Madison Huntington is determined to live her dreams. That means getting out from under her family’s wealth and influence by saying no to the family business, her allowance, and her home. But on a teacher’s salary, the real world comes as a rude awakening—especially when she wakes up every morning on a colleague’s couch. To get a place of her own (without cockroaches, mold, or crime scene tape), Madison accepts a position as a roommaid. In exchange for free room and board, all she needs to do is keep her busy roommate’s penthouse clean and his dog company. So what if she’s never washed a dish in her life. She can figure this out, right?
Madison is pretty confident she can fake it well enough that Tyler Roth will never know the difference. The finance whiz is rich and privileged and navigates the same social circles as her parents—but to him she’s just a teacher in need of an apartment. He’s everything Madison has run from, but his kindhearted nature, stomach-fluttering smile, and unexpected insecurities only make her want to get closer. And Tyler is warming to the move.
Rewarding job. Perfect guy. Great future. With everything so right, what could go wrong? Madison is about to find out.
Author: Sariah Wilson
Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I was not really a fan of this book. It came highly recommended to me and there were *some* cute moments, but it ended up being a no for me.
First, Tyler, the love interest for our main character, Madison, was kinda dull. There was nothing about him or his personality that drew me in. He was cute (aren’t they always), but that was it. He was just sooooo nice and there didn’t seem to be anything else to him. I needed some spice, something to show me that he was, indeed, a flawed man that was also very nice, but I didn’t really get that.
Also, his and Madison’s relationship didn’t really have any spice. It was just kinda moving along until it suddenly changed directions and said, ‘Oh, look. They like each other romantically.’
Along the same lines, their relationship didn’t feel organic or natural in any way. I think I especially felt this inorganic-ness on Madison’s side of the relationship. She had been infatuated with Tyler the whole book, since the first time they met, and all of a sudden, she announces she loves him…They just fell in love way too quick and without much context. Their relationship had a bit of an insta-love feel to it and I wasn’t impressed. There are some insta-love relationships I don’t mind, but there’s wasn’t one of them. They had some cute moments that made me think that perhaps if I just kept reading, things would get better. I wasn’t so lucky.
There was also the case of our main character, Madison. Even though she’s in her early 20’s, she sounds like she’s A LOT younger. Her voice/personality was kinda annoying and she just thought like a 14 year old. I was not a fan. At all.
Lastly, I felt like this book was building to a point where the other shoe would drop (and thankfully it did), but the big reveal wasn’t surprising at all. I mean, I know there are lots of contemporary romance plots that aren’t meant to be surprising or to make your head spin, but this one felt especially dull.
The reason I didn’t give this book one star is because there were a couple of cute moments that I enjoyed. Other than that, this book just was a big ‘ole miss for me. I had really hoped for more, especially after reading so many great reviews. *sigh*