Release date: January 24
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.
“Paige?” he asked.
Shit, even his voice was hot, deep and smooth and rich.
…More importantly, Mister Sex-on-Legs knew my name.
I squinted at him, my mouth opening, then closing without a sound. Recognition clawed at the edges of my brain. “C-Cannon?” My voice was breathless and thick.
His mouth pulled into a happy smirk, and he held out a hand. “God, it’s been years.”
“At least five,” I agreed, placing my palm against his. His hand was warm and solid and the touch of his skin sent tingles rushing through me. My nipples hardened into points beneath my bra and my ovaries did a little happy dance. It’d been months since I had a man in my apartment, and my entire body was primed and ready.
“You look well,” he said, still smirking at me. And still clasping my hand.
“You’ve grown up,” was all I managed. Holy hell, had he ever.
He’d gone away to college at Yale, where he’d finished early, then moved to Pennsylvania for med school. He’d transferred to Michigan at some point last year, though I wasn’t clear on why. Allie occasionally gave me updates about his life, but he and I had never really been close. He was her kid brother; I had no reason to know the intimate details about him. But standing before him now, at the threshold of my small home, something felt very intimate about this moment.
“So have you.” His eyes traced down the length of me, pausing briefly at my breasts—which had never felt more achy and full. I suppressed a flash of disappointment when he finally dropped his hand from mine.
The fuck… This was Cannon. And here he was staring at my breasts. My brain struggled to catch up to what was happening.
He might be young, twenty-four years to my twenty-eight, but his eyes spoke of wisdom and maturity. This new Cannon was civilized and sharp-witted. Cultured and dashingly handsome. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what had changed, though his physical presence was a large part of it.
Just standing near him made my heart pick up its pace. My fingertips tingled with the desire to reach out and touch him. Seriously, what the hell was happening to me? This was Cannon freaking Roth. Soon to be Doctor Cannon Roth. That had a yummy ring to it.
Shaking my head against the rush of desire to play doctor with him, I scolded myself. He was Allie’s brother. Which meant he was practically family. And Allie would kick my ass if anything happened between us. She’d always been a mother hen, and although she was fiercely overprotective of everyone she cared about, her precious baby brother got the brunt of it.
“I know you spoke with Allie, but I wanted to come by myself and sure you were comfortable with this.”
Just the act of standing near him made my mind wander to things like sheet-clawing sex, the smell of latex, and regrets the morning after.
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.
Fuck!“Of course,” I lied.
About the Author
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