Thursday, December 4, 2014

Review: Roomies by Lindy Zart

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.

4 Stars

Review by Lisa Kane

Kennedy is secretly crushing on her roommate Graham. They've  lived together for a year now, but their relationship is a just friends. Not friends with benefits, not benefits but no friends. Just friends.

Graham springs the news on Kennedy that his younger brother, Blake will be staying with them for a couple of months. He's had problems with depression and he is staying there until he starts college. Graham didn't want Kennedy to worry about it, or give it too much thought, so he waited until the day before Blake is due to arrive to tell her. In Kennedy's mind, "younger brother" means a little kid, so when she finds a gorgeous hot guy sitting in her living room, she has no idea this is Graham's brother, she thinks he must be one of his friends. When she finds out who he is, she's taken aback-she finds herself attracted to this guy. But she loves Graham, she can't want anything with his brother too can she?

It seems it's mutual with Blake-he's into her too. Graham can't help but pick up on the chemistry between them. He's always kept things on a strictly friends basis, but he starts to act a little differently. It's been Kennedy and he for the last year. They may both date other people, but they are each other's rock. So what's going on with them now?

Roomies has great humor and some witty lines of banter. Sometimes things between people need to get shaken up in order to explore feelings that have been suppressed. Graham is a nice guy, and he cares for Kennedy. She pokes fun at herself constantly. She's almost given up hope that Graham will come around, but now she's not so sure. Is Blake sincere in his feelings or is he trying to make Graham jealous in some tit for tat revenge plot? These two brothers have history due to their parents'  screw ups. They once were friendly, but that doesn't seem to be the situation anymore. 

Kennedy is torn-she loves Graham but bad boy Blake brings out her biker bad self and she loves the feeling of freedom she gets on the back of his bike. But can she trust that his feelings for her are genuine? Who will her heart chose and will she make the right choice?

I enjoyed this one, but I will say it did seem a little slow paced, especially in the first half of the book. Kennedy is snarky but there are times I wish she would stop her ramblings. But the other characters had little problem with them and theirs are the opinions that count right? All in all, this is a nice easy read.

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