Roomies – Christina Lauren

– Christina Lauren

Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult 

It’s been more than three weeks since I finished this book but I couldn’t write my review right away because I was too overwhelmed. Also, I was seriously lost after reading it and didn’t know how to rate it. This book really confused me. I loved it, then hated it and finally adored it. I guess if it made me feel so much, it might have been a great read.
I’m sincerely struggling on how to write my review. I want to stay simple and just say if I liked it or not and why, as I do for any other reads but I can’t talk about Roomies without getting personal. After hesitating a lot, I decided to just write whatever comes to my mind, whatever I feel like writing. This blog is a place I created to share my love of books and I love reading because of how it makes me feel. So here goes and I won’t blame you if you just can’t go through this review (apologies in advance for the ranting, haha!).

♥ The story 

Roomies : Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.
Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

♥ My review 

What a rollercoaster ride! Like I said, I felt so many different emotions during this read.

First, I was really ecstatic. Five chapters in and everything is perfect. I meet this hero which is irresistible. I mean a sexy green-eyed Irish musician. Need I say more ? Oh yeah, the accent…

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Kulti – Mariana Zapata (Romance Obsessed Book Club – #1)

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– Mariana Zapata

Genre : Sports romance, Contemporary romance, New Adult 

I had never heard of Mariana Zapata before but this book was our November read in our Romance Obsessed Book Club. For those of you who don’t know about it, I’m putting the details below. If you’re interested, you should come and join us, it is really fun to share recommendations and talk books with people who are as passionate as you are. Also, we are voting for our December read at the moment so it is the perfect time to join ! 🙂

Romance Obsessed Book Club
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A book club for all romance readers!We pick a book to read every month and then at the end of the month we will discuss about what we read. Okay, let’s be honest. We’ll be fangirling about our new book boyfriends ♥️

If that seems like something you would like, feel free to join us!
There are no hard and fast rules here. We understand that life gets busy so it’s absolutely okay if you can’t participate every month.
We created this group just to have a safe place where we can be our own bookish self and enjoy what we love doing the most!!!

Hope you decide to join, we love having our bookish family grow. ♥️

Happy reading!! xx

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♥ The story 

Kulti by Mariana Zapata tells the story of Sal, a passionate soccer player, as her life is turned upside down by the arrival of the man she admired most her whole life. When Reiner Kulti, international soccer star, is appointed as coach to Sal‘s team, she discovers he’s nothing like she thought he was. He’s rude and seems not to care about anyone but himself. But as they get to know each other on a more personal level, things starts to get interesting.

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Books I recommend but never reviewed – #2 : Steamy Coffee Collection series – Whitney G.

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Hello dear and amazing readers ! 🙂

So, a week has already passed and it’s time for another post in the Books I recommend but never reviewed series.

Today, I’ll talk about a series of novella by an author I like a lot : Whitney G., but I don’t know why I never review her books. I’m too overwhelmed right after, I think. The only one I reviewed is Sincerely, Carter, which as you can see, I loved! This author is definitely on my auto-buy list.

The weird thing is I’m not generally a big fan of novellas. I prefer long and detailed books where I can enjoy the characters and story for longer. But when I saw she was writing this, I had to try because I’m a fan of her writing. And let me tell you, those 3 books are hot, sweet and dirty and perfect if you need a light and enjoyable read before going back to a heavy one. Also, if you like office-romances. Well, they all are!

Book #1

Naughty Boss – Whitney G.

Like for all those novellas, I wish they were made into super long books. That’s how much I loved them. Naughty Boss tells the story of  Mya, a pretty, efficient and hard-working assistant who works for an a**hole boss, Michael, that asks outrageous things from her. She tries to bear it and when she needs to vent she sends awful emails about him to her best friend. The problem is that she accidentally ends up sending him one. And let’s just say that if her life was hell before, it was worse after he read it. Michael is your typical alpha male : handsome and arrogant. Those two characters were great and I loved that Mya gave as good as she got in attitude. I highly recommend this read and I’m leaving you with the blurb that you absolutely need to read (yes, I’m afraid you won’t click on the link and miss that!) :

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Exploited – A. Meredith Walters (Zero Day #1)

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– A. Meredith Walters

Genre : Suspens, Contemporary romance, New Adult 

I started Exploited by A. Meredith Walters a month ago. But I had a really hard time getting into the story so I put it down then picked it back up only a few days ago. And when I reached chapter 6, I just couldn’t stop.

♥ The story 

Exploited tells the story of Hannah, an IT employee by day and a hacker by night. She has a mission and refuses to be stopped. That’s why she decides to get close to the FBI agent who’s on her case. So she can know if they’re close to finding out her hidden identity. What she hasn’t planned is falling for the said agent : Mason.

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Books I recommend but never reviewed – #1 : Enemies to lovers

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Hello dear and amazing readers ! 🙂

I keep chatting about books everywhere lately and absolutely loving it. Be it on Instagram or Goodreads (by the way, if you feel like it, join me there for endless discussions and mutual recommendations of books).

While doing so, I kept thinking of how many books I absolutely loved and kept recommending but never properly reviewed, be it here or on Goodreads.

So I thought to gather them by theme in blog posts. I’m thinking of making them into a series : Books I recommend but never reviewed, that I’ll post every week, on Mondays (Gosh, I hope I will really commit to this and not say it but do nothing).

What I’ll be writing are not full and detailed reviews, but more like mini-reviews (at least, I’ll try to make them short). So I’ll put the GR links to the books so you can check the detailed summary.

Please tell me if the format is okay or if you have any suggestions on how I can make it enjoyable for you. Also tell me if those kind of posts would interest you 🙂

So here’s my Top 5 of the enemies-to-lovers trope :


The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

This is one of my favorite romantic comedy in the world! If anyone asks me for a good book in the enemies-to-lovers or office-romance category, this is the first one that comes to my mind. Joshua and Lucy work in the same office, right across from each other and play all kinds of games which has the same goal : making clear how much they hate the other.

Lucy is this really short, people-pleaser, vintage lover woman. Joshua is this really serious, intimidating, and awfully handsome man. But hating someone so

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