THE FIX UP by Kendall Ryan is NOW LIVE!! And hubba-hubba, Sterling Quinn is here to melt you into puddles! Seriously!! 😛
Check out my Review for the hilariously charming romance and a little excerpt to get ya’ll interested in getting your hands on this book! 😉
Enjoy your visit lovelies 😀
From New York Times Bestseller, Kendall Ryan, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
My tempting, and very alpha friend Sterling Quinn is someone I consider off-limits.
It’s not just that we’re friends, he’s also cocky, confident, and British, which means he’s a walking aphrodisiac.
But lately he’s been giving me the look. You know the one. When he thinks I’m not paying attention, and his gaze lingers for too long.
And then we start working together, and that’s when the sexual tension between us gets so thick, I want to hack through it with a machete. I want to make all these deep feelings I’ve harbored for him disappear, because there’s no way this can end well.
The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I’m stuck between a rock, and Sterling’s very, very hard place.
Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together.
But I’ve been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I’m not about to be cast aside like yesterday’s underwear when he’s done having fun.
Sterling’s never been told no, and he’s not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he’d fight so dirty.
Oh MY MY! THIS BOOK WAS HOT! HOT! HOOOTTT!!! Like the sunburn hot! Seriously, Sterling Quinn just hit the top of my list for “Dirty Talking Sexy as Hell Alpha Heroes!!” and That is a very very short list!! 😉
I still haven’t read Hitched (wherein Sterling is introduced) but now that I have seen the kind of magic Kendall Ryan weaves over her magic over her heroes, yeah I am going to go and pick up EVERY book she has ever written!! 😉
Sterling Quinn is the ultimate playboy – he is a charmeer and British and definitely knows how to work that smile *cough* body *cough*. While he doesn’t really mind that his best friend has found marriage blissful, he knows that commitment really isn’t in his vocabulary, but soon enough he will have to add it on; for he needs to get hitched FAST to inherit millions. How’s that for a twist of fate? 😉
Enters Camryn Palmer, the one matchmaker/ woman he was absolutely interested in but didn’t actually end up hooking with because she loves HEA’s and he only provides Happy Endings 😉
Sterling and Camryn have to work together to find a bride – to – be who can tame the beat who doesn’t want to be tamed! Add in the fact that they are seriously lusting after each other, it is going to be one heck of a ride!!
I ADORED the freaking kamushka (I make up words when I am excited!! SUE ME!) out of this friends – to lovers – to partners romance! There is rib tickling hilarious chemistry between Sterling and Camryn that is soo hard to find in romances this days – their connection is off – the charts sizzling and it even made me check my iPad for smoke while I was reading it! 😛
This book was fraking unputdownable – the flirtatious and entertaining banter between these two characters makes me wish I actually knew them in real life.
Kendall Ryan does it the best and gives her readers a Alpha Hero like Sterling who makes you addicted and glad for it! 😉
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5
I twist the doorknob, and finding it unlocked, let myself inside.
Sterling’s place is compact, but modern and classy. It suits him. After a quick glance around the living space, I spot him on the balcony outside, just beyond the glass doors at the far end of the living room. He’s facing away from me, his hands gripping the railing, his head bowed.
My smile from moments ago is gone. Seeing him like this—looking distraught—brings the reality of our situation crashing back.
Sterling suddenly turns and we lock eyes. A thousand emotions are revealed in his eyes, but mostly there’s anger. There’s also a sadness in his gaze that I’ve never seen. It’s haunting.
I swallow a lump in my throat, wondering what’s going on.
“Sterling?” I ask, slowly approaching the balcony.
It’s beautiful—plush pillows and twinkling lights, and a chilled bottle of white wine all nestled together in a romantic picnic for two.
He lets out a heavy sigh and runs one hand through his hair.
“This is beautiful,” I say since he hasn’t spoken, hasn’t even moved from the spot where he’s rooted, and his stony silence is killing me. “Are you okay?”
“Just fine,” he says curtly, his gaze looking past me.
He doesn’t seem fine. He seems off. Why go through all the effort if he’s just going to act sullen and withdrawn?
And what could have possibly changed in the twenty-four hours since we last spoke on the phone? He seemed so excited—like he hadn’t a care in the world. Now it seems he doesn’t want me here.
“If this is a bad time, if tonight doesn’t work . . .” I trail off, my voice suddenly shaky.
“The meal’s already prepared.” He brushes past me, headed toward the kitchen.
Unsure what to do, I follow behind him.
He’s acting like an asshole, and I suddenly feel so stupid for getting all done up tonight. I’m not going to stand around and embarrass myself by begging for his attention.
“You know what? Never mind. This was a bad idea, anyway. I’ll see myself out.” I turn and head for the front door, anger and rejection dueling inside me.
It takes all of three seconds before Sterling’s long strides catch him up to me by the door. His grip around my wrist stops me. “Wait.”
I turn and face him. I’m halfway between wanting to flee and staying to hear his explanation.
He releases a heavy exhale. “I received a phone call just before you arrived.”
With him so near, the combination of his clean soap and his spicy cologne intoxicates me. Memories of our intimate dinner rush back. But apparently tonight is not meant to be a repeat. Waiting to see what he’ll say next, I inhale and hold my breath.
When he doesn’t continue, I ask, “Is everything okay?”
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.