Title: Roomie Wars
Author: Kat T. Masen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12
Turning thirty is overrated. Who said you had to be married with a fabulous career and three kids? I had a great life. Single, freedom to do whatever I please, and best of all, stay home on a Friday night in my sweats, eating pizza while listening to the best of the ’80s.
When a woman says she’s fine, she’s not fine. Zoey had it all. Stunning looks, ambition, the whole package. Then he fucked her up. He broke her.
And now I’m left picking up the pieces…again.
Zoey Richards, strong-willed and driven, settled on the geeky struggling med student to share her apartment with, not the perfect-in-every-way stud who would just distract her and undoubtedly break her heart.
When her ex comes back into the picture, Zoey seeks revenge and enlists her roommate’s help. All Zoey and Drew need to do is pretend to be a couple for one night. But one night can change everything. Refusing to break their “roomie code,” and in an effort to deny their feelings for each other, a war erupts between Zoey and Drew.
She lives in the past; he, for the future. If opposites attract, will these two gamble their friendship for a chance at love?
“What’s wrong with being single? Sex isn’t everything,” I play it off. “Besides, lots of people masturbate and it’s perfectly healthy. In fact, studies have shown that people who masturbate daily have longer and happier lifespans than those that don’t.”
“Says the man who has a revolving door in his bedroom.” She rolls her eyes. “And you’re trying to sell masturbation to me over the touch of a man?”
“Yes.” I act confidently. “But it’s different for a male. The whole sex thing. It doesn’t matter how many women we sleep with.”
“No it’s not, Drew. Women equally have that urge. That need to get down and dirty as much as a man. It’s just not as widely accepted for women to feel that way without being called a tramp.”
“You don’t need a guy to validate yourself.” I sound like a fucking hypocrite, given that I was trying to push her onto Rob that day at the beach. But that was different. And it was before I thought I was going to lose her. Things have changed. Jesus fucking Christ, would you listen to yourself! What is all this ‘feelings’ bullshit going on in my head?!
Born and bred in Sydney Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother to three crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to write began and the friendships continued on despite the distance. “I’m known to be crazy and humorous. Show me the most random picture of a dog in a wig and I’ll be laughing for days.”
Roomie Wars was such a delightful surprise for me! I went into this book, not knowing too much about it and fell in love with it!!
Zoe is looking for a roommate. She is in a bind, because her last roommate up and left her. She is scrambling to find a new one and knows she needs someone who is reliable and not going to be a crazy person. It is hard to find a stranger to live with and get along with. This time she has decided to look for a male roommate. Zoe thinks this could be the answer to her problems. Males are less drama and more what she is looking for. If only she could find a normal one who she is not attracted to and wont have to worry about.
When she meets Andrew, she thinks she has found the perfect one. He is in med school. so he is smart and always studying. He is overweight and she is in shape. There is no attraction off the bat. He seems like a great fit.
As time goes on. Andrew and Zoe seem to switch places. Andrew gets into shape and Zoe is letting herself go. Zoe is dealing with sitting on the couch eating ice cream and being depressed because she was in a crappy relationship and found out her ex cheated on her with her best friend. Now, Zoe just mopes and Andrew is the one out and having fun.
When Andrew decides that Zoe has had enough moping, he forces her to go out with him and his friends. She needs the get over her ex and be herself again. At the beach, Zoe has a near death experience that makes her see that she is not where she wanted to be when she hits 30.
Things get a little crazy when she sees her ex at a wedding. Zoe and Andrew present to be a couple for Zoe's sake. She wants her ex to think she moved on and Andrew just wants to punch her ex in the face, so this is a compromise. When they share a kiss under false pretenses, feelings come to the surface for both Zoe and Andrew. This leads to a can of worms opening.
I must say, I really loved this story. I was on pins and needles the last few chapters. Holding my breathe, I was not sure where the couple would end up. Obstacles come up and lead Zoe and Andrew to different paths. The ending made me both laugh and cry,
I loved this book so much, I am now getting all of Kat T. Masen's other books!