The House Mate
Book 3, Roommates
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What’s sexier than a bad boy? A badass man who’s got his s**t together.
Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company and conquered the business world, but he’s never been lucky in love.
Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life. His social skills are s**t, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot.
The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too-gorgeous-for-her-own-good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, and besides, there’s no way she’d be interested. But you know what they say about assumptions?
From New York Times Bestseller, Kendall Ryan comes a new book in her sexy Roommates series. This is book 3 in the series, but each can be read as a complete standalone as they feature a new couple.
***4.5 ‘Don’t Over Think It’ Stars***
***4.5 ‘Don’t Over Think It’ Stars***
I think this may just be my favorite Kendall Ryan book I’ve read thus far. It was sweet and smexy with just enough drama/angst to keep things interesting and well written characters that I loved right off the bat that kept me turning the pages until the very end.
Max is quite content with his life. He has a home and his business is doing well. And though he doesn’t have any romantic prospects on the horizon, it isn’t something that bothers him. It was hard not to fall in love with Max. He adores his daughter, wants what’s best for her and isn’t afraid to admit that he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing. But outside of the whole hot single dad thing, he’s honest, compassionate and has that smexy alpha male take charge attitude about him, He does have his moments, but isn’t afraid to admit that he may not have handled things as well as he should have.
Addison (love the name btw) has had the rug pulled out from under her and is now looking to move forward with her life. I loved Addison. The situation behind her being recently single is up there with one of the worst of all time and had me going “Oh. Girl.” but after a little wallowing, she picked herself back up (with a little help from a friend) and I loved how she moved forward with her life by doing something she’s always loved. She sweet, a little sassy and compassionate. She has her insecurities thanks to her break up, but I really liked how she tried to not let them get the best of her.
I loved Max and Addison’s journey to their HEA and a good portion of it is because they acted like the adults they are. I know it sounds like a weird reason, but it’s something that can be a make or break it for me. This isn’t to say that they didn’t have their angsty moments, because they did and it was mix of their own issues and outside factors, but they weren’t OTT and handled them without dragging the drama out. I enjoyed the ease of their relationship, outside of the sexual tension, and how open and honest they were about who they were and what they wanted for their future
I read The House Mate in maybe two hours...maybe? Once I started I didn’t want to put it down. The writing was engaging, the pacing good and I enjoyed being in both Max and Addison’s heads as they figured things out. I was pleasantly surprised with the direction Ms. Ryan took with the whole single father thing and loved what Dylan brought to the story.
~ Copy provided by the author/InkSlinger PR ~
A fun, feel good, and lighthearted romance!
The House Mate is a great addition to Kendall Ryan's Roommates series. Although it is book 3, all the books in this series can be read as stand alones. This is definitely an amusing and entertaining read, featuring single dad, Max, and his new nanny, Addison.
Max is the typical commitment phobic bachelor who gets his world turned upside down when an ex from the past drops their one year old daughter, Dylan, on his doorstep unexpectedly. I loved Max's transition from tough ex-military man and alpha businessman to teddy bear father. He is equal parts assertive and sweet and his willingness to change his entire life for Dylan was beyond sexy. The push and pull of his feelings for Addison (and hers for him), as well as some other women drama, will have you rooting for them to get their happy ending.
I did find Addison a little immature, but that can be expected since Max is 10 years older than her. She is the perfect girl next door though and I loved the light that she brought to Max and Dylan's lives. Yes, there's instalove and things move very quickly (and predictably) between Max and Addision, but overall this was a fun, feel good, and lighthearted romance.
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Charming, lively and 100% engaging!
Lighthearted and romantic, with splashes of drama and comedy! Loved it and want more!!!
The House Mate is ANOTHER great read from Kendall Ryan! Seriously...the woman is amazing at keeping her readers entertained and surprised with each new book she writes!
This book is about Max and Addison and their boss/employee, single daddy/nanny relationship. And right from the beginning, BAM!...Surprise!...Max, you ARE the father! Little one year old girl, Dylan, turns Max's world upside-down. But like everything else, Max is determined to be the best dad to her, and provide for her completely. So to ensure Dylan isn't carted off to some busy daycare, Max decides to hire a nanny. Now enters Addison, with her caring nature, compassion and tenderness. But what Max wasn't expecting was his undeniable attraction to the young and vibrant woman. And for Addison to feel just as strongly as Max - well, well, well...let's just say playtime isn't just for kids! ;)
The House Mate was charming, lively and 100% engaging! Even though the story is a "daddy falls for the nanny", the characters were beyond enjoyable and relatable. Max and Addison's chemistry was scorching hot, which makes the reader giddy with anticipation for their interactions together. I was constantly intrigued by their relationship, and could only hope that they'd both realize how perfect they were for each other, and that Addison fits into both Dylan and Max's life flawlessly!
Each new book Kendall writes tops the list as my favorite from her! I am completely spellbound as to how she managed to do that, but I'm not going to question it. Kendall is positively an exceptional and authentic writer, and The House Mate is undeniable proof as to her phenomenal ability at storytelling. Without a doubt, a 5 star must read!