Review: “The Temporary Roomie” by Sarah Adams

Series: It Happened in Nashville, #2

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Release Date: April 1st, 2021

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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.

Get ready to laugh until you cry with this sizzling, hilarious, closed-door romantic comedy!

“You don’t just want a plain dinner partner, Jessie. You want fire and passion. You want pillow fights and prank wars. You want to be challenged, and fought with, and deeply wanted.”

Let me just start by saying for a closed-door romance, The Temporary Roomie had so much sexual chemistry that at one point I had to make sure I was reading the right book. THAT’S HOW GOOD SARAH ADAMS’ BOOKS ARE!

Okay, with that out of the way, just know this: Sarah Adams writes hilariously smart heroines who are such a riot, but also so much fun. We’ve already met Jessie. In The Off Limits Rule, she’s Lucy’s best friend at the salon and she’s been a riot right from that first introduction. Jessie’s also pregnant, by a douche who we shall never think about ever again, and now she’s homeless thanks to a broken water pipe and she’s basically in the worst place a woman in her condition can be. And the only person who can save her? Her least favourite person in the world – Drew Marshall. Jessie’s dislike for Drew is truly the most entertaining thing on the planet.

As a reader, you’re truly unsure why she hates Drew so much, but watching her go through the motions of hating the man is hella entertaining. We also met Drew in Lucy/Cooper’s book – he’s Lucy’s brother and Cooper’s best friend – and he’s a dreamboat. Not even going to lie. He’s an OBGYN and he’s good at his job and he’s all kinds of delicious and amazing and he and Jessie just don’t see eye to eye.

“Jessie is starting to make sense to me, and she’s only becoming more beautiful as she comes into focus.”

As with all Sarah Adams books, The Temporary Roomie hits the ground running with the humour. It’s so much fun and if you’re not laughing by the end of the first chapter, something is terribly wrong with you. Jessie is a woman with a serious grudge and that makes her slightly unpleasant, because all she wants to do is mess with Drew and she’s thinking of all kinds of ways to make that happen. In case you didn’t know, THIS BOOK IS FULL OF THE BEST PRANKS EVER. Some pranks go a little too far, but my god, they’re all so entertaining.

Jessie and Drew have great chemistry and in the middle of all these pranks they find themselves drawn to each other. I loved that Drew held onto his feelings for Jessie right from the start and he didn’t let her know it because it would clearly mess with her big plans for life and all that jazz. But they’re so great together and I absolutely adored watching their relationship come together. So not only do we have two people who hate each other, we have a prank war and a fake relationship all just to make sure that Jessie has a place to stay. And the whole time, you’re just wanting to smoosh their faces together, because why do you hate each other?!

“He’s the guy you lose your heart to on the first date. He’s the one you tumble head over heels and do irrational things for, like get a tattoo on your butt cheek just because nothing else feels like an adequate symbol of your love.”

Gah, this book was absolute perfection. I was in a terrible reading slump and Sarah Adams and her witty writing brought me out of it. You’ll find yourself giggling, spitting water everywhere and just having an absolute blast with The Temporary Roomie. And once you’re done, go read her other books, because they’re all so much fun and an absolute delight.

Thanks to Sarah Adams for generously providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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