The Roommate by Rosie Danan

The Roommate
The Roommate
The Roommate by Rosie Danan

Romantic Comedy, Opposites Attract, Stuck Together

Steam Level: Turning up the Heat


Rating: 4 out of 5.


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.

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I have been excited about the Roommate for a while. A steamy rom-com um YES, PLEASE!  So I had some pretty high expectations going in and they were most certainly met.  

Clara could have been a super annoying character, she was an entitled woman who moves to LA for a guy.  But she was completely loveable.  The way she reacted to almost everything was unexpected and delightful.  I thought she would zig and she totally zagged.  Josh is everything he’s super charming and loveable and the perfect rom-com hero! And sexy oh so sexy.  Together they were totally adorable and I loved that they brought about the best in one another.  They totally built each other up and that’s how relationships should work.  

This book was funny like I laughed out loud a couple of times.  And it was steamy for a rom-com.  I mean the hero is a porn star so…there is certainly going to be some steam. I enjoyed the story a lot, how both of these characters find a way to grow and gain confidence when they need it.  Now there were a couple of times, as often happens when I wanted to slap these two! 

This was a cute rom-com and I highly recommend it. 

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