Review: RoomHate by Penelope Ward


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Genre: Adult Romance

Author: Penelope Ward

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: February 14, 2016


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.


RoomHate was an excellent contemporary romance novel by the lovely and extremely talented, Penelope Ward. I loved her writing style throughout, and was immediately hooked to the storyline and characters. I am a huge fan of the friends-to-lovers concept in romance novels, and RoomHate definitely fit the bill. Justin and Amelia were truly amazing and I fell in love with both of them from the very beginning. It took me a little while to warm up to Justin, but once I did, I was a complete goner for him. He was absolutely perfect, and I loved all of the things he did for Amelia. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better or more perfectly matched couple than Justin and Amelia. They truly were soul mates and I was so thrilled to read their story. It was told entirely from Amelia’s POV, except the epilogue was from Justin’s POV. RoomHate was beyond interesting and entertaining, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every minute of it. I would highly recommend giving it and all of Penelope Ward’s other novels a try. I sincerely doubt you’ll regret it!


FIVE “RoomHate” Stars!

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~About the Author~

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is the author of ten novels. Her book RoomHate hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard (the latter two co-written with Vi Keeland).

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