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Roomies by Christina Lauren ** Beth’s Review **



Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?







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I am a lover of Christina Lauren’s writing so after reading the synopsis of this one, I knew I had to read it.  There is just something about her writing that is also so fun and flirty and she pulls me in every time.


Holland Bakker leads a simple life, working for a Broadway show that her uncle is the musical director for.  She has found herself a bit infatuated with a subway performer, finding his music amazing. When her uncle finds himself without a lead musician and no auditions cutting it to be able to fill the spot, Holland introduces him to her subway guy and it seems like everything falls into place, that is until they realize Calvin’s visa is up and the only way to keep him in the country is for her to marry him.


I absolutely loved Holland and Calvin’s characters and really enjoyed the dynamic and slow burn the author created between these two great characters.   I loved Calvin, he was fun and sweet but I really loved that music was a deep passion of his, it truly came out in his character in their story.  Holland was such a giving person, she always seem to put everyone before herself, especially when it came to marrying Calvin to help out her uncle.  Didn’t hurt though she was crushing on Calvin.  But I also love how much Holland’s actions in this story, actions that really wasn’t her norm, helped change her and kind of brought her out of her shell.


Overall this was a really enjoyable and sweet read.  It was fun and flirty but had some really great hot and sexy moments between these two.  I will say at first it started a little slow and took me a bit to get engaged with their story but once things got moving, this one really moved a great pace and kept me turning the pages.  If you are a lover of these types of fun rom com and a lover of this author, this a must read.




About The Author


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 31+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)


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