“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.”
I am so happy that Hayden was not written as a typical small town girl. I was afraid, really afraid, that we were going to see a ridiculous stereotype, but thankfully we did not. And I really like Soren. But I don’t see the bad boy that it describes in the book description. I think he’s awesome and I don’t know how he’s still single. Like that was totally baffling to me. I would have dated him in a heart beat.
Now I adore Nicole Williams. She is one of my favorite authors. But she’s been pumping out books like crazy (hats off to her because that’s awesome) and I feel like I’m looking for the intensity of her Crash series or Touching Down, or her Eternal Eden series. This book is a quick, fun read. It’s not as in depth as a lot of her others, but it could have been. This is a weird line to straddle because I admire the level of Nicole’s writing. She always crafts an amazing book. Maybe I need to look at this for what it is – a light, fun summer read. And if I look at that way, it changes my view on it.
So if you want a quick read, go ahead and pick this book up. Side note, there is like one sexual situation and some swearing, but not much. We were given an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.(3.5 / 5)
Description of Roommates With Benefits taken Amazon.