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RoomHate

Narrated by: Zoe McKay
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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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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An alternative love story

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

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Really enjoyable

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

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Dour

Oh dear this was dour. The cover and blurb might give the impression of a fizzing situation and story. In reality it was all quite depressing, not helped by the narrators downbeat style. Poor Amelia had a hard time throughout while Justin was shagging his girlfriend in the other room and pursuing his music career while taking his time deciding on whether he can commit to Amelia. I am tired of the heroines in this genre being consumed by jealousy and insecurity, emotionally needy with virtually no mention on their career or life beyond their love-interest. It’s not romantic or sexy.

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surprisingly I really enjoyed this book

nice book, highly recommended, nice simple story, perfect for holiday or travel time when needed

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Slow Burn

I did really enjoy this but it's a very slow burn novel but I think that adds to the story for me although sadly the narrator was not my cup of tea I did feel she was too old for the part.

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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 !!

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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

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