Review: Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan

Posted May 6, 2019 by Shari in Reviews / 12 Comments

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Review: Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan
Junk Mail

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Who doesn’t like a dick pic, or as Josh calls it, junk mail? Well, Peyton gets the shock of her life from an unknown number and it’s interesting  to watch these two come together over a major mistake that could ruin anyone!

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This story starts off with a bang. Literally. Josh has devoted a lot of time getting his business off to a good start. He isn’t opposed to a long term relationship, but at he moment he needs a hook up. Using an app, he meets up with a woman who he thinks is into him. She asks for a dick pic and sends him her number. Or what he thinks is her number. Never having done this, he tries to frame his member in the best light. Off he sends it, not really sure he should have, but hey, he really needs to get laid.

Peyton’s at home living with her grandmother…or this is how she puts it.

Meanwhile, I live with my grandmother, or rather she lives with me, but I’m as single as a serial killer on death row. Actually, that may not be entirely true. Serial killers probably get more action than I do.

She’s on a dry spell as well, but not looking very hard. Quitting her job she starts a new business and it is about to go big time if she can just land a partnership. When her phone pings, she can’t believe her eyes. What ensues is a cute conversation that is very awkward and uncomfortable, but it is about to get worse.

My interest gets the better of me and I dare another glance at the offending member. My cheeks redden in a way that has nothing to do with the warm soup in my belly and everything to do with my lack of a sex life. Confronted by that . . . thing staring back at me, I have so many questions. Namely, how does he haul it around all day? Isn’t it uncomfortable? Loads of other inappropriate questions like Do you only date sword-swallowers? flit through my brain. But I refrain from actually typing them out in a text to Mr. Dick Pic.

Surprise, surprise, Peyton is meeting with the company that is going to help launch her product into more venues, but first she has to get through Josh. Only Josh figures out Peyton is the woman who he inadvertently sent a dick pic to and now he has to try to back pedal and make this professional. The two can’t seem to figure out what professional means for most of the book. Just not having sex isn’t professional…all that foreplay and oral sex…well it is sexual after all.

This isn’t a very long story and doesn’t really get too deep. The characters actually seemed off to me. Peyton is more bold than I expected while also coming across as some one who doesn’t date much. Josh is brash in the beginning, but comes across as a good guy that just got caught up in the moment and did something stupid. It just clashed at times with how I perceived the characters.

The other thing that annoyed me and I have wanted to go back to check on was the timeline. It was all over the place. They would work on a Saturday then the next day they would call it a Saturday. It happened multiple times that I couldn’t actually figure out the time of day or even what day of the week it was. It wouldn’t be a huge problem, but it did mess with my mind thinking it was evening and she just got home when she seemed to head straight back out without sleeping.

The concept for this story was extremely interesting, the actual story though fell flat with me. An issue comes up and Josh does something the author writes off to guys not thinking that I just didn’t buy. They would have to be the biggest idiots to not realize what happened and what they were saying.

So for a couple of reasons I couldn’t give this more than 3.5 stars. It was fun in the beginning, but didn’t keep the fun going through the entire book.

Challenges Met

Review Writing Challenge #25
Try Something New Challenge #12
New Release Challenge #8
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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Cynthia
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Fun is always good but not necessarily an attention grabber. I love the cover of this book and the title!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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I love the premise and cover but was too tightly scheduled for this. I think I would end up feeling as you did. Great review!

Sophia Rose
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Oh man, what a start! Too bad it had those niggles to make it diminish after a while.

Mary Kirkland
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Ha! Calling a dic pic junk mail is the funniest thing ever.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I can definitely understand why you picked this one up the title is fun and the premise sounds great. Too bad it had a few issues.

Carole rae
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Bummer the fun couldn’t keep through the story.