A review by ellelockley
The American Roommate Experiment, by Elena Armas

challenging emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Rosie is Lina's best friend. She quit her job as a well-paid engineer to become a romance writer only to enter a creative slump. Lucas Martín is the only one that can pull her out. I did really enjoy this book and I think Lucas and Rosie were such beautiful characters and because their flaws were so well written and developed,  it made them seem more human. They're relationship was really beautifully written. There were a few bits that were uncomfortable and cringy to read (cough shower scene cough) and I don't think the s3x scene were very well written in my opinion. Even though I preferred the plot of the spanish love deception, i prefer the leads in this book. I'm also spanish so I can relate to the family dynamic which I really like. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves a slow burn romance.

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