From New York Times Bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a sexy new stand-alone novel in her Roommates series.
The smoking-hot one-night stand I was never supposed to see again?
Yeah, well, I might be pregnant, and he’s my OB-GYN.
Get ready to fall head over heels madly in love with the hottest OBGYN doctor you have ever met! This full-length standalone contains the most hilariously awkward lady-doctor visit, lots of playful banter and some good ol' fashioned baby-makin'!
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“If you avoid things that make you happy for fear of losing them, then you’ll never be truly happy to begin with.”
The Soul Mate is a light and quick read that takes the typical one night stand pregnancy trope into something new and different.
After years of focusing on her career, zoologist Bren Matthews is starting to feel the familiar itch that only a skillful man can scratch. Thing is, she’s not open to anything but one night. No relationships for this lady. And don’t men enjoy no strings attached? Surely her potential partner for the night would consider himself lucky.
Once the scratch was so wonderfully scratched, Bren leaves the gorgeous man without saying goodbye. She goes on with her life until the possibility of being pregnant surprises her. Babies are cute, she can take care of a baby on her own. She’ll love the baby with her heart and she wouldn’t need a man to raise him or her.
It seems fate wants to mess with her because when she goes to the OB GYN to find out if she’s really pregnant, she comes face to face with the same gorgeous man who rocked her world a few weeks ago.
Unfortunately for Bren, Mason Bentley, the man who tumbles into bed with her, wants all the strings. Mason has always believed in soulmates—his parents are proof that such a thing exists—and when he finds that amazing spark and connection with Bren, he’s sure he’s found the one… until he wakes up the next day to find out he’s been ghosted.
He’s determined to find Bren, and it seems fate was on his side because she walks into his practice on her own. And she might be pregnant with his baby. Bren has made it clear she’s not interested in a relationship with him, but he’ll do his best to convince her he’s the one for her.
I loved the premise. And that blurb. The story took a different turn to how the pregnancy trope usually works, so I enjoyed that.
We don’t always read about heroes who believe in soulmates or are as vocal and adamant about it as Mason. He’s so swoon-worthy and is just the type I’d bring home to introduce to my parents. Even when Bren was so closed off, he was resilient in pursuing without being pushy about it.
While I loved Bren, her job, and her independence, I couldn’t relate to her and empathize with her aversion to relationships. She was so flighty; it was starting to get annoying at times, to be honest. I wanted to shake her by the shoulders and shout at her to see what an amazing man Mason is.
I’m really sad to know this is the last in the Roommates series because I enjoyed the other standalone books in the series. Readers looking for a quick, light and sexy read who loves sweet, swoon-worthy heroes might enjoy The Soul Mate.
Tropes: One Night Stand, Pregnancy
POV: First Person, Dual POV