My Roommate Is a Vampire is entertaining, delightful, fluffy cute vampire romcom with many laugh-out-loud and some silly moments. I had a fun time reading this.
My Roommate Is a Vampire by Jenna Levine
Publication Date : August 29, 2023
Publisher : Berkley
Read Date : August 22, 2023
Genre : Paranormal Romcom
Pages : 336
Disclaimer – Many thanks to publisher for eARC via NetGalley.
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True love is at stake in this charming, debut romantic comedy.
Cassie Greenberg loves being an artist, but it’s a tough way to make a living. On the brink of eviction, she’s desperate when she finds a too-good-to-be-true apartment in a beautiful Chicago neighborhood. Cassie knows there has to be a catch—only someone with a secret to hide would rent out a room for that price.
Of course, her new roommate Frederick J. Fitzwilliam is far from normal. He sleeps all day, is out at night on business, and talks like he walked out of a regency romance novel. He also leaves Cassie heart-melting notes around the apartment, cares about her art, and asks about her day. And he doesn’t look half bad shirtless, on the rare occasions they’re both home and awake. But when Cassie finds bags of blood in the fridge that definitely weren’t there earlier, Frederick has to come clean…
Cassie’s sexy new roommate is a vampire. And he has a proposition for her.
My Roommate Is a Vampire is fresh, fluffy and cute vampire romcom
The book revolves around Cassie, a lovely and quirky artist who couldn’t find a proper art job or hold the house for more than a few months and Frederick, a vampire with Mr Darcy vibe.
Writing is entertaining and delightful, and fast-paced. The story is told in Cassie’s refreshing voice. I loved having Fredrick’s POV through text, letters, and diary entries. Plot is simple and sweet and yet it kept me hooked to the story till the end.
I loved the concept of an eccentric 300 yrs old landlord trying to adapt in the modern world with the help of a human roommate and trying not to involve feeling in it. Just thinking about the situation itself conjures many amusing and hilarious scenarios and the author included them all so perfectly in the story making it a very cute vampire romcom.
Both characters are lovely and adorable. Cassie has lots of self-doubts. Not getting any proper art job after graduation, having financial troubles, and not being able to hold rent apartment for almost 10 yrs she has been living in Chicago has chipped her confidence and belief in herself. Even though she had no hopes of finding the art teacher job that she always wanted she kind of enjoyed her part-time jobs in the library and at the cafe.
Her reaction to finding low-rent house with Victorian decor, Fredrick’s eccentric habits, and finding out he is a vampire was genuine. I liked how she came to terms with the whole vampire thing and how being with Fredrick made her believe in herself and her talent.
Fredrick is adorable and total gentleman as you would expect from a guy who was last awake in the Victorian era. Everything about him from his cluelessness about how to dress in 21st century, how to order coffee, and how to use the internet to his Victorian writing style and manners made me smile.
I agree with Reginald (his only vampire friend who made me laugh as much as all other silly situations and now I want his romantic story too), his Vampiric power was ridiculous and amusing.
His story behind why he needed Cassie’s help to blend in the modern world was not how I expected. I wish there was more depth there. He goofed up so many times that I wondered how this guy survived the last few weeks after waking up! I loved how supportive, observant, and compassionate he was. And I was surprised how fast he learned things.
Romance is super heartwarming, cute, and a little slow-burn. Chemistry and attraction between Cassie and Fredrick is hot and palpable but they both were holding back for different reasons. It’s a huge age gap trope with Fredrick being extra formal hundreds of years old guy who has no clue how to date a modern girl that adds many awkward and amusing laugh-out-loud moments.
I expected many hot scenes but there is only one bedroom scene and that too near the climax, it was also different from the dark vampire romance I read some time ago. I didn’t feel disappointed as it actually fits the overall fluffy feel of the book.
I anticipated drama based on what Frederick was still not telling Cassie but when it came to the climax, it was a lot different than how I guessed which is also good. That conflict actually turned out ridiculously silly and I laughed at Cassie’s solution to it. End is easy, fun, and feel good.
Why 4 stars-
I wish there was more about Fredrick and the vampire community. We don’t really get many vampirish things one expect from a vampire book. Also, it was hard to believe Fredrick had only one friend even though he was in a coma for the last 100 years.
There clearly are other liberal vampires like him around but he didn’t try to get in touch with them. There isn’t also big revelations or development that i would at least have expected from his family who were super traditional.
I thought Cassie would involve Sam in the climax but she didn’t. He is her best friend and she never talked about Fredrick being a vampire with him at all in the entire book. It feels like Sam was just there in the name. I would totally be okay if there was no friendship between them.
Overall, My Roommate Is a Vampire is entertaining, delightful, fluffy cute vampire romcom with many laugh-out-loud and some silly moments. I had a fun time reading this.
I recommend this if you like,
Light-hearted fluffy romance
Cute vampire romcom
Silly awkward situation
Hero with Mr Darcy vibe
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