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Hi friend! Today’s book review is for The House Mate by Nina Manning. Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating. As always, I appreciate you reading today. 💛
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Boldwood Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
The perfect life? …Or the perfect lie?
When Regi moves into her new house share, she’s ready for a clean slate. A new home. New routine. A new identity…
Desperate to escape the shadow of her past that follows her everywhere she goes, Regi finds the ideal distraction in the perfect lives of others on social media.
But as innocent scrolling turns into an unhealthy obsession, Regi will soon learn that seeking perfection comes at a price.
The House Mate : My Review
As I was reading this book, I was so unsettled that I had to remind myself it was only a book. I don’t know what it was – but I just had this overwhelming sense of dread as each page passed. Though, it’s not that that is a bad thing.
Regi is a woman who you can tell has been through great trauma, although we don’t find out what that is until the very end. Her peculiar behaviors garner her sympathy from some, and some disdain from others.
I am not going to lie, I totally thought that something else entirely was the plot of this book, and I was completely wrong.
Regi has become obsessed with #cleanstagrammers, and the chaotic twist at the end changes the lives of many people.
I really enjoyed getting to know Regi and learning about her story. Her past is one full of pain, but she comes to realize that she is allowed to be happy too. Her development throughout is nice to see.