I really needed that I have barely read anything this month I have been in a swoony anime haze and clearly I needed an equally swoony book to bring me back All boxes checked on that front Adorableness abounds in this book.Highly recommended. (spoilers in below paragraphs)This book is fine if you just want a quick romance that won't require any deep thinking The pacing and character development felt off to me, and there were several times when I just couldn't suspend my belief enough to go on (but I have a hard time not finishing a book, so I just complained to my husband/friends and pushed on) Neither Madison nor Tyler have any real personality characteristics, so if you like the kind of story where you can plug yourself in, this is your book.(view spoiler)[The things I couldn't handle:when Madison makes macaroni and cheese and decides chocolate milk is fine?? I can deal with the other poor little rich girl shit, like not knowing how to use a dishwasher or ruining the cast iron pan, but that one defies any kind of common sense.speaking of the poor little rich girl stuff, I guess I was supposed to feel sorry for her when she had to stretch her fancy makeup and $150 face cream and sometimes use drugstore products? Lol no.the whole being disowned thing was weird The fact that they still make her come over? The timing of itI don't know, it just seemed weird that she would be talking about it like it was this thing that happened in the past when it was just a few months ago AND she's still talking to them and coming over when her mother snaps her fingers? on the topic of her mom, it seems like the author is going for Emily Gil, but Emily at her worst is much smarter and somewhat less cruel how does Oksana keep getting into the apartment? According to Tyler, they weren't all that serious, so why does she have a key? And if he gave her one, why didn't he take it back? And why isn't heconcerned that she came into his house???I also didn't really get Oksana's motivation for saying all that shit to Madison at the end Is it pride? Why does she care that much? It seems like she's just evil, but that's boring and hard to believe.the whole premise of Tyler being like, oh, I need a roommate who won't fall in love with me just annoyed me Especially since he clearly doesn't mean it for a second or he wouldn't have let her stay the thing where he uses her shower is shady af It's only not creepy to her because she wants to bone him I can see not mentioning it earlier, but no way an actually not creepy guy goes into her room and uses her shower while she is there and doesn't say anything to her about it It's also so unnecessary! We already know he's hot! In fact, it's the main facet of his personality!oh there is also a little Chekov's gunthere's a part where she mentions that one of her friends has been distant lately, so I assumed there would be some followup to that nope (hide spoiler)] Low angst and playfulSuch a light, feel good read! I always enjoy this author's romances because they're low angst, slow burns with plenty of feeling While there's a sexiness to her writing, there's nothing explicit and the focus is instead on the emotional connection This one is a sweet, playful romance with lots of humor and characters who will grow on youras the book progresses I found it to be a little slow at first (when the romance was not the focus), but it really captured my attention as the story went on We only get the heroine's perspective, so our hero remains a mystery until the end, and that makes for a reading experience that's both frustrating and fulfilling.The story follows Madison, a woman who grew up with extreme wealth and pampering When she decided to become a teacher, Madison didn't realize that it would cause her family to pull the rug out from under her but that's exactly what happened Now she's living on a budget, desperate to find affordable housing, and willing to be a roommaid (a roommate who handles all the cleaning) The only problem? Madison has never had to do any cleaning, and she is woefully unprepared for the responsibility Add in one sexy, offlimits new roommate, an ex who won't take no for an answer, and a meddling family, and Madison's life just got a whole lotcomplicated.This is light with VERY little angst, and that's one of the things that really makes it shine It's not the kind of romance that I'd read all of the time, but the author always does a great job drawing me in There are some funny moments and a focus on Madison until the story shifts in the back half, and that's where it really won me over Tyler is such a mystery for most of the book, and it adds plenty of tension and some miscommunication It's a SUPER slow burn with a build from strangers to friends to lovers, and that makes the emotional connection the star Fans of clean romance, or those who prefer a sweeter, lighter read, will definitely enjoy this playful story. Sariah Wilson is a mustread author for me I have read all her books and jumped at the chance to read Roommaid I laughed so much while reading this that my husband asked me what the book was about The internal thoughts of Madison and the outspoken ones of her friends kept me amused and had me turning the pages to see how this story would unfold This is one you'll want to read when you need a pick me up and a quick escape.*I received an ARC from the publisher My review was not required nor influenced. From bestselling author Sariah Wilson comes a charming romance about living your life one dream at a timeMadison Huntington is determined to live her dreams That means getting out from under her family’s wealth and influence by saying no to the family business, her allowance, and her home But on a teacher’s salary, the real world comes as a rude awakening—especially when she wakes up every morning on a colleague’s couch To get a place of her own without cockroaches, mold, or crime scene tape, Madison accepts a position as a roommaid In exchange for free room and board, all she needs to do is keep her busy roommate’s penthouse clean and his dog company So what if she’s never washed a dish in her life She can figure this out, right?Madison is pretty confident she can fake it well enough that Tyler Roth will never know the difference The finance whiz is rich and privileged and navigates the same social circles as her parents—but to him she’s just a teacher in need of an apartment He’s everything Madison has run from, but his kindhearted nature, stomachfluttering smile, and unexpected insecurities only make her want to get closer And Tyler is warming to the moveRewarding job Perfect guy Great future With everything so right, what could go wrong? Madison is about to find out I loved The Roommaid! I have enjoyed all of Sariah Wilson’s books and this one did not disappoint!Madison, the heroine, is a fun character She is really out of her element when she moves in with Tyler as a roommate For free rent she agrees to tend his dog while he is away and clean the apartment Too bad she knows nothing about either This leads to some humorous incidents I loved her sarcasm throughout the book as she learns new skills and interacts with Tyler She also has a huge crush on the oh so delicious Tyler Tyler is such a sweet guy He is funny and thoughtful, but definitely not looking for a relationship I always like when there is a pet in the story Tyler has a rescue dog, Pigeon (named after his favorite stuffed toy) I loved the interaction between Tyler and Pigeon The characters are well developed and the story flows nicely There are some swoony moments in the book, but it is a clean read Like all of Sariah’s books this one will go into my Reread pile.I received an ARC for my honest review, but I had already preordered the book, like I do with all her novels! Fun theory, could be better executed This is a newish adult romance that often has a teen vibe due to the relationship the leads have with their parents I'd like to call that a compliment, but I can't, as it makes their age not mesh with their actions The characters are somewhat interesting, but the stereotypical lack of communication and angsty longing drew this out longer than it should have been The parents and other secondary characters are almost stereotypes of angry rich jerks, which feels too awful to be read Despite that, there were cute moments, and I'm smitten by Pigeon, my favorite character There are some lovely turns of phrase also, like this example: He laughed, and his laughter was like a thousand perfect sunsets combined with the happiness of a hundred sevenyearolds’ surprise birthday parties It was warmth and joy and exuberance all rolled into one, and it lit up the butterflies inTL;DR: Has potential that it never quite achieves Also not a fan of roommaid as a word and cringed every time I read it. Sariah Wilson is one of my all time favorite authors, and she has delivered yet another hit with Roommaid There were so many moments in this book that had me giggling out loud Madison, the leading lady, is hilarious! I really related to her cooking disasters (I've so been there! Ha!) and her humorous attempts at crafting and cleaning I loved her spunky personality and wit, as well as her sweetness and vulnerability And the hero, Tyler..all I can say is he is just plain DREAMY He is sweet, funny, smart, thoughtful, unselfish basically he's the quintessential best guy friend that every girl hopes to meet (and turn into her boyfriend.) I absolutely love a good friends to lovers story and this one was such a treat I devoured it in one day Like I do with all of Sariah's other books, I'll definitely be going back to read Roommaid again and again Sariah's books just make me happy! *I received an ARC to review, all opinions are my own! Madison and Tyler had me laughing out loud and swooning all at the same time. I just love a sweet story of friends to lovers. There were surely some immediate sparks but to give Tyler what he asks for, Madison keeps her feelings to herself. But when you live with a sweet, adorable, sexy, and swoony man like Tyler you just can't help but fall for him. Tyler is such a good guy. And Madison is just so determined to make it on her own and these two together made a great team. Tyler was always there to support Madison and Madison tried her hardest to be the best room maid she could be. I just absolutely enjoyed the chemistry and friendship (and ) that those who had! A perfect romcom!My first book by this author but definitely not my last. These characters were so likable and the story flawless. Written so well that the thought of having to stop reading made me sad! Super cute story!! Sariah Wilson is one of my all time favorite authors, and she has delivered yet another hit with Roommaid There were so many moments in this book that had me giggling out loud Madison, the leading lady, is hilarious! I really related to her cooking disasters (I've so been there! Ha!) and her humorous attempts at crafting and cleaning I loved her spunky personality and wit, as well as her sweetness and vulnerability And the hero, Tyler..all I can say is he is just plain DREAMY He is sweet, funny, smart, thoughtful, unselfish basically he's the quintessential best guy friend that every girl hopes to meet (and turn into her boyfriend.) I absolutely love a good friends to lovers story and this one was such a treat I devoured it in one day Like I do with all of Sariah's other books, I'll definitely be going back to read Roommaid again and again Sariah's books just make me happy!