By Penelope Ward

From manhattan occasions Bestselling writer, Penelope Ward, comes a brand new standalone novel. Sharing a summer season residence with a hot-as-hell roommate may be a dream come precise, correct? now not whilst it’s Justin…the merely individual I’d ever loved…who now hates me. whilst my grandmother died and left me 1/2 the home on Aquidneck Island, there has been a trap: the opposite part might visit the boy she helped bring up. an analogous boy who changed into the teen whose center I broke years in the past. an analogous teen who’s now a guy with a troublesome physique and a hardass character to compare. I hadn’t obvious him in years, and now we’re dwelling jointly simply because neither one among us is prepared to renounce the home. The worst half? He didn’t come on my own. I’d quickly notice there’s a skinny line among love and hate. i may see via that boastful smile. underneath it all…the boy remains to be there. So is our connection. the matter is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve by no means sought after him extra. Author's observe – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. as a result of powerful language and sexual content material, this e-book isn't meant for readers lower than the age of 18.

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You’ve by no means slept with a man at the first date? ” “Well…” “Exactly. ” “Even if i needed to sleep with him—which I don’t—it wouldn’t be this night. ” “Why is that? ” “I stabbed myself back. ” He shook his head and chuckled while he discovered i used to be bearing on my interval. “I see. ” “Why do you think he’s basically attracted to me for my physique besides? ” “It was once his eyes. I don’t belief them. you could inform much approximately an individual by means of the glance of their eyes. His gave me a foul vibe. ” “Well, i've got extra going for me than my titties and ass. So, expectantly you’re improper. ” “You’re correct. you've gotten great deep-set dimples should you smile, too. ” My physique felt flush from the praise that had pop out of the blue. I didn’t know the way to reply, so I easily acknowledged, “Shut up. ” “Just be careful,” he acknowledged heavily, achieving into his again pocket. “Speaking of which…take this with you. ” It used to be his previous crimson Swiss military knife from after we have been more youthful. “You nonetheless have this? ” “I’ll by no means cease wanting this. ” “You really need me to take this with me? ” “Yes. ” Taking it from him, I stated, “Okay. ” “Are we performed right here? ” “We nonetheless haven’t picked out what I’m donning. ” Justin walked over to my closet and ran his hand slowly alongside the lineup of clothes, finally preventing at an easy black sleeveless gown that used to be faraway from revealing. It seemed extra like anything you may put on to a funeral. really, it used to be the gown I had acquired to put on to Nana’s funeral sooner than i noticed she had explicitly written that she didn’t wish one. She desired to simply be cremated together with her ashes thrown within the ocean with none fanfare. “This one? particularly? ” He held the gown in his hand. “Don’t ask for my aid if you’re no longer gonna hear. ” “Okay. This one it's. ” I took it from him and watched as he made his means out the door. My eyes excited by the oblong tattoo on his again. even if I continuously suggestion it used to be horny as hell, i used to be by no means in a position to get an excellent adequate examine it for a few cause beforehand. “Justin. ” He circled. “Yeah. ” “What is that tattoo in your again? ” His physique stiffened. “It’s a bar code. ” “That’s what i assumed. I consistently questioned. Does it suggest whatever? ” Refusing to reply to my query, he easily stated, “Get dressed. You don’t are looking to be overdue for Dr. Dick. ” *** Will used to be imagined to be identifying me up in approximately twenty mins. I sat at the kitchen counter sipping a pitcher of white wine to chill. The black costume that Justin had selected truly seemed lovely great. there has been no pointless dermis displaying, and that used to be most likely how it must have been. i stopped up placing my lengthy, darkish brown hair up right into a twist. A go with the flow of his cologne triggered me to appear to the facet. My center clenched on the sight of Justin status within the entryway. I hadn’t spotted him till I smelled him. He appeared to be looking at me with out my understanding. He’d simply showered after his exercise session and appeared so particularly sizzling in an easy black blouse that hugged his muscle mass. The denims he used to be donning have been those that usually displayed his ass within the top method.

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