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Roomies - Christina Lauren (2017)


For the past six months that Holland has been working behind the scenes on Broadway for her uncle, she has had a crush on a busker. His name is Calvin and one night Holland's best friend takes her to a small hole-in-the-wall bar in Jersey where Calvin is playing in a band. One thing leads to another, and as they need a new musician in a Broadway show, Holland recommends Calvin. The only problem is that Calvin shouldn't even be in the States because his visa expired years ago and he has been living under the radar. Getting this gig could open plenty of doors for Calvin but how can he solve this expired visa problem and not be deported back to Ireland? Enter Holland, who comes up with a cray-cray idea and wham bam we have a fake marriage and a green card. Can Calvin and Holland prove to the world and immigration that their relationship is real? What happens when the lines of their fake marriage get blurred, and they both start to develop feelings of love for one another?
I love books like this except what always gets my goat is that when the lines start to blur from fake to real relationship, there is no communication. It's like HELLO people, tell the other person how you feel about them and stop pussy-footing about as more than likely the other person i feels the same way. Overall, Roomies was another good fake marriage/relationship New Adult romance set in the heart of a Broadway musical. (PP)


Marriages of convenience are so inconvenient in Christina Lauren's latest novel, Roomies. The summary says: "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 realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?" Roomies is out in December 2017.

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