In Review: Desperately Seeking Roommate by Micalea Smeltzer

Posted May 27, 2019 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Desperately Seeking Roommate by Micalea SmeltzerDesperately Seeking Roommate by Micalea Smeltzer
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 26, 2019
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 271 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2019 Romanceopoly, 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge
My rating:



1. Don’t be a smoker. That’s gross.
2. Don’t be a jerk. I have no time to deal with your mood swings.
3. Clean up after yourself. Is it really so hard to put dirty clothes where they belong?

If you meet these qualifications, call me.

Desperately Seeking Roommate

When I put the ad in my university’s newspaper, the last thing I ever expect is for the star football player to respond.

From what I know of him, Abel Russo is a womanizer and an absolute jerk.

Sadly, he’s the only thing stopping me from being evicted by my annoyingly gleeful landlord.

It should be easy enough—there’s no chance we’ll fall for each other. But then he gives me lingering looks, and I might just be looking back.

All I wanted was a roommate, but I’m about to get so much more than I bargained for.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

When I started Desperately Seeking Roommate, I was hoping it would be a fun and sexy book. A little something to take me out of the mood I was in. I’m not sure I could’ve picked a more perfect book to read in that moment. It was a bold choice, going with a new-to-me author when I was in a funk, but it worked. Clearly I should roll the dice more often.

I like to call books like Desperately Seeking Roommate a “cheesy grin” romance. Why? Well, because I read nearly the entire book with a ginormous, cheesy grin on my face, of course. I laughed and swooned. I loved the banter between Lou and Abel. They had oodles of chemistry and I was so here for it. Oh and for the record, Lou is one of my new favorite heroines. I have a total girl crush on her. We’d be friends IRL. I just know it. She was smart, sassy, confident and didn’t let the judgy people of the world define her self worth. And Abel? Swoons for days. Let’s hear it for a college athlete who isn’t a manwhore! *cheers*

I am such a sucker for a friends first romance and what Micalea Smeltzer gave me with Desperately Seeking Roommate was damn near perfect. There was so much to love about Lou, Abel and their story. It was funny, sexy, sweet and low on angst, with characters I just adored — basically it checked all my boxes. This is the first of Micalea’s books I’ve read, but it absolutely won’t be the last. I’m taking recommendations if you have any!

Favorite Quotes:

I don’t know why us bigger girls are shamed by society. We’re normal-sized—I’m sorry your media standards are candy-cane stick thin. I’d rather eat them than look like one.

“Don’t fall in love with me.”
“Don’t worry, Blondie. I don’t fall in love.”

Kisses are addictive. You can’t have just one. P.S. I’m referring to the chocolate.

“I want to hear you, to see you. I want everything. Don’t deny me this.”

“I wasn’t expecting you, I wasn’t even looking for you, but here you are.”

About Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. She enjoys writing about fantastical paranormal creatures and sexy rock stars. When she's not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book.

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