Genre: #NewAdult #Contemporary #Romance
My Rating: 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 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?
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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