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The Issue With Bad Boy Roommates by Piper Rayne

The Issue With Bad Boy Roommates

by Piper Rayne


Book 2 in the Lake Starlight series

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?



Before I begin, I would like to thank Valentine PR and Piper Rayne for sending me an arc of The Issue With Bad Boy Roommates in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Something you are going to learn if you stick around my little blog, is that I love Piper Rayne. I've already reviewed their first book in the Lake Starlight series, The Problem With Second Chances, and it led me to binge reading their two previous series' that led to this series spin off, The Bailey's and The Greene's.

I'm working on those reviews. Considering there is over 20 books in those two series', its a huge job, but I will get it done.

That being said, it's obvious that I will enjoy this series as much as the previous two. Much like in The Bailey's and The Greene's series', I loved some books in those series more than others, which is normal. One reader isn't going to connect with every character in a legacy romance like this, or like every trope.

Which leads to my issue. Ha. See what I did there?

While I really enjoyed this book - I didn't love it as much as Rylan and Callista's.

It just didn't have enough angst, which I guess I was hoping for.

I'm a mood reader, okay?

I don't know. I enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. Van and Brinley have great chemistry and banter, as most of Piper Rayne's couples do. It just didn't live up to Rylan and Callista's story.

And that's okay.

Not every love story can live up to one of the most heavily hinted couples in a series.

Honestly, there is nothing wrong with this book. It's great. Despite Brinley being a widow, this is a pretty lighthearted book. Van is book boyfriend goals, which led to some confusion on my part, as the title of the book implies he is a bad boy, but Van is as clean cut as they come.

Tattoos and motorcycles don't make a bad boy. They do make a hot one though.

Whether you are interested in this book because the synopsis calls to you, or you are a Piper Rayne fan and love the Bailey's and Greene's series', you will enjoy The Issue With Bad Boy Roommates. There are lots of fun moments between the new generation of Bailey kids, and even more with the original Bailey's. Liam as a dad is chef's kiss, and I won't lie, I swooned every time he was on page. I will try not to be sad about the fact that some of my favorite couples and characters are in their fifties and sixties now. Wahhhh!

Coming soon after publication!


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