Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 12, 2020
Series: The Rooftop Crew #3
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author
I’ve loved him from afar.
Though most times he’s only a foot away.
I’m smart enough to know he’ll never be anyone’s forever.
He checks all the bad boy boxes. Tattoos. Check. Motorcycle. Check. Chip on his shoulder. Check check.
If he wasn’t my neighbor and friend I may have thrown myself at him. Okay, yeah. I wouldn’t. Because guys like Dylan don’t want a woman who writes kid’s math textbooks under him in bed. Instead, I pathetically savor morsels of moments where I have his sole attention.
That was until his archenemy moved in with me. Now suddenly, Dylan’s moving in too and warning off the first guy in a long time who’s showing me interest. Could he finally see me as more than a friend, or am I just a prize to win and show off to his enemy?
The Rival Roomies is a new adult/adult contemporary romance and is also the third book in the Rooftop Crew series by author duo Piper Rayne. Each of the books in the Rooftop Crew can be read as standalones. Rival Roomies is the first book in the series that I have read, but I enjoyed it so much that I want to go read the first two books as well. I love that this is focused on a group of close friends. Rival Roomies was a fun romance from start to finish. I enjoyed reading about Dylan and Rian.
Rival Roomies is dual in dual narrative switching between our main characters Dylan and Rian. This is my favorite narration style, particularly for contemporary romances. I love getting a peek into the guys state of mind. Here Dylan and Rian have had crushes on each other for a while, but they each have different reasons for not wanting to act on their crush. Rian is scared that Dylan doesn’t like her back because she sees him as out of her league. Dylan loves his friend group and doesn’t want to do anything to jeopardize his friendships, because they are the closest thing to family that he has. When a friend turned rival shows up to town and ends up rooming with Rian, Dylan leaves his apartment across the hall to live with them as well to “save” Rian from Jax’s bad boy ways. And the rest is history.
I loved Rian’s job. She writes math equations for grade school textbooks. I know it is not her number one passion in life, but I loved that it was not a very run of the mill job. She is also a killer baker, which she enjoyed much more than math equations. Dylan and Rian are adorable together. They are wonderful friends to one another, which is always a great foundation for a romantic relationship. Not to mention there is plenty of delicious tension between them for most of the story, which I always enjoy.
If you are a fan of forced roommate romances, or friends to more then I think Rival Roomies is going to be a fun romantic romp that you will devour. I read this book in one night and I throughly enjoyed Rian and Dylan’s story. I have seen a few other reviews, and it looks like Dylan is a bit of a fan favorite with readers of this series, and I can totally see why. I think I want to see Jax’s story next. I really liked him!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020