Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ RoomHate by Penelope Ward ~ Jill Mac




Swoon-worthy Justin Banks is FINALLY HERE in
 RoomHate by Penelope Ward! 

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Blurb
From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

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.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


Jill's Reveiw

RoomHate was such a great story.  After devouring Jake and Skylar's books, I became a fan of Penelope.  When I saw RoomHate, I knew I had to read it.  

God this book was so effing hot!! Everything about Justin was just incredibly sexy.  
As the synopsis describes, RoomHate is the story of two close friends, who had a huge fallout.  Years later they are each given partial rights to a house.  Being together again after so many years just brings back so much emotion.  

The relationship between Justin and Amelia was just a great one to witness.  They clearly had some unresolved issues they needed to work on.  Justin was obviously too hurt by whatever happened in the past, to even want to make a mends at first.  It was really heartbreaking at times, because you so badly just want them to make up.  

Though they were never together in the past sexually, god their relationship was so SEXUAL.  I know that doesn't make sense, but like they was some serious pent up sexual tension between the two.  

What I really enjoyed was the banter between the two.  Though they had issues, and most of the time were bickering, they had an easiness.  I don't want to compare it to a brother sister relationship, because it wasn't anything like that.  More like really close friends that just need to have angry sex and love each other again!

RoomHate is the story of two friends who were never honest in what they really wanted.  It is about forgiveness, pain, happiness and overcoming the past.  It was such a roller coaster of emotions, but an amazing story to witness.  A great friends to lovers, second chance book!

I really enjoyed Justin and Amelia's story! 

<3 Jill Mac




RoomHate Excerpt
Copyright © 2016 by Penelope Ward


His eyes darted to the side, and he noticed me standing there. We just stared at each other. It was ironic, but the only times I could ever feel the remnants of our old connection were in fleeting moments of silent eye contact. Sometimes moments of silence spoke the loudest.
I left him alone again, making my way back down the hall and into the restaurant to tend to the customers I’d been ignoring.
Things really started to get busy. Without Jade working tonight, we were short-staffed, and I was having a hard time keeping up with the orders. Sandy’s had indoor and outdoor seating. Normally, I would only be working one section, but tonight I was going back and forth between the two.
It was nice out, so I knew they would have Justin performing outside. I kept glancing over to the small stage to see if he was there. It was past eight, and he hadn’t made an appearance yet.
Sometime close to eight-thirty, I was in the middle of serving a large party of ten when I first heard it: the chilling sound of a soulful voice that was not familiar in the least. He gave no introduction. No warning. He just started to sing out the first few words, followed by the strum of his guitar. The song that Justin had chosen to start with was a cover of Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers.
The entire room soon quieted down, and all eyes were on the stunning blond male specimen with the spotlight shining down on him. Despite the fact that I was carrying a large round tray of dirty dishes, I couldn’t move. The vibration of his thick, smoky singing voice had completely paralyzed me, penetrating my body and soul.
Aside from the lone teardrop that fell the night he lost it on me during steak dinner, I hadn’t shed any more tears—until now. It was all too much. Hearing how different his voice sounded, how he’d trained it over the years, was a wake-up call as to how much I had missed. All of the hours of practice that must have gone into honing that beautiful voice, and I wasn’t there for any of it. The guilt, the emotions, the reality of a decade gone…everything started to pummel me at once. Not to mention the song—about a girl leaving. It probably had nothing to do with me, but in my mind, it sure as hell felt like it did.



About the Author:
Penelope Ward


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and 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. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

         


 Other books from Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin

Cocky Bastard

Stepbrother Dearest


Gemini

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)


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