Thursday, January 26, 2017

Book Tour for The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan (REVIEW)

A romance between an older woman and younger man who have known each other since they were young leads to complications and scorching encounters in this flirty tale.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf!

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.




My favorite theme is that of friends-to-lovers and with this new release that journey is a fun and flirty one.  With its charasmatic hero, and a woman longing to break free when it comes to her life, readers will be captivated by their life-long attraction that has been bubbling beneath the surface to reach erotic heights once they become roommates.

Cannon is a chick magnet, but unfortunately what happens the morning after is less than satisfying as his encounters usually turn sour.  After his most recent encounter left his home in shambles, and with a bit of worry to his peace of mind, he's left with no alternative but to move in with the woman who he's been attracted to since he was young.  Seeing her reignites those longings and one alcohol-fueled night leads to a bet that will change their lives forever.  Cannon's a sexy and charming young man focused on his career wanting to make life better for his sister and mother.  Finding a connection with Paige though has him rethinking his future as feelings become involved which leads to judgments by his sister which put his HEA in jeopardy.  Overall Cannon's a decadently delightful hero with a talent for dirty talk which led to even hotter interludes with Paige and a Grand Gesture that had me cheering by the final page. By the final page I found Cannon to be sweet and caring which makes him the latest addition to my list of book boyfriends.

Paige is a hard working woman, loyal to her friend Allie and devoted to her dog. Her life is stagnant though as all she does is go to work and come home.  Love isn't in the cards for her as the loss of her parents at an early age has her consumed with the fragility of life and love.  Paige remembers Cannon as a kind but nerdy young man, but seeing him as an adult inspires all sorts of naughty thoughts that lead to very close quarters and sexually-charged interactions. When a bet leads to unforgettable interludes she starts seeing a different future that becomes tainted once Allie discovers the truth.  Will she be brave enough to go after what she really wants or will she continue to be alone and unfulfilled? Paige is clearly stuck in a rut before Cannon arrives.  His flirty and playful ways pushed her though and brought out a more fun-loving and sensual side to her that entertained me.  Ultimately, while I liked her I was frustrated that she didn't fight harder for Cannon earlier.

This was a fun and sensual read for the most part with a flow that kept me fully immersed and rooting for HEA.  Along with a scorching romance came a bit of suspense courtesy of a psychotic ex-one night stand Cannon had whose revenge came out of nowhere and felt over-the-top.  The connection between Cannon and Paige though was crackling with interludes that grew hotter the more time they spent together, the longer they reminisced about the past.  Their journey to HEA was weighed down by painful losses and by the judgments of Allie which had me booing her actions despite her own heartbreak.  She used Paige's friendship, and Cannon's brotherly devotion, against them to put up roadblocks to their hard-fought HEA.  Despite these small quibbles I still found this a delightfully decadent romance with a hero who will continue to bring me sweet dreams every night.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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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