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TITLE: The Roommate
AUTHOR: Rosie Danan
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020
PUBLISHER: Berkley Books
GENRE(S): Contemporary Adult Romance, Friends to Lovers
Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley Books for my DRC of this title in exchange for my honest review.
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.
This was a very sweet and steamy romance.
Clara has moved across the country at the whim of her childhood best friend and long time crush. But he is completely oblivious to her feelings as he has always been. Instead, he informs her that while she still securely has a room in his home, he has a major opportunity with his band and is renting his own room out to some guy from Craigslist.
Luckily, instead of being a total creep, new tenant Josh surprises Clara with his demeanor. She is immediately at ease with this stranger… until she learns of his profession, that is.
While the two get closer over the summer they must co-habitate, the two decide to work together to come up with a business plan involving what women want when it comes to sex.
Strange as that may seem, the enticing turns this book quickly takes warms you up to these notions very fast. This was a very empowering sexy read that I will not forget any time soon. We get to see Clara, who was once this prudish perfect socialite, turn into a strong woman who gets a major grip on what she deserves in the bedroom. All the while, we get Josh… who is just the sweetest guy who is thrown completely for a loop at how immediately he falls for this reserved summer roommate.