Christina Lauren

Genre: #NewAdult #Contemporary #Romance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: December 5th 2017

Read: August 27th 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Paperback: 368 pages

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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 Broadwayβ€”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?


πŸ“My ReviewπŸ“:Β 

Wow I really loved this! I wasn’t expecting much from this but I really really enjoyed it. I am definitely convinced to read more of Christina Lauren’s books now.

Roomies was a fun romantic story about a girl who is lost in life and has a serious crush on a hot subway busker. The story was fun, witty, and so romantic that I nearly gushed over every page. I highlighted so many great quotes that I know I’ll be remembering for years. The characters were not only enjoyable but they were relatable. I could understand Holland’s struggles, even though she is older than me I was totally able to understand her fears. One thing I really loved about this book was the Broadway aspect. I love Broadway so having it be such a big part of the book made it even better. Of course I loved that this book takes place in New York, it’s always nice to see home represented in stories that I love.

Holland was a great character I adored her. She was relatable, funny, and selfless. Calvin was wonderful what a swoon worthy character. Even though he did some pretty stupid stuff throughout the story, all is forgiven at the end. Also it is very hard to stay mad at a cute guy with an accent. Jeff and Robert were so great my only complaint is that I wish there was more of them. Lulu is the perfect example of a friend we’ve all had, as Calvin put it beautifully, a friend who is no good but you just can’t let them go. She was terrible but a good message came with her: CUT OUT THE TOXIC PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE THEY WILL ONLY BRING YOU DOWN!!

I really loved this book and that is rare for romance/contemporary novels so that should prove how great the story was. I can definitely see myself rereading this in the future and I am sure that I will.

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