Monday, April 12, 2021

My Thoughts: The Roommate by Rosie Danan

The Roommate
(The Roommate #1)
by Rosie Danan

Publication Date: September 15th 2020
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780593101605
Genre: Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Source: Netgalley Review Copy / Own

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House Rules:
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.

The Roommate by Rosie Danan is a book that has been on my TBR way too long, and I am really happy to have finally read it. For some reason I kept putting off reading this book, (actually I have just been in a reading slump for months), but if I knew how fast I would end up reading this book, I definitely would have started it sooner. And with the sequel coming out this month, it felt like to perfect time to read both books!

So… I can’t say that I have read many, if any, books romance books about the porn industry. I was definitely curious to see how the story was going to play out and it was not at all what I expected from the story. I really liked the idea of the website Clara and Josh created, and I think something like that would be super helpful for both men and women in real life. It was definitely interesting to read about.

The characters in the story were really fun as well. I liked watching Clara come out of her shell, and Josh grow more confident about both himself and his job. I really liked Naomi too, and I was super happy that though she was Josh’s ex, they were still friends, and she wasn’t a mean ex-girlfriend. AND I love that she’s the main character in The Intimacy Experiment! I am so excited to read her story.

Overall; The Roommate was not at all what I expected, but was a quick, fun read! The cute interactions between the two main characters and the fascinating storyline definitely kept me hooked. I can’t wait to get started on The Intimacy Experiment now, and I will definitely be checking out more books by Rosie in the future!

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