Release & Review: The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan





the-play-mate-kendall-ryanSmith 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.



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My Thoughts

This is my favorite Kendall Ryan book to date! It was exactly what I needed – light, funny, and sexy!
Smith and Evie’s story is sweet and engaging. I highly recommend it!

Here’s the breakdown: Smith is Evie’s brother’s best friend. They grew up together and have a great friendship. Her brother, Cullen, has recently taken over the family business and brings on Evie and Smith to assist him. In an attempt to have a “re-do” of her first time, Evie devises a plan with her BFF to finally seduce Smith. Will these two finally act on their feelings for one another? Will their desire ruin their friendship? You’ll have to read it to find out.

What I loved: This book brought back some of the totally crazy memories my bestie and I shared during and after college. Man, the good ole days! Evie is super cute. She’s young and wacky, but I loved her spirit and tenacity.

Smith. Okay, his name alone is the best. Smith Hamilton. Maybe it’s me being quirky, but that’s a kickass romance hero name. Plus he’s a character with layers. He’s not your typical hot-guy alpha asshole. He has a past and depth of character that’s very endearing.

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The history and relationship development was also key. It didn’t feel rushed or trivial. The writing is spot on and really hit the mark.

Overall, a great friends to lovers / brother’s best friend type romance. I definitely recommend it.

About the Author

Kendall Ryan author picA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries 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. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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