Under One Roof Ali Hazelwood – The Novella Hit

New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood‘s Under One Roof is Hazelwood’s first dive into the world of novellas. At 112 pages, this little shot of romance delivers a big punch! Following Hazelwood’s iconic enemies-to-lovers arc, the two love interests are trying to learn to live together under one roof without catastrophe striking. Want to know more? Keep reading!

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Official Description of Ali Hazelwood’s Under One Roof

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Under One Roof

“I love you, I think. And I suspect that you love me, too. And I cannot wait for us to admit it to each other. I cannot wait to see what happens next.”

Ali Hazelwood, Under One Roof

A scientist should never cohabitate with her annoyingly hot nemesis – it leads to combustion.

Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on this universal truth: when it comes to love and science, opposites attract and rivals make you burn….

As an environmental engineer, Mara knows all about the delicate nature of ecosystems. They require balance. And leaving the thermostat alone. And not stealing someone else’s food. As well as other rules Liam, her detestable big-oil lawyer of a roommate, knows nothing about. Okay, sure, technically she’s the interloper. Liam was already entrenched in his aunt’s house like some glowering grumpy giant when Mara moved in, with his big muscles and kissable mouth just sitting there on the couch tempting respectable scientists to the dark side…but Helena was her mentor and Mara’s not about to move out and give up her inheritance without a fight.

The problem is, living with someone means getting to know them. And the more Mara finds out about Liam, the harder it is to loathe him…and the easier it is to love him.

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Our Overview (Spoilers Ahead!)

The first story in Hazelwoods new STEMinish Novella series, Under One Roof is 112 pages of quirky dialogue and Hazelwood’s iconic characters. Her cookie-cutter formula of sunshine and grumpy enemies-to-lovers always works!

When environmental engineer Mara’s mentor passes away, Mara inherits half of a gorgeous house. The other half is already inhabited by Liam Harding. A grumpy lawyer who works for a big oil company – totally against everything Mara stands for! It’s no surprise that Mara and Liam consistently butt heads and have some interesting… conversations.

Mara’s sunshine persona causes sparks against Liam’s grumpy attitude. The pair can never seem to agree. Despite the teasing about each other’s polarising careers, there was still an undercurrent of mutual respect.

It was only an eventuality that their playground teasing would evolve into real mutual attraction. Although the novella is short, being in such consistent close quarters with someone forces relationships to burn quickly – so the fast-paced nature of their relationship makes sense.

Our Review of Ali Hazelwood’s Under One Roof

Bingeability – ★★★★★

Readers of The Love Hypothesis may be happy to know that Hazelwood’s Under One Roof is just as bingeable – if not more so! It’s short and snappy pacing makes it almost impossible not to read in one sitting.

Characters – ★★★★☆

Ali Hazelwood is no stranger to the sunshine girl x grumpy boy trope – and Under One Roof is no exception! It’s easy to fall in love with the characters, especially when their personalities clash so much. Opposites do attract and they’re absolutely hilarious while doing it.

Setting – ★★★☆☆

Although the first in the STEMinist novellas, Ali Hazelwood’s Under One Roof has little actual science talk. It makes sense, considering the length of the story. We do wish we saw a little more into Mara’s career as an environmental engineer but ultimately the tension inside the house is what made the book so great.

Storyline – ★★★★☆

Different from her other books, in Under One Roof we see Ali Hazelwood explore the relationship not between co-workers, but between roommates. Roommates whose careers are the antithesis of each other! Their relationship grew fast and it was exciting seeing how quickly the pair grew to tolerate, like, then love each other.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

There’s something about reading Ali Hazelwood’s writing that just makes us smile. Under One Roof is a strong contender for the #1 place in making my cheeks ache from smiling so much. The banter in this novella is unmatched, it’s witty, funny, and a little over-the-top! Although not the most realistic novella, is anyone really reading these expecting a realistic relationship?

Ali Hazelwood’s Novella Hit: Under One Roof

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age rating of Under One Roof?

With mature language and sexual scenes the adult novella rates at 18+.

Does Under One Roof contain spicy scenes?

It does! Unlike other authors, Ali Hazelwood’s Under One Roof isn’t one to sweep over the scenes delicately. Be ready to blush towards the climax of the novella!

Is Under One Roof a standalone?

Under One Roof is the first novella in Ali Hazelwood’s STEMinist Novella series. The Novella series follows the three friends: Mara, Sadie, and Hannah. The three novellas in the series include;

  1. Under One Roof
  2. Stuck with You
  3. Below Zero

Does Under One Roof have a book?

There is no novel adaptation of this novella. Only 112 pages of goodness, so we strongly suggest you check out the other novellas in the series to really get your fix!

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