Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Imperfect Love #1
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.
Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.
Produce an heir… Wait, what?
I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.
And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.
She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.
But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.
Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.
On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling Screwed series, Kendall Ryan brings you Hitched, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he's always desired in order to save his father's company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.
Title: Hitched: Volume One
Series: Imperfect Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Author: Kendall Ryan
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Early Praise for Hitched
“Charming, swoony and playful, Kendall Ryan’s Hitched left me salivating for more. More Noah, more Olivia, more of this series which already has my heart all aflutter, my smile perma-pinned to my face, and my mind aching for answers.”
– Give Me Books
“Hitched was a perfect non-stop read!”
– Jacqueline’s Reads
“Childhood friends and now frenemies forced to wed and make a baby in mere months? I’m IN!”
– Bookalicious Babes Blog
“Fun, flirty and steamy, Hitched will have you addicted from the first word! Kendall Ryan delivered big time, I’m practically salivating for more!”
– Angie, Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads
“That’s the whole point of doing this trial period—to see how well we can play ball together before committing to a team-up. I’m doing my best to become friends with you, so . . .”
He tilts his head with a half smile. “Just friends? I’ve got my sights set a little higher.”
Gee, I never would have guessed, what with his constant attempts to steer the conversation toward sex.
I quirk one eyebrow in skepticism. “Friendship is all we need to pull this thing off. And we’re pretty much starting from square one . . . I would call us acquaintances, at best. Don’t you think you’re being a little overambitious?”
“Nope,” he replies, cocky smile still firmly in place.
I roll my eyes. “Wow. Your arrogance truly has no limits.”
“If I can put my money where my mouth is . . .” His lustful smirk makes it clear exactly where he’d like to put his mouth. “Then it’s not arrogance. Just confidence.”
“What makes you think I would want more with you, anyway? You aren’t exactly my type.”
I expect him to just give me a knowing look, or maybe toss back some mild innuendo. What I absolutely did not expect was, “Because I have a nine-inch cock.”
I almost choke on my martini for a third time. I splutter, “Is that number supposed to impress me?”
I give him a skeptical look. “You want to show me your dick?”
“If it’ll help convince you.” He drains the last drops of his Scotch and stands up. “Come on, let’s go.”
I stare after him as he walks away.
Is he serious? He’s just going to whip it out? I look around to see if anyone is watching me, then I get up and follow him to the bar’s back hallway, near the restrooms, unable to comprehend why the hell I’m humoring him. This is ridiculous.
Once we’re safely in a private corner, Noah undoes his belt, opens his fly . . . and pulls out a fucking fire hose.
Holy mother of God. My hands fly to my mouth. I want to gasp in shock, but there’s no way I’m giving him the upper hand.
He was right. His cock is nothing short of massive, and it’s not even fully erect right now. Nine inches may actually be a conservative estimate of what it might look like hard. He must destroy men’s egos every time he walks into a locker room. And I don’t even want to think about what he destroys with women . . .
“Meh. I’ve seen bigger,” I force out, fighting to maintain my composure.
Noah chuckles. “I don’t think so, sweetheart.”
“Well, th-that monster is not coming anywhere near my uterus. No, thank you. I prefer to keep my organs intact.”
Noah’s grin widens. “I doubt that, but just to be on the safe side, I’ll ease it in nice and slow. Piece of cake. Plus, you’ve got good health insurance, right?”
“That is not funny, Noah. Now, put that thing away or I’ll remove it.”
I try to sound stern, but my shaking voice and bright red cheeks surely give me away. Why the hell can’t I stop staring?
He chuckles—yeah, the jerk can definitely see right through me—but he obliges, tucking the beast back into its lair.
I had no idea that I would devour this book in not only one sitting, but in a matter of hours after a night when I got no sleep. Yet here I sit with blurry eyes and an aching heart, waiting impatiently for the next installment. I didn’t know going into this story just how much I would fall in love with the characters. On the surface, it seems as if they may be a little superficial, but let me tell you, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There was so much depth within these pages, my heart was close to bursting, and we’re only a third the way through their journey!
This was a book full of slow builds and drawn out anticipation. You were in agony along with the characters, anxiously awaiting to see what they would do next. I love that for as cocky as Noah came across, when you got past that facade he was really a genuine person who cared deeply for those around him and would move heaven and earth to help someone out. I loved that both he and Olivia possessed a deep seeded vulnerability that as the pages progressed, they let out more and more. They weren’t yet to the fully trusting stage of their relationship, but it sure was fun watching them struggle to get there. I love that these characters have so many layers that we’ve only begun to peel back. I love that the glimpses we did get into their minds, you could really see that beneath the surface, a real love was building, and possibly had always been there lying dormant, just waiting to break free. Their story has the makings of an epic love tale and my heart feels lighter having been a part of it, however small. It doesn’t seem as if they are forcing the relationship, no matter what they try and tell each other and themselves. Who knows if they would have reached the same conclusion on their own some day, but the circumstances they find themselves in just force their hands in the most delicious of ways.
The slow burn was palpable in this book, but at the same time I felt like it was necessary for us to truly understand the characters. I think if they’d had just jumped into the sack right off the bat, it would have come across as disingenuous. So even though I’m as sexually frustrated as the characters are at this point, I applaud Ryan for telling the story like she did. I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book and see where Noah and Olivia go next!
Coming July 19th!
On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling Screwed series, Kendall Ryan brings you Hitched, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he’s always desired in order to save his father’s company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts. This is the second volume in the story.
Coming August 2nd!
On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling Screwed series, Kendall Ryan brings you Hitched, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he’s always desired in order to save his father’s company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts. This is the third and final volume in the story.