Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Book: RoomHate
Author: Penelope Ward

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.-Goodreads

Review:  Amelia and Justin were childhood best friends until she fled town at age 15. Although she attempted to apologize to Justin a year later, he was not ready to forgive her. Fast forward about 9 years, and they have now inherited her grandmother's house together. Justin still hasn't fully forgiven Amelia, although when it's revealed why she left town...I feel like he should have gotten over it YEARS ago. The tension between the characters was pretty good and I was hoping for a steamy romance..until the big twist (which I didn't see coming) happened about halfway. At that point, this book went from a potentially good romance to a bad Lifetime movie. I found Justin to be very likable while Amelia was rather wooden-a lot of her dialogue didn't seem genuine. 

Overall, it was an okay read. 

Grade: 2/5

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