crazed stalker. Even one night stands are off-limits for him. While this did give me the proverbial eye roll, it is a novel spin and led to some hilarious scenes as well as some not.
“Growing up the way I did, I guess it shaped my goals. Now I’m just perfecting the art of making lemonade.”
Paige is Cannon’s sisters best friend…older best friend. Cannon has lusted over Paige for over a decade, she has been the object of his teenage fantasies for years but they haven’t met in the flesh for about five years. A lot changes in five years. After another stalker issue, Cannon finds himself homeless and only needing a place to stay for a couple of months, Cannon’s sister sets him up to stay with Paige.
When these two meet, you can tell that any suppressed lust Cannon had for Paige soon resurfaced and it seems that Paige wasn’t immune either. This was a forbidden romance of sorts, not only because Paige was a few years older than Cannon but the fact that Cannon was her best friends little brother, a little brother that she was extremely protective over. With careers and friendships telling them that this was definitely a bad idea…what happens when chemistry tells you it isn’t?
“…he was the realest, best, brightest thing in my world, and I hated that we would never be more.”
This was one really enjoyable read that seemed to end as quick as it began. Totally immersed in their story the pages flowed effortlessly and with only a little drama the pacing was perfect. I loved their relationship, the dialogue and how they seamlessly converged into each other’s lives. This was a cute read, relatable, believable and heart-warming.
“Nothing about us was a mistake.”
About the Author:
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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