Roommates and teasing banter? Sign me up!!
“What do you do?”
He lowered his sandwich.
“I model,” he said, his expression flat. “Men’s underwear mainly. Sometimes women’s. If they pay me enough.”
I smiled at my sandwich as I lifted it. “I thought you looked familiar. I just didn’t recognize you without those big wings and the million-dollar diamond bra.”
As if I don’t say it enough, I love a good teasing and sarcastic banter between two characters. And a romance between roommates? I had the same giddy feeling when it came to Hayden and Soren. The dynamic between them and their interactions was nothing short of entertaining. I loved all of it!
In the story, we meet Hayden who moved all the way to New York to pursue her modeling career only to find out she rented a shithole instead of the luxurious penthouse view apartment she was expecting. With no money and no other place to call home, she is out of options and stuck with her horrible and messy new roommate.
Soren glanced over where I’d indicated at the front of the restaurant. “Oh, them. The Thursday night fan club.” His brows bounced.
“You have a fan club for certain nights?”
He dusted off his arms theatrically. “I have a fan club for every hour of the day.”
Except, he doesn’t turn out so horrible. As more days pass, Hayden realizes that Soren is thoughtful and caring, even protective of her. Not to mention he makes great eye-candy when he strolls around with just a thin towel wrapped around his waist.
Having worked out their differences, they soon become fast friends, always dancing around each other, never admitting their feelings. When they finally do get together, fireworks will burn your kindle. No kidding! It was SUPER HOT!
“My name on a woman’s back isn’t just about her belonging to me.”
His eyes found mine before I could look away. Now I was stuck. “It’s about me belonging to her too.”
The fights they had were pretty childish and immature. But considering both their ages in the book, I would say the author wasn’t far off.
I also felt like some of the parts were a bit rushed through. Especially in the second half of the book, the author didn’t go into the nitty-gritty details much.
“Please. I’m the angel of the bunch.”
“And those two horns sprouting out of your head are there because…?”
“To hold up my halo. Obviously.”
But apart from that, I really did enjoy the novel. Roommates With Benefits by Nicole Williams
is a sweet and heartfelt romance about two 20 somethings trying to make their way in love and life. I read it in a day, I couldn’t put it down! It had me hooked.
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
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Until then keep reading and be awesome! xx