Jan 19

The Stud Next Door by Kendall Ryan Review



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Life threw me a curveball. An adorable eight-pound, four-ounce curveball with her mother’s eyes and my dark hair. I’d like to think my single-dad game is strong, but honestly? I’ve been struggling a little.

When a beautiful young woman moves in next door and offers to give me a hand, I jump at the chance to hire her as a nanny. Jessa is amazing with my daughter. She’s also patient, kind, and way too pretty.

The number one rule of hiring a nanny? Don’t bed the nanny.

It’s a rule I intend to keep.

But as the days pass, I begin to realize how much my life is missing. Companionship. Romance.
Intimacy. When I discover my heart has space for one more female, it’s a lost cause, another curveball. The hot-as-hell nanny is leaving soon for a mission trip to Central America. No sense in letting myself fantasize about Jessa being a permanent part of my life.

The closer we get, the more difficult it becomes to keep my feelings in check, because my heart won’t listen. And neither will my libido.

Well, you know what they say. Rules are meant to be broken . . .

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I absolutely love single dad romances. They’re just so addictive for me, and Kendall Ryan gave her readers a great one in The Stud Next Door. I love Kendall’s writing, especially her light-hearted, easy-reading contemporaries, and The Stud Next Door packed a one-two punch of feels and fire.

Ryan pairs the sweet and sexy, but on her way out of town, temporary nanny, Jessa, with Conner, the former playboy, sex toy shop owning, new single dad. Conner needed a nanny to help him out with his newborn daughter, Marley, and Jessa just moved in next door for a temporary stay until she leaves for Central America on a mission trip. The chemistry between them smoldered, so much so that even Conner’s friends noticed it and pushed him to act. They really tried to keep it professional, but that pull translated into some seriously steamy relationship build-up that couldn’t be ignored.

The Stud Next Door was the kind of fun-to-read romance that I love from Kendall Ryan. Full of humor, heat and heart, it was an irresistibly entertaining romance that I happily devoured in one sitting. The Stud Next Door by Kendall Ryan gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo




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