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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A fantastic read!!!
This was a fantastic read. A little on the taboo side, with a sexy heroine who falls for her advisor. Zach and Poppy were perfect together! There wasn’t a whole lot of drama in this book, just a sexy read that will have you wishing you could hang out with these two and their group of friends. Add in a hilarious, outspoken Mom and a sweet kindhearted kid, and you’ve got a phenomenal read. I would definitely recommend this!
Sexy, sweet, and hilarious! ♥️
What a sexy, sweet, and hilarious book! xo, Zach was a fun and flirty romance with a swoony alpha hero, a strong and intelligent heroine, and a colorful cast of secondary characters.
Zach and Poppy had amazing chemistry and I loved the build up between them. They start off under unconventional circumstances and their situation is further complicated by their student/adviser relationship. The forbidden romance between them kept things intriguing and realistic. Even though they aren't teacher and student, a relationship between them would still be taboo and could potentially cause disastrous results for their careers and futures. The back and forth was fun though and added to the will they/won't they push and pull. There is instalust between our hero and heroine, but I liked that a good portion of the book was spent letting a relationship form naturally between them. Yes, Zach is clear with his feelings for Poppy all along, but he also steps back when necessary. I did find him a little over the top at times with the intensity of his attraction to Poppy, but his inner monologue was hilarious and I love how Kendall Ryan writes the male POV. Sweet and professional Zach really surprised me with his dirty mouth, but I guess with a mother like his, it shouldn't be a surprise at all! Between her, Jodee, and Kody, there were plenty of laugh out loud moments! This was a great lighter read and left me smiling ear to ear!
*I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book*
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.