Genres: Best Friends, Best Friends Sibling, Contemporary Romance, Love Triangle, New Adult, Romance
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Graham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling (that could be from the illicit dreams I have about him too, I suppose. Let's move on.). He's also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior and the interior still shines.
I love him. I mean, I'm pretty sure I do, having never been in love before. Anyway, it seems legit.
And now his brother Blake is here, and, well, he's the complete opposite of Graham. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he's leaving soon, and Graham's the one I want. I shouldn't have to remind myself of this, right? I wouldn't have to if Blake would quit looking at me like I'm something yummy and he's starving.
Here's a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with. Or something.
I loved the idea of this book. I love the idea of friends who are roommates and then end up kind of moving into something more. Plus I actually was excited about the whole love triangle thing, plus you know the whole the second guy is the brother of the first, was super intriguing.
Unfortunately for me, this book did just not work for me at all. In the beginning I really kind of liked the sass that Kennedy has. I mean it was funny for me at first, she is always speaking her mind, like she has no filter, I mean her inner dialogue is almost the exact same as her outer dialogue. But it got old. Like really quick. What was something that was a bit quirky and a little bit funny ended up being really annoying. More than that though it made her very unlikable in my mind. She doesn’t seem to think about anyone but herself, and her self-centered behavior just made her very hard for me to pull for or really identify with at all.
Most of the problems between Kennedy and Graham and Blake are basically all miscommunication. What wasn’t miscommunication was intentional problem causing. It was really hard to even like Blake because his entire motivations were all about trying to mess with his brother, which was just kind of vapid.
I honestly think this book would have been much better if it had been a young adult book, all of the characters in this book demonstrate some serious immaturity issues, and do not in any way behave like they are over 18. The only reason I can see for having this be a new adult book instead of a young adult was for the characters to be able to live on their own and actually be roommates, but other than that, I see no other reason. Even the romance elements of the book are not all that romantic, it is a very rated PG/PG13 book.
If you are looking for an adult or new adult romance, then this probably isn’t the book for you. But if you do enjoy young adult romances, then you might want to give this book a shot.