The Room Mate - Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan’s THE ROOM MATE is a heartfelt and alluring read.  Paige hasn’t seen her best friend Allie Roth’s geeky little brother, Cannon, in years.  When he needs a place to stay, Paige reluctantly obliges.  The last thing she expected was that Cannon grew up to be a breathtaking man.  He claims that women obsess and fall in love with him after they have sex.  She finds it hard to believe and offers to prove him wrong.  This contemporary romance takes place in Michigan.  It is told from both character’s point of view.  It is suitable for new adult and adult audiences. 


I’m usually not swoony over doctors, but Cannon Roth is definitely swoon-worthy.  He is confident and protective.  He is caring and thoughtful.  He has worked hard to become a doctor. He is a good guy who wants to make sure that he can take care of his mother.  I love the reason he wants to become a cardiologist.  It’s adorable that he has had a crush on Paige since they were kids. 


Paige is a sweet heroine.  She is attracted to Cannon but torn about betraying her best friend by dating her little brother.  She doesn’t have much of a social life.  Despite being four years older than Cannon, she is far less experienced. 


The couple has amazing chemistry.  They have known each other for over twenty years.  Not only are they attracted to each other, but they are friends.  They have several obstacles to overcome in the story; among them, dealing with Allie and a crazy ex-girlfriend.


THE ROOM MATE is the first book that I have read by Kendall Ryan.  It was attention-grabbing and convincing. I enjoyed her writing style and would read additional books by her in the future. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.