January 25, 2017

Review | The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan


By: Kendall Ryan
Release Day: January 24, 2017
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About


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.

Review

A great beginning to a new series! After reading this one, it was quickly added to my top faves for 2017. It's a low-angst, no BS kind of book, which was just what I needed to get this new year of reads going.

We have Paige, she has a good job, lives alone with the exception of her dog, Enchilada, and she's not crazy. She's been living a very routine life until a simple phone call from her bestie, Allie.

Cannon Roth, what a name? I sure love it and apparently, he grew up all nerdy ... you sure don't see any of that. Oddly, Cannon has a string of ex-girlfriends that tend to be a little crazy, but his most recent ex tops 'em all! After an insane incident with said ex, Cannon is without a home and most of his stuff. Not willing to couch-surf anymore, he gets a call from his sister saying that she a found a place for him to stay while he finishes his last couple of months of med school. 

Once Paige is on the phone with Allie about her new roomie, Paige notices a man walking outside that she one too many dirty thoughts for. Not really thinking much of it, it's not too long that he starts making his way towards her door. After hearing a knock, she opens the door to "Mister Sex-on-Legs" and recognition knocks into her. Cannon

Cannon thinks he's under some curse and has sworn off sex, but after a few drinks together, Paige calls his BS and wants to prove that she can sleep with him and not fall in love. Yeahhhhhhhh right!

What is to come of these two?!

Guyssss, Cannon is an absolute sweetheart, it'll be hard to not fall in love with him. What a beautiful man he is and quite the smooth talker, no wonder it was so easy for him to snag a lady. Now that Cannon and Paige are living together, their chemistry is off the charts and the tension is just flying through the roof. The story flowed so smoothly and it was a one-sitting read for me. I actually did a re-read before writing this review and I fell in love with it all over again. You'll enjoy every moment of this book with Paige's conscience and Cannon's sexy talk. From childhood friends to roommates and eventually lovers. It's a crock a bull when they think that they can have sex with no feelings involved ... you're all crazy.

As much as I loved the sweet and steamy side of Cannon, there was his caring and passionate side to take note of, especially when it came to his job. Paige complements him so well and is such a good friend to him. I loved seeing their relationship develop as I worked my way through the book.

I highly recommend this read and can't wait until the next one! I'll be keeping my eye out for The Play Mate.

**ARC provided for an honest review**



Meet 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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