The Roommate – Releases September 15, 2020
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.” – Goodreads
Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley Publishing for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!
The Roommate features Clara Wheaton, a socialite who has just left home to move in with her best friend. She has been in (unrequited) love with this best friend for a long as she can remember. On their drive out to LA he drops a bomb on her letting her know that even though she has deserted her life to move across the country with him, he will actually be dropping her off to her new home and roommate and leaving to go on tour with his band.
Josh is a porn star. He doesn’t do relationships, he loves pastries, he’s being bullied by the adult film industry, he’s working with his ex, and he’s Clara’s new roommate. What could go wrong? More importantly, what could go right? 🔥
This book has all of the steam as well as a slow burn when it comes to emotional romance. The characters are enjoyable and funny, the subplots within each character’s lives are engaging and interesting, and this book is addictive.
If you’re looking for a lighter and sexy read, definitely recommend this one! That is not to say it doesn’t have depth. This book explores how society views sex, especially when it comes to women’s needs and desires. The chemistry between characters was palpable. Four stars and full 🔥.