A huge thank you to Roxana! She reached out to me and asked me to review her book before its official release later this year.
- Short & sweet
- A moving journey
- Dialog is stiff in the beginning
Do you want a messy yet beautiful love story to read in a day? Yes? Then, look no further than The Man Who Feels Like Home by Roxana Rotaru.
Since the book is so short, I’m not going to section my review off like normal. Instead, I’m going to jump right into it.
This little book mainly follows Allie as she navigates various romantic relationships in her life. She creates an analogy that a relationship is a home, and each home is built differently. So, as we gather snippets of Allie’s love life, featuring a couple of her friends, we see the different types of homes that are built.
I adore the home analogy and how Rotaru blends the love stories into a life lesson at the end of each chapter. It was well done, and every time it struck a cord in me.
I’ve never related to a book more so in my life than this one. The Man Who Feels Like Home is beautiful, full of sorrow, and a glimmer of hope.
The entire time I was reading, I could see my life playing out and relate to Allie’s emotions and thoughts. My houses were similar to Allie’s, just with different decor and exteriors.
I had a loving and rough first love. But ran when things got tough. I had a horrible breakup that changed me and I took it upon myself to change in dramatic ways. And it was after this breakup that I had flings with various sorts of partners and houses. However, I found my home before leaving to study abroad, and this home let me discover who I was and branch out while being supported and loved.
This is a book I want to pass around to others, so they can relate and maybe even learn from it. It hit me that hard.
However, with all this being said, I would like to point out that there were a few grammatical and spelling errors throughout. (Side note: this issue is currently being fixed by the editor!) And the first couple of chapters are a bit rocky, but once you get to the Flat Sharing, the story evens out.
But it’s worth putting these issues aside as the experience the book shares is wonderful.
And despite the grammar and dialog issues, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I honestly couldn’t put it down!
The Man Who Feels Like Home is an adorable and quick read that takes you on a messy journey about love and how each one impacts you in a different way (AKA building a different house). The book is relatable, heart-wrenching, yet fun all at the same time.
I truly recommend this book to those who are yearning for love or struggling with love. Hell, even those who had a rocky past, but found a good home (like me), should read it.
Thank you again to Roxana for reaching out to me! It’s been a pleasure to read your book and I can’t wait to own a copy!
What did you think of the book? Did you like it or could you have done without it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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