Title: The Room Mate
Series: Roommates #1
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 24 Jan 2017
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
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.
THE ROOM MATE is a full-length standalone romance.
In all honesty Cannon exuded player vibes from the beginning – confident to the point of cocky while exuding pheromones, interested in nothing beyond a quick tumble or two. Cannon did not fit into the book boyfriend criteria 😉 That is until he moves in with Paige. You see the thing about Cannon is he tends to induce a case of the crazies in the women he is intimate with; for what ever reason logic goes out of the window to the point of having his apartment broken into and ransacked.
Paige is far more reserves than Cannon, while there is a passionate woman beneath the surface, she is not secure enough in her sexuality to let her out. Being around Cannon tends to lower Paige’s inhibitions, add in alcohol and the revelation of Cannon’s crazy inducing skills and Paige is unable to resist the challenge. The unbelievable chemistry crackling between the two of them doesn’t hurt either.
As Paige and Cannon spend time together, they affect each others personalities in a beneficial way, adding balance to each other. A sense of calm and understanding that they hadn’t experienced before. Surprisingly Paige and Cannon have a lot more in common than I would have first thought. Both are very optimistic about life and compassionate in their individual goals to help others.
As the connection between Paige and Cannon deepens the external problems to furthering their relationship magnify, especially the fact that Paige is Cannon’s sisters best friend. Events transpire to create further divides yet also allow clarity into their feelings for each other.
I loved the character development in The Room Mate especially the way in which it provided hope that when two people fit so perfectly together things will always work out for the best.