Roomies - Christina Lauren - Christina Lauren

Roomies

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 3035401261227575429
  • Book Genre: Romantic Comedy
Roomies - Christina Lauren Book Score: 4.5 0 5
4.5 star
104 Ratings

Roomies Book Summary

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 bestselling author Christina Lauren’s romantic novel.

Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient.

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?



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Roomies - Christina Lauren Book Reviews

  • They just know how to write (m1chael1414)

    It’s seriously devine writing that just plays out perfectly in paragraphs that form a perfect play in my head. They’ve ruined me for other writers! Everything else just seems like 4th grade level work to me. Great job ladies!! No pressure but keep them coming.
  • Best Romantic Story (Shoewhore88)

    This is book was like perfect nyc fairytale that could actually happen. Loved every minute I read it in two days
  • Filled with laughter and love and so much more (dawncora)

    I loved, loved, loved Roomies!! Holland and Calvin had me rooting from the sidelines constantly. This book was funny and sexy and lovey and a roller coaster ride for my emotions. Chapter 24 <— I couldn’t stop laugh crying... just saying.
  • Enchanting (gbrieger3)

    I loved this enchanting, funny, feel good story. The characters are endearing, unforgettable, have great dynamics between the them and I was immediately transported into their lives. Calvin and Holland have a chance meeting and it changes their lives. Calvin is a gifted musician from Ireland and his green card has expired. From the moment Holland hears Calvin play his guitar, she is blown away with his musical talent and she also develops a huge crush on him. Holland tries to help Calvin out by marrying him, so he can stay in the county and finally achieve his dreams. I really liked Calvin. He is a nice guy with a sexy Irish accent and although he is a highly talented classical guitarist, he is not pretentious. He is charming, affectionate, honest and once he meets Holland, he never looks at another woman. Calvin finds himself unable to resist Holland’s sweetness and fun personality. Holland has a hard time believing Calvin has feelings for her. While Calvin is talented and has always known what he wants, things are not as clear for Holland. She is smart, has her MBA and would like to write, but she has no ideas and can’t seem to get started. She is frustrated with herself and feels like a loser at twenty five. Holland is too hard on herself and doesn’t realize her worth. She goes through a lot of changes in this story and learns how to be the person she is meant to be. I liked both Calvin and Holland and felt invested in them. The story is smoothly written and the plot interesting. There are also engaging secondary characters adding to the story. Calvin and Holland have a lot chemistry bouncing between them. Even though they are married and live together, they take things slow as they get get to know each other. Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
  • Loved it! (bookworm betty)

    I put off reading roomies for a while. I have such high expectations of CLo and was so-so with dyhy, but this was great!! Sweet, funny, sexy and romantic. The characters are really well developed and lovable. The dialog is real and sharp and, at times, lol funny. A general smiley glow occurs while reading. Enjoy it!
  • Sweet, charming and wistful fairytale (Wordstodreams)

    I usually find contemporary romance to be either too cliche or...just not good. But THIS! Absolute work of art - I sighed, laughed, squealed and laughed again as I read...
  • Love (pancakes37)

    I haven’t read a single CLo book that I didn’t like! This was no different. The scenarios might not be the same but the feelings are definitely relatable!
  • Awesome (Nisco co)

    Never ever disappointing. This duo have done it again. Fresh story to read and captivating with some humor. Thanks Christina Lauren!!
  • I just fell into this book (Pfisher408)

    After one page this story had my nose into this book. I loved how Holland and. Calvin feel for each other. I was sad when it ended and so wanted more. Take my word for it don’t miss this book or you’ll be sorry. Just enjoy!
  • Roomies is an Entertaining Read (Katiekoz)

    I enjoyed Roomies, but it wasn't my favorite Christina Lauren book. It was a good concept with likable main characters. I liked both Calvin and Holland, even though they didn't always make the wisest decisions. They're a cute couple who have a lot of obstacles in their path. They have similar mindsets and personalities and that makes them work as a couple. I think they're a good fit for one another. I was a bit thrown off by a few things including the ending. It seemed like so much was thrown at us within the last 30 pages, but then it ended so abruptly. I was unfortunately left with many unanswered questions, which is sad seeing as I liked the book and characters. I would have at least liked an epilogue to tell me where they were a little bit down the line. Other than that I enjoyed the book and thought it was well written, especially the music and legal details.

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