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Book Review: The Roommate Agreement

Genre: Romantic Comedy / New Adult

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

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.

New Releases

Emma Hart’s The Roommate Agreement – Read An Excerpt Now!


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.

The Roommate Agreement, all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!


You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?


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Shelby shut the door with a click and peered over at me. “What are you writing? If it’s permission to use the feather duster as a sex toy, the answer is no. Unless you buy your own, but if you haven’t figured out where the laundry room is yet, I doubt you’ll find where to buy one.”

She was as funny as a car crash, this one.

“Hilarious,” I drawled. “No, I’m making amendments as I go. I added a new rule.”

“You added a new rule?” She raised one dark eyebrow and walked over, hovering over me. “All right, what is it?”

“Decent clothes must be worn. Do you know how many times I wake up early on a morning to open the gym and find you basically in your underwear in the kitchen?”

“Basically in my underwear? Who are you seeing in the kitchen? I wear shorts and a tank top at the very least.”

“Yes, but the shorts barely cover your ass, and you’re sure as hell not wearing a bra.”

She paused, eyes glittering as she said, “And why are you looking at my ass and my boobs?”

That was an excellent question.

“Because there’s nowhere else to look!” I rushed out before my stupid cock could get any ideas. “Look, waking up in the morning can be challenging for a guy.”

She stared at me.

“I don’t need to get up for a coffee with… you know.” I motioned to my groin. “And see you half-clothed.”

She flicked her hair over her shoulder and walked to the kitchen, turning her back to me. “Why does it matter? I’m your best friend. I hardly think your little friend is remotely interested in whether or not I’m wearing a bra.”

Yeah, well, he is.

“Fine. If I have to wake up and see your perky nipples prancing around the kitchen, I’m going to stroll around in my underwear so you can get a good view of my morning glory.”

She spun, lifting up a finger. Her cheeks were flushed, and she had to swallow before she could speak. “My nipples do not prance. They are not horses.”

I grinned.

“Also, I have no desire to have anything to do with your morning erection, much less get a good view of it, thank you very much.”

“Have I told you that you’re cute when you blush?”

“Have I told you that you’d be a cute dead guy?”

I laughed, leaning back on the sofa. “C’mon, Shelbs. We need to respect each other’s privacy. You don’t want to see my cock hard over your breakfast, and I don’t want to see your nipples standing to attention when I make a coffee.”

She sighed. “Why did I ever let you move in again?”

“Because I was going to be homeless and you’re the best friend ever?”


About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.


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New Releases

Extended Preview: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Current Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 with the potential of more stars!

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Chick Lit

Review: Thanks to NetGalley, Helena Hunting and the Hachette Book Group, I was able to read the extended preview of Meet Cute. Meet Cute is a romantic comedy about a former childhood actor, Daxton Hughes and a former fan girl, Kailyn Flowers. The two share an embarrassing moment – well embarrassing moment for the fan girl – their first day of law school. Soon the two become friends and rivals until one betrays the other. Eight years later, Daxton needs legal help from Kailyn. He has become legal guardian of his teenage sister and is in over his head. Can Kailyn put her bias aside to help her former friend? 

I must confess that this is the first time reading the author’s work and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I went in with a clear mind and was pleasantly surprised when I began reading the Prologue. It was brilliant. I didn’t expect to laugh out loud so quickly. I had tears in my eyes! The rest of the preview has me really intrigued….a childhood actor who becomes a guardian of a teenager, a fan girl with a reluctant crush, an aunt who is acting suspicious and a conniving boss…..There’s so many ways this could play out.

Recommendation: A definite three star rating with potential to be way more. I look forward to reading the rest when Meet Cute releases. I’ll let you know my thoughts with a full review.