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.
From The Room Mate to the Play Mate...YASSS!! Kendall Ryan did it again. She really could deliver a story that will really make you feel good. And this is what made me coming back for more of her works and made me loving it. No matter how light hearted the story is, fast paced, no drama, you can get lost into it. That and the fact, that while reading the book, you'll get to imagine that hot bod in the cover. Let's face it, Kendall Ryan writes a beautiful and interesting blurb that'll piqued the readers interest and a hot cover that will make you drool over.
Mine did! You just do not know how I was looking forward to dive into this book and devour it. My God I've waited long enough thag until I did get my hands on it I was in heaven. My eyes were all heart when I saw the cover what with drool in my mouth. And then oops, I met Evie and I was fascinated with her. I love her boldness and if only she's real I could definitely high five her and cheer for her. Her attitude in this story is what made me even root for her. Damn! She's got the balls! This woman is not just a man's wet dream. She's definitely more. And then there's Smith! Yeah, that cover again and this man, so when I get to meet him I was all hearts in my eyes and I feel like I wanna be Evie. You cannot blame me. I love this kind of trope. That forbidden-ish story because of brother's bestfriend and younger sister thing. I just love the feels of this kind and Kendall has writen it so well. How she potrayed Smith and how the whole interaction was written is all kinds of good. There might be sexual tension even from the start but I appreciate how the author delivered it. No unnecessary drama but straight to the point perfect growth of the characters. That being said, the build-up was crafted well in a way that it wasn't rushed nor insta-love and lust or something. It's kinda sexy too but even that, she'll kill you with anticipation. But then who doesn't want anticipation when the fruit of all the hard labor in anticipating things could equal several orgasms? YASS!! because the chemistry of Smith and Evie and doing the deed is allsorts of sizzling. They really Played it well.
Overall, the story is good. I will not go into the details of the book. The blurb says it all. Yes, it's friends to lovers story, kinda ordinary to think but when you get to read the book, you'll not gonna think it that way. Kendall Ryan did a great job portraying and delivering this story. It's a quick read but it was refreshing. I was entertained and I enjoyed reading it. In fact I finished it in a matter of hours. But the feels and that smile on my face because of the passion and sweetness...the romantic side of it lingered.
A 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.