THE PLAY MATE
By Kendall Ryan
Release Date: March 13, 2017
Smith 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.
Kendall Ryan did it again! Book 2 in the Roommates Series, The Play Mate, was awesome. The characters are non-related to book 1, The Room Mate, so this can be read as a standalone.
Smith Hamilton is hot, rich, smart and attracted to someone he shouldn't be- his best friend's little sister Evie. Smith hasn't always had it easy so he knows getting involved with someone like Evie isn't the best idea. But can he keep the age old attraction to her a secret or will he eventually give in?
Evie Reed has a problem. She wants her brother's best friend Smith. She wants the reason to model the company's lingerie and she wants it to be for Smith. Evie has so many things going for her, a new fancy education she can put to use, a family who loves her, the job of her dreams but she is missing the companionship. Will she be able to sway Smith to have a relationship with her or will it be a lost cause?
I loved watching Smith and Evie's relationship develop. You laugh in the beginning as Evie tries everything she has to get Smith to notice her and oh does he notice her. You get to watch the awkward moments while they skirt around each other with Evie's brother present and you get to fall in love with the two as they make their relationship work.
I can't wait for more from Kendall in this series with book three, The House Mate. I have no doubt I'm going to love it just as much as I love the first two.
About Kendall Ryan
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts 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.