The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

The American Roommate Experiment has plenty of tropes that are common in romance but still manages to give all the feels.


This is the author’s follow-up novel to The Spanish Love Deception but follows a different set of characters.

Rosie Graham recently quit her engineering job to pursue her writing career. Her first book was a huge success, but now she’s experiencing writer’s block and staring down the deadline for her next book, which is due in a few short weeks.

To make matters worse, the ceiling in her apartment collapses, forcing Rosie to move into Lina’s apartment, her best friend, who happens to be away on her honeymoon.

But Lina forgot to tell Rosie that her cousin Lucas would be crashing at her apartment while she was away. The same gorgeous cousin Rosie has been lightly stalking on Instagram for months.

What follows is an irresistible story of fake dating, friends to lovers, and forced proximity that is hard to put down.

Review of The American Roommate Experiment

It alternates perspectives between Rosie and Lucas. The tension between these two led to some hilarious and awkward moments. I liked both characters, but occasionally I did wish Rosie had the confidence to believe what Lucas was telling her; instead of constantly convincing herself he didn’t mean it.

I had no clue this was a spin-off of the super popular Spanish Love Deception, which was probably a good thing since I haven’t read it yet and had no inclination to do so. But if it’s as compelling as this one, I might have to reconsider it.

This is a good one to pull you out of a reading slump. I raced through the second half of it.

I’ve been enjoying my foray into romance, it’s a bit outside of my usual genres, but the few I’ve read have been delightful.

Whether or not you’ve read The Spanish Love Deception, I highly recommend giving this one a try.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 06 September 2022

Thank you to Atria Books for providing me with an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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