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Roomies

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 Laurens (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.Marriages of convenience are soinconvenient. 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 bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadwayuntil he admits his student visa has expired and hes 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?...

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Roomies Reviews

  • Beatrice Masaluñga

    I buddy read this book with my dear friends Rachmi, Trish and Kat ;)

    Roomies offers a lot of good vibes. I love the fake marriage, quirky dialogue and steamy romance. Itt's less angsty and more lighthearted compared to other books Christina Lauren has written. Each moments were cute and it's impossible not to smile on it.

    It all started with Holland Bakker dropping by on the subway purposely just to see her crush. He's a good looking and talented street musician. She's mesmerize every time he stru
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  • Lia Bonnibel  (pidgey)

    But this...writing about how it feels to listen to music, to have found him--it almost feels like I'm writing a description of how my organs work together, what keeps me breathing. I don't think I've ever felt this before.


    I’m not an avid NA/contemporary reader, but I do love me some Christina Lauren goodies from time to time.

    I find their writing easy and entertaining without resulting cheap or vulgar, and every time I engage in one of their stories, I can rest easily knowing they will provide ...more

  • Lainey

    1st book for #Smutathon! I'm off to a great start.

    Trope Challenge: Fake Dating (Fake marriage, but same difference)

    I loooooved this book. Omg. It was so cute and pure.

  • Melanie



    ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

    This was maybe the sweetest book I’ve read all year. It was heartwarming, adorable, and just a joy to read. I loved this and I hope if you guys are looking for a romantic contemporary this holiday season, you’ll pick up Roomies upon release on December 5th!

    This is a story that surrounds a girl named Holland, who has been around music all her life. Her uncle and his husband practically have raised her, and one of them is a big
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  • ♆Hayley

    I’m a sucker for main characters who are artists as well as a man with an accent, so naturally I loved this. Roomies was my first marriage of conscience book and I’m hooked.

    I really loved Calvin and Holland and watching their relationship develop. They were both really quirky, sweet baby angels and fun to read. It was well-written and the setting of New York City was so vibrant and fun. I keep using the word fun, because it’s the perfect word to describe this book. It’s doesn’t rip your heart ou
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  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    5 stars!

    Review and Paperback Giveaway at Of Pens and Pages.



    There was never a dull moment reading this book! Fantastic banter and chemistry, great pace and flow, a wonderful and relatable heroine and a guitar-playing Irishman who will melt your heart with his music and accent. Plus, it's a slow burn, marriage of convenience romance, so duh. Of course, it's a win for me.

    Holland Bakker had no idea she'd go from admiring the uber-handsome and talented busker she dubbed as Jack at the subway to actua

    Ugh. I’ve married him, and he has no idea I’ve been writing Holland/Hot Busker fic in my head for months.”


    Calvin McLoughlin has been staying illegally in the US since he graduated, hoping he'd reach his dreams in New York. Four years later, an opportunity finally comes knocking on his door. Unfortunately, his decision to stay illegally bites him in the a** and he can't accept the part to play in one of his favorite plays on Broadway. But then the pretty girl he kind of saved at the subway, who is coincidentally related to the man behind the play, offers to marry him, and the rest is history.

    I've never met anyone who loved my playing enough to want to put a ring on it.”


    I love Calvin and Holland, both as individuals and as a couple! Holland is a twenty-five-year-old woman who hasn't figured out how to do what she wants to do in life. She put everyone in her life first and did everything she can to help them. She did a lot of growing up in this book, and I'm so happy she did! Calvin knows what he wants from the very start and is passionate about his dreams and music. While it looks like Holland gave more to help Calvin reach his dreams, I think Calvin helped her just as much. He pushed her to step out of her comfort zone and encouraged her to pursue writing, her real passion.

    I love that the whole applying for a visa thing did not go on the back burner like some marriage of convenience novels of this nature tend to do. We saw how nerve-wracking it is, saw what Holland and Calvin needed to do—the forms, the interviews, everything. And most importantly, we saw how difficult and emotionally taxing it is for the couple. Because of that, I felt more connected to them as a couple and as people.

    It's pretty light throughout the story, but there were a few angsty scenes here that made my heart ache. Fauxmances and marriages of convenience tend to become messy when lines are blurred and people involved in the arrangement aren't sure if it's still just a purely business deal or a gateway to happily ever after. Since Calvin and Holland are practically strangers, there are a lot of things they don't know about each other, things they might not understand at first.

    It's not as steamy as this duo's previous works, but it's still filled with sexual tension and its fair share of bedroom antics, if not sweeter than the others. The feel of this book is more similar to Dating You/Hating You, the book they released before Roomies, than Beautiful Bastard, but the humor, great flow and character dynamic, and a writing style that's entertaining and addictive is still very present.

    Roomies is a sweet, fun, and romantic read that was perfect to end the year on a high note. I know there are still a few days to go before we say goodbye to 2017, but this book definitely made my year in book blogging a more fun one.

    Special mention to Robert and Jeff Okai for being amazing uncles to Holland. I love their family dynamic, Holland and Robert's especially.

    Tropes: Marriage of Convenience, Celebrities—Broadway

    POV: First Person, Female POV

    Standalone: Yes

    *ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Riley

    5th read for #smutathon

    Challenge: Fake Dating

    Omg. omg. this was so good. I'm dying at how cute it was

  • Heather 'Bookables'

    3.5

    Really enjoyable, steamy, swoon worthy read!