Under One Roof (The STEMinist Novella #1) by Ali Hazelwood (Audiobook)
Time for another review! This one I listened to the other day, because I needed a break from my current main audiobook. I'm currently listening to Spare by Prince Harry, the memoir he released a couple of weeks ago, and while I am finding it good, I was in the mood for a rom-com, during my afternoon off the other day. So Ali Hazelwood's novella Under The Roof, seemed like the perfect little read to fill my time!
It was cute. But I want to say, reading Ali Hazelwood's novels in the past I noticed something that she likes to do in her books that bothers me. Hazelwood is big girl power, feminism, and equal-work force environments. All very valid points, and admirable. The issue I have that she does, is while the character complains about the sexist work environment she works in daily, she not even five minutes later is sexualizing the man she is sharing a roof with. In one scene Liam is shoveling snow and says he must have "majored in snow shoveling and minored in muscles". I just found this to be hypocritical, considering her complaints about her coworkers flirting with her, and not taking her serious at work. I just think, it goes both ways. If I remember right, this was a thing I noticed in her other two books I read last year.
Overall though, I found it to be a cute in-between book that I was looking to fill my time and get my mind off the real world. There were some steamy moments, and even though it was a short book, it felt complete.
It was cute, however, not my favorite. I'm still deciding if Ali Hazelwood will be on my list of auto-buys. In the end, her books are sometimes what I need, just not my favorite. They feel like Hallmark movies, and that is something that girl sometimes needs. Just a fun romantic Hallmark movie on a lonely afternoon or evening. If that's what you need, I'd check this one out!
The Romance Bookie :)