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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Blog Tour & Review - The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan

Title: The Room Mate
(Rommates #1)
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publication date: January 24th 2017
Age Category/Genres: Adult 
Contemporary Romance

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.    


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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. Visit her at: for the latest book news, and fun extras. Subscribe to Newletter

3.5 “Playing house and doctor” Stars

ARC provided by the author.

Thank you!

The Room Mate requires some suspension of disbelief, but once you’re done with that, it turns out to be a really entertaining read.

Like Paige, I wanted to call bullshit when Cannon seemed to think he was cursed because every woman who slept with him ended up falling in love and turning into a manic was to call bullshit. That was my initial reaction, but after reading about a few things that had happened to Cannon… well, it looked like he was cursed, indeed.

Paige, on the other hand, isn’t a believer. She wants to prove Cannon wrong by sleeping with him and not falling in love with him at all. I mean, Paige and I know she really just wanted to get into Cannon’s pants, but she wasn’t going to admit that. Not when she was so not supposed to be sleeping with her best friend’s little brother.

With Paige and Cannon we had one of my favorite tropes – some variation of friends turned into lovers with a hint of forbidden romance, since Cannon’s sister and Paige’s best friend really didn’t want any woman to touch him. More on that soon.

You know what else Paige and Cannon did? They brought a lot of chemistry to my Kindle screen.

I really enjoyed how, though they shared a past, they had to get to know each other all over again, since they hadn’t had much contact in recent years. Cannon was too busy with med school to socialize with his sister’s friend (and his childhood crush), and Paige was too busy with life to even think about the geek boy she saw around whenever she visited her friend. But when a little incident with one of Cannon’s ex-girlfriend ended with him homeless, Paige offered the help he desperately needed. With that, they were forced to live under the same roof and get acquainted all over again. This time, it involved a lot less clothes and lot more chemistry.

Sure I knew where the story was going when they decided to sleep together and test Cannon’s curse, but it was still fun to watch them try to fight their attraction until it was impossible to deny what both of them wanted any longer. They had some sweet and sexy times, which made me enjoy this book immensely.

I would’ve kept enjoying it as much if some things hadn’t happened later on. 

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.

First, I had some problems with the timeline. Some scenes seemed out of order or simply didn’t make sense time-wise. Second, I really despised Cannon’s sister. For a bigger sister and a best friend, she sure seemed unhappy about the two most important people in her life falling in love. Plus, halfway through, even after she had room in her place for her brother, she never even considered inviting him to move in with her. That just made her look even more selfish.

Then, there was the whole thing with Cannon, med school and the patient he lost. For starters, I might be completely wrong about this (forgive me if I am), but as a med student with no specialty defined, how is Cannon assisting on a surgery? Wouldn’t he have to be on a surgery residency program for that to happen? Even if that isn’t the case, how am I supposed to believe he’s a 4th year med student and he has never lost a patient before? I mean…that seems pretty much impossible.

I know those are small details and they’re not even related to the big plot, which is the romance, but these small things took me out of the story for a while, and I had really been enjoying the book that far.

It doesn’t mean that I stopped enjoying it. Not at all.

The Room Mate was a fun, quick read with tons of chemistry and characters who were likable and had a good sense of humor. For those reasons, I recommend it.

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