Under One Roof
By Ali Hazelwood
A forced-proximity love story? Why, of course!
Under One Roof is one of Ali Hazelwood’s STEMinista novellas, and it does not disappoint. I really enjoyed The Love Hypothesis last year, so I looked forward to picking up this short book.
Mara arrives in Washington DC to start her job at the EPA as an environmental engineer and to inhabit her new home that she inherited from her grad school professor, Helena. But when she opens the door, Liam Harding surprises her by claiming that he already lives there. You can guess what happens after a few months of feuding, cautious friendship, and finally finding true love.
What I enjoyed:
- The STEM aspect. I am all for more women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and reading Hazelwood’s books puts a great spin on STEM superwomen.
- Mara and Liam. They’re a cute couple with witty banter and chemistry. While their relationship didn’t feel like a unique romcom, I still rooted for them.
- The timeline. I liked that Hazelwood took us back in time and built up to present day. The storytelling was a nice touch.
Under One Roof is a cute, easy read, and I would have continued to read more of Mara and Liam. I would love a follow-up!