REVIEW: The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan


Title:  The Room Mate
Author: Kendall Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Roommates #1
Release Date: January 24, 2017


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.


I discovered Kendall Ryan’s writing last month and absolutely fell in love with it.  She’s got great characters, fabulous pacing and just the right mix of humor and seriousness.  I knew I wanted to read more of her books, and the Room Mate series has been on my Kindle for at least a year.  I never imagined how much I would enjoy this book.

Trying to escape a crazy ex girlfriend who destroyed his apartment, Cannon finds himself on the doorstep of his sister’s best friend.  Paige remembers Cannon as the geeky little brother of her best friend.  What she wasn’t expecting to find was the gorgeous, six foot, extremely well built man standing at her door.  The chemistry between these two was instantaneous. Cannon has harbored a crush on Paige for years, and time hasn’t lessened his desires.  On the other hand, Paige fights her feelings so she doesn’t hurt her best friend.  When these two finally come together it’s magic!

I loved the concept of this novel, and it was different from some of the other best friend/sibling tropes you read.  Many times it’s a brother’s younger sister lusting after his best friend.  I enjoyed the turning of tables in The Room Mate and loved that Cannon was going after the older woman.  Not only that, I really enjoyed the shared memories the two of them had, and the fact that they shared so much of their lives already. For me, it just felt refreshing.

Overall, The Room Mate was a fun, easy read with a great set of characters whom I quickly fell in love with.  It’s definitely worth taking the time to read, and just made me fall in love with Kendall Ryan’s writing a little bit more!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Stars!!


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