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.
➳Let’s begin with the main characters shall we? ‘Cause they both sure as heck have become one of my favorite book couples! Cannon Roth (THAT NAME HOLY BA-JESUS! BEYOND SEXY!) is a med student, looking for a place to stay due to the fact that his former girlfriend had trashed his other place. With a history of being poor and making a future of himself as a doctor and helping his mother and older sister-Allie- out, he is the ultimate definition if being successful. On the other hand, we have the super professional and beyond clumsy Paige, who is best friends with Allie. Paige works at a professional company for Human Resources. She already has a career, a stable life with a place to stay and a routine that she goes to every night. Her dog, Enchilada is such an adorable and cute part that has been added to this story, instead of reading about a cat rolls eyes
➳Something ironically that did not bother me in this story is the age difference between Cannon and Paige. Her being older by four years is something that would have bothered me at first, but Kendall drops that when she writes about their strong chemistry. Not seeing each other for five years, Paige is found being surprised by the way Cannon looks due to the fact that he was a complete bookworm nerd with glasses and braces- the ultimate bookworm study nerd! (Don’t get me wrong, I totally dig those…) Yes, the age is something that can drag some down, but that is put aside when their level of compatibility is involved, and their persona’s are mentioned;
”He might be young, twenty-four years to my twenty-eight, but his eyes spoke of wisdom and maturity…”
➳Their common relationship of being related by one’s siblings and one’s best friend is a cliche pattern found in many books, but the change in gender is something refreshing- bringing an empowering aspect to women. Cannon being the true romantic that he is, has always possessed that side since he was little, spying on Allie and Paige during their sleepovers and wanting nothing more than to touch Paige, and be one of those guys she always wanted. Once he finally gets what he wants, they are both unstoppable. The way Kendall describes their powerful chemistry is beautifully written. But let’s not forget that Cannon may be younger than Paige, but he is the pure demanding partner in their relationship- that side is beyond HOT;
”You’re beautiful. It’s a privilege to touch you.”
➳What a romantic am I right? Never the less, Kendall Ryan has started not only a new series, but a trending story plot to come in the future in which I cannot wait for! Stay updated with the rest of the series coming later on this year;
➳The Play Mate (Roommates #2)➳Release Date: March 14th, 2017
➳The House Mate (Roommates #3)➳Release Date: April 18th, 2017
➳The Bed Mate (Roommates 3.5)➳Release Date: November 14th, 2017
➳The Should Mate (Roommates #4)➳Release Date: December 5th, 2017
➳Hero rating: 4.5
➳Heroine rating: 4.5
➳Sexual tension rating: 5.0
➳Sex scenes rating: 5.0
➳Sex scenes frequency: 5.0
➳Plot rating: 5.0
➳Dialogue rating: 5.0
➳Storytelling rating: 4.5
➳Story ending rating: 4.0
ARC kindly provided by publisher & author in exchange for an honest review
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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 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.