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Lissa's Review: xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan


PUBLISHER: Kendall Ryan

RELEASED: January 23, 2018

GENRE: contemporary romance

LENGTH: 334 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible







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


Xo, Zach is a beautiful poetic love story. I came across this book; it was like a sponsored ad by the author. Where it mentioned poetry, I’m like done. That sealed the deal. I’ve been writing poetry since I was a teenager, some may know, some may not know. But it’s a part of who I am no matter the length it has been since I last wrote something. I think in away I understood the passion that Zach had for Poppy. He really, truly was meant for her. And her for him. I’m not going to say; there aren’t those cheesy moments. And I felt that the Epilogue was a little rushed. Just a lot of info, in a few pages. And the true core of this story was so meaningful. That you just melted, like could Zach be real? Xo, Zach is the first book of Kendall’s I’ve read; The writing style was effortless. That right there, I feel is a real talent, and I may or may not have teared up throughout the story. Overall, I give this Five Boundless Stars. I loved it.

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