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The Roommate
The Roommate | Rosie Danan
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House Rules: Do your own dishes Knock before entering the bathroom Never look up your roommate online The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She's the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara's childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too much to resist. Unfortunately, it's also too good to be true. After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease 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 realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton's most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both 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.
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veebib
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"The scary things, the ones you spend the most time and energy talking yourself out of, are the ones that make life worth living."

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Sharanya
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Ok so the summary had me expecting a roommates/FWB trope but this is actually much more straightforward roommates-to-lovers than that, to my disappointment. THAT SAID, once I got over myself I thoroughly enjoyed this! The plot was smart & really cute. Clara was a relatable af heroine & Josh was super sweet. A hot, adorable book about the joys of love & sex positivity. ★★★½

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underground_bks
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A play-by-the-rules East Coast socialite moves across the country on the whim of her childhood crush only to get hooked on a bait and switch—with a new roommate who just happens to be a famous adult performer. Porn and personal growth ensue! The Roommate is a quick, fun, and feminist read.

P.S. It did bother the heck out of me that the cover doesn‘t match the physical descriptions of the main characters.

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dariazeoli
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One of six books I‘m currently reading (I went a little overboard this month), and I didn‘t expect it to be so funny! I‘ve been laughing out loud and I love that. For some reason, I picture Josh as Nico Tortella from Younger… and I only JUST remembered that Nico‘s character on that show is also named Josh. Now I feel a bit silly 😆

(This one‘s also smutty, which I feel it‘s only fair to tell you in case that is/isn‘t your thing.)

CocoReads It‘s totally my thing and someone else just recommended it to me but I can‘t remember who. I may even have it—I have way too many books in my stacks right now. 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Totally my thing and I have it on my stacks waiting for me 6mo
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mariaku21
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Rosie Danan where have you been hiding?!?

This was fantastic! the sheer back and forth of the dialogue got me the minute that Clara and Josh met! That first meet-cute that developed into friends into more, read as a natural progression of strangers to friends, to crushing and oh man you had me. You had me!
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#popsugarreading

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Bianca
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Happy Friday, Littens!

Starting this one from yesterday's library haul. (Ngl, Josh sounds hella cute.)

Sresendez12 Loved this one! 6mo
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RobinHoodReads
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I LOVED this book. I found myself constantly screaming at the characters to stop being so stupid, but honestly I‘m the exact same way. I instantly assume someone wouldn‘t want anything deeper and don‘t give them a chance. So to see that here, with both characters, ugh it hurt in the best way. I also appreciate that we skipped the “best friend I‘m in love with finally sees me” trope. Plus all the sex and porn positivity?!?

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Sresendez12
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I loved this one so much! An unlikely romance that was super fun to read. I only had two hour left starting on 6/1, so I‘m only counting those two for #littenlisten plus it‘s a pink cover for some bonus points!

Sresendez12 Just realized this was a #seriesread @TheSpineView My goal with this challenge was to complete unfinished series but I think I‘ve started more this year! 8mo
aperfectmjk Nice job! 8mo
TheSpineView @Sresendez12 Same here!👍📖💜📚📚📚📚📚📚 8mo
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Fun, steamy, and sex positive. Not everything completely worked for me, but I still think it‘s worth a read/listen if you like out-of-the-box romances! 🎧

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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can't explain why I feel the sudden urge to read this but I do so

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Ash.on.the.line
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Another romance that I enjoyed. Pretty steamy but it‘s a great sex positive book with some discussion about sex workers which is important. Throw in some funny and sweet moments and I‘m hooked!
#bookspinbingo that bingo is so close!

Lovesbooks87 I loved Naomi‘s book too! (edited) 9mo
Ash.on.the.line @Lovesbooks87 I can‘t wait to read that one! 😆 9mo
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Nalbuque
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Great book to listen to on your headphones: they talk abt pussy a loooot. This was cute, sex positive, light, and super easy to like.

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Verity
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I really enjoyed this - although I think I prefer the Intimacy Experiement. But can see that if you read this first, you would think that the new one wasn‘t steamy enough. This is a fun forced proximity romance with a naive east coast trust fund baby and an adult film star who end up looking to change the world in their way.

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Verity
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Next romance read after the success of the Intimacy Experiment. However: the heroine on the UK cover is too tall for the description in the book...

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AlizaApp
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A romance between a sheltered society girl who moves from the East Coast to LA, and the roommate she finds there who happens to be a porn star. The whole plot was a little over the top but I really enjoyed the whole thing.

rachelm I loved this one lol. It‘s very spicy! 11mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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If I have to fall in love with another character named Josh, this is gonna get awkward. 🤣🤣

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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

3.5⭐ rounded up. Opposites attract trope, open door romance. I enjoyed their dialog but wish they found the physical much later in the book to break the stereotypes and set this storyline apart from the pack.

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“Change always comes with a closing cost.... But it‘s still worth trying. Not because the odds are particularly good, mind you, but considering the alternative. There‘s value in the struggle. Value in touching the raw and bloody parts of our souls, opening them up to the sunlight, and hoping they heal.”

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Julsmarshall
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What do you get when you combine a straight laced, overachieving socialite with a laid back, fun loving porn star? A romantic comedy like no other. Not usually my style, but it was a great escape, had surprising emotional depth and was super steamy. Great fun!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Romance novel about a woman who finds herself living with a porn star. Full of fun tropes.

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bibliocurl
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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rachelm
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Was I up way too late last night reading this?

Yes, yes I was.

This premise! 😅🔥 who else has read?

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kimmypete1
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Didn‘t read the synopsis or anything, just heard it was good. I didn‘t expect the hero‘s profession nor the project they undertook and loved every minute.

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Airykah13
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October Reads!

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Brennastroup
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Quick read - cheesy but I kept reading because 💅🏽

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Jen_Reads
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I may have caved and gotten an app to watch the Hallmark Christmas movies on this year. I may have also started listening to Christmas music. More specifically Leslie Odom Jr‘s new song Snow. It is absolutely delightful and charming and he can sing to me all day.

Liatrek Hahah I am so glad I‘m not alone Hallmark Christmas movies have been on my TV since the count down started Friday ❄️❄️❄️🎄🎄🎄 My son said I don‘t show Halloween enough respect 🤣 1y
Jen_Reads @Liatrek I‘m just glad this app is cheap so I can just cancel it come January lol. Christmas always makes me happy and I am just longing to watch them with my mom during thanksgiving. 1y
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samanthagutt
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So glad I gave this one a shot! It‘s the perfect light read to get out of a reading slump (like I was this month). Very predictable but still fun 😄

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Purrfectpages
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Clara is a good girl, but she has a problem. She‘s been infatuated with the same guy forever. So when he suggests she be his roommate a la Felicity following Ben, she jumps. He bails and she gets a different roomie who is also a well known porn star. Things get steamy, but the characters are likable. If books with covers that do a bait and switch bother you, I‘d avoid this. But if you‘re down with a well done romcom with heat, I‘d give it a try.

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Purrfectpages
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I‘m going to be totally honest and say I‘m totally in love with the cover of this book. Let‘s see if the inside is just as good!

LoverOfLearning Yes the cover is fun and beautiful! 1y
Purrfectpages @LoverOfLearning yes! So different inside though! 1y
LoverOfLearning @Purrfectpages are you enjoying reading it or is it way too different than you thought? 1y
Purrfectpages @LoverOfLearning i wasn‘t sure at first but it was pretty good! 1y
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nitalibrarian
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Taking a break from cataloging some graphic novels to start this book. #currentlyreading #romantsy

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Jemgirl2014
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I liked it! I appreciate that Josh and Clara developed a believable friendship before they became lovers. As a result, I found their falling in love to be believable. Only one critique and it's a small one. According to PopSugar, it's "one of the steamiest romances of the year". Naw, not really. I totally disagree. Still a great debut though. ?

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Jemgirl2014
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Didn't expect to get this one so quickly! Cool! 😎

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nitalibrarian
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Cataloged this yesterday and bringing it home today. Description is intriguing. Clara moves cross country and surprise new roommate is a porn star. #libraryhaul #romantsy

Jemgirl2014 I recommended this to my public library months ago so I hope I'm at the top of the list. I didn't know the hero is a porno star! Should be interesting. 😜 1y
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danimgill
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This was a fun and steamy romance with a great sex-positive message. However, while the characters did have good chemistry together, a lot of the plot conflicts get resolved way too quickly and easily (won't say specifics for spoiler reasons) and not everything in Josh and Clara's backstories made sense to me logically. But it's pretty easy to push those things aside and just enjoy this very open-door and surprisingly sweet romance for what it is.