Book Review: Roomies by Lindy Zart

Graham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling (that could be from the illicit dreams I have about him too, I suppose. Let's move on.). He's also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior and the interior still shines.

I love him. I mean, I'm pretty sure I do, having never been in love before. Anyway, it seems legit.

And now his brother Blake is here, and, well, he's the complete opposite of Graham. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he's leaving soon, and Graham's the one I want. I shouldn't have to remind myself of this, right? I wouldn't have to if Blake would quit looking at me like I'm something yummy and he's starving.

Here's a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with. Or something.

Release Date: November 21, 2014
Age Group: New Adult, Contemporary
Source: Kindle e-book, purchased
Reviewed By: Nat

I was updating my latest book binge on Goodreads when Roomies popped up under the “readers also enjoyed” blog roll. I thought, what the heck, it sounds funny, it’s NA and I haven’t heard of the author- this has been a pretty great formula for me lately.

Lindy Zart didn’t disappoint! The sarcastic banter alone is enough of a reason to read this book. About 20 pages in, the writing style reminded me of Jessica Park’s Flat-Out-Love series, so I knew I was hooked. I’m pretty sure Lindy Zart wrote my fictional soul sister when she dreamt up Kennedy.

“Maybe I’m a little callous, a little insensitive, a little self-centered, but hey, that’s how I roll.”

The lead characters (Kennedy, Graham and little brother Blake) are likable but polar opposite, on so many levels, which kept things fresh. Kennedy is your typical young adult with loads of insecurities but the way she handles life and masks her inner monologue is through her boisterous attitude and sharp wit.

It takes a special kind of man to be able to appreciate such a woman, sadly there were two brothers that appreciated Kennedy’s unique personality but for very different reasons. One brother was slow with a hidden appreciation & agenda and the other was fast acting & fed off the hate-fire Kennedy had to offer.
“'You know what is so appealing about you, in a twisted, messed up kind of way?' 

'What's that?'

'You have no idea how tactless you are.'

'Well. I have some idea,' I grumble.”

I wouldn’t say there was a love triangle, more of a love debate because it was pretty obvious who was in love with who. With that said, I really hope that this book does not remain a stand-alone. I want more Kennedy! She is such a nice comic relief and spot on with her insults and life observations- some might say she has a tactless approach, I say honesty is the best policy- just rip the band-aid off.



  1. This sounds so up my alley. And I'm on a huge New Adult kick right now. This summary and your review convinced me to get it!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

    1. Shannon it was so fun! I am on a NA kick too! I CAN"T STOP!


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