No Romance Allowed
Weeks after no one acceptable has answered Rory’s ads for a female roommate in Irvine, California, a professional woman from London offers to pay six months’ rent upfront. The term is shorter than Rory had hoped for but better than nothing. And she seems friendly.
On moving day, Peter shows up with a letter from his sister. The agreement has to be canceled because of a sudden illness. For Rory, that means staying on the top ramen diet for a while longer while again searching for a roommate. But then she is caught between a rock and a hard place when Peter offers to continue the agreement since he needs a place to live while stepping up to replace his sister in the family business. Against the promise Rory made to have a female roommate only, she accepts the offer.
Rory was born out of wedlock and then orphaned, growing up with her strict and old-fashioned aunt. Peter was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and little or no responsibility. She is a naïve, impulsive young woman. He is an unruly young man, suddenly having to shoulder significant family responsibilities. While learning to coexist, Rory discovers one of his secrets, only to learn later that a different secret would be used to ruin her life.
"... highly recommended for readers who are tired of the typical chick-lit romance and are ready for something light as air and just as refreshing." -- K.C Finn for Readers Favorite.
"Romantic comedies have long been the comfort reads of the romance fiction genre and for readers looking for an offbeat romance with lovable characters No Romance Allowed certainly fits the bill." --A Bookviral Review.
"Readers who enjoy romance novels with a touch of suspense will appreciate this book." ---OnlineBookClub.org
"A lighthearted, witty, and insightful novel. Watching a different type of relationship blossom in such a traditionally predictable scenario is refreshing, while the first-person narration gives readers carte blanche access to the protagonist’s mind in a compelling and slightly voyeuristic way. Boasting realistic dialogue, slow-burning suspense, and a surprising plot that delves far deeper than sexual tension, this guilty pleasure of a book is a quick read you’ll want to savor." -- Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★
1st Place in the Romance category for the 2020 TCK Publishing Readers' Choice Award
Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: New Adult category of the 2020 Readers Favorite Awards
Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Romance category of the 2020 International Book Awards
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