Title: Roomie Wars
Author: Kat T Masen
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Date: 25th July 2016
Source: eBook provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Turning thirty is overrated. Who said you had to be married with a fabulous career and three kids? I had a great life. Single, freedom to do whatever I please, and best of all, stay home on a Friday night in my sweats, eating pizza while listening to the best of the ’80s.
When a woman says she’s fine, she’s not fine. Zoey had it all. Stunning looks, ambition, the whole package. Then he fucked her up. He broke her.
And now I’m left picking up the pieces…again.
Zoey Richards, strong-willed and driven, settled on the geeky struggling med student to share her apartment with, not the perfect-in-every-way stud who would just distract her and undoubtedly break her heart.
When her ex comes back into the picture, Zoey seeks revenge and enlists her roommate’s help. All Zoey and Drew need to do is pretend to be a couple for one night. But one night can change everything. Refusing to break their “roomie code,” and in an effort to deny their feelings for each other, a war erupts between Zoey and Drew.
She lives in the past; he, for the future. If opposites attract, will these two gamble their friendship for a chance at love?
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In some ways this book is a typical New Adult Romance novel, it’s kinda cheesy, and the plot seems pretty predictable. However, it definitely took a turn I wasn’t expecting, with Zoey putting herself and her career first for once.
The writing is easy to read, fast paced and complemented the story extremely well. The chapters alternate between Zoey and Drew’s perspectives, and we get to see the characters in detail. Unlike most romance novels we get to experience the love interest’s POV, and it really helped me to appreciate Drew as a character. Drew did tend to act in a possessive and controlling way, which I really didn’t enjoy reading. Zoey was a strong-willed character who, for the most part, had her priorities in order. Thank goodness. I was so relieved to read about a female character who didn’t just ‘throw her life away’ for some guy.
There are some steamy scenes throughout that had the perfect amount of awkward to make them feel realistic, and it enhanced the book even more.
I wanted to keep this short and sweet (much like this book), so overall this story is fast-paced, cute and consuming. I read it in one sitting, and I just couldn’t tear my eyes away.
I will definitely be checking out more of Kat T Masen’s books in the future.