by Christina Lauren
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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 enjoyable as in New York Times and number one international best-selling author Christina Lauren's (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You/Hating You) new romance. 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 realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?
Complicated but sweet
Roomies is a complicated but sweet romance.
Holland has a crush on a subway musician. She’s taken by his music and has an ear for it. A significant thing happens that brings these two together. I loved Holland she has a huge heart and quickly finds herself fallen for the subway musician. Calvin, I also adored. He has a way about him that you instantly realize why Holland is so fond of him.
There’s a lot more to this story. There is quite a bit of humor, but also it has its serious moments. Holland has a lot of insecurities and is lacking in creativity for the profession that she has longed to have. But all she needed was her muse. Even though these two are thrown into this relationship, they learn a lot about themselves. Which helps them grow, becoming who they were meant to be.
This is my first Christina Lauren Book. I fell into it, not knowing anything really about it. I do that all the time. I go in blind and hope for the best. The story was highly enjoyable. Though, I didn’t connect with the characters on an emotional level. It was so worth the read.