The House Mate by Kendall Ryan
Series: Roommates #3
on April 17th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
What’s sexier than a bad boy? A bad ass man who’s got his shit together.
Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company, and he’s conquered the professional world, but he’s never been lucky in love. Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life.
His social skills are shit, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot.
The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, and besides, there’s no way she’d be interested. But you know what they say about assumptions?
This is book 3 in the Roommates series, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature new couples to fall in love with.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The House Mate is the third standalone in the Roommates series told in alternating POVs. It’s a light, fun, and sexy book with a heart-melting and swoon-worthy hero, a sweet and caring heroine, and one of the most adorable baby girls you’ll meet.
When Max Alexander’s ex-girlfriend drops a twelve-month-old baby—their baby—at his house and leaves, his life goes into a tailspin. The thirty-five-year-old ex-Army man has built a successful business and spends most of his time there, and suddenly having a baby in the mix is going to make his life more interesting. But for his daughter Dylan, he’ll try. Even if it means hiring and living with the most gorgeous woman he’s seen, he’ll do it.
When Addison Lane’s boyfriend turned out to be gay, she’s left homeless, unemployed, and a little unsure of herself. She gave up a lot to be with Greg and worked with him at his cafe, and now she can finally go on with her life. At twenty-five, she’s a few credits away from her degree, and she might be able to get back to it soon. First, she needs a job and a place to stay. It’s a good thing the live-in nanny position she just got has a wonderful pay and the hottest boss she’s met.
“I’m your boss Monday through Friday from nine to five. The rest of the time, we’re man and woman.”
The sexual tension is sizzling every time Addison and Max are together, but they have their own baggage, and Dylan is still their top priority. As days pass by, the two get to know each other and are more convinced of their compatibility, not just in bed, but in the possibility of forever. They just have to figure out if it’s worth the risk.
For me, there really is nothing hotter than a man who’s got his sh*t together. I love single dad books. Especially single dad books with daughters!!! This book is one of them. A hot, tattooed dad and his adorable baby girl. Conquer the world, Max and Dylan. You’ve certainly conquered my heart.
The characters are likable, and their dynamic never failed to put a smile on my face. Addison is a dedicated woman who is great with children and people in general. She has some self-esteem issues because of her past relationship, but she remains strong and resilient, and I admire her for that. Dylan is a no-brainer. A cute as a button baby girl? I can’t resist that cuteness! But Max is my man. He won me over.
What I loved about Max the most was his genuine care and adoration for his daughter. He’s never been one for commitment, but with Dylan, he’s 100% in it. For a year, he had no idea of Dylan’s existence and obviously it’s a shock to suddenly have a baby in your life, but he wants to do Dylan right, and he’ll do anything to raise her. Heart—dead. Ovaries—exploded.
I wonder what happened to Max’s secretary Tiffany though. I knew she was a b*tch from the moment she entered the picture, and it feels good to be proven right. However, after the crap she pulled, she pretty much disappeared. What did Max do to her? I wanted some retribution and closure in that regard.
If you want a quick and light read filled with hot sex, adorable babies, lots of sexual tension, and a happily ever after, you might enjoy The House Mate.
The closest thing my name has ever been mentioned in any story was in this book. Only it was spelled backward. Haha.
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