Wednesday, December 13, 2017

REVIEW: Roomies by Christina Lauren


I just finished this novel and I'm sitting here with a racing heart because I enjoyed it so much that I didn't want it to end (and I'm simultaneously berating myself for not having read more of their backlist. Reading Roomies reminded me of how much I get totally absorbed in their novels and how much I miss that feeling when I'm done. 

Roomies had so much for me to love, including that it was written by these two fun writers, that within minutes I was maneuvering my plans for the weekend so that I could have maximum reading time. I mean Broadway, musician, writer, Irishman, angst, and love---what's not to love?! I honestly don't know. All I know is that I have extreme envy for those of you who are about to read this for the first time. It was one of those novels...ones you want that first time reading experience again and again and again. It's seriously time for me to return to their backlist--and I can't wait! 

Gahhh. I don't know how to come off the buzz of reading Roomies except to dream up what happens with Holland and Calvin next (and try to wonder what circle of hell Brian belongs and to think of any way Lulu could ever be redeemed). I hate to see these characters go and can't help but wish I could have an epilogue or 20, but I guess I'll just sit here and daydream about this book for a little while longer (because that's what I'm reduced to at this moment).

Great read.



From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.

Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient. 

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Find out more about Christina Lauren on their website.

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