Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Published on February 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I think that overall, this could’ve been a book that I would’ve thoroughly enjoyed.
But unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me.
I spent a lot of the time really confused about what direction the plot was going in; after finishing, I still am not sure if I understand.
Was this a friends-to-lovers story? Was this a hate-to-love story? Was this a rock star romance story? Was this a surprise pregnancy story? Was this a forbidden romance story? Was this a lactation-fetish tale?
Answer: I. Don’t. Know.
Bottom line, there was just so much happening within the span of 200-something pages, that I legitimately can’t comprehend what it is I was supposed to feel while reading it.
I can tell you this: RoomHate was a story about two friends who reconnect after years spent apart. It’s a story about how the “hero” was a complete dick to the heroine upon being reunited. It’s a story about neither being mature enough to say sorry about a silly misunderstanding (that I still find hard to believe would ruin a friendship for 10 years, but that’s just me). It’s a story about a guy who likes to sing songs on a stage, while girls swoon. It’s a story about two people who used to be friends, who are sexually attracted to each other. It’s a story about View Spoiler »a girl who may or may not accidentally get pregnant « Hide Spoiler. It’s a story about View Spoiler »a guy who accidentally adds breast milk to his coffee, and drinks it. He also continues to drink the breast milk EVERY MORNING after discovering that it’s not bovine. *shudders* « Hide Spoiler. And yet, somehow, against all odds, these two people manage to find love, and somehow get the HEA that they…deserve?
I think that this book would be better received by readers who won’t over think the plot like I did.
I can see the appeal of RoomHate, and I can understand why others loved it.
Unfortunately, this was a miss for me.