Tuesday, June 27, 2023

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ The Issue with Bad Boy Roommates by Piper Rayne


The Issue with Bad Boy Roommates
Lake Starlight, Book 2
By: Piper Rayne
Narrated by: Connor Crais & Melissa Moran

I was only looking for a roommate....

I’m the town widow.
Not the only one, but the youngest by far.
My husband died one year after our wedding, casting me as the charity case in my small Alaskan town.

Since then, everyone—including my big family—try to keep me busy as if that will stop the haunting memories from resurfacing.

Do I know it’s time to move on? Of course, but that’s easier said than done.

Then Van Adler rides into town. His bad boy vibe complete with his motorcycle and tattoos causes my body to fill with need for the first time since my husband’s death.

To make matters worse, he’s the one who answered my ad for a roommate. Sharing the close quarters of our two-bedroom apartment means I have to set some ground rules like keeping his rippled abs covered. Soon we become friends, he’s making me dinners, and we’re binge-watching television shows all night.

The more our lives intertwine, the more I start to fall for him. Leaving me wondering, can you find the love of your life twice in one lifetime?

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Okay, does anyone else really want to move to Lake Starlight, or is it just me? I absolutely love Piper Rayne's characters. This duo has a talent for creating characters that practically leap off the page. They're that real. And they've done it again with Van and Brinley, which brings me back to moving to this small town.
I could relate to Brinley on so many things, including her reluctance to move on. It made my heart happy to see her spending time with Van and even considering something more. And Van! Holy moly, is this guy pullin' out all the swoons! I just don't think it's possible to read, or listen, to this book and not be head over heels for Van by the end.
The only drawback for me was the conflict between Brin and Van - you know, that thing that leads to the big aha moment. I kind of felt like this pair deserved an easier go of it, considering Brinley's hurdle. That said, I still totally loved the story, and I can't wait for book 3 in the series.
I had the pleasure of listening to this one, and I'm just gonna say that duet narration is spoiling me. It's so easy to get completely lost in the story, and Connor Crais and Melissa Moran give an awesome performance. Melissa Moran brings out Brinley's hesitation about moving on and her back and forth about her attraction to Van, and she does it quite convincingly. Connor Crais is as good as ever, and that voice is just perfect for the so sexy Van Adler.
If you haven't gotten swept away by a Piper Rayne romance, I highly recommend it, and The Issue with Bad Boy Roommates is a good place to start. It is part of a series, but the authors give enough information so that it can easily be read as a standalone. Not that it will stand alone for long once you've met any of these characters. 

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