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Cocky Roomie

(Cocker Brothers #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  6,968 ratings  ·  662 reviews
Having this arrogant twenty-five-year-old man as my roommate is a VERY bad idea.
He's just introduced himself, hotter than hell in August,
In only a damp towel and a smirk.
He mistakenly thought I was a boy because of my name, so now he won't rent to me.
I can't stay where I've been - secrets are there I'm not even aware of.
I know I should leave now that Jake's turned me
Published September 2017 (first published June 15th 2016)
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Kaje Harper Agreed. This is egregious bullying on this author's part, using Amazon to threaten other authors. She doesn't care who she hurts. The word was in comm…moreAgreed. This is egregious bullying on this author's part, using Amazon to threaten other authors. She doesn't care who she hurts. The word was in common use for titles long before hers. (She may well have copied the very popular and far better known "Cocky Bastard" that released first.) Best of luck with the petition. (less)

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Miranda Reads
Sep 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook

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A Few Notes On This Book

Cocky. Cocky. Cocky.


Due to overwhelming popular demand (and Amazon credits) I picked up this monstrosity.

If you don't hear from me again, assume I perished under an overwhelming tide of bad writing, cliche romance tropes and scarily prominent misanthropy.

Though my t
Alex ♈
Update 8 / 5 / 18

I dare to be COCKY enough to update my rating from 2 to 1 star.

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Original review 4 / 27 / 17

I liked the heroine at the beginning, but then the hormones happened…

The hero on the other hand was absurd from the beginning till the end – I like it constant! 

There are self-confident people, there are arrogant people, and there are delusional people.
He was the latter…

*My family is rich, I’m handsome, I
Sep 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Confession time: I love erotica. It's sexy, romantic, trashy, dramatic and always over the top. A lifetime ago as a young bookish girl beginning to be interested in sex and relationships, erotica appealed to me far more than porn ever did. But I've always had my standards because this is, after all, a book and I am, after all, a book nerd. Even at its trashiest, I still want erotica to be well written and well edited.

This book (currently free on BookBub/Amazon, btw) didn't meet my standards. Th
Sharon McCreadie
Oct 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
I got to 3% and thought FUCK THAT!!

The very first time they meet he drops his towel in front of her at the door - so he's naked and then proceeds to grap his "fucking enormous" dick.

She is supposed to be either late 20's or early 30's (didnt get that far to find out) and we are expected to believe she would find this behaviour sexy - I would have ran as fast as I could away from the dirty bastard!!!

No just fucking NO!!!!!!

Apr 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don’t understand the good reviews for this book. I was pushing my way through to just try and finish it, but just couldn’t take it anymore at 78%.
The sex scenes were lacking and the author seemed to just used tons of forced dirty talk to make up for it. I read a lot of erotica and love the dirty talk sex scenes, but this just didn’t work for me. Did not seem natural at all.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
May 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I haven't read a single book by this person, and I never will.


Well, hell. I saw that Hopkins' books were on KU, and in the interest of being fair, I decided to try and read the first in the series. After all, it could just be that Hopkins is an awful person, but a phenomenal writer. And yeah, I've heard tell that Hopkins is a really nice person. Well, I'm here to tell you that my former best friend suffered from narcissistic personality disorder, and yeah, they can be perfectly nice. Doesn'
May 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I DNF at 30%.

This book was just over dramatic. Over dramatic dialogue, over dramatic sex scenes, over dramatic innocence...just OVER DRAMATIC.

I'm fine with a little innocence because that seems to be the case in a lot of books these days, but this was ridiculous. Asking your "daddy" at 33 if you can move to another town? Ridiculous. Saying you don't know what a "douche" is, is ridiculous. I don't care if you've been living in a hole, you know what a douche is. She cusses every now and then, she
☙ nemo ❧
GR removed my review because it wasn't about the book, but about the author's behaviour.

fine. in that case, i will write one about the book. and this time it has a rating, and the review is infinitely more critical.

so, first of all, in order to write this, i had to actually read this. for which i think i should get a commendation for being so dedicated to my cocky pettiness, because i knew this was going to be bad based on reviews i've read. and i read it anyway. (also, reading it also meant g

I gave up after listening to 30 minutes of the audiobook. The H (I don't even care what his name is) is so cocky and arrogant within seconds of meeting this woman. The dialogue is cheesy and I cannot stand listening to the narrators any longer.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A slightly cringe-worthy, cougar fantasy if I’ve ever read (well, really just skimmed) one.
Spare your teeth enamel and skip this one.
Renégade ♥
I've said it before and will likely say it again:

This poor attempt at a romance novel is not for me.

Since this review must focus on the book alone, I've decided to let the book speak for itself.

Here are some truly impressive examples of the writing to be found here, as well as the levels of depth and sensuality that await readers who attempt these pages:

“Yeah, well, I’m not a boy.”
Jake’s eyes drift to my blouse again. “By how your nips turned pebble-hard when I opened the door, I can see that
Dark Sith Lordette Jennymort ♔
So my damn review got deleted? For what? Repeating the word *cocky* about 3000 times?

Kate ღ
Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF 34%

This book started out OK. I do love a roommate romance. However, the writing began to decline and it turned into a cheesy, insta romance. Back you go.
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
Guess who got her review removed! Could have called that result.

Anyways, do you ever go to a restaurant, usually one of those chains that seem to be taking over the world, and you see a menu with 6 pages and a drink menu and a dessert and special menu? You know that not a single one of the meals is going to be particularly appetizing and they probably have it all frozen in the back with an overworked microwave suffering somewhere. You can get the exact same steaming pile of garbage at any other
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Seeing as my first unrated (non) review was flagged and removed I'll rate this drek this time 🙄 and no surprises that I had to DNF the sample, too many books to read to battle through sub-par writing.

DNFing a sample - that's some stellar writing there .... NOT!!
Feb 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think I'm getting too old for this. Why do I even still bother?

(Edit: After so many likes in the last few weeks I feel like I need to add - I'm really glad I actually tried to read this book ages ago and didn't like it - way before the whole mess that's happening right now. I like that my judgement is based on the actual book, not the circumstances surrounding the author. Which I also don't like. NOTHING ABOUT THIS AUTHOR DOES/DID IS OKAY WITH ME.)
Susanna Needs a GREAT Book Please
The dialogue, the grammatical errors, the horrible plotting, the blatant rip off of better written, much more successful novels. I DNFed this baby at about 20%. Thank god for kindle unlimited, I would have been angry had I actually paid for this one. If I want cocky, I will stick with Cocky Bastard...the book this one so desperately wants to be.
❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
Cocky Roomie
Cocker Brothers of Georgia
Book 1
By Faleena Hopkins

I read pretty much all of Ms. Hopkins paranormal werewolf books I've only read one outside of her paranormal series and I truly enjoyed it ... so I was surprised and thrilled to try something different of hers when I was offered this book for free

Drew a recently separated from her high school sweetheart husband. Who has lived a sheltered life moves to the big city for fresh start.
She only knows one person, has no experience & needs a
Will not read any of her books ever again.
P. Kirby
May 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
There is a canyon-wide difference between "cocky" and "asshole."

Cocky Roomie begins with an ad for a roommate in which the "hero" goes off on a tirade against hipsters and artists; brags that his little brother, who just enlisted in the Marines will be a hero; and ends with "I don't need a roommate. I just want one."

What exactly do you want a roommate for then, pray tell? To watch you wander around the apartment butt-nekkid? (<=The answer being "Yes," as he admits as much in the first scene.)

Sonya Heaney
May 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nope
The word COCKY has been around since the 1540s. Just sayin'.

Edit: I feel like I should expand on this to avoid accusations of unfairness towards the (very unfair) author.

Let me say this: I've read enough of the book to know it's one of the worst erotic romances I have ever come across (even considering Fifty Shades!). I was actually extremely embarrassed to read it. There are excerpts posted all over the internet, if you're interested. Or else you can try a sample on Amazon.
May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Terrible book. So disappointed, read it thinking it was the same author as cocky bastard. Not in the same league.
Just Josie
2nd review: #freedomforcocky

1st review:

Unfortunately, it felt a little flat to me. The story seemed very rushed, and I would have liked to see a little more connection between the characters. I think it lacked a lot of personal development ( especially from Drew) and when you add so many variables ( age difference, an addict best friend, cheating husband) you will expect just a little angst, right?
I do at least, and that was the main reason for the low rating.

Another one?

Pussy cave... I am s
May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: absolutely no one!
Recommended to Ashleigh by: Mention on Twitter
Given the title, I wasn't expecting much. That's good, because were this a physical edition of the book (rather than an ebook), it would have won 5 Books Against the Wall from being heaved across the room.

Trite dialogue that attempts to be provocative, but comes across as smarmy and as if spoken by a tween in semi-hushed voice for fear their parent may overhear.

The really bad part? The author has inflicted 15 volumes of this dreck onto an unsuspecting audience.
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: awful, cr, 1-star, read-2018
Well, the sample was so horrible, I am happy and downright grateful to Amazon giving us the chance to read a sample in the first place. In my opinion, the author uses the often used and trusted trope so much so, it feels almost like reading a copy from any other book with this trope.

Terrible writing, really. And boring, too.
Chris Naugle
May 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book lacked depth. So disappointed in this book. Wish I would have saved my money.
Here's the deal. Back in the day when I read this book (2016) I liked it. At the time, based on my review written at the time, I even loved it. But this book doesn't hold up over time. I know I read a lot, but there are books that stick with me, ones I'll go back and reread. Then there are others, like this one that I only vaguely remember things AFTER reading my reviews (and that's the whole reason I review...for me)....

This book didn't hold up for me and consequently, I downgraded it.
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
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I caved. I had to know. She talks the cocky talk, but does she walk the cocky walk.

Right off the bat
On first meeting, at the front door.

“Yeah, well, I’m not a boy.”
Jake’s eyes drift to my blouse again. “By how your nips turned pebble-hard when I opened the door, I can see that. Even through a padded bra, too. Impressed.”

Then he drops the towel and stands in the doorway naked.
Is she offended?
Nope, she's checking out his veiny mushroom-shaped tip as he holds it out to her.
He contin

Not as great as I thought it would be.
Rachel Annie
May 22, 2018 marked it as nope

The book's issues I mentioned specifically were, "As far as the prose itself, this author is way too fond of italics, lol. And the dialog and writing style is pretty simplistic...", but the following review lays out the numerous content and quality problems rather well:
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