What are the odds that your roommate will turn out to be the love of your life? Pretty slim. Like, probably about as good as your odds of getting struck by lightning...while winning the lottery...while holding a 4-leaf clover. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the trope in our romance novels, right? And there are about 10 of these roommates-to-lovers romances that just seem to do it better than the rest (in my not-so-humble opinion). Get your 1-clicking fingers ready, folks...
Beyond What Is Given by Rebecca Yarros
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne
Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow and David Romanov
The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan
Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams
Full Package by Lauren Blakely
The House Mate by Kendall Ryan
Dear Bridget, I Want You
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked.
Think about it.
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.
NOTE: You can check out our 5-star review of Dear Bridget, I Want You here!
Shacking Up by Helena Hunting
Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.
Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.
Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.