Thoughts While Reading: Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan

Okay friends, I am currently 84% of the way into Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan..which is my first read by her and I’m loving it.

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Let’s set the scene shall we? Imagine being on the receiving end of a dick pick from a number you 100% don’t recognize. Imagine that subject matter of this unexpected text message, isn’t too bad to look at. Through convo and realizing the message was sent to the Wrong person..both yours and the name of the human this subject matter belongs to are exchanged. Now..imagine that you are interviewing with a company that’s going to assist you with getting your company off the ground..Cool, right? No biggie. Now imagine that you and Mr. Dick Pic..Junk Mail *literally* are now working together. That friends, is the beginning to this amazing story by Kendall Ryan.

Junk Mail is a lot of fun so far. I only have 20% more to until finishing and I decided to take a break from reading to jot down my thoughts because 1) I’m putting off finishing it, because it’s been a lot of fun and I don’t want it to end and 2) The story has flowed so well, I’m a tad nervous about how it’s going to end. I love the idea of a dick pic turning into a romance, especially an unexpected one. This isn’t something as of yet that I have read before.

Peyton and her Grandmother live together and are basically best friends. I have no shame in admitting that I live for romances with matchmaking, sneaky grandmothers. I love the relationship between Peyton and hers. Peyton adores her and if this wasn’t a romance, I could hands down read a story of their own.

I really like Josh. I wouldn’t say he’s my favorite of love interests but he’s a good guy. There is a scene where Grandma falls and Peyton is so nervous and scared..all she can think of is to call Josh and he literally saves the night. I really liked seeing him have Peyton’s back. With this being a work place romance, there is a conversation Josh has with his homie Brody which basically results in him ignoring Peyton (in her opinion, him  ghosting her) to ensure her business takes off. While I thought it was kind of a dick move (hah!) to just stop talking to her without any explanation, I had to remember he was doing it with her best interest in mind.

“if you really care about a person, you need to let them tell their whole story. Because if you don’t, you may be losing them somewhere in the details.”

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“falling in love with you is the least professional thing I’ve ever done. And I want to keep doing it over and over again.”

Okay, I finished Junk Mail. It was a solid four star read for me, I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it. One thing I really enjoyed about the relationship between Josh and Peyton is how easy things flowed between them. The story kicks off with this hilarious, uncomfortable situation which could totally make thing awkward. Yet, once these two met, the awkwardness was short lived and things just kind of flowed. It worked.

I liked seeing how when things got kind of crazy and Peyton storms out in her feelings, it was her two girlfriends there for her well prepared with ice cream and makeup remover. And how the next morning, she wakes up her to grandmother and her beau cooking her breakfast. Yes, to heroines with strong support systems..I’m a total Stan.


#SmutAThon Round 3 Wrap Up

Okay, here’s what I managed to read for round 3 of #SmutAThon which is hosted by Lainey and Riley over on the bookish corner of Youtube.


First I listened to Wednesday by Kendall Ryan on audiobook. It is available on the Audible Romance package.


I rated this one 3/5 stars. It was a quick, sexy read that deals with some heavy grief issues. I really liked it.

My next read was Imperfect Match by Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow.

Imperfect Match

I rated Imperfect Match 4/5 stars. This was a fun, sexy, friends to lovers romance and I loved it, so much.

Next I finished A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole!

A Duke by Default

I rated this one 4/5 stars. It was another wonderful interracial romance delivered to us from Alyssa Cole with issues that need working through, friendships, familial crap and a few sizzling moments all wrapped up into one really awesome story.

I literally finished my next pick in one the car.


Smooth-Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates is book 1 in her Gold Valley series. This is another series I have read completely out of order but at this point that’s to be expected. *shrug* This was a pretty sexy enemies to lovers romance following a girl who recently broke up with her boyfriend and comes up with this plan to pretend date this guy she’s never really cared for..with the hopes that this will persuade her ex to get his crap together. In true romance fashion, things don’t turn out the way she intended and there is a happy ever after. I loved it.

My last read is also part of a series. It is the second book in Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Hearts series which I read book one to literally a year ago.

Wrong to Need You

Wrong To Need You while reading feels so wrong, so forbidden yet you want Jackson and Sadia to just freaking go for it already because it’s very apparent that these two have basically always been made for each other and never got their chance. A very serious vibe to it. Kind of dark and emotional yet so sexy. I really liked it.


So yeah, those are the books I managed to read for round 3 of #SmutAthon. I didn’t manage to get to my Sierra Simone pick or Emma Hart but there is another romance readathon coming up in you never know! We’ll see what my picks are for it.