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From New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a *steamy forbidden standalone romance.*

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 the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too.

xo, Zach

©2018 Kendall Ryan (P)2018 Kendall Ryan

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Full of Ups and Downs

Loved the overall story line! Loved that the single mom kept her feet on the ground and was level headed about real life situations! Narration was spot on! Andi and Sebastian are an amazing power couple that know the book and feels before jumping into narrating!!!

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Kendall Ryan’s Best Book Yet!

XO Zach starts of with the main characters, Poppy and Zach, at the same party where they meet when Poppy asks Zach if he will pose as her date since her ex is at the same party with his new girlfriend. They end up sharing an amazing kiss, Zach wanting to see more of Poppy but her telling him that it isn’t a good time for her to be dating. She tells him if it’s meant to be they’ll see each other again. It must be meant to be as Monday morning she meets with her new - off limits - academic advisor who turns out to be Zach.

XO Zach has the steam (and fun dirty talk) that you come to expect from a Kendall Ryan book but it also has a whole lot of heart. I liked that this book was more of a slow burn and we got to know Zach and Poppy and the people in their lives really well before they fully got together. The tension and build-up between the characters is great! I have to say though that Zach’s mother stole every scene she was in making her one of my favorite characters.

Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are wonderful in this. They always bring a top notch performance to anything they do and this is no exception. I find that I am fully engaged and present while listening to each of them and their portrayal adds another layer in bringing a story to life. They are able to make you feel their characters and are two of my personal favorite narrators.

I really enjoyed this book! As the headline says it is my favorite book by Kendall Ryan yet. If you are looking for a fun, steamy, sweet, funny and endearing read/listen this is the perfect book. It had me smiling a lot, laughing a lot and swooning just the right amount. I highly recommend it!

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seriously?!? Buy this book!

Ok, let me start with- OH. MY. WORD! Zack is so flipping drool worthy i want to cry. I was totally in love from the 1st scene. I loved the story- the characters- the writing- The whole F'n book! Kendall Ryan smashed this one! I couldn't put it down~ A must read!

Narration was A. MAZE.ING! The voices- the acting- all of it. I was completely immersed the whole time and loved every minute of it. Thank you Thank You Thank you!

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love the story!

since I read the book I enjoyed, now in audio I could enjoy it again.

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Wicked great book

This was my first Kendall Ryan book and it will not be my last. I absolutely loved this story. The plot and characters were something that stood out for me and were different than what I had been reading lately. Can't wait to read more from this author.

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This is Kendall Ryan's best story<br />

I bbn loved this story. I have listened and read many of her books and been mostly pleased but these characters reached me deeper than all the others.

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Speechless

First how can you go wrong with two amazing narrators like Andi Ardnt and Sebastian York? They are two of the best in the business. And throw in an awesome story by Kendall Ryan well, you got perfection right there.

I’m deemed speechless by this book. XO, Zach had me sighing happily. Zach is the perfect man. A little dirty, good with his hands, well equipped (wink wink) and a heart fulled with poetry. Even with all that, he had his work cut out for him with Poppy.

Poppy’s resistance had me obsessed with this story. I had to know how Zach would break down her defenses and win her heart. What would make her finally give up her heart?

I can’t find the words for how much I loved this story. All of it was perfect. The story, the characters, the humor and heart. It all made me a happy Reader Girl.

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CUTE AND ENTERTAINING

The narration was the highlight and the story is very sweet. I would have like a little more story with the kid and and a little more dirty talk the I would have loved it.

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Boring

No real story. predictable! Didn’t even need to listen to the last chapter. Zero drama

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Sebastian = AMAZING '

Great story with amazing narrators! You can never go wrong with Sebastian York! Great job Kendall!

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  • 01-25-18

Awesome Book

Thus book had everything. From drama, to fun, to sexy to loving, I would definitely recommend