Review Blitz: THE PLAY MATE: Kendall Ryan

THE PLAY MATE (Roommates #2)
Kendall Ryan
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Release Date March 13, 2017

Smith Hamilton has it all—he's smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he's not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm's length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him. 

 Evie Reed knows she's blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family's lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She's crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way. 

 Except that when Evie's plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.  

She tried to seduce him and now he can't get her off his mind...

Evie is determined to have a good sexual experience so she sets her sights on seducing her older brother's best friend, Smith. She has always had a crush on him, but now she just plans on using him for a night. But Smith gets a handle on himself in the nick of time.

Smith is charming, intelligent, successful, and sexy. He is struggling a bit with his own attraction to the woman who used to feel like a little sister to him, but now is becoming more and more appealing. And the incident just makes it worse. He does not want to upset his best friend or make things more awkward with Evie since they are spending time together in close quarters.

Evie knows she wants more, but finds it hard to believe Smith would ever be on the same page. So she was mentally prepared tor casual sex followed by heartbreak. And she is also well aware that her brother would not approve. Smith has generally been a casual relationship guy because he is afraid of women getting too close to hurt him. and he has difficulty trusting and hoping for more.

She wants him. He wants her too. But he has a strong sense of loyalty to her brother.  But once Evie realizes there might be a chance, all bets are off. Friend-zone failure, stolen moments, scorching interludes, and general enjoyment of each other's company leads to them sneaking around and keeping secrets from big brother.

They were actually sweet, fun, and passionate together. I loved when Smith's vulnerability and her trying to be more bold. They could also drive each other absolutely crazy with sexual tension and mixed signals. But they could also bring out the best in each other. But their lives are all entwined and they will have to be careful not to ruin friendships and business dealings.

This was a fast-paced, sweet, sexy, best-friend's-little-sister-off-limits story. It was fun, flirty, and light, but one of those easy reads that just leaves you smiling. It was told in dual points of view and is a complete stand alone. None of the characters in this one are related to the first book, The Room Mate. The stories are tied together in the forbidden love them.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Evie has decided who she wants her do-over first time to be with: her brother’s best friend. The man she has secretly crushed on since she was a child following their every step.

Smith knows his best friend’s sister is a beautiful woman now, but out of respect for his friend, hasn’t pursued anything with her. When she tries to seduce him, he turns her down, but now he can’t forget what he saw that night. She has always been nearby, almost as much his friend as her brother is, but now he finds himself wanting more, wanting everything.

Their chemistry was great, as was the history they shared from their childhood. Their new venture working together was unexpected in its timing, but the perfect challenge to force them to face the feelings that had been growing.

At times this was frustrating at the way both Smith and Evie treated the relationship in relation to her brother. They want to keep things secret from him, but given their work circumstances, that is easier said than done. 

This was a quick, fun standalone read. Evie and Smith have an easy way about them that kept things relatively drama free even as they battled with what her brother would think. They were fun characters with good backstories, which made for an entertaining weekend read. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
THE ROOM MATE (Roommates #1)

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.

house mate_amazonTHE HOUSE MATE (Roommates #3)
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April 18, 2017

What’s sexier than a bad boy? A bad ass man who’s got his shit together.

Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company, and he’s conquered the professional world, but he’s never been lucky in love. Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life.

His social skills are shit, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot.

The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, and besides, there’s no way she’d be interested. But you know what they say about assumptions?

This is book 3 in the Roommates series, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature new couples to fall in love with.

(Roommates #3.5 | 1001 Dark Nights)
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries 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. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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