RoomHate by Penelope Ward #Review #OUAP #5stars @PenelopeAuthor

Posted February 16, 2016 by Loredana 0 Comments

RoomHate by Penelope Ward #Review #OUAP #5stars @PenelopeAuthor

RoomHate by Penelope Ward #Review #OUAP #5stars @PenelopeAuthorRoomHate by Penelope Ward
on February 14th 2016
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From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?
Not when its Justinthe only person Id ever lovedwho now hates me.
When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.
The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.
The same teenager whoÔÇÖs now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.
I hadnÔÇÖt seen him in years, and now weÔÇÖre living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.
The worst part? He didnÔÇÖt come alone.
Id soon realize theres a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it allthe boy is still there. So is our connection.
The problem isnow that I cant have Justin, Ive never wanted him more.
Author's note ÔÇô RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

This book certainly lived up the hype!┬á RoomHate was one of those books filled with longing, angst, regret and a beautiful dose of reality.┬á ItÔÇÖs a reminder that not everything has to be perfect to find your version of perfect.┬á ItÔÇÖs a tale of how your first love stays with youÔǪno matter what happens.

There are were plenty of times when I was uncomfortable as scenes unraveled in the book.┬á Not beroomhate teaser 4cause they werenÔÇÖt written well ÔÇô they certainly were ÔÇô but because of the realness and awkwardness of the situations emanating from the pages.┬á That to me is the gift of an incredible author.┬á JustinÔÇÖs anger wasnÔÇÖt ridiculously over the top.┬á Amelia wasnÔÇÖt crazy dramatic.┬á However, that didnÔÇÖt diminish the storyÔÇÖs ability to captivate.┬á It was so easy to understand the reasoning behind their emotions reactions.┬á Real life isnÔÇÖt clean and easy.┬á Life has bad choices, regrets and hopes of second chances.

The complexity of these characters drew me in so deeply.┬á Then again, they are Penelope creations, and thatÔÇÖs how she gives life to her brain children.┬á The story twists and turns.┬á YouÔÇÖll get no predictability here.┬á ItÔÇÖs refreshing to be surprised by a book in the best way possible.

I lived on Aquidneck Island for a year, which is the setting for the book.┬á Knowing the area well, I could picture everything as it took place.┬á This brought out an entirely new aspect to my reading.┬á IÔÇÖve never been able to so vividly ÔÇ£seeÔÇØ the story; thanks to PenelopeÔÇÖs imagery and my experiences, I swear I was at their house!

So, if you were excited by the cover, excerpt and/or reveal…you are completely justified.┬á Read the book and find out why theresÔÇÖs a thin line between RoomHate and love.

~Review by Loredana

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About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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