Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ Roommate by Sarina Bowen


Wanted: One roommate to share a 3-bedroom house, split the rent, and ideally not be the guy I can’t stop thinking about.
I’m a man with too many secrets, so the last thing I need is a new roommate with a sexy smile and blue eyes that see right through me. Eight years ago, Roderick left town after high school. We’re not friends. I owe him nothing. But back then, I let one of my secrets slip, and he’s the only one who noticed.
Part of me knows I should run far, far away. But the other part wants him to come upstairs and spend the night. But if I let him in, I could lose everything.

Seeking: A room to rent in town. I’m tidy, have no pets, and I will feed you homemade bread.
I should probably add: Gay AF, and has no filter. It’s no wonder my new landlord is so wary of me.
A smarter man would ignore those hot glances from Kieran Shipley. The broody lumberjack wants more from me than another homemade pretzel, but if I push my luck, I’ll end up back on the street.
Too bad I’ve never been smart with my heart …

I’m definitely tuned in to the Kieran channel, even if the signal is sometimes hard to make out.


Roderick and Kieran are EVERYTHING. I completely fell in love with these two men and their relationship.  

Roderick heads back to Vermont after ending a relationship and lands himself a job at the Busy Bean baking. Kieran, a member of the Shipley family, so works out at the Busy Bean to help out from time to time and was shocked to see Roderick walk into the place. These two men have a history that goes back to high school.  

Kieran is quiet, he keeps to himself a lot of the time, he is hard working. Roderick is open, he isn’t afraid to be himself. I loved seeing him bring out a different side of Kieran. I loved the tension in the beginning between them, then as things progressed, I was swooning so hard for these two.  

Roommate is an emotional story filled with plenty of steaminess. If you are looking for a MM romance to read this one is a MUST READ!