Author: Erin Leigh
Publication Date: October 24, 2015
Genre: New Adult
Natalie Banks has lived a sheltered life. She’s done everything her parents have asked of her, but that’s about to change. At 22, Nat has a new job and a new apartment. She’s ready to live a little.
Thanks to hard work, determination and his family, Brady Coldwell’s hockey dreams are coming true. He’s going to do everything he can to make his hockey career a success.
When a little mistake pairs Natalie and Brady up as roommates, each is determined to make it work. The location and price of the apartment is just too good to give up. Natalie and Brady are sure they can be platonic roommates…or can they?
My rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a good NA hockey romance. There are so many amazing ones out there! I can’t help myself when I see one. I have to read it. Luckily, Roommates was on sale for $1.99 during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
I wasn’t quite sure what to think of Roommates at the beginning. Natalie came off a little pretentious at first. After getting into the book a bit I understood that is was just setting up her home life but it made her seem so entitled at first. That combined with Brady’s man-whore ways made me wonder how Roommates was going to make me fall in love with these two characters and how they were going to fall for each other.
I didn’t have to wait long. The story quickly became very cute and fun to read. I loved watching good girl Nat struggle with doing what she wanted versus what was expected of her. Rooming with super hot Brady sure didn’t make it easy on her!
Brady…Well, like I said, I didn’t like him at first. He was such a hockey playing man-whore. His trysts grossed me out. (Although, I do have to admit they were a little funny.) BUT Brady was actually a decent guy . He ended up redeeming himself pretty quickly and I adored the way he was with Nat.
The secondary characters in the book were entertaining to read as well. I loved Nat’s co-workers and her best friend. Brady’s hockey buds were probably my favorite, though. I loved reading their take on Brady’s attraction to Natalie. (I would love a sequel with any of these characters!)
As for the hockey part of the story, I loved the way the author included actual game scenarios and not just players. Brady was just as hot and fun on the ice as he was off of it.
Overall, Roommates was a great NA romance. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one day. It would have gotten 5 stars from me if I didn’t have to read a couple of Brady’s sexual encounters with puck bunnies. (Just, ewwww!)