Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: February 3rd, 2016
Pages: 280
My Rating: 

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right? Not when it’s Justin… the only person I’d ever loved… who now hates me. When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise. The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago. The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match. I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house. The worst part? He didn’t come alone. I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection. The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.
The summer brings a long lost love a second chance at love.
Penelope Ward is easily becoming one of my favorite romance authors. RoomHate was so deliciously good that I still cannot stop thinking about this book. The story starts with Amelia and Justin who used to be childhood friends. They had a falling out which you do not learn about until about halfway into the book as to why. I will not spoil that part for you but it is very scandalous as to why they drifted apart. Even from childhood both of them had feelings for each other.

Once Amelia's grandmother passes away she gives both Amelia and Justin the house that she had lived in. Neither of them has spoken or seen each other for many years. Once both of them inherit the house and see each other again they both start to heal each other's old wounds. I won't spoil anything else but this was one amazing romance story that is going to stay with me for a while. My heart had all kinds of fuzzies while reading. I cannot even account for how many times RoomHate made me smile. 

This book would make an amazing movie. I loved both of the main characters so much. Penelope Ward is an amazing writer and because I was introduced to her writing from this story, I have now been binge reading her other books and they are just as good and heartfelt. Thank god I randomly came across her books from my library. I randomly picked up this book and now I am hooked on her novels. 

RoomHate had just enough passion and depth to make this a new favorite of mine. This is one enemy to lover's story that you do not want to miss. I breezed through RoomHate because I did not want it to end. The story and drama are just way too good. If you like second chance romance novels please pick this one up. You will not be disappointed. 

The book is told from the present and past which I thoroughly enjoyed. RoomHate is one of my favorite romance novels and best reads of the year so far. Thank you, Penelope Ward, for writing such an amazing love story that gave me all the feels.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career. Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee, and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 15-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 13-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island. She is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.