The Play Mate (Roommates Series Book 2)
by Kendall Ryan
5 I WANT YOU CROWNS
The Play Mate by far is my favorite Kendall Ryan novel. It is fun and sexy, and I adore Smith and Evie. They are my favorite Kendall Ryan couple and characters.
From the opening pages, I fell in love with Evie. After graduating college and backpacking, she is taking control of her life, and she is going after who and what she wants with no regard to anyone or anything. I absolutely love this about her. She isn’t a complete ball buster, though. There is a vulnerability to her and an innocence to her that makes her likable. Then there is Smith. God, could he be any more perfect? Readers can overlook the standard good looks, as all heroes are drop dead gorgeous, because he is a great guy. The whole way through the book he cares about how this attraction to Evie will not only affect her but also her brother, Cullen. His consideration with others is unusual, but what is more unusual is that he isn’t going to give up what he wants for others either. He correctly balances these two sides, and, God, how I love him for it. His character is truly the perfect hero.
This story is fun. It opens with some highly unethical choices, but I didn’t mind it at all. The two characters have history, there is an attraction, and both characters end up being okay with it, so I am, too. The chemistry that evolves from this first interaction is electric, and Kendall Ryan takes the time to develop them as a couple. This isn’t just pure smut and sex, as the couple has history and friendship, and they spend a considerable amount of time making sure that is more than just the physical. Kendall Ryan does a truly fantastic job of showcasing a real relationship dealing with complications, and I love every minute of their journey.
Kendall Ryan is one of my favorites. Her stories are quick, sexy, and fun, and her heroes and heroines are always lovable. The Play Mate is just another great addition not only to her books but the Roommates series as a whole, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next standalone novel.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Smith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he’s not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm’s length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.
Evie Reed knows she’s blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family’s lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.
Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.
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About the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries 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. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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