The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan

The Room MateRoommates, 1Kendall RyanContemporary RomanceJanuary 24, 2017eBook322

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.

This book was fun. I didn’t love it as much as the Hitched books (you can find my reviews down below under the covers). The plot didn’t draw me in as much, but I did enjoy myself.

Let me get a bit further into it.

I liked Paige, but there’s one moment where she just acted crazy that had me going “What the hell?!” I think you’ll know it when you read it, but I’ll give you a hint: the moment starts with “I did the only thing I could think of” (Chapter 13). I don’t know why, but that made it a little hard for me to fully get into her as a character.

Her best friend, and Cannon’s older sister, Allie pissed me off. She sprung her brother on her best friend with almost no warning, and then assumes that Paige would hold her brother back. She’s a much better sister than she is a friend, and also… not warning Paige about Cannon’s crazy ex is straight up shitty. Her brother staying with Paige obviously paints a target on her home and to let your friend go in blind is awful. Paige does kind of call her on her shit later in the book, but it’s not enough to redeem her in my mind.

Moving onto the things I like: Cannon! He’s amazing! He’s smart, kind, considerate, caring, and sexy as sin! What more can you ask for? I literally can’t find a fault with him. He’s constantly asking Paige for consent, and it really does make a difference when reading their romance.

And, then, just because I liked him as a character, Cannon’s co-worker (and I think friend), Peter, is fun and I found him super funny. Normally, I’d say this about both MC’s best friends, but Peter is the only one to get that honor here.

All in all? An entertaining read with a fabulous guy, but not much more than that.

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