Roommating (Preston's Mill, #1)

Roommating (Preston's Mill, #1)

by Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase

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Overview

Forget all those other roommate romances you might have read.

Heather and Chris don't hate each other…very much. And they don't have sex all the time…at least not at first. Chris doesn't go around shirtless, flexing his muscles and driving Heather wild…too often. And he doesn't get jealous and possessive every time she goes out with another man…well, maybe occasionally.

But they definitely don't fall in love…right away.

When Heather comes back to her hometown, she plans to take over her father's historic restoration business and move into a beautiful converted apartment in Preston's Mill. Then she finds out she'll have to partner up with the one man she can never forgive. Chris Dole, who abandoned her father and betrayed her trust three years ago.

It gets even worse. They don't just have to work together. They have to become roommates for six months to prove they can get along. That means Heather will have to play nice with Chris and put up with his obnoxiousness, his drop-dead sexiness, and his ugly recliner named Flo.

She'll do what she has to do out of loyalty to her father, but she isn't going to like it.

At least not much.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153394794
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Publication date: 09/07/2016
Series: Preston's Mill , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 50,299
File size: 287 KB

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Roommating (Preston's Mill, #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a cliffhanger. It is a story about a father who sees his mortality and wants to know his daughter is safe. In his mind he thought that he could help his daughter find happiness by setting her up with her first love. I loved Estelle, the nosy neighbor who became a friend. It was a fun read.
sferguson105 More than 1 year ago
What a great start to this new series!! I loved the banter between Chris and Heather. They seem to hate each other, but even during that time there's an underlying sexual tension. Heather's dad definitely had something up his sleeve when he put the stipulations on her taking over the business. It was great seeing these two work through their differences, and with the help of a four legged friend find what true happiness is. I hurt for Heather and her trust issues, but seeing her overcome them made the story that much better. This story is definitely a must read!!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Funny and cute. Great ending.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I felt like the characters were interesting and the plot was great, but it felt so rushed! Some of the conflicts weren’t very flushed out, so they seemed immature, and there wasn’t really much time for the characters to grow. I would have liked to see more growth from the characters before the resolution, but I think there would have needed to be at least another 50 pages for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I disliked this book on almost every single page. So many poor choices plot wise, and her lack of self worth is a constant undertone to the writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an OK story but several things prevented it from being a great story. 1. After reading numerous times within a few pages how Heather was left by her mother at a young age and suffered from being abandoned. Her father did not abandon her. They had a great relationship. It was her mother and by the time she was this age she needed to get a grip or go for counseling. Heather remembered how her parents had been behind talking closed doors before her mother left. So, because of that she dwelled on being left out whenever her father talked to Chris, the new co-owner behind closed doors until it finally became ridiculous. OK, this reader got it – emotional scares remain after bad things happen but to keep reading about it over and over, page after page it became annoying. So annoying I was about to shut the book and archive it rather than finishing. 2. No loving father would insist his young, unmarried daughter share an apartment with a male in order for both of them to take over his company. The good parts -- there was several places which were funny and where Chris and Heather had bantering which really added to the story..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always love a good ending be it a book or a movie.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Roommating by Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase is an entertaining read. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Team Adams/Chase has delivered a well-written book. The characters are phenomenal and my favorite part of the book. Heather moves back to Preston's Mill after college, expecting to work with her father. Chris returns to Preston's Mill after being gone for 3 years and becomes an unwanted partner with Heather. Chris and Heather's story is loaded with drama, humor, spice and a tiny bit of angst. I enjoyed reading Roommating and look forward to reading more from Noelle Adams and/or Samantha Chase. Roommating is book 1 of the Preston's Mill Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much angst! It is such a fabricated story and there are grammar issues that detracted. Note to the authors: PowerPoint does not have spreadsheet capabilities.
digi More than 1 year ago
Sweet! I haven't read a wonderful, romantic banter and steamy book like this for quite a while! These characters actually had lives, and baggage, but there was no TMI sex over and over. Laugh out loud moments, and then there is that pesky neighbor. Good writing! A short read, but you knew about all the characters! Family, work, and yes a fantastic romance building to a happy point in a couples life. Looks like there is more to come in this little town. I hope to get an offer to keep reading!!! Page turner- have to read good book! Thank you digi
AmyHiggs More than 1 year ago
Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams did a great job collaborating on this book! It was excellent! Heather and Chris have a history together, at one point they were like family. In order to take over her dad's business Heather in Chris not only have to work together for 6 months but they have to live together too. This book was funny and sweet. I loved all of the antics and Estelle was hilarious! I would definitely recommend this book!
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
Heather and Chris grew up on the same city and her was her father protégée some time ago… After graduating in business school, Heather comes home to discover that she will only be allowed to run the business if the succeeds in living with Chris at an apartment in Preston Millls for six months. In the beginning is a really hard adjustment for both of them… An adorable little dog called Lucy, an extremely nosey and fun lady neighbor and an adorable father who is only trying his best for his daughter and a lot of charm and sassiness is the recipe of this book. This is the first of the series and we look forward to reading the rest. This book is sexy, fun and emotional, all the ingredients for a lovely story around two people who are kind enough to understand each other.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read! Heather and Chris' situation was interesting, and I liked watching each of them deal with it. The verbal sparring between the two fed the chemistry between them, and it was entertaining at the same time. The story read quickly and it held my attention. I loved Lucy, and how she grew on Chris. It was adorable. The complexity of the characters kept things moving, caused conflict, and brought them closer. Roommating was everything I look for in a short story, and it was done really well. If you are looking for a fast read with a little bit of everything mixed in, give this one a try. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read. Heather and Chris are forced to live together for six months in order to take over Heather's father's business. Heather doesn't trust Chris because he abandoned them years before. Chris tries to make up for it, tries to prove he is there for the long-haul, but will Heather believe him? Can they ever be more than what they are at the beginning? I loved this book. It kept me hooked from start to finish.
JenniferSchultheisJS More than 1 year ago
Roommating by Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase is a highly enjoyable contemporary read. Heather has a problem with Chris because he bailed on her father. He had his reasons but it’s something Heather just can’t get over. When her father decides to retire, he wants to leave the company to both, Heather and Chris. The only problem…they don’t get along with each other. Because of this, her father decides they must live with each other…drama and sexy moments ensue. Filled with sweet and funny moments, Roommating is a clear winner!
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A laugh out loud sexy romance written by two of my favorite authors. "They were roommates and business partners. And they cold be friendly. But absolutely nothing else." Roommates for six months, that will lead to business partners, ....hmm not going to happen when they have a sizzling chemistry between them. Heather has some trust issues, that Chris will need to deal with. Then there is Flo and Lucy, great secondary characters!! This book must be on everyone's list to read, I highly recommend. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
kmichels More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down! Noelle Adams & Samantha Chase did a wonderful job co-writing Roommating - book 1 of Preston's Mill series. Heather was such a sweetie, but had a few trust issues to work through, understandably so. And Chris was just awesome in general, and pursued what he really wanted. Gotta love a guy like that! I can't wait to see what's in store for this series next.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful, adorable, love-hate romance with some great laugh out loud moments that I could not put down. The characters are well developed and were likable as well as real. There were some great secondary characters that really added to the storyline to bring even more funny and crazy to their romance. Little Miss Lucy stole the show in this story, and I loved how she was incorporated into their romance especially in the bedroom. Loved Chris and how he understood and helped Heather through her trust issues. Loved this story so much, and so will you. Highly Recommended! Received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
Roommating by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams is book 1 of their Preston’s Mills series. Heather has finally finished her MBA and is ready to return home to run her father’s construction/remodeling business. However, her father has a different plan in mind. Tom, her father, wants to split the job, having Heather run the business end and giving the construction portion to Chris. Chris is a family friend who was mentored by Tom, where he learned the trade. Not only does he crush Heather’s dream by this news, he wants Chris and Heather to be roommates for six months. Tom believes the two of them need to be able to get along for them to be able to work together. Heather cannot stand Chris. He left them three years prior after the death of his mom, without giving a reason. Heather believes that Chris has not changed and will not stay. That he will leave like he has before. Chris wants Heather to see that he has changed and plans to be there for the long run. As the two work and live together they realize that their feelings for each other have started growing. However, Heather is unsure that she can trust Chris. Chris is unconvinced he can convince Heather of his feelings while they are co-running the company. This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
LisaD More than 1 year ago
Heather Carver is heading back to her hometown to start working with her father, getting ready to eventually take it over. When her father drops a bomb on her and tells her not only will she not be taking over the business by herself, but she also has to live with her new business partner for six months. When she finds out it is none other than Chris, the guy that ran out on her father three years prior. With Heather not being happy about that it makes for an interesting read, seeing if and how they will be able to work things out. I really enjoyed this book, you could feel the tension between Heather and Chris. I love the banter between them and how feisty Heather is. Not to mention their nosy but lovable neighbor Ms. Estelle Berry, who adds a bit of comedy, and Heather's adorable dog Little Miss Lucy. You really just can't go wrong reading this book!!
all4mykids82 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about these two and the chemistry between them. Not to mention Lucy. You can't forget about her. There were even a few places that I found myself chuckling. If you're looking for a light, sweet easy read then this is the book for you.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Roommating by Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase....What a fun romantic story that will be engraved on your heart. Chris and Heather are fantastic characters that are written well with lots of chemistry, but have a past. These two authors writing style compliment each other that you can't put this book down until you are finished. If you are looking for an entertaining story to escape after a hard day, here it is. I was given a complimentary book for an honest review.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This is the the first book of the Preston’s Mill series by two talented authors. It was a story of a cute couple that are forced to become roommates when Heather’s father, owner of a construction company, decides that she and Chris should become partners in the business, so that he can retire. Heather, a newly graduate with an MBA degree is not happy. Chris had left 3 years ago suddenly without any explanations and is only coming back because her father asked him to take over the company with Heather. Basically , as the story developed we realize that, it’s a story about trust, how experiences in our youth can affect us as adults, and how we might judge someone without giving them a chance to explain their behavior. Looking forward to more stories in Preston’s Mill. The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Techgranny More than 1 year ago
Roommating is a sweet read. Not often does a young lady's father approve of his daughter having a male roommate. In Heather's case, her dad insists that she and Chris live as roommates for six months. What a troubled mess he has started. But the reason behind dad's madness will work in the end. Was a wonderful  last beach read of the summer. Get your copy now!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A sweet and sassy story about coming home again, even if you hurt people when you left. Heather Carver is moving home to Preston, Virginia to work with her Dad in his restoration business now that she's finished school. She's excited about putting what she's learned to good use, and to be close to her Dad again. She's not expecting the bomb her Dad drops on her though ... if she wants to take over the business now that he's wanting to retire, she has to agree to partner with the person he wants to do the manual side of things ... the person that she has never forgiven. Christopher Dole walked away from his Mentor and friend Tom Carver 3 years ago, and he's regretted it more than he can say ... he just couldn't stay in town right then, whether it was right or wrong. He's happy to be back now ... but he's not so sure this partner plan of Tom's is going to work ... especially when he puts in the stipulation that they have to be roommates for 6 months first. What is he thinking??