Roomies by Lindy Zart

I actually won a copy of this book a little bit ago, and it was the perfect book to pick me up.


23152710Graham 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.

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My Review:
4 stars — OK, this was way crazier than I was expecting.  Kennedy’s inner monologue was HILARIOUS.  Sometimes I felt like it got in the way of what was going on (in the serious times), but I guess that’s just the way she was.  She is by far the most sarcastic, snarky heroine I have ever read…and I feel like I’ve read a lot of them.  Honestly, the things she thought and the things she said took my by surprise (and mostly made me laugh).

I only vaguely remembered reading the synopsis for this one, but I had a pretty clear idea of what I thought was going to happen based on what I remembered reading.  NOPE!!  Totally did not play out like I was expecting.  And yes, I know this is vague, but this is my review, I’ll write what I want!

Both male leads gave me tingles in this one….not to mention the feels.  I didn’t expect some of the deeper aspects of this story, but Ms. Zart totally tackles them in her own unique way.  I really appreciated how Kennedy saw when one of them really needed a friend, and offered that to him even when it made things complicated.  It was kind of a strange love triangle in that sense, b/c both boys were looking for something that Kennedy could provide.  But back to my original statement about tingles, seriously people, the swoon factor was high in this book.

In the end what prevented this from being a 5 star read for me was Kennedy’s oddball behavior…which is weird, b/c I also liked that about her.  I couldn’t always relate to her b/c she was so odd….there were some cringe-worthy moments where I just wanted to hide my kindle or skip to the next part.  But I guess most of all, I just wanted her to lay her heart on the line at the end, and I didn’t really feel like she did that.

I still highly recommend this fun read — it was quick, it was hilarious, and it gave me the feels.  And I wouldn’t mind seeing the “losing” boy get his own book….