The best I’ve read from Kendall Ryan in a very long time! This was sweet and sexy all at once, with a hero who will make you swoon and a storyline that’s steamy but also heartfelt. Though I’ve read part of the Hot Jocks series, I’m not caught up. This easily reads as a standalone – there are cameos from beloved couples of books past, but the heart of the story is the central couple. If you’re at all worried that this virgin hero won’t bring the same level of sexy that Ryan’s readers have become accustomed to, don’t be! Landon is so adorably sexy, has a hint of alpha but also a tender, loving side, and though he’s a virgin, he’s also no saint.
The story follows Landon, a pro hockey player just getting his start. He’s made some great friendships, and Aubree is part of that group. She’s never shown any interest in Landon (perhaps because she’s 30 and he’s 23), but a drunken night in Vegas changes everything. Aubree freaks when they wake up married, but Landon takes it all in stride. His proposition? That he dates his wife before deciding whether to pursue an annulment. Landon’s been waiting for a real connection, and he thinks he might’ve found it with Aubree… now he just has to get her on the same page.
This was unexpectedly sweet and low angst – Ryan’s books are always steamy, but the storylines can have very different tones. Down and Dirty is a fast-paced, light read that doesn’t linger on anything heavy but still has an emotional pull. I really loved Landon, whose pursuit of Aubree was endearing and fun to read. I liked Aubree but she’s not as easy to connect to. Together they’ve got some serious chemistry and a connection that’s obvious. And, no, I had zero issues with the age gap or the contrast in their experience levels and there was no OW/OM drama at all, which is typically my biggest complaint about Ryan’s books. All in all, this was a pleasant surprise in every way and one of the best books I’ve read from her.
From New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a delicious new standalone romance featuring an accidental Vegas wedding and a totally perfect alpha hero.
Remember that time you accidentally woke up in Vegas married to your hot younger guy friend?
That’s basically my life right now.
Mistakes were made, okay?
He’s too young for me. Twenty-three to my thirty. And he’s saving himself for the right girl.
Yup. Apparently I’ve married the last alpha-male virgin on the planet. And my stubborn, oddly traditional, new husband doesn’t want a divorce.
He wants me.
Complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Down and Dirty is a sexy romp with a hero you’ll melt for and a relatable, sassy heroine you’ll love. If you’re a fan of steamy romances with laugh out loud moments, grab yourself a copy– you won’t regret it!
The Hot Jocks Series
Each book features a different couple and is easily read as a standalone, though they pair better together. Books 6 and 7 will be here soon, making this the perfect time to catch up. Fair warning: some of these are very high heat, with plenty of steamy scenes. They’re light and sexy reads that feature hot jocks with differing personalities.
Playing for Keeps
I’ve never been so stupid in my entire life.
Elise Parrish, my teammate’s incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn’t get the memo.
After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake.
She thinks I don’t remember that night – but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I’ll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips….
And now I’ve spent three months trying to get her out of my head, but I’m starting to understand she’s the only girl I’ll ever want.
I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won’t be easily convinced.
That’s okay, because I’m good under pressure, and this time, I’m playing for keeps.
All the Way
I know it’s time to move on from my rocky past and get back out there and start dating again.
It’s just that every time I think about it, I get all nervous and sweaty.
Good thing I have a secret weapon to help me—my best friend, professional hockey stud Owen Parrish.
He’s the king of hookups, and promises he’ll be my guide through the world of online dating. With his help, I know this won’t be as hard.
• • •
I’ve never been this hard in my entire life.
My friend Becca wants my help hooking her up with some douchey guy from a dating app.
I said I’d help her—but now I’m noticing all kinds of things I can’t ignore, like how pretty she is behind those baggy clothes and messy buns.
I want to be the one to help her, to show her the ropes in the bedroom, and it turns out, Becca’s game to let me take a more hands-on approach.
But what happens when she’s ready to take her newfound confidence and move on? I’ve never been boyfriend material, but for her, I want to try.
Trying to Score
Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive … Double check.
I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.
But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn’t have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.
Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?
Crossing the Line
Recovering from a pulled groin muscle isn’t exactly how I planned to spend my much-needed summer vacation. But being nursed back to health by my gorgeous friend Bailey, who’s just graduated from medical school, doesn’t exactly sound like a hardship.
We spend a week together at my family’s beach house, a week of swimming and barbecues, a week of entertaining my little cousins and sleeping right across the hall from each other. A week of watching Bailey grow closer with my mom and sisters, and my wacky but lovable grandma. A week of enjoying Bailey tending to me—which is saying something, because it involves a lot of shoving ice packs into my underwear and taping up sore muscles.
She’s funny and kind, and after just being myself for the first time in a long time, I find my walls come tumbling down. But when Bailey says she’s not looking for a relationship, I’m bound and determined to be more than just the fun hookup who sprained his groin a second time—this time with her.
Wild for You – Releases April 20th
A hot new standalone in the series that’s been called “A total, utter must read.” – Book Fanatic
He’s growly. Grumpy. Stubborn.
And now, my new roommate.
Walking away from my disastrous last relationship was an easy decision, but moving in with a friend-of-a-friend hockey star who’s rarely home? Not quite as simple, because Grant makes me feel all kinds of things I’m not prepared for.
Protected. Desired. Unsteady.
• • •
She’s beautiful. Smart. Tempting.
And a little fragile.
I’ve never been anyone’s knight in shining armor, but when Ana needed a place to stay, it was easy to offer her a room with me.
Not so simple, though, is keeping my hands—or my mouth—to myself. And the night she crawls into my bed and shares her body with me? Heaven.
But she’s not looking for a relationship, and much to my surprise, I find myself pissed off by that idea.
They say my heart is broken, that I’ll never settle down. I used to think that was true. Now though? Hell, your guess is as good as mine.
First, she took my bed.
Then she took my heart.
Then she took my everything.
Taking His Shot – Releases June 8th
She says she doesn’t date players.
She swears up and down that she’ll never handle my stick.
We’ll see about that, sweetheart.
When I win the pleasure of Harper’s company at a charity auction, I get exactly one date–one shot to win over the gorgeous and feisty brunette.
Game on. I play hard, and I love a challenge.
But just when I think I’ve finally carved out my shot…two huge secrets implode around us, threatening everything we’ve built.
What to expect: A hunky, determined hockey player. A hard-to-win-over heroine. Exposed secrets, steamy good times, and a male-only romance book club. Yes!