'Laugh-out-loud funny, bananas sexy, and deeply romantic' Andie J. Christopher
'This book IS PURE JOY' Christina Lauren
Clara Wheaton is the consummate good girl: over-achieving, well-mannered, utterly predictable. When her childhood crush invites her to move across the country, the offer is too good to resist. Unfortunately, it's also too good to be true.
Suddenly, Clara finds herself sharing a house with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive - not to mention handsome - for comfort, but there's a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn't looked him up on the internet . . .
Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realises living with him might destroy the reputation she's spent years building. But while they may not agree on much, both Josh and Clara believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they're lucky, they'll help everyone else get lucky too.
Love for The Roommate:
'Incredible . . . one of my top romance reads of 2020!' Jen Deluca, author of Well Met
'Funny, super steamy and surprisingly tender, The Roommate raises the bar for rom coms in 2020' Evie Dunmore, author of Bringing Down the Duke
'The Roommate is unapologetically sexy as hell. Danan's writing, like her characters, is funny, seductive, and full of heart' Meryl Wilsner, author of Something to Talk About
'A powerful, feminist book, that makes you laugh as hard as you cheer. The Roommate is sunshine in the form of a book' Alexa Martin, author of Snapped
'Warmly funny and gorgeously sexy, this porn-star romance is the most wholesome thing I've read in ages' The New York Times
'Rosie Danan's The Roommate is seriously sexy, seriously smart' Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author
'Wildly original and sexy romance . . . this delectable rom-com is both red-hot and fiercely feminist' Publishers Weekly
'One of the steamiest romances of the year. This is a downright revolutionary story about modern women owning their desire' Popsugar
'Gloriously soft and joyful, a sex positive manifesto inside a deliriously romantic, wickedly shameless love story' Entertainment Weekly
Danan debuts with this wildly original and sexy romance about an uptight East Coast socialite and the stranger she inadvertently shacks up with. When Clara Wheaton's longtime crush invites her to leave her Manhattan apartment and move in to his spare room in Los Angeles, she impulsively agrees. But then his band heads off on tour and he rents out his own room as well to porn star Josh Darling. Clara, who's always been squeamish about porn and has never had a satisfying sexual relationship, googles Josh, and, naturally, Josh walks in on her watching one of his films. He offers to make up for all the boyfriends who've left her cold by demonstrating his talents in person. Their no-strings-attached encounter simultaneously accelerates and complicates their budding friendship and also inspires a new business venture, with Clara financing and Josh producing videos that fall "somewhere between porn and sex-ed" designed to teach women's partners how to better please them in bed. Meanwhile, Josh's nefarious former employer, Black Hat Studios, works to undermine them. Danan makes this novel premise work with a charming, believable heroine; an offbeat hero with a heart of gold; and snappy, laugh-out-loud prose. Romance fans will especially appreciate that the steamy erotic scenes are used to further character development, rather than just for cheap thrills. This delectable rom-com is both red-hot and fiercely feminist.
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I’m a new reader and could not put this book down. I loved it. So witty, sexy and just loveable. MUST READ!!!!
Could not set it down! Finished it in a day. Absolutely amazing storyline and writing style.
Bland and predictable
I felt like the plot had potential but for me the writing often remained superficial with the author then suddenly diving into a long, rambling paragraph about one of the main character’s inner turmoils. It lacked a midway between the two that I find is common in American rom-coms and why I tend to avoid them. For me the book was predictable, the writing often disengaging because I was tired of hearing things repeated, and the plot didn’t really conclude properly. The author constantly revisited the fact that Clara seeks approval from her mother and yet she never actually speaks directly to her in the entire story. What’s the point of constantly hearing about this bone of contention in Clara’s life if you’re not going to bother to write any actual closure on the matter? Adding a convenient ‘2 years later’ epilogue which tied everything up in a sickly sweet, oh-so-predictable way just makes a story feel unrealistic and facile.