Soren Decker. He’s the epitome of the “bad boy, good man” persona. The best of both worlds. The worst of them too. He’s the type of guy most girls wouldn’t mind sharing a confined space with, except my new roommate isn’t all swagger and chiseled abs.

He’s bossy. Messy. Cocky. Infuriating. Doesn’t believe in personal space. Has no qualms about roaming the apartment with a loincloth-sized towel cinched around his waist. Seems under the delusion he’s my personal protector (refer back to infuriating). He plays college baseball and holds down a part-time job—I don’t know where he finds the time to get on my nerves.

We have nothing in common . . . except our attraction to one another. And in six hundred square feet of shared space, the tension only has so much room to grow before one of us gives in to temptation. But really, what chance do a couple of young kids chasing their dreams in the big city have of making it?

Since Soren claims I know squat about sports (he might have a semi-point), here’s a stat for him—one in a million. That’s our odds.

*****Patty’s Review*****
*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Every nerve inside me stood on end as he appraised me in a way that hinted at the very same things I felt when I looked at him. Possession. Desire. Reverence.

Hayden Hayes is a young woman on the verge of an exciting modeling career. She’s just moved to New York City after having landed a contract with one of the top modeling agencies. Hayden is in for a rude awakening when she comes face to face with the roommate she found through an online add. She was expecting to be rooming in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan with another girl but low and behold her roommate is a guy and the apartment is a tiny studio with bamboo dividers set up to create separate sleeping areas. She feels her previous excitement about living in the big city deflating as she realizes she will be sharing a tiny shoebox of an apartment for the next six months with a guy. Even though he happens to be very easy on the eyes Hayden is not very pleased with her current living situation.

At first, she is a pretty abrasive even though Soren seems to be a really easy going person who goes out of his way to help her out. Eventually, her icy demeanor thaws and the two become fast friends, but there’s also a strong attraction they feel for each other. The problem is that Hayden has serious abandonment issues stemming from her father walking out on her family when she was a child. Hayden has never seen what a healthy relationship looks like, so to her, it just seems quite impossible.

When Soren and Hayden finally admit their true feelings to each other and start dating, Hayden’s modeling career starts to take off and she’s having to fly off and stay in Paris weeks at a time while Soren is on the road, traveling to away games with his college baseball team. He’s on the fast track of being recruited by a professional team and has no idea where that will take him. The distance and insecurities start to take its toll on their relationship.

Will they be able to weather the bumpy road that lays ahead of them?

I really love Nicole William’s writing and consider her one of my favorite authors, but this one was just “okay” for me. I think that people who enjoy NA romances might actually like this story.

ROOMMATES WITH BENEFITS is currently available.

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