Lissa's Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren
ARC VIA BOOKISHFIRST & THE PUBLISHER PUBLISHER: Gallery Books RELEASED: December 5, 2017 GENRE: new Adult, romance LENGTH: 368 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, Audible
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 Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.
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? FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
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. Overall, I give this Four Boundless Stars