Room 212

Room 212 by Kate Stewart

4.5 stars

“You know Laura Lynn, our God is a jealous God, you love something more than him he is bound to take it away.”

At twenty one Laura met the love of her life. After having broken up with her boyfriend and temporarily resting in a park, she’s hit in the face with a frisbee. Seth is at first turned off by Laura’s bitchiness, but when the two randomly meet again later that night, they see another side of each other and form a connection.

After months of dating despite their differences (Laura being a wild girl and a bit of a partier, Seth being more conservative and a hard worker) the two are in love and going strong. But Seth’s past continues to haunt their present relationship and the two find themselves at odds on where their life path leads them.

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“I’m a firm believer that if you want something, you have to make it happen. The world owes you nothing, but you can take your piece of it. All you have to do is work hard and claim it.”

This book was the perfect angst hit for all of you angst whores out there like me. I loved Laura and Seth’s story, I honestly could feel their love for each other, it was a very powerful romance. Seth and Laura worked well together despite their differences and worked hard on lowering their defenses around each other. I loved the first part of this book to about 70/75%, while the last 25% or so didn’t flow as well for my tastes.

Laura was my favorite part about this book, I love imperfect heroines and she felt like a real person to me. She didn’t want to spend her life spewing out bullshit so she did what she wanted. Small warning, Laura did some recreational drug use but it honestly didn’t bother me all too much because well, that’s life and people use drugs. Reality of our world and all.

The only thing preventing me from giving this book a full 5 stars is the whole not enough groveling thing I’m always getting on about. Seth fucks up big time in my opinion and he honestly didn’t grovel as much as I’d like. I also didn’t understand a lot of his reasoning and decisions for the things he did, maybe because I didn’t have his perspective. Laura I understood a lot more, but probably because I was able to see her side of things.

I read Loving the White Liar before this book and while I enjoyed that one, this one left a mark on my heart. For those of my friends who love angsty romance reads, I highly recommend this book. I think fans of RK Lilley will enjoy Kate Stewart’s work very much.

“So there’s no hero for you?
“I am my own hero.”

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