Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams Release Blitz with Theresa's Review


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Soren Decker. He’s the epitome of the “bad boy, good man” persona. The best of both worlds. The worst of them too. He’s the type of guy most girls would not mind sharing a confined space with, except my new roommate isn’t all swagger and chiseled abs.

He’s bossy. Messy. Cocky. Infuriating. Doesn’t believe in personal space. Has no qualms about roaming the apartment with a loincloth-sized towel cinched around his waist. Seems under the delusion he’s my personal protector (refer back to infuriating). He plays college baseball and holds down a part-time job—I don’t know where he finds the time to get on my nerves.

We’re got nothing in common . . . except for one thing. Our attraction to one another. And in six hundred square feet of shared space, the tension only has so much room to grow before one of us gives in to temptation. But really, what chance do a couple of young kids chasing their dreams in the big city have of making it?

Since Soren claims I know squat about sports (he might have a semi-point), here’s a stat for him—one in a million. That’s our odds.

Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams was a story about a naive country girl making it as a model in the big city and her self proclaimed protector, who is also her roommate unseen, Soren.  Hayden moves to New York City in the hopes of making it big in the modeling world.  With a contract with one of he hottest agencies and an agent who is known for creating super models, Hayden cannot wait to make it in the city she has always dreamed of.  Nineteen years old and never away from home, Hayden is determined to make her dreams come true.

Soren Decker is a former hot head who is attending community college while playing baseball in the hopes of making it to the big leagues.  He needs a roommate and posts an ad which Hayden responds to and the two become roommates without ever meeting.

Soren and Hayden are opposites in many ways, but similar in others.  As Hayden begins to navigate a world that is cut-throat and dangerous for a young woman who is too trusting, Soren is determined to protect and keep her safe.  What these two don't expect is for their friendship to develop into something more, at a time where it is almost impossible to maintain.

I enjoyed reading the story of Soren and Hayden, and it was extremely realistic to me.  I could actually see this very thing happening in "real life".  But if you are looking for angst, drama or steamy hot sex scenes, this definitely is not the book you are looking for.  This is a real story, about real people, who have real life problems and I think that is why it was so easy to relate to the characters that Nicole Williams creates.

3.5 stars

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


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