Series: Misadventures #10
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 30, 2018
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Format: Audiobook, Length: 4 hours and 51 minutes
Narrator: Sarah McEwan, Jacob Morgan
How I got it: From the library
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Blake Monroe hasn’t had the easiest life, but she’s never been one to dwell on her misfortunes, preferring to see the world as a place where you get what you give.
Having had an especially troubling childhood, Blake’s aware she doesn’t exactly fit the definition of “normal.” Her lack of filter, dry sense of humor, and uncanny ability to read people make her rather unique—and difficult to live with. When her latest roommate has had enough of her antics, Blake decides living with a man might suit her better.
Gavin Gibson’s a dreamer whose artsy aspirations don’t meet the high expectations of his wealthy family. Cast off and cut off, Gavin needs a place to live. When he’s invited to share Blake’s quaint apartment, he cannot pass it up. With a knack for spotting the good in others, Gavin can see past Blake’s quirks—and neither of them can ignore their sexual chemistry.
As sparks fly, their genuine affection for each other grows, and Gavin begins to break down Blake’s defenses. But can Blake open up to reveal the damage she’s worked so hard to conceal?
Misadventures with My Roommate makes me wish I gave half stars. I liked this novella quite a bit, but I just can’t give it four stars. There was too much story untold, too much character development that just didn’t happen because it was a novella and not a full-length book. I’m sad, too, because I really was into Blake and Gavin’s story. I should probably be happy with the format, but I’m just not sure it did their story justice.
Blake was a bit of a tough nut to crack. It seemed almost like there was more under the surface than what was ever uncovered. I had a tough time deciding if she was totally sarcastic or if she really believed some of the things she said. She was a quirky character with zero filter and while that was refreshing at times, other times I felt like I was struggling to “get” her. Gavin was sweet and sexy and the perfect pairing for Blake. I thought his personality balanced hers nicely. Sparks flew between these two characters any time they were together and it was only a matter of time before they gave in. This novella did get a little heavier at one point, but I liked the added depth. I just wish there had been more time to explore it all.
Overall Misadventures with My Roommate was a good read. I enjoy Elizabeth Hayley’s writing style and am intrigued by their characters. I just wish there had been more story! Oh, it’s worth adding I listened to the audiobook for this one and I loved the narrators. Sarah McEwan and Jacob Morgan did a fantastic job reading this one.
Have you read any of the Misadventures books?
Which was your favorite?