Sep 01

Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan Review



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Lexington Dane was my brother’s best friend growing up.

We did everything together.

He taught me how to throw a punch, how to change a tire…and he taught me how to kiss. I fell hard and fast, and gave him all my firsts.

I promised I’d wait for him…

But I’m done waiting, because he went off to college and never came back. He took his fancy business degree and moved to New York City, where he promptly became a real estate mogul—turning every penthouse and apartment project he touched into gold.

It’s been ten years, and now he’s back and needs a favor…someone to watch his little girl. That’s right, the cocky penthouse prince and heartbreaker extraordinaire Lexington is back with an adorable two-year-old daughter. Guess who he wants to watch her?

I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny for his precious little angel, but there’s no way in hell I’m falling for her hot-as-sin daddy.

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I love a second-chance romances, especially when it’s a reunion of first loves, and Kendall Ryan’s Penthouse Prince is an engaging blend of this favorite trope with a single-dad and brother’s best friend. With just enough angsty emotion to keep things interesting, Ryan’s contemporary romances are light-hearted, sexy reads. Charming plots and endearing characters in steamy romances always hits the nail on the head for me, and she gives me plenty of new opportunities to enjoy her style of romantic fiction.

Penthouse Prince reunites high school sweethearts, Lexington and Corrigan, ten years down the line. Lex, a NYC real estate mogul, is a single father to his toddler daughter, Grier, when he gets the news that his mother’s failing health has taken a turn for the worse and decides he needs to move back to his North Carolina hometown. Corrigan is still living there, and she’s a teacher. Their break-up was rough, but ten years apart did nothing to cool the sizzling chemistry between the two of them, despite Corrigan’s best efforts to fight it. I loved how they worked through their heartbreaking history, and Lex’s regret for the way he handled it back then was genuine. With some patient persistence on his part and her willingness to forgive and forget, they were able to slide back into their old groove while also enjoying getting to know their older, more mature selves.

Kendall Ryan’s Penthouse Prince was playful and passionate pleasure-reading. I devoured this fun, feel-good story with a smile on my face in a single afternoon. Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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