Romance Books

Book Review – Cocky Roomie by Faleena Hopkins

DREW: This ‘roommate wanted’ ad is wildly rude and unbelievable. At least it’s honest, unlike mycocky-roomie soon-to-be ex-husband Edward, the bastard. When Jake Cocker introduces himself wearin’ only a towel and a smirk (8 years younger than me and hotter than hell in August) I decide having him as my roommate is a VERY bad idea. He thought I was a boy from my name, so now that I’m here he won’t rent to me. I know I should go, but my search for a home has me begging him to give me a shot. I can’t stay where I am. Secrets are there I’m not even aware of. And all I want is a fresh start. What other choice do I have….leave Atlanta, my dreams, and give up?

JAKE: With our dad being a congressman, and us coming from old-money, women throw themselves at me and my brothers. But Drew Charles is from a small Georgia town and doesn’t know about us. I only rented to her out of pity, because I hate to see a woman cry.
Then I braced myself for a nightmare… but she just hides in her room, studying. No matter how carefully I try to coax any information out of her, she’s a closed book. She wants nothing to do with me. I knew I shouldn’t have rented to a woman. I told her we’d be f*cking soon and she just got pissed. Told me she wouldn’t if I begged her to.
I’ve never had to beg any woman for anything. It’s the other way around. Except with Drew. Why has that given her the starring role in all of my fantasies? And how can I convince her to make them real?

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

I stumbled across this little nugget thanks to a new goodreads group I joined for fellow Kindle Unlimited readers and thank goodness, because this book was amazing!!!  And there is an entire series featuring 7 brothers!!!!

Jake Cocker is looking for a roommate.  He doesn’t really need one, because he comes from money, and quite frankly, given the way his ad was worded, it’s amazing that anyone even responds.  Drew Charles has recently moved to Atlanta from a small town in Georgia, where she left her soon to be ex-husband after she discovered that he was cheating on her.  She shows up at Jake’s apartment for the apartment, and Jake is in a towel.  Jake was expecting a man, because “Drew is a boy’s name.”

From the very beginning, Jake and Drew have some amazing chemistry.  Drew makes it very clear from the beginning that while she’s attracted to Jake, nothing can ever happen between them – because a) she doesn’t do casual and b) she’s 8 years older.

Drew is looking for a job, and ends up working at Jake’s company.  As you can imagine, Drew isn’t able to keep up with the façade of not being with Jake.

There was some kind of stupid drama with Drew’s best friend, who has a connection to the Cocker family, and who causes trouble for both Drew and Jake.  Jake’s family is awesome, and each of his brothers will get their own book.  I’m super excited about that!

Overall, this was a great book and I’m super happy that I found this series!!

Happy reading.


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