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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Blog Tour/Review ♥ XO, Zach by Kendall Ryan ♥

The first time we met was at a party.

Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date.

I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days.

The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing.

The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact.

I know I'm crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that's the only reaction I can get out of you, I'll gladly take it.

You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.

I think I'm falling for you, and I know it's wrong. I know that I'm only supposed to be your adviser and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too.

xo, Zach

Review by Diane

Five Kissable and Huggable Stars

OMG!  Don’t we all want a Zachary Austin in our life!   A hot looking, confident, caring, sexy sweet mouth on him kind of guy?  What’s not to fall head over heels in lust/love with?  And that is what Kendall Ryan’s newest book, xo Zach is all about........finding what you truly want and not being afraid to go after it. 

First off let me say, I am in LOVE with the main characters, Zach and Poppy and how Ms. Ryan has written them!  So much depth to them.  I loved every moment reading about them. The supporting characters are amazing too!  Not your stereotypical friends, or parents either, especially Zach’s Mom.  Way too blunt for the normal kid, but Zach loves her deeply, despite her way too direct sexual comments.

Zach is a literary advisor for Vanderburg University, the youngest they’ve ever had. Sometimes he’s even been confused to be student there, and that’s what our sweet Poppy Ellis thinks he is when she approaches him at a “before school starts on Monday” party to be her pretend date.  Poppy is a grad student pursuing her dream of being a poetry writer and has been accepted into a program at Vanderburg that will help her fulfill that dream.  She’s worked hard to get there and she’s smart, talented, a high-achiever to put it mildly, but a little unsure of herself.   And now her ex-boyfriend has walked in to this party with his newest girlfriend on his arm and Poppy, desperate to not look like she’s upset about their break-up asks Zach, a complete stranger, to fill the “date” role.  Zach is intrigued by Poppy from the start and after a passionate kiss to convince the ex-boyfriend that they are indeed a couple, our Zach falls instantly head over heels for Poppy.  But he can’t convince her to go on an actual date with him.  Poppy has too much on her plate to date right now.  She doesn’t have time for the shenanigans of a boyfriend (she’s sworn off men for the time being), she’s a single mom to a 7 year old boy, and frankly she’s focused on her studies and achieving her goals, even though she has the same attraction to Zach that he has for her.  It also doesn’t help that come Monday she discovers that Zach is her advisor for the program she is in.  Wow can this get any more complicated???

Sweet sexy banter, hot steamy romantic sex that puts a sauna to shame, romantic prose to make a heart go pitter pat, characters you has it all!  Don’t walk, RUN to get this book even if it means running to pick up your electronic device to hit the download button.  You will love it too!

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.

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