Roomies

Roomies

by Lindy Zart

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ISBN-13: 9781945164002
Publisher: Chameleon Writer
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 326,064
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lindy Zart is the USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Safe and Sound, Dating Husbands, and Lily. Lindy lives in Wisconsin. Visit her at lindyzart.com.

Tara Sands has recorded over sixty audiobooks and has received several Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. Her voice can also be heard in many cartoons, video games, and commercials.

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Roomies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was such a chore to get done. Writing was awful.
TheBookBar More than 1 year ago
This and more reviews at The Book Bar.co Love – Love - Love this book. I couldn't/didn’t want to step away from it. Roomies is fast and fun and you'll have a goofy smile on your face while reading it. Lindy Zart has a way of tapping into your emotions and making the most of your attention (ex., utter sadness in Take Care, Sara; hopefulness in Unlit Star). You're going to laugh. You're inner dialogue is going to start sounding like Kennedy. You're going to want more (Blake! Yes please!) Maybe it's my lack of maturity? Pffft. Yeah right. I can't really be that immature. And anyone who says otherwise can kiss my butt. But not really, because that would be weird. -Roomies. 2014. Zart, Lindy. ARC provided by author. Kennedy's inner dialogue and swift retorts were the best part. She says everything you wished you would have thought of saying in similar situations. She is fearless, even though she doesn't have experience, and this force of self confidence is a great cover. She'll say what's on her mind and make the recipient of her sharp tongue have to deal with her forwardness. The outside persona, however, can seem stoic while the inside Kennedy has wobbly knees during emotional confrontations. Pausing near the door, he says, “You look good there.” “Where?” “In my bed.” Duuuuude. -Roomies. 2014. Zart, Lindy. ARC provided by author. Graham, is Kennedy's roommate and God's gift to women, young and older. He is lovable but closed off to Kennedy's advances. She can be a little forceful with her "joking" and Graham shuts down when it goes too far. Graham had me thinking there must be something seriously wrong with him because how could he not love Kennedy. Graham is sweet, but holy cow, does he pull out the Alpha-male when Kennedy becomes desirable to his brother, Blake. His lip is bleeding and my stomach not only turns queasy at the sight of blood, but also that he is hurting in any way, however small it may be. I want to fall into his arms, but I can't because he is stupid and I don't hug stupid people. -Roomies. 2014. Zart, Lindy. ARC provided by author. Blake is a male Kennedy. Blake comes on just as strong as Kennedy serves it and they become verbal sparring partners with flirtatious innuendos. But Blake has issues. Issues that both he and Graham need to discuss but don't. I love him and OH MY GAWD, so happy Kennedy laid it all out for him. Lindy Zart's characters are so full of insightfulness. I would have no idea what to do in a similar situation. Kennedy is exactly what these brothers needed for them to move on. He’s like a kindred soul of sarcasm. -Roomies. 2014. Zart, Lindy. ARC provided by author. The story is well developed, including supporting characters that bring even more humor and anger. Anger? Yes! There is a reason the brothers haven't seen each other in so long. You're going to hate their dad. Kennedy's ability to step aside and emotionally and rationally asses the conflict is such a refreshing change to the 'confused damsel' characters. As I finalize this review, I am reading the book again, and it is sky-rocketing it's way up the Humor sub-genres. Congratulations Lindy. Cheers! Am I so fickle in my feelings to quickly overturn my emotions for one brother I can’t have to the other I probably can have? Of course not. I think… -Roomies. 2014. Zart, Lindy. ARC provided by author. P.S. I would like to nominate this quote for the next T-shirt option: "Well, I guess I'm not completely alone. I have my sandwich."
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JK1515 More than 1 year ago
I had high expectations for this book. It looked like such a sweet romance. And yes, there were good things about this book. I really liked Graham and his character. He was well written and had such a good heart. I even liked Blake. He was a little more complex and played a great role in the story. However, I just couldn't like the main character. She was abrasive and un-relateable. I didn't like anything about her personality or actions. Her sarcasm felt obnoxious. Overall, there were good and bad aspects to the story. Other people are sure to relate to the main character and the guys. I'm giving this book three glittery stars.
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Maribel_Platypire-Reviews More than 1 year ago
I've been wanting to read this one for a while because it looked like a light-hearted, funny read. And I needed that after I read Smother. While it is overall hilarious, there are a couple of serious parts, and it is just the right balance. Kennedy is humorous and sarcastic, and I'll admit I like protagonists that have a snarky attitude. Graham was a sweetheart, and Blake was certainly full of surprises.  The only thing that frustrated me about this book was Kennedy and Graham's inability to fully have a adult conversation to sort things out. But I also realize that without that flaw of their's, there would be no funny story to tell. Although I have to say that beating around the bush certainly paved the way for certain things to happen that might not have happened, and vice-versa. I don't know, I'm just wondering what would have happened if they had sat down and talked about how they each felt.  I wanted to strangle Kennedy due to how clueless she could be at times. She frustrated me to no end, but I will say she never bored me. She had character and that is what I look for when I read. I don't want flat, two-dimensional characters who I could care less about.  What kept me reading was her banter with Blake and Graham. I don't think there was a single dull moment in this book. Kennedy has no filter either, so there was bound to be some embarrassing, yet hilarious moments. I give Roomies 4/5 Platypires. 
therussianhorse More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. It was so amazing to have such an accurate account of college and being here...I'm a freshman myself and the emotions and reality of it all were spot-on! I'll definitely be reading Sarah Zarr's books again! Besides the accessibility of it, I loved the characters. They were crafted so wonderfully so you could tell that they were going to end up being great friends, even though they had never met each other. Their relationships with their friends and boyfriends were also fun to read about. Even though similar things were happening with the girls, they still had their fun differences and the authors crafted this so well! I also loved the details--like Lauren calling Elizabeth "Ebb" because she had only met her over e-mail. The themes of family and an undercurrent of the greater good working out in the end were also great touches, and I'm glad that these themes were incorporated (so effortlessly, by the way) into the story, because those things really matter as people grow up and move on and go to college. It was a great read! I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really cute, well written .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down. And i constantly wondered who she was going to end up with. Youll love this book
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Unlit Star, so I was excited to read another of Lindy Zart's books. This book started out ready slow for me...while I liked the characters and their interactions...I had to struggle to keep reading. About midway through the book, it picked up...so I would give it a 3.5 rating. The story ended well but I would have had more depth. I did love the humor. "Your crazy makes my crazy make sense." I could see a book about Blake in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't realise this book was placed in wisconsin I'm from there so it made me love the book that much more n so cool the author is from there too :) The story line was great and it even had things come up that I didnt expect/see coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything that is this book.
Mamaeck More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy sarcastic wit, along with a sweet love story, this book is for you. “I am constantly confused by you, always surprised, and continually shown why you are so very special to me.” Graham and Kennedy have been roommates for over a year. Graham’s estranged brother Blake shows up and is interested in Kennedy. Kennedy has strong feelings for Graham but is intrigued by Blake. Graham has secretly been hiding his feelings for Kennedy. Graham does not want Kennedy around Blake. That’s pretty much the gist of the story. Roomies is told from Kennedy’s POV, therefore, and you’ll know everything that she says and thinks. Honestly, I really did not like Kennedy’s character one bit nor could I connect with her. I really have a hard time relating to people who use humor as a defense mechanism all the time. And truthfully, Kennedy was never, ever serious. There was one scene between Kennedy and Blake that was extremely serious and yet Kennedy was being sarcastic and joking around. Did I mention that she was annoying? I could really count on one hand how many times the book made me laugh yet many readers stated they laughed throughout the whole book. I think I would have enjoyed Kennedy’s character if she weren’t sarcastic one hundred percent of the time. Although Graham and Blake are brothers (well half-brothers). they have very different personalities and redeeming qualities. But I liked both of their characters, and I really enjoyed the scenes they had together–minus Kennedy. She truly was a pain in the ass at times. Roomies started off very slow, and I have to say I really had a hard time continuing with the book. It wasn’t until about fifty percent into it that I did start to enjoy it. Plus, I am a huge fan of Lindy Zart’s writing. I think she is a force to be reckoned with, and I would recommend her books to fans of Colleen Hoover’s writing. With Roomies I think you will either love it, or it will drive you nuts. But again, Lindy is a great writer, and I did end up loving the second half of the book. Now, having said that, I would really be interested in reading Blake’s story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I read was cute but it was taking me too long to get anywhere sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick, fun read and you'll love the characters! Wish it coul hav shown more instead of telling more, but it was funny and sweet and a great read! I'll read more by this author in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, read in 2 sittings. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a quick, light read!
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* Even though I was given a copy of this book, I bought a copy as well. I tend to do this with books that I love so that way I have the final copy in my possession. My pal and fellow hooligan, Joood at Platypire Reviews harassed me about Lindy's books a long time ago. I have read other books that she has written (not all of them yet), but I think Roomies is my favorite so far. I enjoyed the emotions that were on display throughout the book. The anguish Kennedy felt when she would think about or look at Graham was real and palpable. I mean, we've all been there at least once in our lives. Kennedy is also a fantastically hilarious and sarcastic character that I enjoyed immensely. Her interactions with Graham and Blake were awesome and the relationship she has with them is perfect.  I loved that even though this was a romance, there wasn't sex or overly mushy sentiments being slung around. There was no one calling the other "babe" or "baby" which I loathe. Lindy is real adept at portraying the dynamic and complicated emotions that are involved when there is a secret crush or secret love. I was able to put myself in Kennedy's position and I was able to relate with her on a personal level. She is an awesome character and I hope to see more of her and Graham one day. I give Roomies 5 books. 
Girls_Heart_Books More than 1 year ago
Roomies is a romantic comedy (New Adult) by the always fantastic Lindy Zart. The very first teaser I saw told me I was going to love this book. I was not wrong.  From the first line of the book, I was enthralled. Zart has a way of pulling you in and making you see and feel everything in her stories and this was no exception. The story is told from the point of view of the main character, Kennedy-a 22-year-old, semi-inappropriate girl overflowing with spunk. I adore her. She kept me laughing-even when there had been tears in my eyes moments before-through the entire book. Her growth from the beginning to the end of the story is amazing and makes her one of my new favorite characters in the literary world.  Then we have the Malone boys. Let me just say they are equally yummy in their own ways. Graham is the older brother and Kennedy's roommate. He might possibly be the perfect man; sweet and sexy and smart and just wowza. Then we have Blake; he's the bad boy. He is that guy who's been just a little bit damaged by life. He's the one who smolders at you and makes you think naughty, naughty thoughts. Graham is my favorite, but it was a very difficult choice to make. The characters and their interaction are my favorite part of this story, hands down. The love-romantic and otherwise- between Graham and Kennedy is just so tangible; it jumps off the page at you and wraps you up inside its arms. The banter between them is smart and funny and ugh I just love them. They are what make this book amazing, in my opinion.  My recommendation is this; if you enjoy unique, funny characters and a fast-paced, well written story Roomies is a must read! I tip my hat to Lindy Zart for writing another story I will enjoy over and over again.