Some of the most fun I’ve had while reading a book was spent within the pages of The Roommate by Rosie Danan. Dubbed a “raunch-com,” The Roommate is sexy and steamy, hilarious and heartfelt, and delightfully charming. Plus, it puts the fight for female pleasure front and center.
The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too much to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true.
After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive—not to mention handsome—for comfort, but there’s a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn’t looked him up on the Internet…
Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton’s most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they’re lucky, they’ll help everyone else get lucky too.
I’d already been hearing a lot of buzz about this book when I dove into an early e-ARC earlier this year, but oh man, did it live up to the hype. Just writing this review actually is making me want to go re-read the book all over again, because living within its pages was such a wonderful time. I read this one when my twins were still waking up every couple of hours overnight, and I was so eager to get back to reading this book, that I actually looked forward to those middle-of-the-night feedings, so I could keep reading. (Perks of my Kindle — reading in the dark while feeding a baby!)
The Roommate is just FUN. It’s a fun book. It entertains, it delights, and it still manages to make me feel like fighting for a cause. (Plus, the swoon factor is A+++ … Josh is my new favorite book boyfriend.) I absolutely adored this one, and I can’t wait to reread it again and again for a quick pick-me-up. Look for it in stores and online September 15th.