Review: “Don’t Date Your Roommate” by Elyse Kelly

Author: Elyse Kelly 

Series: Magnolia Springs, #2

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫  | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Forced Proximity, Small Town Romance

Release Date: December 3rd, 2020

Goodreads | (Available on KU)

Synopsis: Christian Davis is one of the sexiest bachelors in Magnolia Springs. Girls throw themselves at the hot mechanic on the daily! And why not? He’s sweet, gorgeous, smart, and successful. And he’s suddenly looking for a place to live, now that his roommate/brother finally has a girlfriend and she’s moving in with him. Where’s he gonna go on such short notice? Anybody looking for a sexy mechanic to move in?

Ava Morgan has lived in a gilded cage her entire life. She knows if she doesn’t get out now, she never will. So, when her best friend asked her to move to Magnolia Springs to help her open her own business, Ava jumped at the chance to run away from home and start a new life somewhere else. But when her best friend instantly falls head over heels in love and decides to move in with her new boyfriend, Ava finds herself in need of a new roommate.

Now Ava and Christian unexpectedly find they can help each other out with their new housing predicament. But what happens when you put two stunningly beautiful people under one roof? Trouble! That’s what happens. So, whatever you do, don’t date your roommate.

Review: Don’t Date Your Roommate is a quick, cute romance featuring very beautiful people and giving into your base instincts to just enjoy each other as much as possible. Ava and Christian meet when she moves to town with her best friend and sets up their bakery – The Sweet Spot. If you’ve read the first in the series (unlike me), I’m sure you’ll get a lowdown about Callie and Asher, as well as an introduction to Ava and Christian. But even without that book and history to support you, you are thrust into the middle of this awesome friendship without missing a beat.

“Something about him tells me this won’t be a mistake. That I can let go and he’ll catch me. That I can trust him and he won’t hurt me.”

After being kicked out of his apartment because his brother is now shacking up with his new girlfriend, Christian moves in with Ava and as you can imagine…things start to happen. Their mutual attraction is clear from the start and everybody has noticed the way they look at each other. But because they’re friends and they’re now living together, Ava and Christian decide to take it one day at a time.

Except, one day at a time becomes right now and oh boy, is it hot or what! The chemistry is insane and explosive and while I didn’t picture Christian to have a dirty mouth, he lets it rip when they’re together. And strangely, it was endearing. Ava and Christian don’t hold back with each other, it’s instant and it’s intense, which only makes you gobble up this story more. Chemistry like what Ava and Christian share is a good reason why you shouldn’t be roommates with someone you’re attracted to, but nobody warned them!

“There was just something about Christian that said “home”, like my feet were moving towards him of their own accord.”

With Christian, Ava gets to be herself. We get a glimpse into the life she left behind – filled with money, luxury and privilege – and it’s nice to see this side of her. Of course, even back home, Ava wasn’t a spoiled princess. She was always looking for more, wanting to find something and someone that meant more to her than just a partnership for her parents. Ava is a tough woman and I like that she’s always stood her ground and done what she wants to and believes in, instead of just doing what she’s told. And in Magnolia Springs, with Callie and by Christian’s side, that’s who she is able to become.

If you’re looking for a fun read featuring interesting characters and lots of great steam, this is a good choice for you. Don’t Date Your Roommate is the perfect combination of fun, cute and sexy.

Thanks to Elyse Kelly and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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