Lease on Love by Fallon Ballard

🌼Lease on Love🌼
by Falon Ballard
Pub Date: 2/1/22 – Happy Pub Day!
Sadie was passed over for a promotion and after giving everyone a piece of her mind she is now out of a job. After a conciliatory night out at the bar she happens to swipe right on a date only to discover the next day she was in the roommate finder app.

Jack is looking for a roommate after living alone for years after his parents passing. He wasn’t betting on Sadie but he definitely needed her energy and optimism.

The slow burn friends to lovers between these two people that needed acceptance and hope was palpable. It’s hard to lose a parent if not two especially when they were all you had. Sadie didn’t have a healthy relationship with her parents and had the constant inner monologue telling her she wasn’t good enough. Honestly I had great parents in my opinion and I still had that voice. My dad would always tell me to be nice to Laura. It seems like a given but we are the ones we abuse the most when things don’t work out and we are alone with each other in our heads. Maybe that’s why my 4 yo is so loud and I don’t hear that voice that often anymore. 

Read if you like:
✨ Slow burn romance
✨ Painting and flower arranging
✨ Quirky fun characters
✨ Finding yourself late in life (more like quarter life when you feel like you should be on a set path)

❓ Have you ever lived with a roommate?

Thank you putnambooks and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.


Beach Read meets The Flatshare in this warmly funny and delightfully sharp debut rom-com about a down-on-her-luck young woman who turns an innocent mix-up between a dating app and a roommate app into a new chance at love.

After getting passed over for an overdue—and much needed—promotion, Sadie Green is in desperate need of three things: a stiff drink, a new place to live, and a one-night-stand. When one drink turns into one too many, Sadie mixes up a long-ignored dating app for a roommate-finding app and finds herself on the doorstep of Jack Thomas’s gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone. Too bad she’s more attracted to his impressive real estate than she is to the man himself.

Jack, still grieving the unexpected death of his parents, has learned to find comfort in video games and movie marathons instead of friends. So while he doesn’t know just what to make of the vivaciously verbose Sadie, he’s willing to offer her his spare bedroom while she gets back on her feet. And with the rent unbeatably low, Sadie can finally pursue her floristry side hustle full-time. The two are polar opposites, but as Sadie’s presence begins to turn the brownstone into a home, they both start to realize they may have just made the deal of a lifetime.


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