A Wonderful Book!!
The House Mate is definitely my favorite of The Roommates series so far! I tend to like books more when there are little children in them, and this was no different. Dylan is such an adorable little girl! I really liked both Max and Addison. I feel like I got to know more and see more of them as people as compared to the other two books and those characters. I still think there could have been a little bit more of a history/past update with them though. I wasn't expecting the book to start the way it did and that threw me for a bit of a loop, but I enjoyed the rest of the storyline. I would have liked just a little bit more in the epilogue as well, especially because it was so cute! This is one of my favorite Kendall Ryan books, if not my favorite, to date.
You had me at that cupcake!
This was a quick and enjoyable read. I loved how Max and Addison related to Dylan. There were plenty of sweet moments. A few downfalls for me: What happened with Tiffany (Max's personal assistant)? She opened Pandora's box. Just curious as to who closed it. The biggest downfall for me was the fact that Max didn't even fight to verify that Dylan was his. I'm glad he took on the fatherly role but he never questioned it. That bothered me a bit. The rest of the story was very entertaining. I loved the bathroom scene. I laughed so hard. It was really smart to add it. I did like the story. I'd recommend.
Loved Max, Addison & Dylan
By Lisa Stinson
This was another great book in this series. It was a quick read but very enjoyable. I loved how Max immediately owned up to his responsibility of being a father when his daughter was thrust upon him so unexpectedly. He immediately decided to get a live in nanny so that she could help him with everything while he continued to maintain his business.
Addison was such a sweet girl and I loved the instant connection she got with precious baby Dylan. She immediately cared deeply for the little girl and was always putting her first.
I was so glad that when Dylan's mother showed back up, that Max didn't give in to her. Really enjoyed seeing Max and Addison become a little family, even when Max didn't think that was what he wanted for his life.
Great dreamy read. Hot
Weak story, rushed and cheezy
Love, Love, LOVE this book!! ❤️
I loved this book SO much; it was complete and utter perfection!! I absolutely adored Max & Addison (and Dylan too). From the moment they met, their chemistry was literally palpable. Kendall Ryan has this way of writing that makes you feel like you are in the book, living it instead of just reading it; this book included! If you want a quick, fun read with a happily ever after, then I totally recommend this book! You will NOT be disappointed!
Best "Mate" Yet!
Of all the "Mate" Books this is my favorite so far! I really loved it and could not put it down!
A luscious tale to make you swoon, sweat, and pant...
By Kristie Koste
The House Mate
By: Kendall Ryan
5 Star Review by Kristie K
A luscious tale to make you swoon, sweat, and pant, Kendall Ryan definitely makes the third time a charm…
The House Mate rings in as the third installment of the Roommates series, and like the first two, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. A smokin’ hot single dad, his adorable little girl, and his obliviously gorgeous nanny with a heart as big as Saturn…what’s not to love? Max Alexander is a self-made success. His company is flourishing, his daughter is thriving, and his love life…well, two out of three ain’t bad… When the new nanny arrives, though, his less than active libido makes a resounding comeback! Addison Lane has always wanted a career around children. After an ugly breakup, and a major hit to her confidence, she finds her salvation in the form of a job opportunity as the live-in nanny for an adorable little girl. The perfect new job has only one minor issue…Addison’s body can’t stop reacting to her gorgeous new boss.
This book was such a great read! I have always been a huge fan of Kendall Ryan, and she delivers yet again with The House Mate. A sweet romance with plenty of drawbacks, snags, and snafu’s for them to overcome, it surrounds you with “ahhh’s”, “awww’s”, and “oh my’s”. A complete immersion in the adoration for one little girl, and the unavoidable attraction, respect, and ultimate devotion for each other. The story was full of subtle twists and turns, hills and valleys that kept you guessing, and your stomach never quite out of the clouds. Ms. Ryan has created and executed an awesome plot and storyline, kept it subtle and unique in it’s genre, and delivered it with her usual panache. The characters are amazing. I connected immediately with Addison, fell in love Max, and was completely enchanted by little Dylan. Character development was on point, and perfect for this story, though I wouldn’t mind knowing more about their histories. And, of course, the writing was genius. Kennedy Ryan is hella talented, and has delivered yet another masterful read.
4 Single Dad Stars
By Musings of the Modern Belle
Kendall Ryan delivers another sexy and endearing romance in one of my favorite tropes, single dad romances the nanny. The characters are fun, the plot is entertaining, and, as always, Kendall Ryan, delivers the steam.
Readers are going to absolutely fall in love with all of the characters, but single dad Max is going to reign supreme. His dedication to his daughter, his willingness to upheave his life for her, and his fierce love of his daughter will have readers swooning. On top of Max's yummy single dad goodness, Kendall Ryan provides us with the cutest little girl. Dylan is just the sweetest, and I love how her interactions not only highlight how great the heroine is, but it also highlights how these three slowly become a family. Readers will also adore the heroine, Addison. From the very beginning, readers sympathize with her most recent break-up, and because they like her, readers will want her to gain back everything she lost in that previous relationship. And, as a result of her new job, readers get to see Addison grow and find her place in this family as well as her role in life. These three characters together are certainly something special, and the chemistry between Dylan, Addison, and Max will have readers rooting for this little family to make it last.
Kendall Ryan's story-line will pull readers in with the focus on the fall out of Addison's current relationship. Readers buy into her character, thus beginning their allegiance to her. The dual point-of-view allows the author to set-up believable physical chemistry, but the forbidden nature and potential fall-out with an unsuccessful relationships allows this couple to connect on a more than physical level. Of course, as with any Kendall Ryan novel, when they come together the chemistry explodes into steamy goodness. There are several roadblocks that are put in the way of this couple's happiness, some self-inflicted and some from outside sources, but all are believable and authentic. I do wish one character who caused some trouble for Addison and Max would have been dealt with in a more concrete way, so I am just going to imagine in my head the punishment that she received for her attempts to break up the new relationship between Max and Addison. Overall, though, the ending is perfection, and the epilogue will leave readers smiling.
Kendall Ryan has added another fantastic book the The Roommates series. Readers are guaranteed to fall in love with Max, Dylan, and Addison and their journey to happily-ever-after.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Sweet and sexy!
The third book in the Roomates series by Kendall Ryan features a sexy single father, his Girl Next Door nanny and an adorable one year old. What more can you ask for?
Admittedly, this was not my favorite of the series or of Ryan’s books in general. Not because it wasn’t good, it was, but because there just wasn’t as much substance as the others. It is, at its core, a fluffy, feel good romance.
I liked the characters. Addison was lacking in self-confidence because of a past relationship, which made her relatable. Max had never been interested in a relationship, which made him a bit cliched, but when you get a few chapters in you won’t care.
The thing about this one is that it felt rushed and Max’s feeling for Addison didn’t really feel genuine. You’ll see what I mean, I think. I liked Max, but I couldn’t take him seriously, I guess. The entire book happens over the course of approximately two months and is an instalove/soulmates kind of read. I was really getting into it about halfway through, but then at around ninety percent, something so crazy and out of the blue happens. It escalated so quickly, I swear I got whiplash. But, you can’t not like a sweet little one-year old and Dylan is super sweet!
This is the perfect weekend read. A bit of a stretch, but still enjoyable with characters you will like and a baby. Everyone loves a baby!