Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Book: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren

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?-Goodreads

Review: Holland Bakker is obsessed with a subway musician, going out of her way weekly to hear him play. When her uncle, a well-known musical director is looking for new talent for an upcoming production, she knows just where to look. Her uncle loves Calvin (the subway musician who happens to be Julliard trained) but Calvin is in the country illegally and cannot accept the job. After Holland's boss suggests she marry him, she shocks everyone by doing exactly that. 

Okay-this wasn't realistic on any level but it was Christina Lauren (the writing duo) at their finest. This was adorable on every level. I loved Holland. I loved Calvin. And I loved them together. This was light, funny and a quick read. 

Grade: 4/5

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