Review: The House Mate by Kendall Ryan

The House Mate by Kendall Ryan
(Roommates #3)
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published April 17th, 2017 by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

What’s sexier than a bad boy? A bad ass man who’s got his shit together.

Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company, and he’s conquered the professional world, but he’s never been lucky in love. Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life.

His social skills are shit, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot.

The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, and besides, there’s no way she’d be interested. But you know what they say about assumptions? 

My thoughts…

Single parent tropes are usually a once-click buy for me, along with Kendall Ryan books because I know what to expect, a story I would enjoy.

Max is a thirty-five-year-old ex-Army Ranger, owns his own successful business and enjoys his bachelor life. He has no intention of complicating things by getting involved in a serious relationship and has never had the desire to settle down.

My life was simple, and I cherished simple. I didn’t do complicated. Didn’t do messy relationships or complex emotions. I was the center of my world and that was just fine with me. I knew it was selfish, but that’s just the way things were.

Max’s whole life changes when his ex-girlfriend (a month-long girlfriend) shows up at his home one evening, after not having seen her for about a year. The ex brings along an expected gift, a one year old baby girl, named Dylan. Dylan happens to be the daughter that Max didn’t know existed. Max is then left to care for Dylan after the ex says that she “can’t do it anymore” and just leaves.

Dylan turns Max's simple life upside-down, but Max is determined to be the best father and immediately takes his new role as a father very seriously. Max knows that he will need help with Dylan and instead of sending her to daycare he places an ad to hire a live-in nanny to help care for Dylan.

I wanted to raise a little girl who knew how to use tools, not one who was obsessed with becoming a Disney princess.

Addison is a young woman who needs a change in her life. Having just gotten out of a serious relationship she lost her job and home because of her breakup. While sleeping on her best friend’s couch, she comes across Max’s ad for a live-in nanny and with Addison’s caring nature, compassion and tenderness she is perfect for the job.

The attraction and desire between Max and Addison was instant. When Addison got the job, both Addison and Max said to themselves that they will keep things strictly professional and Dylans care and needs come first. Keeping their arrangement professional was proving to be very difficult.

I’d been around this woman for less than twenty minutes and I was already harder than a fucking baseball bat. Damn it all, if she was living with me, I’d have to sleep in a tent in the backyard just to keep myself away from her. Although, at the rate I was going, I could just sleep in the tent in my pants.

The only thing I didn’t care for, was the ending… it felt rushed and I wanted more of their togetherness as a family, it was still an enjoyable read. If you're looking for a light read, with a super sweet male character, with not much angst or drama you should read this one.

“My whole life, I’d never known I could love another person this completely. Suddenly, in a matter of less than two months, I’d found two people who had become integral to my happiness…vital to making my world right.”

Happy reading -J

1 comment:

  1. A hot single father is always my favorite. This sounds awesome but I do understand your issue though. Sorry about the ending. :(