I always enjoy this author’s low angst, banter-filled reads, but this one leaned into that a little bit too much, so the story ended up feeling shallow and kinda superficial. It’s still a fun, playful read, but the heroine’s personality gives this an over the top feel that makes the romance fade into the background. I loved the hero and the roommate storyline, which add an element of fun to this, but it’s the weakest link in a series that has otherwise been a lighthearted treat for me.
The story follows Saylor, a woman who runs a bookstore with her closest friends. A few months ago, Dylan became her roommate. He’s the friend of a friend, and isn’t sure how long he’ll be in town. While there’s obvious attraction between them, neither one thinks it would be a great idea to cross any lines. Not only do they live together, but they have too many friends in common to deal with any awkward fallout. But that attraction is becoming more difficult to deny, and that all comes to a head after a blind date puts them together.
This is the kind of story that flies by, with a focus on friendship and humor. I’ve been loving this friend group and they play a big role in this, but the book isn’t really long enough to accommodate the friendships AND the romance. The banter between Saylor and Dylan is fun to read, but there was never a point where I felt sexual tension or a shift in their relationship. Dylan even goes on a date with someone else – pretty far into the book – and it’s just sort of brushed off. This needed a longer length and a little more focus to be successful as a romance, but it will still provide some light, fun entertainment. I received an early copy via the author and am voluntarily leaving a review of this roommate rom com.
What I thought I’d get on Valentine’s Day: a card.
What I got on Valentine’s Day: a blind date with my brand-new roommate.
Let it be known that I, Saylor Green, am wholeheartedly against blind dating. I think it’s superficial, unnecessary, and designed wholly to force people into relationships they aren’t ready for.
It’s me. I’m people.
So when Dylan Parker takes the seat across from me, I’m ready to dismiss him at one glance.
The problem? He’s hot and funny and sweet and the exact kind of guy I read about in the romance novels I sell like hotcakes in my bookstore.
He’s also my new roommate.
Who likes to walk around in his sweatpants and peer over my shoulder and comment on all my online dating escapades.
When he offers to help me flirt my way to dating success, I’m all for it.
But what am I supposed to do when the only person I want to flirt with is… Dylan?
Start the Series Today!
This light, funny series has been a lot of fun, and it’s now complete! There’s a spin-off series on the way soon, so now’s the perfect time to get caught up. Each book reads as a standalone, but they’re better together.
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating
The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking it
The Bookworm’s Guide to Flirting
Coming soon – the spin-off series!
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About the Author:
Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.
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