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.
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 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?
Holland Bakker can’t seem to find her place in the world. For now, she’s spends her days working for her uncle on Broadway and her nights having very inappropriate thoughts about the busker in the subway station.
When the theater needs a new star musician to save the show, she immediately thinks of the devastatingly handsome guitarist and his magic fingers. But there’s a few things that she needs to know if her master plan is to work.
Use your words, Holland. Tell him it isn’t so much that you’re feeling regret as you’re feeling sheer panic at the prospect of sharing an apartment with a stranger who also happens to be the hottest man you’ve ever touched. What if you fart in your sleep?
Calvin McLoughlin came to America from Ireland and he never went back. Even when his student visa expired. He recognizes the quirky and beautiful girl who he saved when she fell onto the subway tracks and he can hardly believe the opportunity that she's offering.
It’s the break he’s always dreamed of - to star in a hit Broadway show – and he won’t be able to pull it off if they can’t somehow find a way to cut through all of the immigration red tape.
With the fate of the theater on the line, Holland volunteers to marry him to save the production. But what starts out as just a marriage of convenience, ends up being the love of a lifetime.
“I think you might be the best girl there ever was.”
I love Roomies for so many reasons but the greatest among them is the character of Holland Bakker.
She’s adorably awkward with an inner monologue that is both hysterical and heartbreaking. Watching her blossom from an unsure girl to a strong woman who stands secure in the love of her husband and of herself make this book simply unforgettable.
The laughs, the swoons and the angst are second to none. It’s classic Christina Lauren and it’s fabulous…
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