Author: Lindy Zart
Genre: NA Rom-Com
Publication: November 21, 2014
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Graham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling (that could be from the illicit dreams I have about him too, I suppose. Let's move on.). He's also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior and the interior still shines.
I love him. I mean, I'm pretty sure I do, having never been in love before. Anyway, it seems legit.
And now his brother Blake is here, and, well, he's the complete opposite of Graham. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he's leaving soon, and Graham's the one I want. I shouldn't have to remind myself of this, right? I wouldn't have to if Blake would quit looking at me like I'm something yummy and he's starving.
Here's a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with. Or something.
Roomies was an enthralling story full of sassiness, sexiness and wittiness!!! Talk about a book being a real page turner. I honestly couldn't turn the pages fast enough. This story was so sweet and hilarious all at the same time. At times, I was laughing so hard that I was crying. Lindy created wonderful cast of characters that I adored and fell in love with. Each character showed a lot of growth by the end of the book. Graham, Kennedy and Blake felt so real to me. I felt everything they felt. I was drawn into their story and was so sad for the story to end. I definitely want more!!!
Kennedy has had a huge crush on her roommate from the very beginning. That crush eventually turned to love. He became her everything. Graham and Kennedy have their own way of talking to each other and I loved that. The way they were with each other was just perfect. They knew each other better than they knew themselves. Kennedy never let Graham knew how she felt, because she didn't want to ruin what they had. I don't blame her there. I would be afraid of ruining the friendship as well. Graham kept giving his little hints on how he truly felt, but she didn't pick up on it. Once Kennedy showed interest in Graham's brother, talk about a game changer there. Graham wasn't going to let go of Kennedy without a fight. "I'm competing Kennedy," he breathes against my neck. "And I'm going to win." He really stepped up his game after that. Graham thought he would have more time, but that time ran out. When I learned about what Graham had to face in his past, I felt horrible for him and Blake. I was so happy that Blake and Graham became brothers again. I loved Blake. I could just tell how sad he was. He had a rough life. Kennedy always wanted to protect him and care for him, and he really needed that. I loved the friendship that happened between the two. In their own way, the three of them became a family.
Roomies is a story that I will definitely NOT forget. It was fan-freaking-tastic!!! This story is still with me after finishing it a week ago. I already want to reread it again, because I loved it so much.. I am hoping against all hope here that Graham and Kennedy get another book. I am also really hoping Blake gets his own story. I just can't get enough of them!!! I want to see what happens to them in the long run!!! Everything about this story was fantastic!!! The characters and how they interacted was my favorite. The banter between them was hilarious and spunky all wrapped into one. I had so many awe moments. I highly recommend this book to everyone!!! It is a MUST read!!! Grab this book now!!!!!
He gives a slight smile. “You don’t know everything about me.”
“I should know that.” Maybe I shouldn’t, but I really feel like I should. Graham’s pretty much the most important thing to me; I should at least know his family history. He knows mine. Well, most of it. Some of it. Enough...
“Now you do. Are we done? I really need to put some clothes on.”
“But…you said he was in school,” I finish lamely, my voice dropping to a whisper.
“He’s in college.”
I scowl at him. “You purposely led me to believe that your brother was some pimply teenager who was going to mooch off you for the remainder of the summer, not…not…” I jab a finger in the direction of the living room.
“Not some hottie!” I blurt out, and then wish I hadn’t.
Especially when Graham rears back and gets a funny look on his face. “You think my brother’s hot?” His voice is even, but his eyes look weird. Like, angry or something. A thrill goes down my spine at the thought of my comment having that effect on him. Could he be jealous?
“Yes.” I nod firmly.
“Huh.” He looks away.
A dash of regret has the audacity to chase the little thrill away. I wonder if I’ve upset him, but then decide I haven’t. Why would he be upset? Unless he doesn’t know I think he’s hot too. So I figure I should tell him. It would be rude not to.
“You’re also hot.”
He gives me a look; part incredulous, part I don’t know what. “Thanks,” he says faintly.
“Yeah.” I start to feel dumb about pretty much the whole conversation. “Okay. ‘Bye.”
I glance back at him. He is staring at me with a frown pulling his mouth down. “You should put some clothes on.”
I enter the living room. Blake is studying a fake plant in the corner of the room, which pretty much confirms that he was listening to our complete word exchange. Wonderful.
Lindy Zart has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work. She also has a completely healthy obsession with the following: coffee, wine, Bloody Marys, and pizza.
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