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


Single mom to a seven year old boy, Poppy has just gone back to university to do her masters degree in poetry and finds herself at a party, locked into a kiss with a sexy stranger while shes trying to hide from her ex boyfriend. The next time Poppy meets Zach is the next day on campus, in his office, when she discovers that he is her new advisor and mentor. Both trying to fight the chemistry that’s brewing between them due to the stringent campus rules on relationships between students and tutors, they seem to be losing the battle every time they meet. This book started off really interesting with loads of promise until about half way through. Then for me it started to drag on and on in a circle and got pretty boring. The characters were likable, the sex mediocre but the story line just became too sickly sweet and stale.