RoomHate by Penelope Ward Book Summary

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all….the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

RoomHate by Penelope Ward Book Reviews

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- Loved it5 star

I loved it 100%

- Roomhate5 star

I love Penelope’s books. I am always sad to say goodbye to the characters in her books, it’s like leaving friends.

- Push through it becomes worth it4 star

I wanted to stop reading because Amelia was starting to get on my nerves. I decided to push through and glad I did because the ending showed her growth and confidence in herself.

- Goooood5 star

So deliciously good

- Love it5 star

It was so sweet and the character change was amazing it had the perfect amount of love and hate.

- Juvenile2 star

She can’t think for herself, let’s him insult her and still wants him...she’s a real winner. He’s a tool but hey, he’s apparently hot so he gets a pass...ASS!

- no.1 star

Please do NOT waste your time on this offbrand wattpad look alike book. So incredibly cringy and only 2-dimensional characters. Seriously terrible

- Love love love5 star

Read it.

- Awesome book5 star

You can feel the emotion of the characters. I laughed and I cried at some parts. But I loved how the relationship flowed so well.

- Not bad but not exceedingly great.3 star

Would still recommend. The ending seemed to fizzle as I was waiting for a major event, but endings like this are nice too.

- RoomHate5 star

This is one of my favorite Penelope Ward books I first read several years and just reread . Amelia and Justin first meet as kids and form a bond that is indescribable and when you meet them you feel it will last forever. Then the unthinkable happens and Amelia runs away and they lose contact. Years later Amelia’s NaNa dies and leaves Justin and Amelia her beach home. This is the story of how two old friends deal with life. The book is funny, romantic, full of chemistry and Justin is the perfect boyfriend one you will never forget as you learn the way life should Bea. A five plus stars...

- Amazing!!!5 star

5 stars all the way!! 👌🏼

- My favorite Penelope Ward book!4 star

RoomHate is my favorite Penelope Ward book so far. At first I thought it was very similar to Stepbrother Dearest, but that changed with a plot twist I wasn't expecting. At first I didn't know if I liked that plot twist because of how it would change the story, but I got over that quickly. I ended up loving the twist and how it changed both Amelia and Justin's lives. Part One was of the book was good, but part two was even better. I loved Amelia and Justin's relationship. They have been through so much together throughout the years and I loved where the end up. This book has a lot of emotional moments that make you feel for the characters and what their going through. It is also quite funny as well. The end of the book is so cute, especially the epilogue, which I enjoyed it being in Justin's perspective. However, like always, I wish it was longer. Overall it was a great read!

- Loved it!5 star

One of my favorite books. :) I'm so glad I read this book, but so sad it had to end. I loved the characters. I would definitely recommend reading this book.

- Great read5 star

Had a great storyline and suspenseful in ways, but also had a very select type of romanticism I guess you could say just to put it lightly. Finished it in less than a day just couldn't put it down !

- 5 stars!5 star

Loved loved loved this book. Read It!!!!

- Nice!!5 star

Loved their story. Never any boring moments reading this book.

- Great book5 star

Love this book. A must read!

- A love story , fate and never giving up on love.5 star

I couldn't put this book down. I finished in a day. I needed to know what happened next. I cried , laughed and cheered for the characters. Thank you for writing such a novel.

- Roomhate - Loved this book!5 star

Fabulous storytelling-finely layered and was so emotionally believable! Amelia & Justin are childhood friends who become estranged but brought back together by Amelia's Nana's passing and willing the summer house to them 50/50. I so loved these characters - and Jade, Roger and especially Bumble-Bea made this a rich story. HEA

- Good read4 star

Great job describing characters that just can't get out of their own way. Liked it.

- Fell in Love5 star

I will totally recommend this book to everyone it's just so amazing!!!!

- Sweet and hot5 star

This was a sweet story with some good angst and some hot sex. Another win for Penelope.

- Roomhate5 star

Wow, this book had me hooked from the beginning. I laughed and I cried. Such N inspirational love story.

- Ehh1 star

Sort of good when he gets the shared house but was slow in the beginning and then just turned bad. Would never recommend.

- Love!!5 star

Could not put the book down!!!!! Amazing!!

- Slow2 star

This book, though short just went on and on and on. I finally just read the last page to be done with it.

- Loved it5 star

I started reading at 7pm and could not put it down. I only stopped for s couple of hours to sleep. It is now7 am and I just finished it and loved it. It is raw, sexy and had me so invested in what was going to happen. A great read.

- A Must-Read!5 star

This book was by far one of the best romance books I've read in a long time. The development of the characters and dictation used by the author really helped put the characters and their emotions into perspective. Amazing novel. Well done!

- Lost interest2 star

This book lacked depth. The characters were one dimensional, I had a hard time connecting with them. The story was repetitive, and it dragged on and on. I've read other books by this author, like stepbrother dearest but this book is weak in comparison.

- Loved it!5 star

I will be reading more books from this author! Although the characters got their happily ever after, it was a bit of a rough ride. Great descriptions, great storyline!

- Great read5 star

Oh my where do I start with this review? Such a great book.Justin and Amelia are childhood sweethearts they do everything together and when they are 16 Amelia runs away because of a something She found out that Justin was keeping from her,he is heart broken. Now 10 years later Amelia's grandmother has died leaving both of them a house.Oh the angst how do you co exist with someone who hates you?well you just need to read this book and find out I highly recommend this book.

- Great book!5 star

I enjoyed reading. I could not get enough of it. Loved the story line.

- Loved it!5 star

There are very few books that can illicit a physical response. This book gave me butterflies!

- A decent read3 star

Not as good as the others. Didn't have great flow or as much depth of emotions as her other books. Worth reading.

- Amazing!5 star

I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down and read it every chance that I could. It was more than your average love story and it incorporated so many great elements. I highly recommend reading this book. You won't regret it!

- This is a must read for 2016!5 star

This is a must read for 2016! I enjoyed this book from the first word to the very last. I couldn't put it down. Justin is a sexy jerk at first but Amelia lets you know it is a deserved hate he has toward her. The characters are so well written you can't help but love each of them. this book was super sexy, funny, and even a little angsty. Justin is a sexy, angry, dirty talking musician that you will want to be real! Amelia is soft spoken and sweethearted individual till Justin brings out her sass, and oh boy, can she hold her own against him. Lol. In the end you are left with a melted heart and a smile on your face and a bit sad that it's over because it's just THAT good! <3

- Love5 star

I love this book it was wonderful. I love the relationship that Justin and Amelia have, and of course second chances are my favorite and throw in a little surprise makes it the best.

- She did it again!5 star

Penelope Ward is a very good author who has the ability to make you feel the characters emotions. My favorite book of hers is Stepbrother Dearest but this book came pretty close. Justin puts up a huge fight compared to Elec 😉 I definitely recommend this book and if this is your first book of Ward's then I suggest Stepbrother Dearest next. Read all her books, I guarantee you won't regret it!

- 3 is generous3 star

Is am so tired of inflated ratings! I don't think my standards are that high - are everyone else's that low? This book was was 'ok' at best. The characters were not 3 dimensional or special, it wasn't sexy, the storyline, eh... Nothing wonderful about it. Please be more selective in rating. So tired of spending money on crappy books because of unrealistic ratings.

- Not close to stepbrother dearest1 star

Unfortunately the book didn't live up to expectations... It felt like a different less experienced writer had written this one compared to stepbrother dearest

- TEARS 😪5 star

I cried so many time while reading this books it's not ever funny anymore, but this was a wonderful read! It took me not even a day to read this !!!

- Penelope has done it again!!5 star

This book makes me so happy that I found this amazingly talented author!! Not only does this story capture the love and angst of such strong characters, but it is unfailing in it's delivery. Can't wait for your next story Penelope!! Until then.... Thank you.

- Amazing!5 star

I love this book. I couldn't put it down so I stayed very late(or very early) to finish this book. There're fun banters, touching feelings and emotional moments. I had tears in my eyes at the last few chapters. Love the characters although sometimes the heroin's insecurity really got my nerve but it's a must read if you like second chance love.

- Loved It!!!!!5 star

OMG..... I loved every bit of this book..... Justin and Amelia are so so great together!!!!! And the ending was awesome..... Loved it great book must read!!!!!!

- Read in one sitting5 star

Loved this book from Penelope. One of my favorites. The sex scenes were hot and the chemistry was intense. I'd have liked a longer prologue in his p.o.v but it wrapped up nicely.

- Wonderful4 star

As always this author can tell a story! However my only issues are that we never get the male POV until the end and she tends to drag out circumstances unnecessarily ... A bit predicable .. You know baby crying at "that moment" nonsense like that ... Other than that this story was great! If I didn't think she would give us a glimpse of the male POV I would stop reading her books ...

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marcia❤️ - Amazing read5 star

5 ⭐️ + From start to finish. The characters were amazing. Couldn’t put the book down

abcdtukvs - Just keep reading4 star

I hated this book at first, it started too fast and wasn’t believable. I was just about to give up on it, and that’s when it started to get good. I stayed up well past my bedtime to read it in one sitting and cried most the night. I would recommend!

mmmb2226 - Outstanding!5 star

An absolute outstanding read!

M7/17 - RoomHate3 star

Although I liked both Justin & Amelia's characters, I felt the book dragged on. Amelia was so hot and cold towards Justin throughout the book. And Justin was very indecisive about his feelings. Good story but expected more.

Swiss chanti - Another 5 Star read❤️5 star

RoomHate. Meet Justin, Penelope’s newest oh so hawt character. And meet Amelia another of her heroines you can’t help but love. They’ve been friends growing up until a secrete broke them apart and they went their separate ways only to be brought back together by their Nanny. Needless to say their reunion not a happy one, involving a lot of hurt feelings and resentment. But beyond all the hurtful things being said the true feelings can’t hide. Both living their own lives, seeing each other brings a lot of turmoil to each their lives. Unexpected events bring them closer together only to be pulled apart again by an opportunity for Justin too good to turn down. Will they be able to overcome yet another obstacle? Thank you Penelope for yet another wonderful story about two people whose love for each other leads them to where they are meant to be.

NaughtyBookBlog - My favorite book from this author to date5 star

Sweet mother of all that is holy, Penelope Ward just tried to kill me. Her weapons of mass destruction were overwhelming amounts of sexual frustration and emotional turmoil. Every muscle and cell in my body was coiled up tight and ready to explode on moment's notice. If you are looking for a book that is going anywhere but the road well traveled, look no further! Let's use a metaphor. This book is a vehicle and the author is the driver. You're in the passenger seat, unsure of the destination and little nervous about she's taking you. Suddenly there is fork in the road. While your eyes are darting back and forth trying to anticipate where she's going to take you, without notice she's taking a sharp right, but she's not on the road anymore. Nope. We are off-roading it now! Up and down steep hills, frantically bouncing around on the uneven terrain, dodging obstacles, while you're holding onto the "holy crap" handle for dear life. I imagine she might be laughing loudly and a little maniacally as you hold on tight. Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down. I started at 10:30pm, stayed up until 2:30 am devouring it, and then woke up bright and early to finish it off. 5 Stars just isn't enough!

rmncereader - Wow5 star

So this started off super slow for me, in fact I almost stopped reading after the first few chapters. All I can say is, thank goodness I kept reading because I absolutely fell in love with how this story morphed into something so much more than just a typical romance. I found myself laughing, smiling and even at some point with tears in my eyes. The ending was absolutely beautiful and I didn’t want it to end. If you think about putting this down.. don’t. I was quick to judge but it turned out to be one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Definitely top 5!

Becshney - Beautiful5 star

What a beautiful and emotional love story I loved it . Defending a good book to snuggle down on a winters day and read .

Quinny19 - Great read5 star

Loved this story, sexy, funny and romantic Quinny

Jaxwright57 - Roomhate loved it5 star

5 Star Review I was not sure what to expect from this book the only other Penelope Ward book I have read was a comedy but I love second chance romance stories and I'm so glad I went with this one. Imagine being left a half share in a house the only problem is the person who has the other half is someone you walked away from years ago and he hates you..... Justin and Amelia were best friends growing up, in fact her grandmother raised them both which is why they ended up with a half share in the beach house when Amelia's grandmother passed away. But their friendship was 14 years ago can they put the past behind them and at least be pleasant to each other. Love and Hate go hand in hand and when these two end up in the same house there is anger and rage but there is also chemistry. I fell for Justin in a big way as I'm sure many other readers have, he is sexy as hell but he is also loyal and cheating is something he will never ever do...... Roomhate is an emotional read that is a real second chance love story . I read it in one sitting and I can't wait to see what comes next from Penelope Ward.

Javicado - A great read5 star

Well written, beautiful characters and a good long read- not short like all the other books out at the moment. Read in a day.

m.i.c.h.e.l.e.1.4. - Loved it!5 star

Loved this book so much! I couldn't put it down... And had to re-read it- it was that good!!!

Chrissy052 - From hate to mate5 star

Love these stories with history and characters finding each other again. Great story will read more from this author.

Shooshhhh - Loved it5 star

Loved this book! The characters were so easy to love and true. I couldn't put the book down once i started.

Greaaaaaaaaaat game - Throughly enjoyed this book5 star

Amelia & Justin story I loved it. I couldn't put it down!! Thanks 👍👏📖

Raiine - So easy to read5 star

This book was so easy to get into and enjoy. Couldn't put it down. Really loved the story and how it was written.

dat76 - Couldn't put it down!!!5 star

Read it in one sitting, I just couldn't put it down. You won't regret buying this book!!!

Checky girl - RoomHate5 star

Omg you have done it again, love it love it. You are a fantastic writer amazing. No words can describe it. Can't wait for the next one 😊😊😊

6416toni - Refreshingly real...great read5 star

A refreshingly different storyline, one that has depth of character as well as storyline. Refreshingly mature as well, no teenage angst (except when retracing their thoughts when they were young), adult responses to adult situations. Plenty of hot scenes to go with it. Seriously a good read, look forward to reading some of this authors other titles

Shellbuzz - Roomhate by Penelope Ward5 star

I enjoyed this book sooo dam much - it had the laughter , the tears and everything in between . You will fall in love following Justin - so hot , Amelia and a surprise twist half way in ! Put it on your list to read and click now !

auzibay - Wonderfully Divine!5 star

Once again, another absolutely brilliant book from Penelope Ward.

Samdobos - Takes money but doesn't give book1 star

I tried to buy this book 4 times not realising that the whole time iBooks was taking my money but not allowing the book to download. Has anyone else had this problem?

GeorgianaRose - Get lost in a story5 star

Loved every bit of this book, read a couple of times and it never fails to get all my emotions. 1000% recommend to give this one a read

J1111111C2 - A MUST read5 star

I’ve only just discovered this author but wow, she knows how to make you feel the characters emotion. The story is so complicated but they’re so right for each other. Definitely recommend this book and author!

English girl 1990 - AMAZING5 star

I don’t ever really write reviews but I do love to read a lot. I must say this is one of my favourite books. It is amazing. Such a feel good and I felt every single emotion the whole way through. I read it in a day and a half as I couldn’t put it down. A MUST READ!!!!!!!!

chelsea 94 - A book you can get lost in!5 star

Absolutely brilliant! Gives “feel good read” another meaning. The authors spectacular ability to keep you guessing about the plot is incredible.

B956hfsi23 - Wow5 star

I couldn't put this book down once I had started it, I truly loved the story between Justin and Amelia . It made me laugh and crying . And Justin I think is now my new book boy friend . Lol .Definitely recommend roomhate !!!

Philippa-92 - Fantastic!5 star

This has to be the best romance novel I've read in a long time! So refreshing! It gave my the angst I crave in romance, the tears and the butterfly's! Love it!

Dollydee39 - 🎀💕🎀5 star

Wow I absolutely loved this story. Amazing as always xx

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