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? This is book 3 in the Roommates series, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature new couples to fall in love with.
Max is one of those guys who is a better person than he thinks he is... we all know the type, the guys who say they are afraid of commitment but are actually afraid of commitment to the wrong person. But when the right one appears, or in this case 2 of the right people, he's all in. And he knows it. And he doesn't waver. And, even better, he's not afraid to show it.
Addison is perfect for Max. She loves him and his daughter Dylan, and they hit it off right from the start. And, another thing I loved is that this is allowed to happen. He's so genuine and honest, so all in with wanting Addison to know how attracted he is to her... you can't help but swoon again.
There were a lot of things I loved about this book... but the main thing for me was how honest and real it felt. Yes, they're was the drama of falling for the boss/nanny, the fear of messing up a good thing, the uncertainty of the new relationship... but it flowed smoothly. There was no additional drama, none of the easy but contrived misunderstandings... but rather 2 people work emotions and feelings who reached and then fixed things. It was so refreshing to read a book about 2 people who wanted to be where they were, who were willing to do the work and who wanted the reward at the end... enough to fight for it and enough to trust the other person and talk to one another.
Usually there's angst, and drama, in single dad stories. And while there was in this one, I really liked that Ms. Ryan stayed to the core of the story, Max, Addison and Dylan. I loved that the drama was emotional and didn't feel forced or contrived. I loved that once Max made a commitment to Addison that he was all in, to use his words.
There is something about a well-written single dad book and the way they pull at your heart and make you fall in love with the hero. I'm more than a little in love with Max...this book was perfection. There's literally nothing I would change about it, and I'm picky... there's almost always something I wish was different, even in books I love. But there's nothing in this one that I would change.
In case it's not clear, I recommend this book.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries 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. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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