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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In Kendall Ryan’s latest release, The Play Mate, heroine Evie Reed goes about living life her way by being brave enough to go after what she wants, and at the top of her list is a “non-self-assisted orgasm,” and there’s only one man who she wants to assist her with this operation – her older brother’s best friend, Smith Hamilton.

But putting her plan into motion doesn’t come without difficulties because going after someone who is closely connected to your family…to your brother makes everything more complicated and the damage that can occur if things don’t work out could mess up more than a friendship, especially when you work together.

I love the fact that every time I pick up a Kendall Ryan book I know I’m in for a playful and passionate read – one that has some drama but one that focuses more on the growth of her characters and the chemistry between her hero and heroine. I adore brother’s best friend stories and Evie and Smith’s book illustrates the obstacles in their way due to the relationship both Evie and Smith have with her brother as well as Smith’s past and the fears it has instilled in him.

What the story also focuses on is the nature of new relationships and the fact that when there’s undeniable attraction and feelings that go beyond friendship, careful steps need to be taken because without being able to define how deep the connection is between Evie and Smith, they risk a lot more by jumping in feet first without ensuring that their heads are in the right frame of mind to give into the sexual tension that buzzes around them and the life altering repercussions of those intimate times together.

The Play Mate is a sweet, sassy, and sexy story with a hero and heroine readers can connect with due to the direction of their lives, how much their pasts play into their presents, and the anticipatory nature of Evie’s operation to get herself an orgasm as well as a man who owns her body and soul.

Once again, Kendall Ryan seduced with her characters, her words, and her story line, which is exactly what I want when I read a romance story!

4 Poison Apples


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About the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts 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.

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