True love is at stake in this charming, debut romantic comedy.
Cassie Greenberg loves being an artist, but it’s a tough way to make a living. On the brink of eviction, she’s desperate when she finds a too-good-to-be-true apartment in a beautiful Chicago neighborhood. Cassie knows there has to be a catch—only someone with a secret to hide would rent out a room for that price.
Of course, her new roommate Frederick J. Fitzwilliam is far from normal. He sleeps all day, is out at night on business, and talks like he walked out of a regency romance novel. He also leaves Cassie heart-melting notes around the apartment, cares about her art, and asks about her day. And he doesn’t look half bad shirtless, on the rare occasions they’re both home and awake. But when Cassie finds bags of blood in the fridge that definitely weren’t there earlier, Frederick has to come clean…
Cassie’s sexy new roommate is a vampire. And he has a proposition for her.
Thank you to Random House UK for my ARC through Netgalley! I really wanted to read this book!
My Roommate is a Vampire is an adorable, fresh and funny intake on the vampire falls for a human girl trope.
Cassie is a kind young woman who has a degree in art but could never find employment in the field. She is making ends meet with odd jobs working at a library and at a coffee shop. She needs to find a new place to stay and when she’ll answer a “too good to be true” offer for an apartment, she’ll be met by the sexiest man she’s ever seen, even if he dresses like the nobles from Downtown Abbey and talks like them too!
Fredrick J Fitzwilliam will be disconcerted by Cassie’s disheveled appearance, paint splatter and all but he has not many choice and they will soon learn to share his apartment.
And what if Fredrick has some rooms Cassie can’t enter? Or if he lives at night? And talks as people from the last century?
He is still pretty decent.
But the day Cassie discovers bags of blood, the cat is out of the bag! Fredrick is a vampire!
This story is a romantic comedy and even a satire at times so don’t expect overpowering alpha male vampires and sex kitten heroine!
No, Fredrick J Fitzwilliam was just a charming and vulnerable vampire, looking very sexy but more akin to a sweet puppy than a terrible monster! You can’t help falling for a vampire watching K Drama! He was kind and considerate to Cassie.
And God knows Cassie needed the confidence boost! Because she’s been rejected for her art so many times that she has zero confidence in her ability to create something appealing to others.
I felt sorry for Cassie as it is so hard to earn a living as an artist while staying true to your conviction.
I loved that they talked through notes left in the kitchen (cue The Flatshare vibes) that Cassie illustrated with cartoonish Fredrick and Cassie!
And the messages Fredrick sent to Reginald, his friend, had me laughing so hard! These were probably my favorite part of the story.
Their love story looked like a very long meet cute, slowly going towards heated territory.
The only thing that made me lower my rating was a twist at the end to resolve some drama. I found that very far-fetched and too improbable.
But that element aside, I did had a good time reading this story in record time!
Thanks for reading.