Hazel and Alfie have just moved in together as roommates. They've also just slept together, which was either a catastrophic mistake or the best decision of their lives--they aren't quite sure yet. Whatever happens, they need to find a way to keep living together without too much drama or awkwardness, since neither of them can afford to move out of the apartment.
... offers a charming peek inside the messy world of modern dating, blending hard-hitting realities with frivolous fun. Fans of Jamie Brenner and Hannah McKinnon will appreciate Brook’s celebration of the chosen family of roommates, coworkers, and friends who provide steady footing in an unstable world.
Brook’s ability to balance humor with explorations of heartbreak, anxiety, and betrayal is admirable, and while she doesn’t quite get to the meat of the story until about 200 pages in, she nonetheless provides an entertaining tale from start to finish, with characters you’ll miss right after finishing the epilogue ... Not a whole lot happens, but you’ll cling to every word.
... enjoyable ... Brook cycles between the perspectives of Hazel, Alfie, Emily, and Daria, investing each with keen psychological insight that achingly illuminates the pain of miscommunication and words unsaid. Heartfelt and entertaining, this has a lot to offer.