Blog Tour: xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan

Today is my stop during the blog tour for xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan! Read on for my review and some teasers of this book.

Title: xo, Zach
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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 masterโ€™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.

xo, Zach

My Review:
I’m a sucker for any kind of forbidden romance and Kendall always delivers knock-out blurbs and covers that are hard to resist, so I jumped at the chance to review this book, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read it, because it was a great, fast, fun read and one I thoroughly enjoyed!

Zach and Poppy have undeniable chemistry from the moment they meet, but she’s determined to steer clear of guys and decides to leave everything up to fate. Fate, as you would have it, is a little minx, and it isn’t long before she is calling the shots. There was plenty of push-and-pull between our couple, but it’s more of the lighthearted rather than angsty variety and it works. Poppy’s son was a welcome addition, and I loved her as a Mom. Zach was amazing with her little boy too. Throw in Zach’s obvious hotness, filthy mouth, romantic poems, and stubborn determination to win Poppy’s heart, and it’s a fab, feel-good read.

It was a little lacking in substance on the forbidden element of their romance but the blossoming connection between our pair was more of the focus so it didn’t take away too much from my enjoyment.

When you pick up a Kendall Ryan book you always know she will deliver what she promises, and xo, Zach certainly does that.

Highly recommended if you are a fan of this author or sweet’n’sexy feel-good contemporary romances.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing an ARC of this book which I am voluntarily reviewing.

About the Author:
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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