Title: The Roommate
Author: Rosie Danan
Narrator: Brittany Pressley & Teddy Hamilton
Publisher: Berkley imprint of Penguin Random House
Publication: September 15th, 2020
Read: September 2020
Length: 10 hours and 46 Minutes
Rating: 4 1/2 Caffeinated Stars
Trigger Warnings: Driving Anxiety, Discussion of leaked nudes, discussion of sex-shaming.
Do your own dishes
Knock before entering the bathroom
Never look up your roommate online
The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too much to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true.
After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive—not to mention handsome—for comfort, but there’s a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn’t looked him up on the Internet…
Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton’s most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they’re lucky, they’ll help everyone else get lucky too.
When I saw this book on NetGalley, I knew I needed to read it. Unfortunately, life got in the way, which means I ended up buying the audiobook instead. I tend to buy the audiobook anytime I’m late in the review game. I’m delighted that I bought the audiobook because the narrators were great! Brittany Pressley & Teddy Hamilton brought the book to life. At times, I did wish that the female voices were just a bit different, but other than that, they did a fantastic job.
With COVID-19 and a lot of personal issues, I’ve been filling my life with romance, and this book was exactly what I needed. The Roommate is one of those books that will make you smile. It was well written, humourous, and incredibly spicy. Don’t let the cutesy cover fool you. This book packs a lot of steam, and I was here for it. OMG, there were moments that I had to turn off the audiobook because my grandma was in the room, and it just felt wrong.
With COVID-19 and a lot of personal issues, I’ve been filling my life with romance, and this book was exactly what I needed. The Roommate is one of those books that will make you smile. It was well written, humorous, and incredibly spicy. Don’t let the cutesy cover fool you. This book packs a lot of steam, and I was here for it. OMG, there were moments that I had to turn off the audiobook because my grandma was in the room, and it just felt wrong.
I have to say that the character development was excellent. I loved that this book emphasized how different they were. We saw both Josh and Clara grow as individuals, and they both brought baggage into the relationship, which made them endearing.
All in all, this was a fun read. I laughed and even got second-hand embarrassment at times. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys their incredibly well-written smut with a smidge of second-hand embarrassment and a dash of humor.
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