The Play Mate

Kendall Ryan
The Play Mate
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Release Date
March 2017
Book 2 of Roommates
Contemporary Romance

His best friend's little sister is all grown up … and ready to play in a whole new way.

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.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 16, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
106 people found the following review helpful
4 sexy, sweet and side splitting stars for THE PLAY MATE!

Smith Hamilton is the classic type A personality, so when downtime has him agreeing to help out his old friend's lingerie business, he's in. Trouble is, his buddy's little sister Evie Reed will be working closely with him. The same little sister he shared an erotic experience he's determined her brother NEVER know about. But Evie isn't getting out of his head so easily, and there's only so much a man can take before he goes insane with lust, and quickly falls ass over teakettle for the fiery woman. Can either of them risk the inevitable fallout when Evie's brother finds out?

THE PLAY MATE is the second offering in the Roommates series by Ms. Ryan, and, as usual, I'm in love with her work! I was a huge fan of the first book in the series, The Room Mate, and this follow up was just as fabulous. Ms. Ryan has an innate ability to keep the reader entertained with deliciously erotic scenes as well as humor. Witness:

Smith Hamilton was my older brother's best friend. And come tomorrow night, he wouldn't know what hit him.

The feminist inside me beat on her chest and let out a battle cry.

I was doing this.

I would make Smith my bitch.

And zero fucks would be given.

* * *

I bucked forward and groaned, arching my hips into her tentative grasp. Fuck, yeah. No guilt here. Only a wizard could control their dreams, and I was nobody's wizard.

I adored Evie and Smith together, but I was bummed at how long he held out on her! I get WHY, but MAN! Oh well, Smith's sexy dreams were erotic enough to tide me over. I can't wait for the next book in The Roommates series, The House Mate!

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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