The day a judge gave me the choice between going to prison or going to college was the day I vowed to stop stealing. Never again would I see something beautiful and beyond my means and take it, just because I wanted it. Just because I could.
When I moved in with Jerry, it was with good intentions. I needed a place to live while I got my degree, and he needed a roommate.
Then I saw Aster.
Blond and beautiful, good, pure, sweet, smart…and Jerry’s girlfriend. She was everything I never thought I could have. Except…maybe I can.
So I put a plan into action. Yeah, I’d probably go to hell, but it would be worth it. I wanted Aster. I wanted her yesterday and tomorrow and every possible way.
But you know what they say.
Be careful what you wish for…because you just might get it.
My Roomate’s Girl by Julianna Keyes was a pleasant surprise!! When I read the blurb and started the book, I was a little worried about the plot being predictable but I’m happy to say it didn’t happen. I was entertained throughout the whole story!!
Aidan is a reformed bad boy who gets a second chance. College is his path to redemption. When he meets his roommate’s girlfriend for the first time, all bets are off. He must have her. Aster is perfect… blond, beautiful, sweet, and smart. Just the opposite of him and he wants her. He is determined to achieve his goal.
But nothing is as it seems and as these two start to get to know each other, we quickly learn that they are both flawed in their own way. What I loved the most was while they were far from perfect, both with pasts that shaped them, together they became perfection. They pushed each other to become better and embraced each other’s short comings. I loved the friendship they formed as the story develops.
The struggles they both face brings them closer as they seek redemption and a new start. Loved the emotional growth in Aidan. He became a different man by the end of the book and I wanted to hug him so badly. It’s a beautiful story of redemption and healing.
“I didn’t think happiness was real, and I definitely didn’t think it was tangible, something you could hold, touch, feel.”
From the title and cover you would think it’s going to be a fluffy read, but it truly wasn’t. It had humor, heartache and heat. A hero and a heroine who are both imperfect apart but together they create magic.
“I could love you, Aidan, but not if you don’t deserve it.”
About Julianna Keyes
Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting, but nothing thrills – or terrifies – her as much as the blank page. She loves Chinese food, foreign languages, baseball and television, not necessarily in that order, and will go to her grave swearing that “ain’t” is not a word. She has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. It’ll happen.
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