Published by Gallery Books on 12/5/17
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
Christina Lauren’s writing and storytelling, I swear, gets more seamless and more polished with each new book. I get as lost in their words as I do in their storylines. The lush romance, the complicated emotions, the quiet longing, the steamy sex, the painful heartache, all of it melds and morphs and evolves fluidly in Roomies and it’s just pure DELICIOUSNESS.
4 “Yes. This” Stars.
I’m seriously in love with the “marriage of convenience” trope where someone undoubtedly catches some feels and things get messy and complicated. I love it. What I love even more is the unparalleled manner in which Christina Lauren weaves a romance. The combination of the two in Roomies is everything Christina Lauren fans would expect it to be, a beautifully written tangled web of emotion and music, deceit and sensual romance and I absolutely adored it.
Christina Lauren’s writing and storytelling, I swear, gets more seamless and more polished with each new book. I get as lost in their words as I do in their storylines. The lush romance, the complicated emotions, the quiet longing, the steamy sex, the painful heartache, all of it melds and morphs and evolves fluidly in Roomies and it’s just pure DELICIOUSNESS. It’s another stellar demonstration of the writing powerhouse that is Christina Lauren.
Roomies is an absolute win for this pair. They can’t write a bad book, they never stop surprising me, and they never fail to sweep me away in an unforgettable love story. And Calvin and Holland are certainly unforgettable. There are moments in this book that make my heart skip a beat just thinking back on them. This duo is a mess, quite frankly, caught up in their self-made web of secrets, lost in the chaos of their own emotions. But amidst all of that mess are the sweetest moments, the most heart-stopping scenes, the most decadent feels. It all comes together perfectly in this sweet, sexy, heartfelt package that I wholeheartedly enjoyed.
About the Author
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Roomies, Sublime, The House, and Autoboyography.