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By Abby Kaitz
Quiet, studious Adam Hatchard is ready to reinvent himself and be the leading man in his own life.
- Survive his first frat party? Check.
- Talk to the hot TA in math class? Halfway(ish) there.
- Coexist in peace with his Neanderthal roommate? Send help.
From day one, Carter Ellison has given Adam nothing but cocky smirks, secondhand embarrassment, and dirty underwear all over their room—the perfect storm for Most Annoying Roommate Ever.
His ridiculously toned body deserving to be the eighth wonder of the world is beside the point.
But Carter has a secret: an unconventional side hustle involving cameras and a distinct lack of clothing. When Adam stumbles upon Carter’s online alter ego, the last thing he expects to feel is…compassion.
And when Carter asks him to hold the camera? Adam discovers that there’s more to his roommate than the irritating frat boy persona Carter puts on.
What begins as a way for both of them to earn extra cash develops into something more. Something involving longer-than-appropriate stares, stolen touches, midnight confessions—and the realization that Adam just may have found his own leading man.
Adam nearly toppled out of his chair as a face squashed against the window. It stuck a tongue out.
“What are you doing! Do you know how much bacteria you’ve just ingested?” He unlocked the window and slid it open, his hope for an uneventful morning evaporating with the tongue print on the glass.
“A drink for you, my good sir.” Mateo plopped a cup on the counter, sloshing beads of coffee over the side. His green eyes were ready for action. “Let’s hit up that new Thai restaurant when your shift’s over.”
Typical Mateo. Wired to go and making plans before the rest of the world was even awake.
“I haven’t had breakfast yet.”
“Which is why I also brought you this.” Mateo produced a croissant from a paper bag.
“Wow, one whole croissant.”
“Aren’t you just a ray of sunshine this morning.”
Adam grinned as he took the pastry. “Why are you here so early?” He tried not to spill crumbs all over the place, priding himself on being Front Desk Assistant of the Week for the second straight week.
“I thought Cassie was going to be here.”
Aha. “So that’s why you brought a croissant instead of those muffins I like. ”
Mateo simply shrugged and smiled.
“I’m covering for her. She had to attend an event for her sorority.” Adam wiped the flakes from his fingers. “Or was it an interview for The Daily Jackal? She’s always all over the place with her events and activities. Makes me dizzy.”
“A woman after my own heart.”
“She doesn’t even know you exist.”
“We’ll see about that.” Mateo took a sip of his coffee. “Hey, there’s this concert at the Basement tonight. Indie band. Wanna check it out?”
Adam dog-eared his place in the book. Mateo was his best friend, but this early in the morning he was public enemy number one. “I was planning on studying today. I’ve got the room to myself again this weekend, so I want to take full advantage of that.”
“Nice. It’s like you got the single you’ve always wanted.”
“I’d rather have an actual single. I still can’t believe you got that room in Wagmoor.” Mateo had managed to score a single in the coveted Wagmoor Hall where most of the film majors lived. Their lounge had an arthouse movie playing at all hours of the day, getting dissected by future Oscar winners. Adam wondered what would happen if he slipped in one of those big-budget action movies. The entire dorm would spontaneously combust, he supposed.
“I think a roommate is good for you, though,” Mateo said. “Otherwise, you wouldn’t talk to anyone.”
“I talk to you.”
“You know what I mean.” Mateo’s expression held the earnestness of a parent giving their son advice. “You’re always holed up in your room. What’s the point of college if you’re not going to live it up?”
Why would I want to live it up before I’ve earned the right to do so? Wealthy guys like Mateo just didn’t understand.
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