Review: XO, Zach is another Kendall Ryan’s hit. This is a sweet, sexy and romantic love story of a girl trying to find her way in a world where her only priorities are her son, and her career and a guy who wasn’t sure he was looking for a happily ever after.
I enjoyed this story very much, while it isn’t overly dramatic and filled with angst, it brings a great balance of uncertainty, convincing and struggles with decisions. Both Poppy and Zach aren’t looking for anything other than some fun, but while it all started as a joke it slowly developed into so much more.
Poppy had just broken up with her ex-boyfriend. He didn’t give her much of an explanation when he decided to break it up, and the last thing she needed was to attend a party and find him there with his new girlfriend. So, Poppy thought that showing him that she has moved on was a good idea, she just needed to find a willing guy to play the part.
Zach didn’t think his night was going to get any better, babysitting his friend’s brother wasn’t what he considered the best plan for the night and worse yet, attending a college party. But when Poppy approached him and asked him to play her little game he felt compelled to help a damsel in distress.
Both Zach and Poppy were great in this story, they each have things they needed to work on but only Poppy felt she needed to guard herself and her son against outsiders. The sense of responsibility was high on Poppy, she always thought about her son first and herself second. I liked how she kept her focus on what was important to her and her son but I also appreciate how she finally understood the chance she had with Zach was pure and well-intentioned.
These two characters made the story fun and well balanced. They were sexy, fun and their interaction and dialog easy to follow. The author gave us a story that has a bit of everything, sexual tension, trust issues, and hard decisions. Kendall Ryan knows how to write a good fun romance.
Do I recommend this book? Yes!
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