Such a light, feel good read! I always enjoy this author’s romances because they’re low angst, slow burns with plenty of feeling. While there’s a sexiness to her writing, there’s nothing explicit and the focus is instead on the emotional connection. This one is a sweet, playful romance with lots of humor and characters who will grow on your more as the book progresses. I found it to be a little slow at first (when the romance was not the focus), but it really captured my attention as the story went on. We only get the heroine’s perspective, so our hero remains a mystery until the end, and that makes for a reading experience that’s both frustrating and fulfilling.
The story follows Madison, a woman who grew up with extreme wealth and pampering. When she decided to become a teacher, Madison didn’t realize that it would cause her family to pull the rug out from under her – but that’s exactly what happened. Now she’s living on a budget, desperate to find affordable housing, and willing to be a “roommaid” (a roommate who handles all the cleaning). The only problem? Madison has never had to do any cleaning, and she is woefully unprepared for the responsibility. Add in one sexy, off-limits new roommate, an ex who won’t take no for an answer, and a meddling family, and Madison’s life just got a whole lot more complicated.
This is light with VERY little angst, and that’s one of the things that really makes it shine. It’s not the kind of romance that I’d read all of the time, but the author always does a great job drawing me in. There are some funny moments and a focus on Madison until the story shifts in the back half, and that’s where it really won me over. Tyler is such a mystery for most of the book, and it adds plenty of tension and some miscommunication. It’s a SUPER slow burn with a build from strangers to friends to lovers, and that makes the emotional connection the star. Fans of clean romance, or those who prefer a sweeter, lighter read, will definitely enjoy this playful story.
From bestselling author Sariah Wilson comes a charming romance about living your life one dream at a time.
Madison Huntington is determined to live her dreams. That means getting out from under her family’s wealth and influence by saying no to the family business, her allowance, and her home. But on a teacher’s salary, the real world comes as a rude awakening—especially when she wakes up every morning on a colleague’s couch. To get a place of her own (without cockroaches, mold, or crime scene tape), Madison accepts a position as a roommaid. In exchange for free room and board, all she needs to do is keep her busy roommate’s penthouse clean and his dog company. So what if she’s never washed a dish in her life. She can figure this out, right?
Madison is pretty confident she can fake it well enough that Tyler Roth will never know the difference. The finance whiz is rich and privileged and navigates the same social circles as her parents—but to him she’s just a teacher in need of an apartment. He’s everything Madison has run from, but his kindhearted nature, stomach-fluttering smile, and unexpected insecurities only make her want to get closer. And Tyler is warming to the move.
Rewarding job. Perfect guy. Great future. With everything so right, what could go wrong? Madison is about to find out.