Book Review: ‘The American Roommate Experiment: A Novel’ By Elena Armas

A delightful rom-com, which once agin follow the character of Rosie Graham (first novel was The Spanish Love Deception), where she quit her job to become a writer. This book is set six months later, she still hasn’t written her book, her best friend has gotten marrie and she hasn’t told her dad or brother yet about her job. When her roof at her apartment caves in, she goes and stays at Lina’s place, since she’s on her honeymoon. She gets a surprise when Lucas Martin, Lina’s cousin, shows up to stay at the apartment. With no place for either of them to go, they decide to share the apartment and become friends. Lucas is sexy, good looking, can cook and speaks Spanish. He agrees to help her write, by taking her on a series of dates. They agree to just be friends for as long as he is here (which is for three months). Well we know how these things go and they soon start having sex and fall for each other. But he has baggage and has to leave the country because of his visa, even though she doesn’t want him to go. If you’re a fan of this genre, it gets no better than this. We get to follow these two from the beginning and watch them become friends, lovers and in love. A great follow-up to the first novel.

You can pick up The American Roommate Experiment in stores on Tuesday, September 6th from Atria.

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