Looking for a contemporary, interracial romance with emotional teeth and excellent characterization and writing? Then look no further than Sharing Space (The Complete Series) by Nina Perez.
This collection of six novellas centers on the budding romance between Chloe Brooks and Patrick Murphy.
Chloe is a marketing assistant at Manhattan’s Braxton and Lloyd Consulting Agency, who is having a bad day after discovering that her boyfriend of eight months, Lawrence, is cheating on her and that her roommate, Grace, is leaving her in a lurch by moving out suddenly to pursue a new life in California. As one of the few African-American professionals at Braxton and Lloyd, Chloe’s on the fast track up the corporate ladder but has not “made it” financially and is in desperate need of a new roommate to split the rent on her apartment. After weeding through an array of kooky applicants and against some reservation about having a male roommate, she chooses Patrick. Despite their obvious differences in backgrounds and social and professional circles, they slowly but surely develop a comfortable friendship and ultimate romance.
I’m glad I read the six novellas, i.e. Roommate Wanted, Family Ties, Slow Burn, Taking Chances, Winter Wishes and Before Forever, as a whole collection rather than separately, because at the end of each novella I was anxious to move on to the next. That’s just how well the author crafted the entire story. Chloe and Patrick’s journey to love is both compelling and relatable with family, career and interracial issues as potential roadblocks. Even the secondary characters are interesting and have their own character arcs without being a distraction from the central relationship between the hero and heroine.
I would definitely recommend this collection to anyone who loves sweet, funny, contemporary romance.
-Reviewed by Angela