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Publisher Description

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all….the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

February 15
Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

may065 ,


Loved the book. It kept you in suspense not knowing how they would get back together. Cried a few times . So good

laurenlehman310 ,

Expected more, let down

I know most people don’t read these types of books for the plot (neither do I) but this was basically 95% fluff plot, 5% steaminess. It does not pass the Bechdel test, another thing I don’t expect from this drama but the author relies on the main character pulling random women out of thin air to be her “friend” so that she can discuss this man who she does not have sex with basically at all in the book. THEN the one and only sex scene is disappointing and centered around male enjoyment and the male gaze. Does the author not know mainly women read these books? I liked the characters but this book felt like it was written by a virgin. I expected more from the amount of build up, this was definitely a let down. Heartwarming, but a let down.

katwil5591813 ,

Great story

The book definitely held my attention. I couldn’t put it down. Characters were well developed & believable.

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