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All I can say is wow! What a Book! It was a page turner to the very last page. It’s not my typical Romance novel with the steamy sex scenes but this book has other things going for it. You can relate with the characters on a personal level; they are real people with regular jobs not rich and famous billionaires or athletes. It feel’s like you could be reading a story about your best friend, or your cousin. I don’t read many books where as soon as I’ve finished I want to read the story again but this book is one of those books. I look forward to reading it again and again.
RoomHate is about 2 child hood friends who drifted apart from each other when they were fifteen and sixteen years old and they end up inheriting a house from Amelia’s grandmother. Amelia had left Providence suddenly when she was 15 to live with her dad and never looked back. She left behind her best friend Justin, whom she loved but never told. Amelia, a middle school teacher, planned on spending the summer at this island house and hoped Justin wouldn’t show up at all. After 2 weeks, just when she didn’t think Justin would show, he showed up, but he wasn’t alone. He was still angry at her for leaving all those years ago. Throughout the summer, Amelia’s feelings for Justin started to resurface but he had a girlfriend so she refused to tell him.
The book was full of sexual frustration between Justin and Amelia. They end up admitting to each other that they each were in love with each other and start to realize those feelings are still there. This brings us to the end of the first summer together and Justin leaves to go back to New York with his girlfriend, Jade. Amelia, who found out she was 3 months pregnant heads back to Providence to her teaching job. Fast forward 8 months and Amelia moves back to the house on the island in May after giving birth to her baby girl, Bea, that March. She assumes she and Bea will have the house all to themselves for at least a month before Justin show’s back up for the summer. They spend another great summer together and the attraction is stronger than ever. Just when they finally start to feel like a family and let their feelings for each other bring them together, Justin gets the opportunity of a life time to be the opening act on a 5 month long rock tour. Can their feelings for each other survive the 5 months? When Justin gets back will they finally be the family Amelia so desperately wants? Read the standalone novel RoomHate by Penelope Ward and find out for yourself.
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Author synopsis from Amazon.ca
From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?
Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.
When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.
The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.
The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.
I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.
The worst part? He didn’t come alone.
I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.
The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.
Author’s note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I was asked by Mary Lynn Cooper to read and review her latest book Always, My Valentine. It is a romance novel, told in the third person, about Trisha and her quest to get Matt, the man she has loved since she was a little girl, out of her life after she runs into him after several years. The novel is a PG-13 romance novel with no erotica in it. This was the first novel I’ve read in the third person and not the point of view of the main character so it was a different read for me, add to that there was no sex it’s very different to the types of novels I’ve been reading but I enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put down and contained the right about of suspense to keep you wanting to read the next chapter. It had it’s fair share of heart ache for both Trisha and Matt. There were many times I found myself wanting to yell at Trisha to knock some sense into her. She could have avoided so much heart ache and gotten the guy sooner if she didn’t push him away so much and would let him explain. With the story written in the third person you can see the reason Matt says things to the paparazzi like “She’s not my latest squeeze,” and “She’s nobody.” is to protect her from the spot light because he cares for her.
Although I did enjoy the book and would recommend it to anyone who was looking for a sappy romance novel to read, I disliked the ending. Yes there was a happily ever after where the couple ends up together but that’s it. It needs an epilogue where we are transported into the future. I look forward to reading another book by Mary Lynn Cooper. Below is Mary Lynn’s synopsis of the book and links to buy your copy of Always, My Valentine.
I just finished the songs of submission series by CD Ressis and I’ve fallen in love again. Full review coming in the next few days.