REVIEW – THE ROOM MATE (Roommates #1) by Kendall Ryan



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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****

Having selected my path, I should have felt lighter and at ease after all these long months of uncertainty. Instead, the reality of my situation was hitting hard. I had fallen for someone I couldn’t have, and now I was doing the only thing I could – flee.


I’ve read plenty of books written by Kendall Ryan and I think THE ROOM MATE is definitely my top favorite!! I really hope that the next two books can live up to the fabulousness of this first installment! First off, let’s make an homage to the beauty that is the cover of this book!! I mean, HELLO, have you seen a hotter cover?!!! It was one of the main reasons I signed up to promote and review the story! And let me just say the other book covers are not too shabby either!! I really do believe Kendall Ryan has a huge HIT on her hands with this series! This is my second romance with the best friend’s little brother and I have to say I didn’t think I would love this trope but THE ROOM MATE has changed my outlook 100%!! Ladies, I am not exaggerating when I say– Get ready to fall in love with Dr. Cannon Roth!


Cannon is in his last year of Medical School and on his way to starting his residency in a specialty of his choice. He has always been driven when it came to his education. He went to Yale on a full academic scholarship and chose medicine as his major because he wants to be able to take care of his mother who worked so hard to raise Cannon and his older sister all on her own. Cannon’s dad abandoned them early on and it’s always left him with the need to care for and protect his mother and sister. It also affected his view of relationships. He doesn’t believe in committed relationships and he isn’t willing to have an emotional entanglement stand in his way of becoming a doctor. The one problem that plagues him is that every woman he takes to bed gets just a tad psychotic when he tries to cut them loose. The last woman he had sex with ended up breaking into his apartment and vandalizing it which resulted in getting him evicted. Now Cannon is homeless but only needs a place to stay for the next two months before he goes off to start his Residency.

Paige is Cannon’s older sister’s BFF from childhood and was the star of all his teenage sexual fantasies. His sister ends up convincing her to let Cannon rent out her spare bedroom in her townhouse. Paige lives a very lonely but peaceful life in her tiny townhouse with her little dog, Enchilada. She’s reluctant at first to let Cannon live with her because she’s used to her privacy and has never roomed with anyone. When Cannon shows up on her doorstep, Paige is stunned by how incredibly gorgeous and masculine he has become. Maybe living with Cannon won’t be such a bad thing after all! The problem is she’s starting to feel insanely attracted to him. It doesn’t help matters when she sees him in all his naked glory the first night he moves in and holy “H” when she walks in on him taking matters into his own hands the next night- it’s no wonder why her lady bits were always on fire!


Cannon lets Paige in on his problems with women and how just one night with him makes them turn into love-sick psychotic stalkers. Paige takes this as a challenge and suggests they have sex so that she can prove to him that not every woman falls in love with him afterward.

Although they both know getting involved sexually is a really bad idea neither of them can fight the lust that’s been building up between them! What was only supposed to be a one-time deal turns into the most complicated and possibly the one true thing that neither of them expected.

When there are so many things stacked against these two, will they be able to fight all the odds and take a chance on true love???

THE ROOM MATE releases on January 24th! Don’t miss out on this one!

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*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!


Cannon Roth is a gorgeous 24 yr. old guy who is in his last year of med school at the University of Michigan. He has about two months left, & then he’ll be moving away for his residency. He seems to be cursed when it comes to relationships & dating. Women are constantly throwing themselves at him, & he only attracts the crazy ones. After his last ex trashed his apartment, he’s now homeless and needs to find somewhere to stay. His overprotective sister Allie makes arrangements for him to stay with her best friend Paige.

When Allie calls to ask a favor, Paige can’t say no. Allie is like a sister & she would do anything for her. Paige agrees to let Cannon stay in her spare room. Paige, Allie & Cannon were inseparable growing up, but she hasn’t seen Allie’s nerdy younger brother in at least five years.


When Cannon arrives Paige barely recognizes him. He’s all grown up. He’s no longer the geek with braces, but a sinfully delicious man. He’s pure temptation & she doesn’t know how she’s going to manage living under the same roof with him for two months. He’s confident, flirty, & has a dirty mouth that sets her on fire. She hasn’t had sex in over a year, & becomes fascinated with Cannon & his beautiful body. She tries to remember as her best friends brother he’s forbidden & off limits to her, but her body just doesn’t get the memo. She’s can’t help how badly she wants him.

Cannon has sworn off women for a while since his last breakup. He’s decided to be celibate, & just focus on his education & his future. He didn’t need any complications. Now he’s living with the woman he’s lusted over & wanted for over a decade. He’s had fantasies starring Paige ever since he hit puberty. Being this close to her and not having her is pure agony and he’s having to use all the restraint & self-control he has. She makes him want to forget all his new rules.




-Now a grown man, I knew the effect I had on women.

-Just standing near him made my heart pick up its pace. My fingertips tingled with the desire to reach out and touch him.

-My best friend’s little brother wasn’t so little anymore. And he’d just marched into my life, turning my girly bits into warm, aroused mush.

-I’d wanted Paige for way too long, and the thought of finally having her made me almost dizzy with anticipation.


Being roommates tests the boundaries for both Paige & Cannon. One night they get drunk and Cannon confesses that women usually fall in love with him cause he’s a god in bed. Paige decides to challenge & test his theory and prove it’s false. They finally give in to their strong physical attraction & enjoy each other. Soon Paige is hooked on Cannon, his dirty mouth, and the amazing pleasure he delivers. Will they stay together, or will Cannon finish school and move on?

This was my first book by Kendall Ryan & it was fabulous! This story was so damn hot & I couldn’t put it down. Cannon was so sexy, intelligent, had a body to die for & a heart of gold. Pure book boyfriend perfection!!!

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