11 Best Cohabitation Novels With Swoony Romance You Need To Read

Books about cohabitation living to read now scaled

Love is in the air (atleast over here), and what better way to celebrate the cozy joys of cohabitation than with a stack of romantic books? 

From quirky roommates-turned-lovers to whirlwind romances sparked by unexpected living arrangements, these books feature leads who are initially roommates but slowly fall for each other. 

Whether it’s a joint inheritance or an app mixup, bottom line is that these oftentimes reluctant house/roommates meet “The One” in the most peculiar circumstances. 

1. Wanna Bet? by Talia Hibbert

Wanna Bet

Rahul Khan, Jasmine Allen’s best friend, is her only temptation. 

Despite their strong bond, Jasmine avoids relationships due to her string of misfortunes. 

But when circumstances bring them closer, Rahul realizes Jasmine might share his feelings. 

This book is super steamy and I loved that Rahul appeared so posh but he had the dirtiest mouth I’d ever seen on a man – you’ll love it!

2. Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood

Under One roof

Mara, an environmental engineer, clashes with her new roommate Liam, a big-oil lawyer – they become roommates because they’re co-owners of an inherited property. 

Despite their differences, Mara discovers a softer side to Liam and soon they’re falling in love with each other.

3. Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

Mr wrong number

Olivia Marshall’s luck takes a turn when a wrong number leads to a steamy text exchange. 

Unbeknownst to her, the mystery man is Colin Beck, her brother’s best friend who shares a house with her brother (she’s living with them).

But as their anonymous relationship heats up, Colin must decide whether to reveal his identity or risk losing Olivia.

4. The Roommate Situation by Katie Bailey

The Roommate Situation

Jess, facing multiple setbacks, seeks refuge at her brother’s house only to find Conor Brady, a tempting roommate. 

Despite reasons to resist, their undeniable chemistry complicates Jess’s situation.

5. Dear Enemy by Kirsten Callihan

Dear enemy

Delilah’s childhood nemesis, Macon Saint, re-enters her life seeking restitution for a stolen heirloom. 

To repay the debt, Delilah agrees to work for Macon and this reignites old sparks and creates new possibilities.

6. Wrong Bed, Right Roommate by Rebecca Brooks

Wrong Bed Right Guy

Elle’s plan to seduce her boss backfires when she mistakenly targets his brother, Gabe Schultz. 

Despite their differences, Gabe pursues Elle, and I’m not kidding when I say these two had me so hot and bothered and I’ll tell you for free now that this is a fantastic option if you want a cohabitation romance book to read.

7. Lovewrecked by Karina Halle 


Daisy’s streak of bad luck continues when she meets Tai Wakefield, the grumpy best man at her sister’s wedding. 

Stranded on a deserted island with Tai, Daisy’s feelings slowly shift as they try to survive their unexpected situation.

8. The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

The Flat Share

Tiffy and Leon share a flat under unconventional circumstances. 

As they make the most of their unique living arrangement, they discover that breaking the rules might lead to unexpected connections.

9. The Roommate by Rosie Danan

The Roommate

Clara Wheaton’s move across the country takes an unexpected turn when she ends up sharing a lease with Josh, a charming stranger. 

Despite their differences, they bond over their shared beliefs and decide to challenge societal norms to the best of their powers.

10. Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

Twice Shy

Maybell inherits a house in the Smokies and must share it with Wesley, the grouchy groundskeeper. 

They clash initially, but they soon find common ground and slowly start falling for each other.

You’ve probably already noticed the pattern, but in most of these cohabitation books, it’s usually a shared inheritance that brings both parties together and that’s the same in this lovely romance book where they live together. 

11. A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole

A Hope Divided

Marlie Lynch helps the Union cause in secret during the Civil War until Confederate forces disrupt her peaceful life. 

Sheltering an escaped prisoner, Ewan McCall, Marlie faces danger as they gear themselves to fight for their freedom and love.

Will you read any of these cohabitation or living together books? Let me know in the comment section below.

And don’t forget to check out the related posts for even more book recs that totally stay on topic.


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