A new standalone contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan.
The first time we met was at a party.
Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date. I was more than happy to help.
You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days.
The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing.
The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact.
I know I'm crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that's the only reaction I can get out of you, I'll gladly take it.
You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.
I think I'm falling for you, and I know it's wrong. I know that I'm only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too.
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What a great story. I love Kendall Ryan. This story shows a lot of truth amongst single mothers. It also shows that single mothers can have their happily ever after. Zach is one of a kind. A typical guy with his dirty mouth but a complete gentleman who has goals in life,overall. I enjoyed the fact that neither had to sacrifice their dreams for love. The ultimate winner is the open acceptance of a package deal. Great read.
This book is one of the best I’ve ever read. Zach is the epitome of the perfect mate, handsome,snarky, intelligent, built, tattooed, sentimental and outspoken. Poppy is a beautiful single mother with talent,beauty, maturity, a great mother. These two meet at a house party, when Poppy asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend one kiss and the chemistry between these two skyrockets. They don’t exchange numbers but both felt the chemistry. Poppy leaves saying if it was meant to be they will meet again. When they meet again Zach learns that Poppy is his one of the graduate students he is to advise. Here is where the story begins as they two star crossed lovers maneuver a forbidden relationship learning to trust, love, believe, share communicate and open their hearts. This story has all the feels a five star plus read.
Poppy & Zach
I’ve enjoyed Kendall Ryan’s writing for some time & xo, Zach is no exception. One small issue with Poppy’s name. Poppy is an unusual name, but I can’t imagine Poppy’s parents coming up with the name. Not when Poppy states they insist she can’t do something and should take a mediocre “stable” job. Parents like that I expect a more common name. I’d expect a Poppy named by someone more like Zach’s mom, the mom with no filter. But that's beside the point.
xo, Zach is wonderfully charming and sexy as can be. I enjoyed the instant attraction between Zach & Poppy. I was enchanted when Zach tucked the first poem in her bag, but I was a little disappointed we didn't "see" any others, just a couple light references that it continues. Kody, Jodee and Zach's mom add some fun comedy relief when things get a bit tense, but hey, that's what family and good friends are for.
Oh! Can't forget Connor! He is such an adorable kid. Overall, this book was another fantastic read from Ms. Ryan. I'm finding myself enjoying single parent type stories, so I'm truly looking forward to her next book, Mister Tonight.