Book Reviews

Book Review: Just Roommates by Charity Ferrell

Our relationship starts as a game.
I sneak into his bar underage.
He kicks me out.
Repeat.

Maliki Bridges is the town’s hottest bar owner.
He thinks I’m the mayor’s troublesome daughter.
I think he has a stick up his a**.

Once I turn twenty-one, we become friends.
Nothing more …

Until my world is turned upside down, and he offers me his guest bedroom.
It’s a bad idea, moving in with him, but any opportunity I get to be around him I’ll take.
Consequences be damned.

Becoming roommates is the riskiest game we’ve ever played.

My Thoughts


I thought this book had potential when I first began reading it. However, I found that as I read on, there were glaring problems within the story. First, there were too many time jumps. At times from one chapter to the next. I get for the effect of changing her age, it was okay but later it seemed there were too many jumps. The characters were superficial, the trope was played out, and there was too much going on. It seemed that the characters had too many things happening and despite them, the story ended as a “happy ending.” The book could’ve ended halfway through but it kept going. The longer the book went on, it seemed it was less plotted out and more erratic in nature. The dialogue was cringeworthy and immature. I think if the writer had planned it better and had more irredeemable acts for the characters it could’ve been better and more enjoyable.

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