by Rosie Danan
Series: The Roommate #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Naomi and Ethan will test the boundaries of love in this provocative romance from the author of the ground-breaking debut, The Roommate.
Naomi Grant has built her life around going against the grain. After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, she wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing. Unfortunately, despite her long list of qualifications, higher ed won't hire her.
Ethan Cohen has recently received two honors: LA Mag named him one of the city's hottest bachelors and he became rabbi of his own synagogue. Taking a gamble in an effort to attract more millennials to the faith, the executive board hired Ethan because of his nontraditional background. Unfortunately, his shul is low on both funds and congregants. The board gives him three months to turn things around or else they'll close the doors of his synagogue for good.
Naomi and Ethan join forces to host a buzzy seminar series on Modern Intimacy, the perfect solution to their problems--until they discover a new one--their growing attraction to each other. They've built the syllabus for love's latest experiment, but neither of them expected they'd be the ones putting it to the test
I was excited to read The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan after falling in love with her debut novel The Roommate. Danan did not disappoint when an ex-porn star and a rabbi meet….
After the success of their online startup, Naomi Grant is ready to take her seminars live in an educational setting but is having difficulty. No one is ready to take her seriously in the academic world. She enrolls in a class, hoping to make connections and gain credibility. Here she meets drop dead gorgeous Ethan Cohen. He offers her a chance to teach a class on Modern Intimacy… only at the synagogue and oh yeah… he is the rabbi.
I adored Naomi in book one. She is all sass and hard-coating on the outside, but gooey on the inside. Don’t tell her that or she’ll bite you. We get to know more of her history and it made me love this unapologetic storm in heels even more. Her classes felt genuine, and I loved how she connected with her audience.
Ethan Cohen’s story was interesting, and his passion for his community made him even sexier. Wow… a sexy Rabbi. Yep, somehow Danan made me feel that way. I loved how Ethan saw all of Naomi.
The story arc was solid, from the classes to the conflicts that arose. We saw characters from the first book and there were scenes that made me giddy between the friends. I cheered, jeered and simply devoured their story.
The romance was a mix of sweet and hot that melted my Kindle as Danan delivered a slow burn. Rosie Danan writes romance that tugs at your heartstrings, feels fresh and endears you to her characters.
This one is a keeper.
okay, you just reminded me that I actually wishlisted The Roommate last year but never having the chance to actually get a copy (but then I blame covid for preventing me to visit the bookstore freely).
Oh wow I must have missed book 1 but I HAVE to have these Kim. Thank you!
Anne - Books of My Heart
yes I loved this one too. Fabulous review!
This is the second stellar review I’ve read for this book (and author/series). I have added to my “hopefully some day soon” list! Thanks!!
I had my eye on this one, but couldn’t fit it in at the moment. I will get to it eventually. I like the way you describe this pair.
Sounds hot and entertaining. Adding it to my Wishlist. Great review.
got a little steamed up reading your great review.
Nick reviewed this one last week and immediately piqued my curiosity. Going to see if I can download the first book tonight.
Ah yes I’m seeing this one around and I was curious about it!