The Roommate by Rosie Danan

September 28th, 2020 Kimberly Review 29 Comments

28th Sep
The Roommate by Rosie Danan
The Roommate
by Rosie Danan
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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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.

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I haven’t read a contemporary romance in over six months, side dishes in other genres and a historical here or there sure, but I haven’t been in the mood for a straight up romance. I accepted The Roommate by Rosie Danan because the publisher was over the moon excited by it, and I honestly got swept up in her enthusiasm. I am so happy I listened to her!

When it came down to read it, I admit I began reluctantly. But, let me tell you by the end of the first chapter I was completely hooked. The Roommate is a refreshing, original, and sexy tale with lovable, flawed characters that I rooted for.

I went into this cold, so I learned about Josh right along with Clara. Eep! First, Clara Wheaton is adorable, flawed and smarter than she gives herself credit for. She also doesn’t like to take chances. She is very relatable.

Despite excelling in a few departments and being able to eat donuts and still rock the jeans, Josh has his own insecurities and hangups. He’s a good guy who just needs to believe in himself.

The whole setup was cute. The romantic build-up with its sexy moments melted my kindle. I was afraid it might get awkward and this could have totally been weird, but it was perfect. I have zero complaints. Zero.

I laughed, cheered for our couple and held my breath when things got rough. The drama was low key thanks to outside forces and a little growth from our heroine.

If you are looking for the perfect, feel good romance to curl up with The Roommate is it.

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About Rosie Danan

Rosie Danan

Rosie Danan writes steamy, big-hearted books, articles, and tweets about the trials and triumphs of modern love. Her debut novel, THE ROOMMATE (previously Never Have I Ever), won the 2019 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® for Best Contemporary Romance. After participating in the writing mentorship program Pitch Wars as a 2018 mentee, she was thrilled to join the organization as a mentor starting in 2019. When not writing, Rosie enjoys jogging slowly to fast music, petting other people’s dogs, and competing against herself in rounds of Chopped using the miscellaneous ingredients occupying her fridge.

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29 Responses to “The Roommate by Rosie Danan”

  1. Jen

    Oh this sounds amazing – 5 cups?? I passed up on this one, now I’m kind of bummed! Thanks for letting me know it’s a good one.

  2. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    This book actually wasn’t even on my radar until late last week but it’s definitely going on my TBR because all I’ve seen so far is 5 star reviews. I can’t pass up a book like that, especially when it just sounds so good.

  3. Katherine

    I haven’t read much romance either lately but this sounds cute! I’m glad you enjoyed it and it sounds like it would be a fun addition to all my mystery reading.

  4. Sam@wlabb

    Same for me. I was fully onboard with this book right away. I especially loved seeing Clara take control of her life. I thought she grew tremendously over the course of the book.