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Roommate Romance

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  409 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
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 upstat
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Published December 12th 2016
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Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 31, 2016 Red Cheeks Reads rated it really liked it
Allie Lawson is a planner and an obsessive list maker- which should mean things shouldn’t go wrong, but that’s isn’t always the way. When her unconventional meeting with Shane occurs in the flat she is subletting, it doesn’t matter that she isn’t looking for a roommate, she has one. It also doesn’t matter that lusting after her new roommate or even falling in love with him, isn’t on one of her lists…some things you can’t plan for and Shane is determined to prove to her that some things not on li ...more
Dec 04, 2016 Jacquie rated it really liked it
4.5 Wishing for a Roommate JUST like Shane Stars

Roommate Romance is a wonderful, well-written, entertaining and enjoyable love story between two TOTALLY different people....polar opposites, in fact, but you know the saying, right? Opposites attract?!

Well, Shane and Allie are definitely that! And when these two are thrown together to share one small 1-bedroom apartment in Manhattan? The chemistry is explosive!! Shane is someone who goes with the flow while Allie has to make lists of pros/cons for
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Allie works in theatre and has her career plan mapped out. She is a list maker and can’t understand how people cope without lists. How does anything ever get accomplished without first a list?

She has made the big move to New York in the hopes of getting a stage manager role on a Broadway show. Thankfully a friend has offered up her apartment, while she is out of town, as temporary accommodation while she looks to get settled in this new city. What she hadn’t expected was to find that she also wo
May 21, 2017 Hanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Roommate Romance is a great book! I loved Allie and Shane. They become roommates in an one bedroom apartment by accident, but they make it work. Allie has a dream and works hard for it. She doesn’t want a relationship, but she can’t keep fighting against the attraction she has for Shane. Shane is working hard to make his business a success again. He’s talented and an amazing brother. He likes Allie and he’s attracted to her from the start. It could have easily been a 5 star book, but Allie’s stu ...more
Genesis Sheli (Latte Nights Reviews)
This review was originally posted on Latte Nights Reviews.

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, S
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
No rating DNF at 35%
There was nothing really attention grabbing in this book that made me way to continue reading. I've seen some good reviews so maybe it's just me. I don't love insta attraction type of books and this seemed very superficial...
Jan 07, 2017 Alice added it

3.5 stars!

Cute story!
Dec 12, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun, arc, 2016

Such a sweet and fun, easy romance!

Shane and Allie are such complete opposites, they're like a male/female version of the odd couple. Accidentally (or was it???) thrown together as roommates, they have to figure out how to navigate around each other, all while fighting the growing attraction between them.

Roommate Romance is a terrific little flirty, sexy, delightful book that was just so enjoyable to read. It's the perfect book if you need a break from the real world, or some of heavier angst a
Dec 12, 2016 Irma rated it liked it
I had high expectations. Unfortunately, it didn't left me satisfied.

I loved the premisses of the story, but was missing the depth to the story. I fully expect to be banged with anger and passion with roommate stories. This is what I crave for.
Paula  Phillips
Dec 18, 2016 Paula Phillips rated it liked it
After spending her life on the road as a stage manager from one show to the next, Allison is looking for some stability in her life and wants to work on Broadway. Her best friend and ex-college roomie Liz are headed on tour as an actress and offered her apartment to Allison for the next three months. Allison has a series of job interviews lined up and an apartment and is ready to rock New York. One big problem, though, Liz being the airhead and ditzy one she is also offered her apartment to the ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
This is super cute and starts off really funny.  I would have given it 5 stars if the laugh out loud comedy had kept up throughout the entire story, but it didn’t.  That’s ok because the cuteness and the charm never ceased.  I could easily see this being made into one of those romantic comedies that everybody loves and flocks to at the show.  

Allie is a super driven stage manager who has her life mapped out one list at a time.  Living with a man is not on that list.   Shane is a hunky carpenter
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
Dec 02, 2016 Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-5-stars, nyc
4 1/2 stars!

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review.

I live in NYC and I love theater. Especially musical theater. When my friends want to know what show to see, they ask me. So when I started reading this book and the author dropped some quality theater references in the first chapter, I knew I would like it.

Allie has been assistant stage managing touring productions for a while now, but now it's time for her to go back to NYC and try to make it on Broadwa
Nicole Anaya
Dec 20, 2016 Nicole Anaya rated it it was amazing
I'm here trying to write a review for this awesome book and everytime I think of Allie and Shane I get all giddy and stuff.

“And while I could appreciate the enthusiasm behind the singing— and there was plenty of it— the last thing I wanted to do at the moment was deal with the fact that there was a stranger in my shower. A tone-deaf stranger.”

Roommate Romance is sweet and fun and everything you want in a book. Each and every one of the characters is amazing.

“I wasn’t sure what was worse—
Nov 25, 2016 Aaly rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***

Roommates by incident but true match obviously? This is the story of Roommate Romance.

A player and live on the moment guy met the sexy woman who loves to do list whenever she needs, thanks to a common friend, and some mistake later have to live together in a one bedroom apartment, you know that it’s the beginning of something great and entertaining and it was good.

Even if it was of predictable, especially about the storyline,
Dec 11, 2016 Mary rated it really liked it
I had to chuckle within the first few pages of this book because like Allie, I'm a planner; not quite as list obsessed but I can relate to the pro / con list. Allie has a big decision to make if she wants to make it on Broadway and she makes her lists and packs everything she has in a duffle bag and backpack, hops on a plane from sweet home town Nebraska to the big, smelly - sawdust smelly, city of New York! Her plans include staying at her best friend's (Liz) tiny one bedroom place in Brooklyn ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Review by: Jennifer
(3.5 stars)

Allie is finally going to try and get her dream job as a stage manager on Broadway, so off to New York she goes. Thankfully her bestie said she could stay at her place while she was out of town for a while ... only problem is, the guy that Liz also promised could stay in the one bedroom apartment.

Shane is finally going to make a go of his furniture making business, again. He gave it all up when his parents died, when he got custody of his little sister. Now she is a
Dec 09, 2016 DrivenbyBooks rated it really liked it
It was my first read from this author and I quite enjoyed this book. It was a good sweet romance story that will sweep you of your feet. Definitely worth the read.

Allie moves back to New York to try and persue her dream job as a stage manager on a Broadway show. Her best friend is currently out of town and lets her stay at her place. But things don't turn out the way she planned and she gets stuck with a roommate she didn't count on. But slowly, all lists aside, she finds her way to a dream that
Ann  Goubert
Dec 09, 2016 Ann Goubert rated it really liked it
It was my first read from this author and I quite enjoyed this book. It was a good sweet romance story that will sweep you of your feet. Definitely worth the read.

Allie moves back to New York to try and persue her dream job as a stage manager on a Broadway show. Her best friend is currently out of town and lets her stay at her place. But things don't turn out the way she planned and she gets stuck with a roommate she didn't count on. But slowly, all lists aside, she finds her way to a dream that
Dec 11, 2016 Dana rated it really liked it
Allie's career requires her to constantly travel; therefore, she lives out of a duffle bag. Her goal is to make it to Broadway - so she must go back to New York! Allie's best friend is away and says Allie can stay at her apartment until she gets on her feet. She has a plan. She always has a plan - and a list.

Shane's sister is in college now, so he's able to focus on his career and get back into the swing of things. One of his tenant's is allowing him to stay in her apartment so he can be close t
4 Boundless stars, review to follow on Boundless Book Reviews.
Tracy *The Wandering Bookaholic* Lawson
A quick sexy, fun not overly angsty enjoyable read !!!!

List, lists and more lists is how Allie lives her life she has an obsession with them that was kinda cute but annoying but whatever floats your boat right ? !!!! Meets Shane landlord and her new roommate by the mistake there first meeting was unconventional that's for sure.
Shane is an amazing big brother and an awesome caring person who wouldn't want a guy like that "swoon" and Allie well she just wants to succeed as a stage manager on a big
Dec 10, 2016 Teri rated it liked it
While this is a great fun quick read and most definitely hot and steamy there is little else to this book between the main 2 characters. Shane and Allie have all the chemistry they need and could dream of but the don't seem to have much depth as individual characters. I love the romance and fun but I want to be able to connect with my characters so I feel invested in the book. This wasn't a bad book by any means. The parents are a hoot, love the two ladies in the theater group I even like Shane ...more
Jan 09, 2017 Layla rated it liked it
This book was just what I needed at the moment. A really light and nice romance with no real drama.
I liked all the characters but without being totally attached. Still enough to care about what happened to them. I loved the chemistry between Shane and Allie.
Dec 16, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
this was a first read for me by maggie but i will definitely be coming back. what a great story this book had, i loved allie and shane so much.
great book.
i voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book
Chai (House Fairy Reads)
Dec 07, 2016 Chai (House Fairy Reads) rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, arcs
Review to come.

*ARC kindly provided by the author herself in exchange for an honest review
Dec 13, 2016 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great sweet read

I enjoyed this sweet read. It is well written with amazing characters. This is my first read by this author & I can't wait to read more.
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Allie è una di quelle persone che creano una lista per tutto, e non sto parlando della lista della spesa o un appunto su un quaderno delle telefonate che non puoi assolutamente dimenticarti di fare il giorno dopo al lavoro. Sto parlando di infinite, dettagliate ed estenuanti liste che la fanno sentire al sicuro.

Perché, se può essere fatto, allora deve necessariamente essere messo per iscritto. Allie è una maniaca del controllo in piena regola ma, alla fi
Alina Ioana
Dec 15, 2016 Alina Ioana rated it really liked it
So, I suppose I have to thank the author Penny Wylder for e-mailing this book among others as one of her favorites. Yeah, I enjoyed it too.

The plot seemed a bit weird at first. How disorganized Liz had to actually be to let two people stay at the same time in her flat without even realizing. However, as I got past that, the story developed quite nicely.

Shane put his whole life on hold after his parents passed away so he could take care of his younger sister. He gave up on his dream job and tri
Susan Trewick
Dec 09, 2016 Susan Trewick rated it really liked it
This is not a trope I normally read so I didn't have any expectations going in, I was pleasently surprised. I really enjoyed this book, I read it in one sitting. I loved Shane, he had put his life on hold to take care of his sister and was starting to live again. His character was loveable and at times swoon worthy. Allie was a bit quirky, she had a list for everything, didn't really go with the flow. The chemistry between them is off the charts and literally scorches the pages, at times I wish ...more
Dec 22, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"You've got to stop doing that," he said. "Doing what?" "Having sex with your food, " he told me, I felt my face go red. "I do not!" "You do." He took a bite and closed his eyes. Then he let out a deep, sexy moan, clearly trying to imitate me. His blue gaze focused on me again. "It's very distracting."

"I didn't know you were coming," she told me. "Not yet." I stepped forward and slid my hand to the back of her head. "That's later," I murmured into her ear. "And you first, always you first."

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