REVIEW: My Summer Roommate by Bridie Hall a.k.a boy + girl as roommates = ?
TITLE: My Summer Roommate
AUTHOR: Bridie Hall
PUBLICATION: Published September 19th 2014 by Evernight Teen
GENRE: YA > Romance | Contemporary
PAGES: 136pages (kindle edition)
SOURCE: reciew copy via author (Thanks Bridie!!)
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Chloe needs a place to crash for the summer before college. When Chris offers, she moves in with him. It’s just for two months, no biggie. But soon she realizes she may have made a mistake. He is too perfect; a former snowboarder, laid-back and kind to boot, and he’s smitten with her. But she’s got trust issues and a relationship feels daunting. When he keeps trying to win her over, the temptation becomes overwhelming.
Just as she gives in and decides it’s not worth fighting their feelings anymore, Chris reveals he’s made a stupid mistake which might ruin Chloe’s trust in him and tear them apart.
Oh man this is just so sweet. Like awwwwwwww kind of sweet.
Chloe and her mother are selling their house. Bur she’s moving for college so she needs a place where she can temporarily stay. Enters Chris. A long time friend (more like acquaintance) that volunteered his place because he doesn’t have a roommate anyway.
Am I the only one who thinks that this kind of situation will surely end up into a complication? I don’t know.. I mean a girl and a guy JUST living in the SAME ROOF without turning into.. something? Hmm.
Anyway, what I really loved about this book is that it’s short compared to my usual read BUT it doesn’t feel like it was rushed. It made me swoon, made me laugh, made me angry even (yes, I’m looking at you Chris) and it was written decently. Bridie Hall just captured that light and sweet read that we’re all craving for once in awhile.
Chris and Chloe are totally paired correctly, like, you would look (in this case, read) at them and say ‘why yes, these two is perfect for each other’ The romance is absolutely authentic. You’ll really feel what the characters are going through and it’s easy to get lost into the story.
This book is perfect for readers who are looking for a break from their heavy reads and wants to switch to a light and ‘it-makes-me-happy’ kind of book!