Book Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Title: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: December 5, 2017
Pages: 368
Source: Purchased
Summary (via Goodreads): 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 realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?




My first read of 2018 and it was soooooo good! I highly recommend this one to music lovers, romance lovers, theater lovers, and pretty much everyone else too. This is definitely 5 out of 5 stars for me.


I adored the characters in this one: Holland, Calvin, Robert, and Jeff. Although some of the supporting cast (haha) was nice to get a glimpse of too.


I felt a kinship with Holland. It was kind of like she was speaking to my soul. We’ve all had a crazy crush, but most of the time it doesn’t turn into anything. Well this girl makes it turn into something. As for Calvin, he’s delicious. Definitely an addition to my book boyfriend list.


Robert was an absolute pleasure to read about, and Jeff was fantastic too with all his protectiveness. I just can’t gush enough about this book. I like theater, but I wouldn’t say I’m a huge drama person. But reading about this Broadway book was amazing. Everything was fantastic for me. The emotions, the banter, the overall arc of the story, etc. READ THIS BOOK!


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