Published by Self-Published on June 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
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Q & A Review by Liezel & Angie:
What was it about this book that made it stand out for you?
Liezel: It had me smiling from ear to ear. I needed something heartwarming and this story was perfect for that. From the very beginning, I couldn’t stop giggling like a little school girl.
Angie: Like Liezel, I couldn’t stop smiling. It was so funny and after feeling down yesterday it was the right book to lift my mood. Hayden and Soren’s chemistry was sparking from the very first time they met and the slow burn made it even better.
If you were in Hayden shoes, do you think you would be able to go through with living with someone of the opposite sex that you’ve just met? Why, why not?
Liezel: I would like to think that I could trust my gut (just as Soren mentioned in the book) and that I could take a chance if I was put in a desperate situation like Hayden. If anything, I would beg and pray every day that I would have such good fortune as Hayden…to live my wildest dreams and get the guy at the end too!
Angie: I would hope that my intuition wouldn’t leave me astray but just in case they make tasers, guns, knives, knees, etc for a reason. Like Liezel said above “If anything, I would beg and pray every day that I would have such good fortune as Hayden…to live my wildest dreams and get the guy at the end too!”
What are your thoughts about Hayden and Soren, individually and as a couple? Do you foresee them together in say 10 years?
Liezel: I loved Hayden’s drive and motivation. Who would have the courage to leave their family and the safety of the only home that they’ve ever known and move to a big city that they’ve never been to alone? She did! I thought Soren was great as well. He was just as driven as Hayden. I loved that he was a family man. Also, he was a romantic.
I definitely see these two together in the future. The “roommate” element was the best thing that could have happened to them. They grew to know each other before they both became famous. I think this is something that will keep them both grounded.
I loved that this book delved into the new relationship aspect. If Hayden and Soren were able to get through something this life changing than I am certain they will be able to get through other things that will eventually come their way.
Angie: I love how strong Hayden was. No matter what she wasn’t letting anything or anyone get in her way from doing what she loved or who she loved. I sometimes forgot that she was just 19. She was so mature for her age but then at times, she reminded me when she really got on my nerves and I wanted to smack some sense into her.
I loved Soren. I really wish men like him exist in real life. He’s just a good man with a genuine heart and his momma raised him right. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for that man.
Soren and Hayden as a couple was so real. I really felt their connection and all their struggles and hardships were so relatable. They proved to themselves and the world that they were better together instead of apart. I see them being together for life with his name tattooed in big black letters on her back, having sex doggy style while arguing about the silliest of things.
What would you change about this story?
Liezel: I know Nicole Williams rarely does Epilogue’s but I desperately needed one for Hayden and Soren’s story. What can I say? I feel desperately in love with this couple and just hated that it had to end. I couldn’t get enough of these two! Read it and fall in love with over and over again!
Angie: There’s hardly anything I would change about this book. An epilogue would be nice but I understand why Nicole doesn’t write them for all her books. It leaves it open to the reader’s imagination for what happens next. I can close my eyes and see Hayden very pregnant with their 5th child looking out the window watching Soren playing with their 4 boys and 1 girl.
Would you recommend this book?
Liezel: Looking for a good laugh? This is the book for you! Looking for a fantastic “slow-burn” romance? This is the book for you! Looking for a warm and uplifting story? This is definitely the book for you!
Angie: I was really depressed and couldn’t bring myself out of it. I picked up this book and it brightened my day so much. If that’s not much of a recommendation then I don’t know what is.
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“Coming in,” I announced, opening the door and stepping inside. A plume of steam rolled over me, instantly coating my skin in a hot, dewy shield. “Hot shower?”
“Hell of a lot better than the cold one I took a couple of nights ago.”
His voice echoed off the walls as I focused on squeezing a glob of toothpaste onto my brush. It was difficult. I found myself quite distracted by the knowledge he was naked behind that thin shower curtain, a whole three feet away.
Just as I was about to stick my toothbrush into my mouth, the shower cranked off, the curtain whipping open right after.
Soren. Wet. Exposed.
My eyes clamped shut, but it wasn’t fast enough. From the low chuckle he gave, he hadn’t missed my two-second gape.
“Sorry. Water got cold.”
I gave him a few seconds to cover up before I opened my eyes and got back to brushing my teeth. He hadn’t covered up though.
“What are you doing? Grab a towel.” My arm flailed in the direction of where we kept our fresh towels hanging from the rack. My eyes felt like they were about to go crossed from staying focused on my reflection instead of his naked one in the same mirror.
“Out of fresh towels. Haven’t gotten around to the laundry.” He moved up beside me at the sink, reaching for his own toothbrush. He was standing so close, his wet arm was brushing against mine.
Don’t look down. Don’t look down. Don’t look at the giant—
Crap. I looked.
He was grinning at me as he brushed his teeth, my face crimson thanks to what I’d glanced at.
“See anything you like?”
My body was still buzzing from what I’d seen that I liked. I kind of hated him for calling me out on it though. I kind of even hated him for having so much to like.
“I know what you’re doing.” My eyebrow rounded as I got to work brushing my teeth too.
He spit in the sink, somehow winding up closer to me when he leaned back up. “Air drying?”
My eyes narrowed in the mirror at him. “Trying to change my mind.”
He stared back, brushing his teeth in all of his naked glory, a cocky tenor to his expression. Once he finished brushing, he rinsed his toothbrush and turned toward the door.
“I don’t need to change your mind,” he said, pausing when he was directly behind me.
When he turned, I swore I could feel his arms coming around me, pulling me into the shelter of his strong body. An involuntary shudder spilled down my back. He didn’t miss that either.
“I just need you to speak it instead of lying about it.” His eyes dropped to the back of my neck, where I knew he could see the raised flesh. I knew, because one side of his mouth lifted.
Bracing my hands on the sink, I didn’t blink as I locked eyes with him in the mirror. “It takes a lot more than washboard abs and a giant . . .” Crap. Something else. “Ego to get my attention.”
Soren leaned forward, his hands framing around the outsides of mine, his arms running the length of mine. His chest didn’t touch my back, but I could feel its expanse hovering above it. “I’ve already gotten your attention.” His eyes dropped from mine to my chest. Where it was rising and falling noticeably hard, my nipples pushing through my camisole. “I’m looking for something else.”
Another shudder, this one spilling down my legs. “What?”
His crooked smile changed into a cryptic one before he leaned back and opened the door. “You’ll see.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll tell you when you give it to me.”
My fist curled around my toothbrush as I turned toward him. “I’m not giving you anything.”
“You’re giving me something right now.” He didn’t glance back before leaving the bathroom. Did he really need to have that nice of an ass when he already had a glorious package? I was screwed. “This point goes to Decker.”