Review: Holiday Roommates by Tere Michaels

Posted January 12, 2014 by Leigh in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Holiday Roommates by Tere Michaels
Holiday Roommates
by Tere Michaels

4 Stars


Released: 21 December 2013
Published by Self Published
Format: eBook


Michaels has written an uber-sweet story about two absolutely wonderful characters that I can’t get enough of ~ Under the Covers

Holiday Roommates was a quick, easy, and very sweet holiday story that is a great read anytime of the year.

Nate Brandywine is an unemployed Broadway actor who is barely making his rent. Sean Callahan is the owner of a not-so-lucrative production company who is also having a hard time financially. To avoid eviction for at least one more month, Nate takes a job as Jack Frost in a holiday show set in a new department store in the Big Apple. Sean is in charge of the production of said holiday show.  While the money he earns for this show will help with some of his problems, it is not enough to cover the loan he owes his father at the end of the month. Once Nate and Sean become friends, they realize that they could both benefit financially by becoming roommates, so that’s exactly what they do.

Michaels has written an uber-sweet story about two absolutely wonderful characters that I can’t get enough of. Nate has a beautiful old soul, and a quick and witty sense of humor to add to it. Sean is more serious, and at first, a bit uptight. Nate comes to realize, though, that is because he is under so much pressure for the production to turn out perfectly. Once Nate sees past that, he finds that Sean is also sweet and adorable, just in his own special way. So when you put them together, it’s enough to make the reader just fall in love with them – I definitely did.

Since Sean is technically Nate’s boss, they try to remain only friends, but the serious chemistry between them – along with Nate’s flirty behavior – prevents that from happening. Before they know it, their hormones are flying, and they are completely amped up for each other. When they finally give in, watch the hell out!!  Talk about deliciously hot and sexy-ass combustion!  Phew!

Although they haven’t known each other long, Nate and Sean spend a lot of time together and find that not only do they have great sexual chemistry, but that they get along in so many other aspects as well. And while there is a moment when things could be problematic, it’s so refreshing to see that these guys are mature enough to communicate and work on a solution together.

The only issue I had with Holiday Roommates is that the editing needed a little more refinement. There were a few places where I got tripped up on incorrect names or small continuity errors, so it kind of stopped my reading flow. Nonetheless, it was a wonderful story based on fabulous characters and a sweet romance that I would definitely recommend. I hope that Michaels will revisit these guys with another story, too, because I know I would read it in a heartbeat.
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About Tere Michaels

This bio would be more interesting if I could fictionalize it...

I am an East Coast girl (Metro NYC to be exact), born and bred and with some slight princess traits. For example, "camping" is staying in a hotel without a pool.

Writing has always been my dream, my goal, the way my brain and my heart found a happy place. When I was five my mom got me a subscription to a Disney magazine and precocious early reader that I was, I immediately caught on to the fact that someone, indeed, WROTE these stories. That it was a real profession and from then I was locked in to what I wanted to do.

Of course it took me til just past my fortieth birthday to fully succeed by having my first novel, "Faith & Fidelity" published, but I've been writing for decades and whether or not I made a dime, it was always my "must do" thing.

In the meantime I've freelanced, worked in offices, managed a bookstore, lived in LA, starved and prospered and became a married mom in the 'burbs.

Right now my wonderful husband and my darling son and I live in a cute house in the NJ suburbs; we share our abode with three cats, a hamster and approximately 100 fish (warning: when the pet store says "they're all male!" don't believe them). Life is good and I am beyond grateful to my family and friends and fans who've brought me to this point.

I love to talk to people about writing and books and my book(s) so feel free to drop a line at teremichaelsblog @

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Guest Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I am a wife and mom of two sassy and fabulous kids, and I have decided I will be forever 39.After college, I became a paralegal and read only legal documents and eventually some baby naming books.Then about six years ago, I needed to check out all the hype of some teenage vampire romance, and that was all she wrote.It didn't take me long to rediscover my love of reading that I had throughout my youth, and I was devouring every paranormal romance and urban fantasy series I could get my grabby hands on.

Through Amazon forums and Goodreads, I met a lot of amazing women with that same passion, including the lovely ladies who started UTC.While those genres will always be two of my favorites, I have discovered that M/M romance is my primary love.That kiss between Qhuinn and Blay in Phury's book (you BDB lovers know what I'm talking about!) sealed the deal for me.I love a story where love is hard fought and hard won.I am also a firm believer that EVERYONE deserves love and a happy ending, and the beauty in achieving that is what keeps me coming back for more.

I have amassed quite a collection of book boyfriends through the years, with the top two being John Matthew and Jamie Fraser.**le sigh**In the M/M genre, my best buddy is Randy Jensen.Two of my favorite tropes are Friends to Lovers and Out for You, and I enjoy just about any subgenre - PNR, UF, contemporary, historical, RomCom, Young Adult, Erotica, Mystery/Thriller - in my M/M romance.As long as it is written well, eventually gives me an HEA, and makes me have all the feels, I am one happy girl.
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