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Short and STEAMY, your rating of this novelette will 100% depend on what you’re hoping to get out of it. There’s no denying that Kendall Ryan knows how to write a good book, so even this very short story packs a punch. I’m sure fans of her Hot Jocks series will love this little tease, which wastes no time in getting steamy but still gives you a feel for the characters (especially our hero). However - and this is a big however - love is not a part of The Bedroom Experiment; it is pure lust with a forbidden romance that borders on cringeworthy at times (more on that later).
Essentially, the story follows Morgan and Isla, two new adults who became step-siblings semi-recently. Morgan can’t deny that Isla is hot, but she’s forbidden and thus not on his radar... until a breakup has her questioning her bedroom skills. Knowing Morgan has plenty of experience, Isla enlists his help in learning how to please a guy.
I’ll start with what I liked - I’m impressed by how much we got to know Morgan in such a short story. Ryan really knows how to give her guys personality and that came across with ease. Personally, I think the first half of this would’ve made a great prequel leading into their full-length love story, but that’s not how this plays out. I could’ve overlooked the speed at which these two initially hooked up (IMMEDIATELY following her breakup and without preamble), but the back half is where this loses points for me. No spoilers here, but the circumstances are wholly unsexy and even this novelette isn’t safe from OW/OM interference. Ultimately, I’m not sure what role this plays in the series, but I don’t consider it to be on the same level as its companions. If you’re looking for love, you won’t find it here. If you’re looking for sexy/steamy, this’ll do the trick. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Isla and Morgan are going to give you a sinfully sexy "step siblings" quick story. Isla wants to learn why things went wrong with her ex, who better to teach her than her stepbrother which I'm assuming is supposed to be a player, not really relevant.
Morgan has a forbidden crush but he comes to find out he's not alone. How will things go when the parents find out?
Quick steamer read. Not much character development but one that will warm-up your winter nights. Great to read before bed. I received an ARC for an honest and voluntarily review but loved it so much I bought it!!!!
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
The Bedroom Experiment is a novella in the Hot Jocks series and it is a HOT addition!
Morgan is a hockey player in Seattle and he has come home for the weekend to stay at his Dad and stepmother's house while they're away. His step sister, Isla, has come home for the weekend as well and this one weekend is going to change everything between them. They didn't grow up together and so while they are "step siblings" it's really in name only.
Morgan has always had a crush on Isla, but never felt he could act on it. When her boyfriend breaks up with her at the start of the weekend, she asks Morgan for his help with an "experiment". Will he help her with her request? You'll have to read this short, entertaining read!
At age twenty, Morgan's father decided to remarry. It had been just the two of them for so long, but things were changing. Morgan was away at college at the time, but when he came home over break the change was unsettling. His new stepmother now lived in his childhood home. Some of the rooms had been repurposed or redecorated. And then there was the matter of his new step sister - or jail bait, to be more accurate. Seventeen year old Isla was adorably nerdy. Too adorable, so he had to severely limit his interaction with her.
Two and one half years and many girls later, Morgan found himself in a most uncomfortable situation. He had recently been drafted to the pro hockey team in Seattle, a few hours away, but his parents were going on a belated honeymoon and asked him to spend a weekend at home with Isla. He and Isla had never been alone together before. And although Isla was no longer jail bait, it was still wrong to think of her as anything other than a sister.
Morgan and Isla's story is a playful quick read. Morgan spends years tuning Isla out to keep temptation at bay, but Isla's honesty, openness, and curiosity change the dynamics of their relationship forever. Temptation stews, uncertainty lingers, and finely hope blossoms as Morgan and his step sister Isla hesitantly gravitate to one another and surrender to their feelings. They earn a light-hearted happy ending.
This light but steamy novelette can easily be enjoyed in an evening. It is well written. The plot is simple. The characters are well-defined given the length. It is written in first person from Morgan's POV. I rate this book 4.5 stars.
I received a free advance copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This novella is part of a series about hockey players, and despite not having read the two books published before this one, I can definitively say that it truly does stand alone. Since much of the story happens away from the characters who show up in all the books, I did not feel at a disadvantage for not having knowledge of what happened chronologically immediately before this story takes place. This is a very short story and as a result, the relationship between the hero and heroine evolves quickly. We learn that they had both harbored an attraction to the other, and as a result, the hero had avoided spending time at home to avoid anything inappropriate from happening with his brand new step-sister. His father asks that he come home for a weekend while he and her mother are away so that she isn’t alone at home. The heroine is now a college student and the hero a professional hockey player. I enjoyed reading as their relationship evolves from there to their happily ever after. It was sweet and quick and the barriers to their relationship turn out to be much less than they feared. If anything, I regret that it all happens so quickly. I liked these characters, but we never get to know them as well when their story takes place in a novella. I definitely recommend giving this book a try. I don’t believe that you will regret it.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I enjoyed this novella. I’m giving this 4 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion.
The first thing I wanted to point out was that this was told in only one POV (Morgan’s). I was expecting to hear Isla’s side of the story as well, especially given the summary, so that kind of threw me. That being said, I liked this. Morgan was an interesting character from what I remembered in the Hot Jocks series, so I was excited to read his story. Isla seemed okay, but since I wasn’t in her head, I didn’t really connect with her much.
With the stepbrother trope, this definitely won’t be for everyone, but I just wanted to say that they were practically strangers; it wasn’t like they grew up together. There were time jumps and/or the past being mentioned, so there was a lot going on for something so short. The story played out nicely, and there wasn’t really any drama. It was a fun, fast read!