From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Room Mate series…
I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life’s been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie.
Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before.
She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever.
Sharing a hotel room with her proves to be the tipping point in our very platonic friendship. Suddenly I want to put my hands, my mouth, and my … other parts … all over her gorgeous body. I want to claim her, make sure no man touches her ever again. But then her groveling ex shows up, and Maggie’s torn.
Am I ready to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had for a shot at something more?
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~ 5 Friendly Stars ~
The Bed Mate is a novella by Kendall Ryan. It is part of her RoomMate Series but is a complete standalone and no other book has to be read first.
This was a sweet and swoony friends to lovers story. This was another fun and entertaining story from Kendall. It’s fairly short and quick to read, so if you have a few hours to spare pick this one up and enjoy.
Even though this isn’t truly a holiday themed story it is based around the holidays of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It put me in the mood to pull out my Christmas music and watch the Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon. Maggie was a heroine after my own heart 🙂 The pace and flow of this novella was perfect. Even though it is a shorter read, it was lacking for nothing. we had good character development, laughs, sexy time and even some drama to spicy it up a little. Although I was hoping for a little more closure in regards to Trevor….I thought that ended kind of abruptly.
As I said before The Bed Mate is a complete standalone told in Dual POV. The storyline is completely new from the other books in this series and you don’t see any other characters from the previous books. So you won’t miss out on anything or spoil anything if you start with this novella.
In this story we follow Maggie and Sam, who have been Best Friends since they first met back in college. Sam has always known that Maggie is his “it” girl. Yes he dated but he always knew they wouldn’t live up to Maggie. But during this time Maggie has been dating Trevor. Talk about the wrong match. Well Maggie comes to find that out the hard way. Upset with this situation she calls Sam on his vacation and tells him what happened. Next thing you know he buys her a ticket and she is on her way to Colorado. From here we see their friendship blossom into something more. But is Maggie willing to put her friendship on the line for true love?? Will these two get their HEA?? Read this novella to find out.
This isn’t an insta love story, but things do move kind of quickly because of the length of the story, but don’t let that scare you away….remember they have been friends for over 8 years.
I thought this was just the perfect story to pass some time with and relax with on a lazy Saturday afternoon. So if you are a fan of friends to lovers stories, you shouldn’t miss this one. Also if you are a fan of Kendall Ryan’s this is a story you don’t want to miss. And if she is a new author to you….this little gem is the perfect place to start this wonderful journey of her books!!!!
Every now and then, Sam would shoot me a sympathetic look, knowing that I had no idea what they were talking about, but in truth, their company was a welcome break. Between what the woman in the shop had said and the lady on the plane’s insinuation, my mind was going a mile a minute and I was beginning to look at Sam in a way I definitely shouldn’t be.
Okay, so, yeah, he was sexy. That was a no-brainer.
I shot him a furtive glance, taking in the corded muscles of his forearms and the lock of dark hair that constantly flopped onto his forehead. And sure, he was sweet and attentive. He looked after me and made sure I always had a fresh drink and that I wasn’t cold or hot. He held the door for me and pulled out my chair when we went to restaurants. Hell, he’d been looking forward to this trip for months and he’d sacrificed an entire day just to make sure I got here safe and didn’t spend my time sulking.
Still, that didn’t mean he had feelings for me. He hadn’t argued when I’d mentioned us being like brother and sister or anything.
No, this whole line of thinking was ludicrous. Sam was a good friend. That was all…wasn’t it?
After all, Trevor had loved me once and he never did any of that.
Admittedly, that wasn’t the best example, but it proved my point all the same. In Sam’s shoes, Trevor never would have missed the chance to hit the slopes with his friends. He hadn’t even skipped the business trip that fell on my twenty-fifth birthday years back.
But Sam was there, my brain supplied helpfully.
Again, not an indication that he had feelings for me. People were just different. Sam was one of the good ones. And if he liked me surely I’d have known by now. He’d have told me or…something.
“Is that your phone?” Sam turned to me and I blinked, only realizing that I’d been so encompassed in my own thoughts that I’d totally zoned out.
“What?” I asked, confused.
“Don’t you hear that vibrating noise? I think it’s your phone.”
I listened hard and then heard the low, gentle hum he was talking about.
“Yep, probably you-know-who again.” I sighed, but fished the phone from my tiny handbag all the same on the off chance it was a family member with an emergency.
It wasn’t Trevor, though. He had called—I had seven new missed messages from him since I’d left for the airport, but I also had three missed calls from my friend Deanna. I hadn’t spoken to her in more than two weeks because she’d been away on a long-awaited safari, but now more than ever I really needed to hear her voice.
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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