Genre: Romantic Comedy / New Adult
Quote: “Nobody was attractive while covered in Cheeto-dust.”
Plot: Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said. He never said I’d fall for him.
Review: Emma Hart always knows how to bring a smile to my face. Her books are these quirky, romantic comedies that have readers laughing or smiling at the pure cuteness. The female lead is usually a hot mess which is how I feel about 90% of the time. It’s one of the many reasons I enjoy Emma’s books.
The Roommate Agreement is no different…..HOWEVER, Reader….with this book, you get the bonus of two romantic tropes in one: Roommates to Lovers AND Friends to Lovers told in the POV of both our female lead and male lead.
Shelby and Jay have an awesome dynamic. Shelby is the classic introvert with very questionable hygiene habits. Jay is the quintessential jock who has no idea how to adult and is messy AF. Both have faults that they own up to which is always a bonus with me. The two are always bickering, always messing around jokingly, and yet always there for each other. When it comes down to it, they accept each other for who they are. We all need friends like that, Reader.
Now….since both of our leads have their peculiarities, Shelby develops a roommate agreement after watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a highly recommended show in my household). But the Roommate Agreement complicates things more. Their frequent arguments on hygiene, cleanliness and Oreo’s (yes, Oreo’s….our lovely heroine loves her some Oreo’s) don’t stop. Living together, being roommates, being best friends snowballs into something more, Reader. Much more.
I am not a reader that minds two different perspectives so I enjoyed reading the two different POVs. I enjoyed reading how they each begin to realize their feelings…how they each fight it….how they are scared to become more….I just overall enjoyed this quirky, romantic comedy.
Recommendation: It’s a fun read. And if you are looking for more, try Being Brooke. Brooke is a walking disaster and knows it. It is also a Friends to Lovers story.