Roman and the Hopeless Romantic
Rule #1 of falling in love with your best friend’s sister: Be prepared to fight for her.
Even though Cassandra Carrigan doesn’t want to be fought for. No matter what he does, she won’t speak to Roman Sullivan. Not a single word.
When Roman’s parents move, forcing him to live with the Carrigans, he’s not sure how he’s supposed to live in a room next to the girl he’s loved...more
We met Cassie and Roman in the first book. Cassie suffers from anxiety and shyness which stems from watching her mum get shot. Roman is a popular person but his parents aren’t really in his life. Cassie and Roman use to best friends but after what happened to Cassie with her mum she stop talking to Roman.
A situation happens to Romans which ensures he will be in Cassie life even more and from their relationship starts to mend and become more.
Both main ...more
Besides the love story (which is adorable!) we get an idea about what it's like to suffer from PTDS and anxiety. Since Cassies mother was killed two years ago she speaks to no one but her family, and the only time she leaves the house is when she goes to her therapy sessions. Before that Roman was ...more
Um...can I just say this might be my favorite of the contemporary stories I've read by Michelle MacQueen so far? Because it's right up there, and I loved it! It had a nice mix of 'real life', friendship, romance, and healing relationships/character growth that it felt more like a story about their life and not just focused on the 'romance' while still having plenty of romance to keep it firmly in the YA Contemporary ...more
On the outside, Roman is this cocky, light-hearted hockey player, but he’s struggling to find where he belongs. Jesse’s family has been there for him more than his own, and when Roman’s ...more
I suffer from anxiety, though thankfully, not to a debilitating level. But I do have an idea of what it's like to walk into a room full of strangers while your brain is screaming at you to run away.
Thankfully, I figured out fairly early on that the best thing to do for it was to not give in to it. Giving in to it makes it more powerful & therefore worse; so instead I learned things I can do to help reduce it, as well as how nutrition can ...more
Best friends….secret love….y’all Michelle MacQueen put my two favorite tropes into one incredibly sweet story. Roman and the Hopeless Romantic is the second book in Macqueen’s Gulf City High series, and as the title suggests, follows the story of Roman Sullivan. If you’ve read book one, he should be familiar as Jesse’s flirtatious, good-natured best friend. I was really ...more
When Roman learns that his parents are moving, Jesse offers for him to live at their house. Roman jumps at the chance ...more
Cassie has suffered from panic attacks and debilitating PTSD related anxiety after tragically losing her mother two years ago. She can barely leave her house or even speak to anyone outside of her family members. When her former friend and her brother's current best friend, ...more
I love that these stories deal with so much more than romance and are super relatable. You meet Cassie in the first book about her brother Jesse. She has crippling anxiety so she barely leaves the house or talks to anyone. Her brother has tried to help her as much as he can and has pretty much taken on the role of both parents.
Roman is his best friend and soon to be housemate because his parents drop a bomb ...more
I have fallen in love with this series. I got so caught up in this book that I lost track of time, lol.
It is beautifully written! The way Ms. Macqueen wrote about PTSD and anxiety was so special. It was a brutally hones look at someone who was living with these 2 conditions. I finished this book with a new understanding, connection and admiration for those who live with these conditions and those around them that try to help.
As in ...more
It has heart and tension, wonderful dynamics, sassy and spunk, but also is realistic and sweet. The characters are real and heartfelt, while the story line brings in real life issues. This YA/NA story is one that the entire family can read and all find wonderful for their own reasons.
The characters are dealing with their own personal chances, ideas, ...more
I fell in love with Cassie and Roman in "Jesse and the Ice Princess", and their story was just so heartbreaking, yet also hopeful, sweet, and sometimes outright funny. It's not only a romance, but also a story about family (which istn't limited to the one you were born into) and about dealing with trauma - and healing.
Like the first book, it is beautifully written, and I can't wait to read more in the series!
Roman is the absolut book boyfriend. He managed to heal himself alongside Cassie and finally find the family he deserved.
We carry on in the series from Jesse to Roman. Not only so we get to know more about the wonderful Roman we really get a feel and story about Cassie (Jesse’s sister). We know from book one that she suffered major trauma after witnessing her mom’s death, but in book two we delve deeper into it and see her journey to a hopeful recovery.
The characters are so loveable and full bodied that you wish they were your friends! The emotions are ...more
Roman is the rich boy hockey player that uses his smiles and wit to hide the insecurity he feels. In reality his parents have been absent from most of his life. Their efforts go almost exclusively to their business. ...more
Whether it be epic fairytale inspired fantasies or simple stories of first love, I love to write about romance, a feeling of home that can be found in a person rather than a place.