Bender by Stacy Borel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 Homerun Stars
This was a really light, cute, no fuss, happy-go lucky kind of book. It was recommended to me and I have to say, it was a delight to read.
Keegan lives with her mom and little sister. She loves her little sister, but she feels like she is more parent than sibling. Keegan notices an ad. Someone is looking for a roommate, it’s in a good area and the rent is cheap. When Keegan arrives, she knows the apartment is perfect for her, but when she signs the lease, she realizes the person who showed her the apartment wouldn’t be her roommate, and instead her roommate would be the brother, Camden.
I love the plot, don’t you? When Keegan and Camden first interact, it’s just funny and there’s awesome tension and banter. Camden is a jerk. He works out, owns a gym and is beautiful. Keegan is a curvy short girl and is nothing like the girls Camden dates. Keegan has low self-esteem, but is very self-sufficient.
I really liked Keegan because she’s like a typical girl. She’s has school, work, family and friends. Her mom isn’t the greatest mom in the world, but Keegan tries to not let that affect her. Keegan rolls with the punches when Camden gives her the hot and cold act.
It’s too cute.
Camden is not nice. He’s a bad boy Hero and you want to punch him in the face and jump him at the same time. He brings girls to the apartment that’s tall and skinny and has his way with them. He also tries to be nice to Keegan, by cooking her breakfast, but Keegan doesn’t want anything to do with Camden.
I love the give and take banter between Camden and Keegan. I also love that they are roommates. It’s just too entertaining reading their interaction. The book keeps a moving forward pace and I really light up when Keegan starts dating. Who doesn’t love a jealous Hero?
I don’t really understand the title, but other than that, it’s a great read.