In the past, I’ve read a couple of books my Kennedy Fox and loved them. The Checkmate Duet is my favorite! So when I saw that the Roommate Duet was going to be published, I knew I needed to read them. Baby Mine released yesterday and today I’m here to tell you what I thought! Thanks to the authors and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for providing me with an ARC to read and review.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten. But it didn’t matter because she chose him and
he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so
I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t
have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us.
Now, I’m screwed.
To her singing in the shower every morning,
dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living
room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and
never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall
and claim her mouth.
She’s constantly on me for making messes,
bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on
my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the
way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good;
however, the selfish part of me can’t let go.
But then the unthinkable happens…
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle
accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of
pushing her away, I pull her closer.
Just as we come to terms with our new reality,
she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my
Baby Mine is described as an angsty, slow-burn romance and that is definitely true. The book starts off with us reading about the first time Hunter meets Lennon, only to find her at his apartment with his roommate. I can’t imagine how devestating that is thinking you found the love of your life only to see her end up with your best friend.
In all honesty, reading the first third of this book was really getting on my nerves. The only thing happening was Hunter and Lennon basically fighting and Hunter hiding his feelings. I think it was very big of him to deal with someone he thought he could love being with his best friend. I was really just waiting for something to happen, because it was becoming too much.
I really enjoyed the moments between Lennon and Brandon and I could feel the pain they were hit with when the cops showed up at the door. I was glad to see there was no sign of cheating, it just sucks when a wonderful character dies in a book (and no, I’m not spoiling you, this is already stated in the description). Reading that part of the book had me in tears (which isn’t fun in the train, haha).
I love the connection between Lennon and Hunter and seeing them be there for each other in that difficult time. That’s when things get tricky though, because can they cross the line with their feelings when the grief of losing a loved one is still so fresh. The way the author wrote about them getting closer was amazing. That was my favorite part of the book.
As expected, this one ends with a major cliffhanger! Not one that I was expecting and I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I need the next book now!! These authors are amazing writers and I honestly couldn’t tell the book was written by two authors!
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Kennedy Fox is known for leaving us hanging with major cliffhangers! What do you think of cliffhangers? Are they something you think belong in a book series? Or can you do without?