Friday, February 1, 2019

Wrong Bed, Right Roomate by Rebecca Brooks ~ Review

It's not every day you wake up to a stranger getting into your bed.

Only, he isn't a stranger at all, he's my best friend's hot older brother…and apparently my new roommate.

Having him in my space, driving me crazy, isn't a problem at all. Nope.

All I need to do is keep control of the situation…
But that's easier said than done.

Shawn Lassiter is the kind of distraction I don't need.
First he accidentally gets into my bed, half-naked, the night before my first day at my new job.
Hello, muscles and tattoos!

Then he's there, in nothing but a towel, making me coffee in the morning.

It's more than any girl can resist. Right?
But Shawn is off-limits, even if his eyes are saying differently.

Years ago, back when I still had my crush, he destroyed friendships with his reckless playboy antics.

There's no way I'm touching those perfectly formed abs now. I don't care how nice and responsible he's acting.

I don't want a boyfriend anyway. That's what my trusty vibrator is for.

I'm the smart girl—the glasses-wearing, book-reading workaholic. I can totally do this.
After all, it's only for two and a half months.

I'll be on my best behavior...even if Shawn isn't.

Coming 1/14/19 from Entangled

I really like the premise of this book.  Not so much the falling into the wrong bed, though that does happen, but the idea that Jessie is the girl no one noticed growing up and Shawn is the one that everyone fell over in high school.  They don't seem like a good fit.  And now Jessie is living her dream job and Shawn is trying to change how everyone sees him as a failure.  Can they possible be right for each other?  His sister doesn't think so.

But somehow the story ended up not quite working.  Don't get me wrong, I read it fast and I was cheering for both of them.  I didn't like Shawn's sister.  I did like the other besties.  I enjoyed how Shawn fell so hard for Jessie.  I loved how Jessie was totally taken by Shawn.  But the problem I had was that it felt...rushed or forced or just missing something.   And it really felt like an adult book about high school characters.  Especially the scene were his sister returns. 

It's a short novel, a mere 200 pages.  There were some parts that were summarized that might have been better if we had some more details.  I would have loved to have a couple of scenes that just weren't there.  

There is character growth in this story.  Shawn is trying to change his representation, trying to be a better person.  Jessie has her life controlled down to the minute.  She doesn't see the need to make a change.  But together they find some middle ground.  I did like that.

I will also say that this book has a lot of hot.  Maybe more than the 200 pages needed.  Maybe there needed to be more description of other things.   But if you enjoy that part of the romance book, then this one has more than it's fair share.

I guess I wanted to like this one more than I did.  I liked parts of it.  I liked Shawn.  I felt for him.  I liked Jessie.  I just wanted something more.  They are new adults but really they still acted like young adults.  

It's definitely a quick read.  And if you like the sexy hot type, then this is a good choice.  


1 comment:

  1. Like the premise, too. Thanks for the review, Valerie.