Review – The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan


The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Meeting you was fate. Becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.”~Unknown

Books are like love. We get lost in them. We feel them. We experience them. We are under their spell. Kendall Ryan’s latest rom-com, The Room Mate, cast me under its spell where I had no choice but to succumb to this SINFULLY SEXY and SWOON-FILLED STORY.

Second-chance romances or ones where lovers were childhood friends are my love…my heart…my soul…my weakness; The Room Mate was my KRYPTONITE. This kryptonite was one I could not consume fast enough. I ate up this captivating and combustible story like chocolate cake. Oh was The Room Mate rich in EVERYTHING DELICIOUS!

I fell in INSTA-LOVE with The Room Mate, a friends-to-lovers romance with a potent potion of humor, heat, and heart. It didn’t take long for my body to blaze in burning heat as I alternated lighting up with lust and laughter like fire. The Room Mate was a forceful flame, the fire that ignited and intoxicated every part of me. This inferno, The Room Mate, smoldered from sex to soul. I was caught and claimed. I was smitten and seduced. I WAS ALL IN.

Cannon Roth…JUST WOW!!! That name alone?!? HOLY HOT!!! Add the hot name Cannon to the doctor profession and Doctor Roth is just as amazing! OH YES!!! This Cannon is sex-on-a-stick smoldering with his dark ‘bed head’ hair, piercing green eyes, an over 6’3” tall and muscular ‘Roman Statue’ body, deliciously dirty mouth, and sweetness in spades. Hot Cannon name + doctor + perfect looks + perfect personality = PURE PERFECTION! I LOVED THIS CANNON-BALL WHO IS MINE…MINE…MINE…MINE!!!

A difficult living situation has Cannon needing a place to say so when his sister suggests her best friend, Paige, who also happens to be Cannon’s childhood crush, he jumps on the opportunity and maybe it will end with him jumping her. From longtime friends to room-mates, Cannon is challenged to stay in the friend zone with the gorgeous, blonde, blue-eyed, and curvy Paige, his long-time friend, sister’s best friend, girl of his teenage fantasies, and now woman of his dreams.

“Are you here to lend a hand, princess?” “You can touch it if you want?”

The mouth on this Adonis of a man is a cannon indeed, so deliciously dirty and decadent. Cannon is the fire to Paige’s ice, and, for once, this cool and collected gal wouldn’t mind being reckless…getting burned. Burn is what I did…with every penetrating and passionate page.

“I wanted to sin. Wanted to push myself beyond the safe little bubble I lived inside day in and day out.”


After a string of psycho gals who fall in love after Cannon’s cannon fires into them, this gorgeous guy is convinced that he is the magic machine that make all women fall in love with the Cannon-ball. Paige doesn’t buy the spin he’s selling, but knows the anaconda he’s rockin’ is the real deal. She challenges Cannon to test out his tempting theory on her plus a few bites and blazes to the lady bits won’t hurt either.

“So you really believe that after sleeping with you one time, women fall in love with you?”

GAME. ON. Cannon is ready to fulfill his teenage fantasy who has suddenly come to life. Cannon was my fantasy come to life.

“His hot mouth fused over mine, kissing me deeply. He tasted of whiskey and desire.”


Oh how Cannon and Paige’s friendship is full of sparks that are ready to ignite into a firestorm. Their chemistry sizzled and was even more powerful since it’s mixed with friendship…spice and nice. Passion poured from pages to me, as I BURNED FOR THIS BOOK!

“When I f**k you with my tongue, there will be no holding back from either of us.”

The doctor is in…indeed! I smoldered, those involuntary thigh clenches in full swing! Dr. McDreamy delivers the goods…one big package that he works like a pro to deliver the big O. The Room Mate turned me into a minx!

“I’ve wanted you for ten years, Paige.”


Oh how this game was on fire! Sparks sprinkled with swoon and oh did I SWOON from Cannon’s sweet words!!!

“I love you, princess. Always have. Always will.”

I melted into a pool of goo all over the pages. Paige can’t let Cannon get closer because she can’t be responsible for ruining the doctor-in-training’s residency…his career…his life.

“He was the realest, best, brightest thing in my world, and I hated that we would never be more.”

Paige won’t be the one to hold the dreamy doctor-in-residency back from his dream though what she doesn’t realize is that she is Cannon’s dream.

“You want to know what I want, princess?”

“I want you like this, every day for the rest of my life.”


Oh did Dr. McDreamy’s words of sweetness and swoon shot stars in my eyes and butterflies in my belly. This man is the ultimate hero and one of my all-time favorites to blaze books. I left this story on a high, as words of smolder and swoon shot through me like a cannon, a high I did not want to leave.

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan is FRIENDSHIP CAUGHT ON FIRE, a spellbinding story that burns from body to soul. Oh did I blaze and burn while my heart pounded with every page! This story not only melts with molten heat and drips with honey-coated sweetness, The Room Mate radiates with love and life! The Room Mate is a thigh-clenching, body-burning, and passion-penetrating romance but SO MUCH MORE. It’s a story about LIFE AND LIVING. It’s about taking that LEAP OF FAITH and LIVING FOR THE MOMENT. Oh did I live for this mesmerizing moment!

“Sometimes there are no second chances. It’s now or never.”

Kendall Ryan has written a love story that is LITERARY PERFECTION. The Room Mate is my new FAVORITE Kendall Ryan rom-com! The Room Mate is creative and captivating writing at its finest: fresh, fun, flirty, feel-worthy, and fabulous. I LOVED this tantalizing and tender tale so much! This second-chance, childhood friends-to-lovers romance was EVERYTHING! The Room Mate is a gem that shines bright, and I’m not done basking in the glow of this sparkly story full of sweetness and spice just yet.

4.5 heart-melting stars


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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.


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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a 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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