Review: Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood

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Title: Under One Roof
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publishing date: February 8, 2022
Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Tags: Cohabitation. Enemies-to-lovers
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Reviewer name: Preye

BLURB: A scientist should never cohabitate with her annoyingly hot nemesis – it leads to combustion.

Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on this universal truth: when it comes to love and science, opposites attract and rivals make you burn….

As an environmental engineer, Mara knows all about the delicate nature of ecosystems. They require balance. And leaving the thermostat alone. And not stealing someone else’s food. And other rules Liam, her detestable big-oil lawyer of a roommate, knows nothing about. Okay, sure, technically she’s the interloper. Liam was already entrenched in his aunt’s house like some glowering grumpy giant when Mara moved in, with his big muscles and kissable mouth just sitting there on the couch tempting respectable scientists to the dark side…but Helena was her mentor and Mara’s not about to move out and give up her inheritance without a fight.

The problem is, living with someone means getting to know them. And the more Mara finds out about Liam, the harder it is to loathe him…and the easier it is to love him.

To listen to Sadie and Hannah’s stories, look for the novellas Stuck with You and Below Zero, coming soon, available first on audio!

Ali Hazelwood has done it once again! And, by ‘it’, I mean created another book boyfriend that has my body tingling with excitement.

We thought it couldn’t get any better than Adam Carlsen(I’m still swooning five months after reading) but she took ‘pining×grumpy×adorable‘ and made a whole ass human-smoothie.

Theatrical much? Absolutely. I can’t even bother denying how much this book pleased me. The slump of slumps graced my humble abode, but this book arrived just in time to kick it out. Bliss.

Without giving too much away, know that there’s the home-sharing trope or forced cohabitation(the title, durhh), an aunt bound on meddling even from the great beyond, hilariously juvenile pranks, and one too many episodes of The Bachelorette.

If you love a whip-smart female protagonist, fantastic female friendship, tons of awkward scenes, and don’t mind screaming ‘just shag!’ multiple times, then give this a read.

Get your headphones, airpods, or whatever listening device you can get your hands on, because I assure you that potty-breaks will be the last thing on your mind once you start reading.

And it’s super, super steamy so you’ll 100% adore every bit of it!


Hi! I'm Preye ("pre" as in "prepare" and "ye" as in "Kanye"), and I am a lifelong book lover who enjoys talking about books and sharing bits and pieces of all the fascinating things I come across. I love books so much that I decided to become a developmental editor, and right now, I work with authors to help them tell their stories better. On this blog, I share everything from book recommendations to book reviews and writing tips, so feel free to stop by anytime you like!

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