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RoomHate Audiobook

RoomHate

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling 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 who's now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match. I hadn't seen him in years, and now we're living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house. The worst part? He didn't 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: RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for listeners under the age of 18.

©2016 Penelope Ward (P)2016 Insatiable Press

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    Kaye 15/06/2016
    Kaye 15/06/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "An alternative love story"

    loved this performance, couldn't put it son. full of highs and lows with unexpected twists. Recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    k.jenkins 09/06/2016
    k.jenkins 09/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Really enjoyable"

    Really enjoyed this book from start to finish and was reluctant to take breaks from listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CRYSTAL CLEAR 25/07/2016
    CRYSTAL CLEAR 25/07/2016

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    "Heartache at its best"

    I LOVED this story and the wonderful characters ..Amelia and Justin went from friends to love to hate to friends to lovers I never failed to be engaged and riveted 😀Zoe McKay did a brilliant job as narrator .. One I will listen to again I'm certain !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LilleyLoohLah 25/06/2016
    LilleyLoohLah 25/06/2016
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    "Loved"

    Angst, full on angst. Oooh yes, that would be all the sexual tension. As much as I loved this book, it also frustrated me, I wanted to knock their heads together!! Big time. Best friends from an early age, Justin and Amelia stick together, why not? They have a past entwined with misery and heartache, yet linked to one person, Amelia's Grandma, whom they both love, big time. Yet, years after Amelia apparently abandon's him, following grandma's death Justin and Amelia are forced together. Unfortunately for Amelia though. Justin dies not come alone, he is armed with his super hot girlfriend. Can they get past their differences and become what grandma was also hoping for? Yes, no, I don't know. Just loved the ride. Thank you. Some wonderful characters, fabulous writing and story telling. Highly recommend

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Cyndi Marie
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    26/06/16
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    "Sweet Love Story!"

    I enjoyed this story, it was very sweet. I love a friends to lovers kinda story. Justin went from Jerk to completely swoon worthy. The writing was great, the story sweet, the sex was hot. I was expecting it to be way dirtier because this author usually is but I still enjoyed the romance & love story. The story went in a direction I didn't see coming but I don't always read the synopsis so maybe that is why.

    The narration was good too!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Pensacola, fl, United States
    07/06/16
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    "A Bit Juvenile"

    I almost couldn't finish this book. For one thing it wasn't very hot, sex or even play didn't happen until really close to the end. And the adversarial roommate idea (you know the reason for the title) was only a small section. Mostly it was a starting a family fantasy featuring the most annoying bad communication and irrational behavior I've read in a while. Not hot, not funny or clever. meh.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    28/05/16
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    "Buildup took too long"

    Great story but the buildup was entirely too long. Best friends and lots of angst.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nicolebruns
    27/06/16
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    "Not erotica"

    I found this book under the "erotica" section. The sex scenes started 6.5 hours in, and there were only two of them and they didn't even get to do it the first time. The storyline is good if you want just a plain ol chick flick novel.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • j.miller
    25/05/16
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    "Excellent book!"

    I absolutely loved this book. It was a very well written, funny, sexy, heart breaking (at times), heart melting, great narrarated and just a wonderful overall story. One of my favorites of the year!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Danni
    01/07/16
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    "Just Okay"

    This started off good but I wasn't impressed with this as I was with the author's other novel "stepbrother dearest". The story was a little predictable at times. About half way through, the story kind of went awry. I really wanted to like this but as a whole I found it lacking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal
    Australia
    17/06/16
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    "Good story. Bad writing. Terrible narration."

    A good story/plot but unfortunately really badly written as if it was written by a 14yr old at times really annoying. Then there was the narrator.... terrible!!!! i wouldnt waste a credit on this and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    04/11/16
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    "AMELIA AND JUSTIN!!! OOOOOH THE FEELS!!!"
    Would you listen to RoomHate again? Why?

    Yes..I loved it...it was so so so cute!!!!


    What other book might you compare RoomHate to and why?

    Its an awesome feel good romance...there are many....and this one was good! Amelia and Justin


    What does Zoe McKay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought Zoe was great!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes...both!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This was fabulous..just fabulous...I listened all day....and I loved every second of it! Amelia and Justin were childhood friends who lost touch over a not so nice situation....Justin had never forgiven her over this....Amelia's grandma passes away and leaves her home to Amelia and Justin forcing them to come back together...life happens and they discover that the love was always there...and it was a wonderful HEA!!!!!

    Loved it...recommend it...made my heart happy!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Martha
    Cypress, CA, United States
    07/07/16
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    "BookHate"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    1. The H was such a jerk, I can't imagine why the h would want to be with him. 2. He had sex with his girlfriend, while that is a normal thing to do, the thought of him later having sex with the h was just unpleasant. It just seemed gross. Don't cross contaminate - it's supposed to be their love story, not the story of a rebound or whatever. The girlfriend was actually very likable, which made it worse. I didn't finish the book, but I'm wondering if he dumped her for the h, did he cheat on her to be with the h, etc. Makes the H less appealing.


    Has RoomHate turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I usually like contemporary romance.


    Could you see RoomHate being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    If this was turned into a TV show, it would star the actors in Reign or Vampire Diaries. It is fairly juvenile in the maturity of these so-called adults.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like these people, at all. The H was so adversarial, so nasty, over something the h did when she was 15. I get that people have heartbreaks early in life that shape their future, but while I have experienced things like that, I am able to have a civil conversation with the people involved. The h was so infantile at times, she came across as almost a teenager, but she is supposed to be a college professor? Completely unbelievable. I couldn't finish it. It was just stupid and bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ChantalG
    16/06/16
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    "Loved it, every minute of it"

    RoomHate. Meet Justin, Penelope’s newest oh so hawt character. And meet Amelia another of her heroines you can’t help but love. They’ve been friends growing up until a secrete broke them apart and they went their separate ways only to be brought back together by their Nanny. Needless to say their reunion not a happy one, involving a lot of hurt feelings and resentment. But beyond all the hurtful things being said the true feelings can’t hide.

    Both living their own lives, seeing each other brings a lot of turmoil to each their lives. Unexpected events bring them closer together only to be pulled apart again by an opportunity for Justin too good to turn down. Will they be able to overcome yet another obstacle?

    Thank you Penelope for yet another wonderful story about two people whose love for each other leads them to where they are meant to be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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