Blog Tour + Official Review! The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan



the-play-mate-kendall-ryanSmith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he’s not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm’s length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.

Evie Reed knows she’s blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family’s lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.

Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.



I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

I have fallen more in love with Kendall Ryan’s writing with each book that I have read by her, starting with Monster Prick and falling deeper with her Hitched series. But if there is any way for an author to have me salivating for their books even more it is to write my favorite trope which is friends to lovers romances and that is exactly what Kendall has done with the Roommates series. Nothing squeezes my heart or scrambles my emotions like a hero and heroine that have known each other for many, many years and have denied their profound feelings of lust and love for one another. In The Play Mate Kendall delivers her story in the form of a deliciously muscled business man and his sassy and soft hearted best friend’s little sister. Smith and Evie are a package of stolen glances, seductive touches, and unbridled passion. Add in a whole lot of emotions and you have a book that resonates deeply in my soul.

College is over for Miss Evie Reed and she has two goals in mind, to prove to the world that she can be successful in business and to get Smith Hamilton where she has always wanted him, in her bed and between her legs. Now that she holds that degree in her hand, she is more than ready and willing to take on Smith Hamilton, all she needs is a little liquid courage and one night to show him what he has been missing. I absolutely adore Evie! She has the spunk that I love in a heroine along with a splash of insecurities that plague most women these days. It was like delving into my own mind and Kendall gave us so much more with this four dimensional bad ass woman who takes names and goes after what she wants…even if she is a little innocent while doing it.

Smith Hamilton is all kinds of yummy, dressed in his suit and tie with his stubbly handsomeness and his gaping open heart and pent up sexual frustration for Evie..what’s not to love about this hero? He kept my heart practically beating out of my chest, my tongue wagging, and my throat dry with unquenchable thirst for just a taste of him. What can I say, Kendall knows how to deliver on the book boyfriend front and keep us crawling on our knees begging for just one more whispered dirty word or glimpse of him.

Kendall Ryan delivers another scorcher that hits hard both emotionally and with some serious heat! I recommend The Play Mate for a read that scrambles your emotions, soothes your soul, and sears you in the process. Kendall never fails to amaze me with her addictive characters and heart palpitating story lines. Roommates is a series that you don’t want to miss out on and will leave you craving more friends to lovers romances.


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Kendall Ryan author picA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries 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. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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