REVIEW – THE BED MATE (Roommates #3.5) by Kendall Ryan


I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life’s been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie.

Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before.

She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever.

Sharing a hotel room with her proves to be the tipping point in our very platonic friendship. Suddenly I want to put my hands, my mouth, and my … other parts … all over her gorgeous body. I want to claim her, make sure no man touches her ever again. But then her groveling ex shows up, and Maggie’s torn.

Am I ready to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had for a shot at something more?


*****Mel’s Review*****



Sam & Maggie have been best friends for the last eight years. They met in college and now both live in New York. He’s a well known photographer who can’t seem to keep a relationship. He dates one woman after another never connecting to anyone like he does Maggie. Maggie has meant more to him than anyone else & has always been his one constant. Through the years they’ve kept things platonic not wanting to risk their friendship, but lately Sam wants a chance at something more. When Maggie’s long term relationship ends, they are finally both single & available. Sam doesn’t want to waste anymore time. He knows they belong together & he’s just been waiting for her to figure it out too.


Sam is on a big guys snowboarding/skiing trip in Colorado when Maggie and her boyfriend break up. He flys her out to spend New Year’s with him & they end up sharing a hotel room. Things quickly heat up between these two best friends who soon realize they are meant to be together. They share a rare connection that ignites when they finally give in to passion.

I love this series & really enjoyed this novella. It was a short, sweet, sexy friends to lovers romance!


-No matter how hard I looked, I would never find anyone that fit with me the way Maggie did. She was just…my person.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Maybe I had to settle for the fact that, no matter how hard I looked, I would never find anyone that fit with me the way Maggie did. She was just…my person. The puzzle piece that clicked with mine.



THE BED MATE is a ”friends-to-lovers” romance between two people who have been “besties” for over eight years. This is the final installment of the ROOMMATES series and I’m glad we are finally getting to the end. I really loved the first two books but the last few were just “ok” for me. This wasn’t the best book I’ve read under this trope but it also wasn’t the worst. It started off pretty good but then after a while, I found the Heroine’s obliviousness to the situation to be completely absurd, and I thought the Hero was a little too sweet and too good to be true.

Sam and Maggie have been the best of friends since they met in college. They’ve been there for each other through numerous failed relationships. They’ve never let their romantic relationships affect their friendship. In all the years that they’ve known each other, neither of them have been single at the same time. Sam has a plethora of relationships that have gone wrong, while Maggie has only had a couple of long-term boyfriends. Finally, right before New Year’s Eve, Maggie ends up breaking up with her boyfriend when she catches him cheating on her. She planned to hide away in Sam’s apartment while he was on a skiing trip in Colorado but he buys her a ticket to fly out and join him.



Sam has been in love with Maggie since they first met but never had the chance to reveal his true feelings for her since he was quickly placed in the “friend zone”. This holiday in Colorado might be just the push he needs to make his move.

Maggie has always thought Sam was gorgeous and at times she has had daydreams of him but never pursued her feelings for fear of ruining their friendship. Will she finally get a clue and see what everyone else has been trying to tell her all along?

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 2
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 3
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 3.5

THE BED MATE is currently available.


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