Publisher: Evernight Teen on September 19, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Source: Review Request
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Chloe needs a place to crash for the summer before college. When Chris offers, she moves in with him. It’s just for two months, no biggie. But soon she realizes she may have made a mistake. He is too perfect; a former snowboarder, laid-back and kind to boot, and he’s smitten with her. But she’s got trust issues and a relationship feels daunting. When he keeps trying to win her over, the temptation becomes overwhelming.
Just as she gives in and decides it’s not worth fighting their emotions anymore, Chris reveals he’s made a stupid mistake which might ruin Chloe’s trust in him and tear them apart.
At A Glance
Good but nothing special.
My Summer Roommate is a good summer read. The concept was fun and simple. The characters felt genuine and full of emotions. I was surprised by who much feels I felt through the whole book. The character’s problems were simple and real. The kind of problems we bring on ourselves but that doesn’t make them any less important to us.
Chloe was a good mixture of easy going and complex. She felt so deeply it was hard sometimes to be in her head. Chris was amazing. He is pretty much the perfect guy. He cares a lot, is very thoughtful, and doesn’t give up on people.
Even though I enjoyed this book, I wasn’t super excited about it. I was kind of bored for the most part. Almost nothing happens. The two characters like each other but take forever to get together, the end.
Chloe wasn’t my favorite character. She didn’t treat Chris how he should be treated. It was like she was toying with him and dragging him along, not on purpose, but still.
This book feels very young adult in the sex department, but I would have labeled it new adult for the age of the characters. This is a pretty clean book, which kind of disappointed me. I wanted a little steam at least, but no such luck. The romance was lacking too. I wanted…more.
My Summer Roommate is an average book. Not bad, not amazing. I don’t regret reading it but I am not sure how many people can actually fall in love with this book. But still, somewhat recommend.
“He’s unreal. Even his flaws are great.”
“I can avoid her, but there’s nothing I can do to stop feeling like this. Nothing I can do to stop thinking about her the way I imagine alcoholics think about their next drink, even dream about it.”
“You know …” She stares at her bare feet, then speaks again. “The shit we’ve been through … I think it was good that it happened. As stupid as this may sound, it made it possible for me to trust you. It’s like by breaking my heart you cracked me open, the real me, so I could come out of the shell. I’ve seen the worst that can happen when you trust someone and … I think I came out stronger. A better person, maybe.”
“Ahh,” he moans, letting his head fall back onto the pillows. “You’re hopeless, and I’m hopelessly falling for you.”
For a moment, I feel my heart stop. But then I realize he’s joking. Which is good. Just great.
“You’ve known me for what, two weeks?” I say to support my claims. “You barely know me.”
“I don’t have to know you for twenty years to know you, Chloe.”