Review | Roomhate by Penelope Ward

“The way I see it, if you want to cheat on someone, you should just break up with them. Cheating is for cowards.” 4.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: resentment, acoustic guitars, tequila shots, Summer houses, strong coffee, memories and cute baby girls.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin… the only person I’d ever loved… who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

This was so much nicer than I first thought it would be! I picked this up randomly, but as soon as I started reading I was very intrigued with the story.

I liked all the characters in this, not only the main characters – I even liked the girl Justin was dating! The romance between Amelia and Justin was incredible! If you’re into the enemies-to-lovers trope, you’re in for a treat! It was full of depth, angst and the main characters had great chemistry. When they got together I was very excited to see how they would interact and what was going to happen!

I was also happy to see that there was no cheating from Justin. He went into the house with his girlfriend, but he was always respectful and never tried anything with Amelia while he was with the other girl.

The writing was great and very smooth. I really like how the plot kept twisting so it seemed like they would never be together. Right when they were starting to get close, things changed. It sounds like it was frustrating, but it was very well done and it kept me interested in the story.

We also got some chapters dedicated to when they were younger. I wish there were more moments like this in the book and I also wished those moments included more of their relationship with Amelia’s grandmother.

I think what makes this story so great is that there’s a great balance of pure chemistry, steaminess, sweetness and plot twists! It was very difficult to put this book down! I loved every second of it. I highly recommend it if you’re into steamy romances!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s