Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: The Room Mate | Roommates Series by Kendall Ryan

THEROOMMATEA new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

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. 

5 stars

New Adult | Contemporary | Romance

What can I say – Kendall Ryan has me by the fictitious choke hold with these synopsis. Seriously I cannot get enough. Not only is the cover absolutely humpable, but the entire book was perfection. Witty, charming characters with entertaining dialogue and chemistry that literally melted me from the bed.

I have said it countless times, I am obviously going to say it yet again, I love best friend sibling romances. These are just some of the more fun type of tropes I enjoy reading, especially when they are (in my mind) done right. 

Cannon is definitely listed as one of the more palatable of man meat bookish boyfriend wise. Scrumptious body that had me drooling with his sex appeal, not to mention that cocky attitude. Paige on the other front had a type of air about her as well, I wouldn’t say along the same gravity of presumptuous attitude to match Cannon, but she was very much confident on the exterior. It may have been more visible when she involved herself with Cannon, he seemed to give her more confidence about her body. Not only that, I liked her overall personality. She had a relatable attitude at her age level; slight self doubt, yet confident in the workforce, emotional secure but not closed off to realize she was missing connections. Just more along the lines of hesitant to indulge in the opposite sex. 

Their chemistry was something I personally enjoyed most of all. There was a backstory to their friendship because Ryan actually dived into how they grew up together. Not skimming or rushing the fact that Paige always thought of Cannon as her best friends nerdy little brother while Cannon flat out admitting his secret crush on his sisters best friend Paige during the first signs of his puberty. With that being said, it made their chemistry more believable.

Obviously because Paige was never attracted to Cannon as children, it was interesting to enter that transition of seeing him as the person her was – dripping hot piece of ass that holy fuck, obviously puberty was very kind to him, plus bonus with being a doctor! Whew – dress me up and I will play your patient for you.

Really though, this is something I like about the trope, if the author writes enough depth towards the backbone of their friendship, growth verses their sexual tension it really (for me… at least) adds to the overall plot while it unravels. I just simply enjoy that trope, if you are going to write best friend sibling attractions, it is nice as a reader to get that history between the main characters. 

Overall, I loved it! I am definitely in love with Kendall Ryan’s writing style, she has an ability to create realistic tropes that are both entertaining and swoon worthy. I am beyond excited to read more of this Roommates Series! 

 

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