Author: Kendall Ryan
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015!!
SYNOPSIS:I have one rule: Don’t shit where you eat.Several of the women in the condo complex I own would love some one-on-one playtime, and why wouldn’t they? I’m young, fit, attractive, and loaded. Not to mention I’m packing a sizable bulge below the belt. It’s a combination that drops panties on a regular basis.Yay, me, right?But my cock, troublemaker that he is, has been confined to my trousers by my business partner. A concession I agreed to, and one that’s never been hard to enforce until Emery moves in across the hall. She’s smart, young, determined, and sexy as hell. I want a taste. I won’t stop until I’m buried deep inside the succulent new-in-town brunette.After being warned about my past, she does her best to steer clear, but I’m about to show her that underneath it all, I’m a guy with a heart of gold and a cock of steel.My name is Hayden Oliver, and this is my story.SCREWED is standalone romantic comedy by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan.PURCHASE HERE:
I adore ALL things Kendall Ryan. Her books make me happy and always leave me feeling content. I'm never unsatisfied. It's like comfort food. I come back again and again and again because I trust her to satisfy me every single time. And this was NO different. I went into Screwed expecting awesome and that's exactly what I got.
Screwed is a friends to lovers story. It's sweet and lightly sprinkled with angst, but more heavy on the funny. It's a romantic comedy that will have you giggling and blushing. It's got every "feel" you'd want in a novel. I especially loved this one because of the slow building romance. Sure there was an instant spark and attraction between the characters, but Hayden and Emery fell slowly. It had a sensual and sexy vibe that grew over time and you really got to see their relationship develop.
Hayden is the definition of a manwhore. He nails chicks left and right with zero shame. He's cocky yet so darn lovable. You can't help but want to eat him up. I swear, I could have licked him like an ice-cream cone. He was delicious and decadent. And the funny thing is he knows it. He knows he has what woman want and he's more than happy to spread the love.
Hayden runs a business with his best friend Hudson. And Hudson has had all he can take with Hayden's philandering ways. He wants it to stop. The woman Hayden has hooked up with are causing chaos within the business. The day Hayden meets Emery, is the same day Hudson says ENOUGH! He lays down the law, telling Hayden he cannot sleep with anymore of their tenants (they run apartment complexes).
Hayden is not pleased but he wants to prove Hudson wrong.
He wants to prove he can be friends with a girl. <<--- LMFAO!
Anyway... Slowly he forms a friendship with Emery (who is his new tenant. **snickers**)
Emery's moved to town for a job at a law firm. Coming off several bad break ups, she's done with men altogether. So her attraction to Hayden is unwanted. She's happy to have a new friend but is not interested in anything more than that.
Slowly, these two form a bond and the journey is freaking perfect. I LOVED them together. They were laugh out loud funny at times. They both said and thought things that not only made me swoon and shiver, but also giggle.
Hayden has swagger.
And Emery has a fiery spirit that I ADORE in a female heroine.
I was a melty morsel of happiness at the end of this read.
I loved it. I loved every word. Every sentence.
I loved it. I loved every word. Every sentence.
Without a doubt, this is a FEEL GOOD read. It's meant to lift you up and give you a laugh. It's meant to give you a total escape from day to day life. I cannot wait for another book from this author. She is a FAVE of mine. I could read her words ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. I highly recommend Screwed and I cannot wait for you to meet Hayden and Emery.
"Tell me more about you," Emery asks, leaning in toward me.
"What do you want to know?"
"Enlighten me." She shrugs.
Leaning back in my seat, I cross my ankles. "My job is pretty much my life, and I love what I do. Taking an old rundown building and turning it into luxury units that rent for top dollar is awesome. It never gets old. I love seeing the transformations."
"That's amazing." She nods. "What else ... surely there has to be more to you than just work."
"You want to know something deep, huh?"
She nods, eager.
I think about it for a second, and memories of my checkered past flash through my brain. But rather than watch her expression turn to one of sympathy when she learns my past, I'd rather see her face light up with a smile. "Blow jobs are my spirit animal."
She rolls her eyes at me, but laughs.
“You seem normal enough. What in the hell did you do to piss off Roxy?” She chuckles as she says this, and suddenly all the blood in my veins turns to ice water.
I scrub a hand across the back of my neck. “Roxy and I . . . it’s a long story, and not one I care to discuss right now.”
She pouts. “Fine. Regardless of your history with Roxy, you didn’t deny what she told me about you.”
“What exactly did she say?” Now I’m actually curious.
She shrugs, playing with the long strands of hair from her ponytail that rest on her shoulder. “She just warned me to stay away from you. Told me about your man-whore background.”
“Well, your virtue is safe. I made a deal with my business partner. No more sleeping with tenants.” I’m not sure why I’m telling her this, maybe because it’ll be easier to enforce the friends-only rule I’ve set for myself if she knows that she’s off-limits to me.
“So sleeping around in general is still fine?” There’s a mocking tone to her voice.
“Absolutely. This will be just friends.” I gesture between us. “Unless, you naughty girl, you’re trying to tempt me.” I give her a flirty wink.
She frowns and shakes her head. “Not a chance in hell. I told you. I’m done with men, and you, Hayden Oliver, by all accounts are a piece of shit.”
“Excuse me?” I cock an eyebrow at her.
“I’ve dated guys like you before. And I classify all men who think with their dicks under S for Shitty.”
“I do think with my cock on a regular basis, so I can’t argue with you there. But he’s so much more fun than my brain.”
This gets a small smile from her, and my heart beats just a little faster.
“Seriously, why would I take a chance on you and have my heart broken again?”
“Because I have a nine-inch cock and I know where the G-spot is?”
Her cheeks turn pink, belying her cool, confident tone. “Tempting, but not good enough.”
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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