Roommate Romance by Maggie Riley | Unoriginal and slightly boring

December 7, 2016 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 12 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Roommate Romance by Maggie Riley | Unoriginal and slightly boringRoommate Romance
by Maggie Riley
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: December 12th 2016 by Self-Published
Format: eARC
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2.5 Stars
Source: Author

Falling in love is not on Allison Lawson's to do list. As a professional stage manager, she's got a plan for everything - and she doesn't like surprises. So when she shows up at the apartment she's subletting, the last thing she's expecting is a roommate. Especially a tall, hunky one.

Shane Garrett is back in Brooklyn. After his parents died five years ago, he moved upstate to take care of his younger sister. But now she's off at college, and he's ready to return to the bachelor life he used to have: living on his own, a fridge full of beer, and a new girl every night. But that didn't include a surprise appearance of a sexy brunette in his shower. He hadn't even taken her out to dinner yet.

Now Allie and Shane are sharing a one bedroom apartment - and bedroom eyes. Neither can deny the sparks that are flying between the two of them, but a relationship is not on Allie's agenda. Can Shane convince Allie that you can't plan for love?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I went into Roommate Romance expecting to fully love it. This is one of my favorite tropes and it’s been a while since I’ve read one so I had high expectations. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything about it that was memorable. It was enjoyable, but it was eh at the same time.

I love reading about couples having fun and enjoying their time together, but I also like to see depth in a relationship so I can actually believe their love. Well, Shane and Allie were very physical and rarely had in-depth conversations or would do anything besides being physical. I’m pretty sure I was rolling my eyes a lot when I realized not much would happen between the two of them. Also, Allie’s family frustrated me a lot. They wouldn’t support her dream to want to stay in NY and work in Broadway or anything similar to that. They just wanted her to go back to Nebraska and start dating her ex.

There were four characters that made me like this book and had me giggling a little bit. Reagan and Joanna were two crazy ladies that I really liked. I was honestly more interested in their boring, work life than Shane and Allie. Josh is another character who I need more of. He’s Allie’s brother and I seriously think he deserves a happy ending and with Reagan! I would totally read their story.

Overall, Roommate Romance is unoriginal, cliche, and the plot is overused. There weren’t memorable things in it. I wish I could say more positive things about it.

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12 responses to “Roommate Romance by Maggie Riley | Unoriginal and slightly boring

  1. What a disappointment. Especially since the synopsis sounds so promising! I totally would have picked this one up just based on that. But the whole relationship sounds pretty superficial. Blah.

  2. Sorry this was both unoriginal and a little boring, Gen. I had one of those books last week, too 🙁 It’s never fun, and I hate writing a negative review, but still feel like that’s really important. Your review is very well done, thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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