“. . . the moment she touched my face, it was like I’d opened my eyes for the first time.”
Rating: 3.5-stars. Contemporary Romance
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This was my first book by Leddy Harper and not my last. Her and my sense of humor are def riding the same wave 😉 Though I’ve to admit I thought this book was leaning more towards RomCom; it deals with some heavy issues – be warned.
Once upon a time, I was a funny guy. Apparently, having a front-row seat to your wife’s infidelity kills any chance of humor in your life.
I LOVED Cash. He was a walking, wet dream come true. Not only is he 100% male – tall, inked, blessed with gorgeous Italian genes, and good in the sack, he also loves another man’s child as if it’s his own. I had a hard time to calm my ovaries down lol! Seriously, he’s perfect . . . even with his teeny tiny secret.
Jade is currently living with her toddler in her BFF and boyfriend’s apartment, sleeping on the couch while struggling to get back on her feet; or in general, get a hold on her life. The apartment and the tension get a bit too much and Jade decides to respond to a roommate ad, thinking there’s no harm done checking what’s out there. It’s not like she’d ever move in with a total stranger. That she’d never expose her child to a stranger. Or better, ever fall for said stranger.
No Falling in Love
Yeah, the theory sounded good but let’s be honest, how can anyone resist a six-foot-three hot as hell man? Exactly, you can’t, or only for so long.
The last three and a half months had been a lie. A facade. An illusion masking the reality. And with one kiss, Cash managed to clear away the smokescreen.
I enjoyed how Jade and Cash slowly got to know each other, testing their limits, and feeling each other up. All while keeping certain parts hidden; parts that soon threaten to crumble their newfound love.
Leddy did a great job showcasing Jade’s internal struggle, separating her past (experience and fears) with the present while trying to not lose Cash completely. And him, he couldn’t have been a better, in the beginning, roommate, friend, shoulder to lean on to, and then eventually lover.
“I have to tell you something Jade.” His voice was heavy, full of grit, . . .
“I broke a rule . . . one fo yours.” “Which one?” My fear increased with each second that ticked by. His eyes never left my lips when he uttered, “I fell in love.”
So now you probably ask, why the 3.5-star rating only? I had some issues with Jade. I get where’s she coming from but a lot of times she got on my last freaking nerve. I rolled my eyes too often and I wanted to shake some sense into her. Needless to say, she annoyed me a bit too much and too many occasions. I’m harsh on female characters, I admit I expect a lot . . . so you probably like her more 😉 Also, some parts/characters of the book got a bit too much attention and distracted from what was going on with her and Cash – it through of the flow of the novel in my opinion.
“To him, I was more than a mom, more than a caregiver, more than a driver, . . . I was special. I was loved. I was his.”
I’m looking forward to reading more from this authors and yes, The Roommate ‘dis’Agreement ends with a sweet HEA!!