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The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2017, contemporary, own-doc-arc, review-to-come, new-adult, 5-stars


Title: The Room Mate
Series: (Roommates, #1)
Author: Kendall Ryan
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance
Rating: 5-Stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Blog: HERE

The Room Mate (Roommates, #1) by Kendall Ryan(Roommates, #1) The Room Mate
The Play Mate (Roommates, #2) by Kendall Ryan(Roommates, #2) The Play Mate
The House Mate (Roommates, #3) by Kendall Ryan(Roommates, #3) The House Mate
The Bed Mate (Roommates, #3.5) by Kendall Ryan(Roommates, #3.5) The Bed Mate
The Soul Mate (Roommates, #4) by Kendall Ryan(Roommates, #4) The Soul Mate

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.


Cannon has a problem—his cock is cursed. One night with him and it seems turns perfectly respectable women into crazy, love-me-and-fuck-me-now beasts. This doesn't seem like a problem ... until the one night is over, when the beasts woman want more from him then agreed upon.

Dick, good dick, made women crazy. It turned women’s hearts into a frenzied mess, causing them to declare their undying love and latch on. I couldn’t continue to unleash that kind of chaos.

But more isn’t something Cannon can give—he has to focus on finishing his last two months of Med school so he can take care of his family, and build a career for himself. Though that proves to be difficult when an ex-beast goes all King-Kong on his apartment and trashes everything, getting Cannon kicked out as a result.

Thankfully Cannon’s older sister, Allie, finds him a place to live temporarily—with her best friend Paige, who also happens to be Cannon’s one and only childhood crush. With a four year age gap between them and life having moved on for the both of them, they hadn’t seen each other for five years.

And when Paige opens her door to find her new roommate staring back at her, she doesn’t know whether to gape in surprise or jump his bones. Because one look at him, and all Paige can think is that Allie’s little brother is definitively all grown up

Dressed in a black V-neck sweater, dark jeans, and boots, he was tall and muscular. His messy hair was cropped neatly on the sides, but long enough on top to grab during rough sex and hang onto for what would surely be the ride of my life.

…and not a little boy anymore, pining over his older sister’s best friend. No, Cannon’s a man who takes what he wants—and what he’s always wanted was Paige. So when he confides to Paige that his cock is cursed and she calls bullshit, Cannon doesn’t have a problem in proving her wrong.

The Room Mate was such a fun, friends-to-lovers read! Light-hearted and laugh-out-loud, it pairs sexy with funny to make the perfect roommate romance.

“I’d be the kind of boyfriend who held your hair back while you blew me.” His voice was sincere, but his words were crude.
“How darling of you.”

Both main characters were very mature for an New Adult novel—defiantly refreshing for those who don’t care for the usual silly drama of the NA genre.

The only character I didn’t care for was actually Allie, Cannon’s older sister and Paige’s best friend. I found her to be (quite frankly) a bitch. I could understand her not wanting Cannon to get distracted from his education, but I couldn’t understand how or why (view spoiler)

But Paige was reliable and steadfast in her approach to life, while Cannon had this innate cockiness that somehow came off as totally endearing. Together, they had amazing chemistry and their personalities seemed to compliment the others well.

And though Paige may be older, it’s Cannon who’s wiser in the bedroom. His dominance and dirty talk had me blushing and ohmigosh was it hothothot. I don’t blame Paige for riding her BFF’s little brother’s cock...or for falling in love with him like a crazy beast.

“You sure about this, Paige?” He groaned as the broad head of him met my slick flesh.
“Very.” I lowered myself another inch.
“Then ride that big dick, princess.”

Because wow. Cannon may have came off as a player, but he was actually a romantic at heart. Some of my favorite quotes in the book was when he was thinking about his childhood, and the crush he’d always had on Paige. It was so adorable how those puppy-love feelings he had had never faded, but matured with time and opportunity—into a love that may have been forbidden but would never be forgotten.

I’d hear her giggling through the wall of Allie’s room as they talked about boys, and wish I could make her laugh like that, be one of the boys she wanted.

The stolen sight of her tits when I was fourteen had inspired a lifelong love affair with breasts. Her honey-colored hair was the reason I’d always preferred blondes.

All in all, I would for sure recommended The Room Mate to those who need a fun, light-hearted romantic comedy that’s low on angst but high on heat—but don’t worry, Dr. Cannon Roth will take care of that fever. *wink*

Hero: 5-Stars
Heroine: 5-Stars
Romance: 5-Stars
Sex: 5-Stars
Plot: 5-Stars
Dialogue: 5-Stars
Writing: 5-Stars

PS: I was given a complementary copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. *wink* This is a fair, honest review and/or rating(s) of this book, pinky promise.

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Reading Progress

January 9, 2017 – Shelved
January 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 13, 2017 – Started Reading
January 15, 2017 –
3.0% "
Dick, good dick, made women crazy. It turned women’s hearts into a frenzied mess, causing them to declare their undying love and latch on. I couldn’t continue to unleash that kind of chaos. \n\n
January 15, 2017 –
5.0% "
But lately life had been like a cheap pair of underwear—sneaking up, surprising you with discomfort at all the worst times. \n\n
January 15, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 16, 2017 –
8.0% "
Just the act of standing near him made my mind wander to things like sheet-clawing sex, the smell of latex, and regrets the morning after. \n\n
January 16, 2017 –
9.0% "
I knew I was supposed to be taking a break from sex, but she made me want to throw out all my rules and say fuck it. \n\n
January 18, 2017 –
15.0% "
Well, fuck that. If he wanted me to freak out—or collapse onto his dick in surrender—he was messing with the wrong girl.\n\n
January 18, 2017 –
25.0% "
I couldn’t believe the man he’d grown into. And that foul mouth on him? \n\n
January 18, 2017 –
31.0% "
“In my experience, women turn into crazed creatures after sex.”\n\n
January 18, 2017 –
50.0% "
I seriously needed to get a grip—and no, not on Cannon’s dick. \n\n
January 18, 2017 –
58.0% "
Allie’s little brother fucked like a porn star. That wasn’t a piece of knowledge I’d ever recover from.\n\n
January 18, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
January 18, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
January 18, 2017 – Shelved as: own-doc-arc
January 18, 2017 – Shelved as: review-to-come
January 18, 2017 – Shelved as: new-adult
January 18, 2017 – Shelved as: 5-stars

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