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Blog Tour + ARC Review: ‘Roommates with Benefits’ by Nicole Williams


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 would not 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’re got nothing in common . . . except for one thing.

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.


4 ‘Nutter Butter Love’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Ardent Prose PR in exchange for an honest review.

I am pretty sure most of you know my love for all-things Nicole Williams. I got extremely excited when she announced Roommates with Benefits because it just sounded so good to me. And it was! This novel was definitely good, funny, emotional and oh-so-sexy!

Roommates with Benefits is a standalone novel that tells the story between two young people who are fighting to follow their dreams and who happen to be rommates (with lots of chemistry between them!). Soren and Hayden could not stop those sparks since the first moment they layed eyes on each other.

Of course my roommate would be one of the few people on the planet who was capable of getting under my skin. Who better to share a six-hundred-square-foot space with than someone who couldn’t look at me without triggering mild irritation?

Let’s just start this by stating what was the best part for me about this book: Soren Decker. I cannot get over him! This hero is hilarious, mysterious, smoking hot and an all-feels kind of guy (my favorite kind! lol). You will fall in love with him on the first pages, ladies. And who complains when this is mixed with a couple with amazing chemistry? Not me!

My need or want or whatever this was for the man holding me was so all-consuming, it felt as though it could devour me whole.

“I’m a man. I know what I want. And I’m going to get it.”

What I loved about Roommates with Benefits is that while it is very funny it also got pretty emotional. I loved Soren even more because of how strong his feelings are for Hayden. However, there was just one aspect that stopped me from giving this read a 5-star rating: the heroine’s behavior. I get the fear Hayden has but I felt she was too weak sometimes. Also, I always miss having an epilogue! Besides this, I really enjoyed the book!

“Hayden Agatha Hayes,” he said all solemn-like, his gaze intense, “will you be my roommate?”

Therefore, my rating for Roommates with Benefits is 4 STARS because it was a really entertaining story with a fantastic hero and a couple who gave us lots of hilarious and sexy moments! I can’t wait to see what is next (as always!). Nicole Williams is definitely becoming one of my go-to authors!


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About the author

Image may contain: 1 personNicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well.

She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.

Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.

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