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Object of My Desire

(A Love Like That #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  160 reviews
A romance author, a cover model, a book signing … a crush.

Ordinary women like me know we shouldn’t fall for beautiful men like Travis Zehler, one of the hottest cover models in romance fiction. But, sometimes, we can’t help ourselves.

When I meet him at a book signing, my attraction to him is instant. I’m infatuated, and I can’t stop thinking about him.

Even though I have do
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published March 14th 2019
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Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author and the cover model. Soo soo good. Give me more!

If you have been following my reviews you will know I’m going to my first book signing soon and Object of my Desire is a romance novel which starts with an author attending a book signing. This is both a romance and an insiders guide to an author lifestyle.

Travis is our cover model and Sydney is our author. Travis is so pretty she puts him on a shelf for unattainable eye candy. He’s easy on the eye but too good looking to take out of th
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Jenna, ☆☆☆☆

The whole premise of this story... romance author meets cover model and they fall in love.... cheesy right?? But totally not cheesy!!! I really enjoyed Travis' humble attitude and Sydney's personality. They were adorable together and there were so many cute scenes I laughed at and swooned over.

This book was sweet but also gave you a whole other perspective of the "reading world" to consider. I genuinely enjoyed this story!
This is a cute story and one that I could really relate to. Our heroine Sydney Hart is a romance writer who is starting to gain a name for herself. She was able to quit her job to focus on writing full time. As a way of promoting her books she frequently goes to book signings and it’s at a signing where she meets our hero, Travis Zehler. He is a cover model and is there with another romance writer to help promote her books. He’s gorgeous and she’s immediately attracted to him but she knows there ...more
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Rating 3.5-4

I did enjoy this book, but there was....something missing for me. I'm not sure what it was, I honestly can't put my finger on it. But you know how you read a book and you like it but there's just something about it that was missing so you didn't LOVE it?! That's how this book was for me.

I really liked Travis and Sydney. I loved getting to know them and I loved how their friendship developed. But I'll also say that I wish there had been more of that. Because there was a wham bam kiss
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Sydney is used to seeing pics of hot guys, after all, she's a romance author and hot guys are just about all that are featured on romances now. But she never imagines that using the picture of one particular model will take her (and him) on the journey to love.

I love this storyline. The writer and the model? A classic trope but here it's done so so well. And the very best part about it is that both Sydney and Travis are real characters with real insecurities and feelings. No over the top stuff,
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full blog tour post with giveaway and teasers:

Before I get into this review I am going to state that I received an early copy of this book for this blog tour so I can give an honest review.

Okay, now that that is out of the way let me just say that this book was beyond amazing. I haven't been on such an immersive journey while reading a book in quite some time. The book pulled me in and I was feeling everything the characters felt and then some. I was laug
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book needs more than 5 stars. It was such a real story. Sydney is a romance author and Travis is a cover-model. Travis has had his trust broken in a past relationship and Sydney has is a strong women with every-woman insecurities (especially when involved with a super hot cover model). R.L. gives you a book with a great story line, awesome characters (I want Harper as my friend) and so many funny moments....(Wait till you meet Trip LOL … literally you will laugh out loud)!!! This book reall ...more
Corinne Kapsner
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Goodness! I love this book! This is the first book that I have read by R.L. Kenderson! I was not sure if I was going to get into it or the characters but boy did I ever!

Sydney is a romance author who is happy with herself and her life. She meets Travis, a cover model, at a book signing. She ends up putting him on the cover of the next book she's working on and invites him to join her at the next signing that she is going to and he says yes.

The relationship develops in an easy and seamless
Louise  O
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Kenderson duo has done it again, hook line and sinker I was addicted; I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down.

Sydney is a romance author who meets a gorgeous cover model at a book signing and become infatuated with him. When Sydney puts herself out there asking for Travis to be her next cover model and attend signing, she is surprised how easy it was for him to say yes. Travis has had some bad luck with his previous relationship tarnishing his trust and faith in woman. Just when they
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun story with fun characters from the main characters to the side characters. I loved that the characters were humble and just regular people with regular problems. It made the story easy to identify with the characters. Sydney was a romance writer with moderate success. She wrote all the time and sometimes forgot about everyday things. She and her bestie go to a signing and meet Travis. He is a cover model. When Sydney first saw pictures of Travis, she thought he was moderate to cute ...more
Lene Norway
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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R.L. Kenderson has written a beautiful and well developed story filled with thrilling moments and protagonists that feels real. It is a captivating and heartfelt romance, but the story is also heartwrenching and takes the readers on an emotional rollercoster. The relationship between Travis and Sydney is mesmerizing and the ending is perfect.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I wasn’t a fan of the writing style. I tried several times and couldn’t get passed the first three chapters. This totally bums me out because I was so looking forward to reading this one, the premise sounded so good.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, that doesn’t reflect this review at all.*
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing read with a perfect flow of twists that are filled heat and heart with a bit of an edgy feel. Well written and impossible to put down. An definite must read with all the feels and endless intrigue.
Carmen Richter
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Loved this book! Sydney and Travis had amazing chemistry and it was just the right combination of sweet and steamy. It was also refreshing to have a heroine who doesn't have the body of a model. I've loved everything I've read by these ladies, and this book was no exception!
As a voracious reader of romance books I was intrigued by the premise of this story and the behind-the-scenes look at the publishing world and the lives of those who make their living in this world. It was a charming read dealing with insecurities that many can relate to which made this journey of two friends becoming lovers more realistic. From the first page to the last I became more and more invested in them and was rooting for them every step of the way to find their HEA.

Sydney Hart is a rom
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Object of My Desire is a stand-alone novel by R.L. Kenderson. It features Sydney a romance author and Travis, a cover model/personal trainer. In a way, it's like Meghan March and her husband. The red dress is missing though.

I read the book in two sittings. The first time I was done with 1/4 of it and I wasn't feeling it. Since I had the time to take a break from reading the book, I decided to put it aside and read it on a date closer to my assigned one. It was a better option than DNF-ing it. T
Sunny Shelly Reads
Object Of My Desire is the first book I've read by RL Kenderson, and it was a delight. I am a voracious romance reader, so I loved that this book is set behind-the-scenes at writers conventions.

Sydney is romance author who meets Travis at a convention. He's a model and personal trainer who happens to be working the convention that weekend as her friend's assistant. There is an immediate connection between Sydney and Travis, and even though they live in the same city, they part ways after sharing
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This writing duo sometimes writes paranormal and sometimes writes contemporary but their books are always steamy! Their newest book, The Object Of My Desire, fits the bill of a STEAMY contemporary romance! Grab your morning coffee (and a fan) and let’s talk about Travis and Sydney.

Sydney is a thirty-something up-and-coming author. She is at a point in her career where she was able to quit her job and support herself with her writing. Sydney has a blog, all of the social media sites, and is begi
Jamie Jack
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don't usually pick up a romance book when there's a partially dressed young man on the cover. Those aren't typically my type of romance novels. But I can never resist one where one of the characters is a writer. I'm glad I picked this one up, as it was an enjoyable read.

Sydney is it a romance writer in her mid-thirties. At a multiple-author book signing, she meets a male model who did a cover for another author’s books. They both have an attraction for each other, though she is a little bit ol
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love reading books about authors, because well, I am such an avid reader and it gives us a glimpse to their world of writing. In Object of My Desire by R.L. Kenderson she gives us a look in not only an author’s life, but also signings and on top of that gives us a romance with a cover model. It’s a romance reader dream!

Sydney is a romance author and we meet her as she sets out to a signing with her PA. At the signing she meets another author and the cover model she brought with her. The four
Paula Trueba
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I read about an author and a cover model, and what can I say? I just loved it!

Sydney goes to a romantic book authors conference where she meets Travis, a cover model. She likes him instantly but doesn't have the chance to meet him again until few months later, when they will become friends.

As I always say about R.L. Kenderson, I just loved how they make the relation totally believable. It takes time for the couple to act on their feelings, they just don't start to say 'Il
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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OMG! This book was so hilarious I don't even know where to start. Definitely don't read it in public or you'll get a lot of dirty looks for laughing like a crazy person. Sydney was still finding her way in the author world and would on occasion do book signing events and network. Sydney took her bestie Harper with her to work as her assistant at the event, and the hilarity ensued when they met Travis. Travis was a model helping his friend Angela at the same event and thought Sydney was cute. Syd ...more
Andrea Thompson
This story had me from the very beginning and never let go. I suspect that this idea has floated around most authors' minds from time to time (my own included) but this author pair managed to flesh it out in The. Best. Way.

Travis is a model who happens to end up on book covers. Sydney is an author who has seen his work, but isn't hit by the profoundness of his beauty until she meets him at a book signing he's attending with a friend. The rub is, he's actually a really likeable guy and she's a tr
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this steamy story about the romance between an author and a super sexy cover model. Sydney is happy with body and her looks but is a bit insecure when it comes to her relationship with Travis. Sydney seems to be the perfect woman for Travis but his past with a difficult ex has him made him hypersensitive to anything that smacks of jealousy. Can this couple overcome the obstacles to their HEA?

These characters come across as really likable, ordinary people. The writing is good and
Love at first signing!
Poor Sydney! How many awkward moments and embarrassing faux pas can she endure in front of Travis, the hot book cover model she met at a book signing event (that she might have a teensy bit of a crush on)?! So many that, even as an author, she couldn't write them all! It's so painfully funny!
But really it's realizing that nobody is perfect no matter what they present themselves to be. Knowing your self worth, having self confidence, learning about giving and receiving trust
Bookerina Lovington
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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R.L. Kenderson did not disappoint with this one.

One thing I love about R.K. Kenderson is that their books have so much variety. They do their PNR; they have their contemporary romances; they have their taboo; and now they have this one -- all of which are awesome.

Several times now, they have gone for plot lines that I typically am not a fan of and made me like the books anyways.

I would heartily recommend this book. Even if the plot is not what you typically go for, it's worth checking out.
Jackie Roberts
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ordinary women like me know we shouldn’t fall for beautiful men like Travis Zehler, one of the hottest cover models in romance fiction. But, sometimes, we can’t help ourselves.

When I meet him at a book signing, my attraction to him is instant. I’m infatuated, and I can’t stop thinking about him.
Even though I have doubts he’d ever be interested, I invite Travis to attend a book signing with me. And he says yes.

My fantasy comes true when he takes me to his bed, and the more time we spend together,
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Characters were great to read. Sydney has just a little bit of self esteem issues and considering he's a male model who eats and keeps fit with exercise for a living it would evoke some wall of defense for not feeling the same. Sydney understands Travis's view after an ex-girlfriend clearly could not handle her jealousy.

It's a good read because he and she probably were learning about each other.

It's a good HEA.

I enjoyed learning the book signing conferences and would like to go to one myself...
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic! A well written emotionally deep romance. The storyline is flawless, funny, witty, enjoyable, and very interesting. The story flows smoothly and moves along at a brisk pace with a few ups and downs and a mix of emotions on every page. The chemistry between them is intense and their sex scene is beautifully written and HOT!
"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book."
Anneke Nel
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Insecurities, self-worth: am I pretty enough, am I good enough, is my butt and tummy flat enough..... so much issues we "normal" people have to face every day. Then there is poisonous relationships and jealous people who make you doubt everything you know and like about yourself... But once every now and then true Love conquers all and you meet somebody who loves you for who and what you are! Warts and all........Once again R.L Kenderson wrote a awesome book. Sexy, funny and full of emotions xx ...more
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They write sexy paranormal romance and steamy contemporary romance that make you laugh.




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