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  • Writer's pictureJulie Mackin

Seven Year Itch

The Roommate Risk by Talia Hibbert

Rating: 4

Spicy: R, numerous descriptive scenes

Will you like this book? You might if you like:

Friends to lovers

Books told in flashbacks

Steamy sex scenes

Forced Proximity

Hero falls first

Ok first of all, this book is free on Kindle until August 26th, so I suggest you RUN to your Kindle account and download this right now.

I fell in love with Talia Hibbert when I picked up Get a Life Chloe Brown. Hibbert writes such relatable and real heroines. They aren’t perfect, far from it, they are messy and funny and smart and both confident and totally unsure, all at the same time. I mean, don’t we all feel that way most of the time?

The Roommate Risk follows Jasmine and Rahul who met seven years ago at university. Jasmine doesn’t do relationships, so after a very steamy first hook-up, Rahul wants to try dating, but Jasmine tells him they can either be friends or hook-up again, but no boyfriend/girlfriend. And Rahul picks friends because he would much rather have Jasmine in his life, even though he would really love to sleep with her again..and again.

Rahul and Jasmine have Chemistry with a capital C. And Rahul is Angsty with a capital A. He has been in love with Jasmine for years but he knows he can’t tell her because then she will just cut him out of her life. Jasmine is sure that since she herself is not perfect, she is not really ever going to be good at a long-term relationship. And because of some childhood trauma, she is subconsciously worried that she will never be enough for the people she loves, so she keeps people at a distance. But she just can't do that with Rahul. Mostly because he is just a wonderful man but also because he has the sexiest hair.

The story flips between present day and flashbacks to how their relationship grows over the years, a technique that I personally love. As a reader, I love when we meet the MCs and they already have a relationship of some type; I don’t know why but it makes my anxious little heart feel better when I start a book and know the hero and heroine have their own backstory. Seeing the layers being pulled back and how they got to this point in time, generally when all hell is about to break loose, is just the type of story speaks to me.

This is the third book in Hibbert’s Midnight Heat Collection and I will definitely be going back to read the other two!

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