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Quick Thoughts: Roomies by Christina Lauren!



Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre/Themes/Demo: NA, Romance, Contemporary

Release Date: December 5th 2017

Page Count: 368

Format: Audiobook via Overdrive

ISBN: 9781501165832

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Maria's Rating-3stars-01


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?

Quick Thoughts

It was definitely cute and I couldn’t put it down, but was it anything special or amazing? Nah. I did like a lot of things about it and I also disliked quite a lot. Roomies was definitely addictive and gripping and for that I am grateful. I was able to zip through this one pretty quickly. I did, however, find a lot of things super unrealistic and therefore made this book hard to relate to. Also, if it mentioned Calvin and his Irish accent and how he pronounced “think” like “tink” one more time I was gonna lose my mind. Overall, an average read that delivered the contemporary content that I was in the mood for!

About The Author


Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right). Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus ReviewsLibrary Journal and Publishers Weekly, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as ForbesThe Washington PostTimeEntertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in September, followed by a contemporary romance, Roomies in December, and their first Women’s Fiction, Love and Other Words in April.

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