Monday, May 30, 2022

Book Review: The Temporary Roomie

If you have kids, you likely are facing down summer vacation, and if you're like me, you are a mix of excitement and dread. I also have no idea how I'm going to spend the summer, so that's fun. I am planning out my summer reading list though, so there's that. 

The Temporary Roomie - Sarah Adams

What happens when you have to play nice with your greatest enemy? Revenge.

Drew Marshall may have let me move into his spare bedroom while my house is being renovated, but don’t think for one second his kindness comes without strings. Big, ugly, fake relationship strings.

That’s okay, though, Dr. Andrew. I’ll agree to your terms, move into your house, and act like your girlfriend when the big day comes; but I also plan to make your life miserable—make you pay for what you did to me.

I may not be good at forgiving or forgetting, but I’m excellent at getting even.

I borrowed this as an audiobook from my library and man... I don't know where to even start. No, that's not true, I absolutely do. 

This book was terrible. 

The premise was good, it definitely had promise. The real breaker for me was 100% our female lead, Jessie. Jessie is an absolute immature, terrible, bitch. When have I ever called a character a bitch? I honestly can't remember, but I was so irritated with her and I felt so bad for Drew, and if this was a real person? I think I'd legit smack her. 

Drew and Jessie prank each other, it's an enemies-to-lovers trope, and honestly, it's a trope that is usually just fine for me but this one is just a hard, hard miss. Drew's pranks are seemingly harmless and mostly fun, but Jessie's are actually cruel and for no actual purpose. Jessie hates Drew for.... literally no reason other than the fact she has trust issues and needs actual therapy. Your mom dies when you're young, that sucks. Your dad skips town, that sucks. Your grandma dies when you're little, that sucks. Your baby daddy checks out because you're pregnant, that sucks. Does any of that warrant you treating a really good guy like actual shit? No, it doesn't. 

I so strongly disliked this one, I don't even want to read (or listen) to anything else by this author. That says something. 

Sure, the ending was nice and definitely a happily ever after, but by the time I got there I didn't even care. 

This post contains affiliate links. 

No comments: