Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
Room Service is the debut by Poppy Dunne and honestly it was a real treat to read. I love a good romantic comedy and Room Service was laugh out loud funny and witty. The story focuses on Alex who comes from a wealthy family who don’t really understand her decisions. She is coming up on her 30th birthday and was dumped by her ex a year ago. Alex is a workaholic but her job is in jeopardy if she can’t get a big band to perform at the jazz club.
Now Alex is hiding out in New York, working on her resources and indulging on room service. It helps that her room service attendant is totally hot. When her mother informs her that her ex is invited to her brother’s wedding Alex is determined not to be alone and thinks on her feet. She offers Ben three hundred to be her date for all the wedding activities up until the wedding, but the more time she spends with him the lines between fake and real start to blur. Alex knows their weekend is coming to an end and soon she will be returning to the West Coast but can they make it work or will Ben’s secret end them for good?
Room Service is told solely from Alex’s pov and getting inside her head was ridiculously funny and entertaining. What I noticed first about Alex is that she might come from a wealthy family but she doesn’t act like it. In fact she is a little all over the place and really accepted her flaws and ran with them. She was smart, funny and had some of the best inner dialogue I have read in a long time. Ben on the other hand I didn’t really connect with since everything is told from Alex’s pov and at times while reading Room Service I did wish that I could see things from Ben’s viewpoint.
If you love romantic comedies as much as I do you won’t want to miss Room Service. It was funny, witty, and really pulled me in from the beginning. Poppy Dunne is an author to keep an eye on and I can’t wait to see what she will come up with next for her readers.