Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for companionship.
Cash Nicholson isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but he wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work.
Item Two: Single mother needs apartment.
Jade Robertson is desperate, and her best friend’s couch just isn’t going to cut it anymore.
Item Three: No surprises.
Agreements aren’t promises…
I was hooked from the get go, or rather the prologue, of The Roommate ‘dis’Agreement. While filled with funny and witty dialogue it can’t be a straight out Rom-Com as it has a delicate subject matter. I read it in one sitting and loved it! I loved Cash; he’s what we want in our Romance, a hero who’ll come to the rescue. And Jade proved she had lots of mettle, despite her circumstances, she had a hilarious sense of humor.
Cash Nicholson is sad and lonely. After divorcing his wife a year ago he moves into the house his grandfather left him. He usually works out-of-town, Monday through Friday, and comes home to an empty house and has no social life to speak of. After thinking it over he places an ad for a roommate. A female roommate, no romance needed, just a platonic friendship. He just wants someone who’ll be there, and keep him company, when he’s home. That’s all he’s asking for, how hard can that be? He’ll just be sure to have her sign a roommate agreement they can both live with.
Jade Robertson and her two year old daughter, Aria, are living with her best friend, Stephanie “Stevie” and her boyfriend, Derek. Stevie took her in, after she moved out of her mother’s house because of conflicts with her stepfather, and the one bedroom, one bathroom tiny apartment is pretty cramped. She’s just grateful that Derek hasn’t complained and kicked her out yet. When she sees an ad for a female roommate, she gets in contact with Cash. Though afraid he’s a Ted Bundy wannabe, Jade texts Cash, she’s still not sure if the offer is legitimate. Well she tries to text but since she owns a flip phone it’s a little difficult and so they decide to talk instead.
When Cash wants to meet her in real life, to see if they can come to an agreement, he knows Jade is hiding something. Well, not something, but someone. She hadn’t told him about Aria, Jade’s afraid that she might be a deal breaker.
“Listen, I’m sorry about misleading you. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into at first, and then I somehow started looking forward to your calls. You allowed me to be someone other than who I am. Stevie now sees me as the houseguest who won’t leave, her boyfriend considers me and my daughter a live-in cockblock, and Aria just sees me as her bitch.”
Aria’s not a deal breaker for Cash; he has no problem with a single mother for a roommate. So, after making a list of things they both agree on, Jade and Aria move in.
“This isn’t a lease. It’s just some rules and things I felt we needed in writing. Like an agreement of sorts. It helps keep things from getting murky in the event I do something you don’t like, or vice versa; no one can say they weren’t aware.”
“A roommate agreement? Okay, Sheldon Cooper.”
Oh, the roommate agreements, I loved them! The original agreement kept getting modified, someone kept adding bullet points to it, or making new agreements, when rules were broken. And I loved Cash and Jade and Cash and Aria! That little girl wormed into his heart and their interaction had me sighing constantly! Jade and Cash have a lot of secrets they are hiding from each other but poor Jade’s secret was worse and because of it she’d had to grow up too soon. When the truth comes out I didn’t think they’d be able to get past all the ugliness. I can only say I loved the end!
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