ARC Review: The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan

room mate_amazon.jpgSYNOPSIS

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.


I was provided an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Room Mate was my first book by Kendall Ryan and I really enjoyed it. I think it was a great mix of funny, sexy, and emotional which made for an entertaining and quick read.

The characters were easy to like and to understand, and while I don’t think I really connected to Paige as much as I could have because of her age compared to mine, I did enjoy her story and most definitely shared her attraction to Cannon. A med student? A future doctor? Sign me the hell up. He was confident yet kind and incredibly respectful and I was so there for it. We need more male characters like this.

When I read the synopsis I was worried the age difference between Paige and Cannon would bother me, but I found it didn’t even matter while I was reading. He is mature and professional when it is necessary, which says a lot about his character. Definite book boyfriend material.

I did find the conflict of the story to be fairly juvenile for a new adult romance, and when it came to the make it or break it point in the story and Paige chose to let him go, I wanted to rage. For someone her age, I would have expected her to act differently.

While I might not have enjoyed every stop along the way to the happy ending, I did like how the story ended. I think it was realistic enough while still keeping with the romance, which is sometimes hard to find.

I gave The Room Mate 3/5 stars. You can add it on Goodreads here.




kendall-ryan-headshot-1-picA 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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