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Roomies by Christina Lauren

I know I am a little late to the party but better late than never right? I love Christina Lauren and this did not disappoint. It was a wonderful read and I really didn't want it to end... I find that I never want anything Christina Lauren writes to end... I mean, can we have another Beautiful Bastard book please? hehe Seriously amazing talent there! Loved it!
Roomies, Christina Lauren
Blurb:
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?

I wasn't sure I was going to like the book, oh how wrong I was...



5 Proud Stars

Everything about Roomies was perfect. The plot, the characters, the descriptions of the music, the romance... everything was on point. 

Holland and Calvin's romance starts slow. It build from infatuation (hers for him) to a crazy proposal, to friendship, to something more, to love. Their slow burn romance had the perfect pace and fit the plot perfectly.

Holland is a struggling writer that is not really struggling because her uncles help her out with everything. Her uncle Robert is a huge Broadway hit and she works for him selling merchandise and taking pictures. She is not doing what she loves, but she is with the two people she loves most, her uncles.

Calvin is a struggling musician, expect that he is truly struggling. He plays with whatever band has a spot for him and at the subway, which is where their paths cross. He is also in the country illegally. After Holland sets up for her uncle to hear him play he is offered a job (the job of his dreams may I add) and can't take it because of his lack of a visa. This is where the story gets interesting! Holland asks him  to marry her so that her uncle can have the musician he wants and needs.

What starts as a marriage of convenience slowly builds into something else. Even though the chemistry between them is obvious from the moment they meet they take things slow, one step at the time. It was beautiful to see how much he needed her, how much he appreciated her input in his music, how much he cared. She acted a little silly sometimes but she was lost, leaving her life for others rather than for herself. So it was also beautiful to see her finding herself.

This was a really sweet read and if you like Christina Lauren's books you really should give it a go. 

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