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Unnecessary Drama

By Nina Kenwood
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Publisher Description

From the award-winning author of It Sounded Better in My Head comes a deliciously entertaining enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about two high school nemeses who end up sharing a house together their first year of college

Eighteen-year-old Brooke is the kind of friend who not only remembers everyone’s birthdays, but also organizes the group present, pays for it, and politely chases others for their share. She’s the helper, the doer, the maker-of spreadsheets. She’s the responsible one who always follows the rules—and she plans to keep it that way during her first year of college.

Her student housing only has one rule: "no unnecessary drama." Which means no fights, tension, or romance between roommates. When one of them turns out to be Jesse, her high-school nemesis, Brooke is determined she can handle it. They’ll simply silently endure living together and stay out of each other’s way. But it turns out Jesse isn’t so easy to ignore.

With Unnecessary Drama, Nina Kenwood perfectly captures the experience of leaving home for the first time, dealing with the unexpected complications of life, and somehow finding exactly what you need.

7 Reviews

“This book was cute and easy to read, but I found it just a bit boring in the first half. I felt like Brooke talked a lot about her dad and then it kinda just stopped when it moved on to the romance part of the plot. It was definitely not what I would consider to be an enemies to lovers as explicitly stated on the back. They were not mutual enemies, they friends who had a serious falling out. I didn’t like how kinda judgmental Brooke was to her new friends. Though, I did like the writing style and how it would ramble to show her anxiety. I liked that she didn’t drink and never did even though it was a regular activity (as it is in college) during the story. I liked the roommate dynamic between the girls as well as forced proximity trope for Brooke and Jesse. It was cute, just not my fave. This was sent to me as an ARC by Flat Iron Books”
“5 ⭐️ I could relate to this book so much it’s uncanny”

About Nina Kenwood

Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings bookshop in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in the book industry for ten years but has been writing, secretly, for much longer. Her debut YA novel, It Sounded Better in My Head, was a finalist for the American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award.

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