* Happy Release Day Christina Lauren * Roomies by Christina Lauren is Live! * Book Review *

Posted December 5, 2017 by Maria in Blog Tour, Book Recommendation, Book Release, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

* Happy Release Day Christina Lauren * Roomies by Christina Lauren is Live! * Book Review *

* Happy Release Day Christina Lauren * Roomies by Christina Lauren is Live! * Book Review *Roomies by Christina Lauren
Also by this author: Sweet Filthy Boy, Beautiful Beloved, Beautiful Secret, Dark Wild Night, Wicked Sexy Liar, Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5), Beautiful, Dating You / Hating You, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners
Published by Gallery Books on December 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Adult Romance 18+, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
ISBN: 1501165836
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four-half-stars

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?

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Maria’s Review

I truly love the writing of the dynamic duo that is Christina Lauren. Engaging and captivating, I can’t put the book down. It is so fluid and descriptive, I can picture it perfectly. I’m a New Yorker, so it thrilled me that Roomies is set in NYC. The ambiance and feel of the story is spot on. I love the plot! Original, fresh, humorous, sexy and sweet. A great read.

Roomies is an unconventional love story. It had me laughing out loud. Holland had some amazingly awkward situations that I could totally believe happening. Calvin is a fantastic hero. But he has a few secrets of his own, that, when brought to light, show he is flawed like the rest of us. Together, they are so cute and there relationship is something out of a RomCom.

The characters Christina Lauren bring to life are intriguing and endearing. Holland Bakker is perfectly imperfect. She is pretty, funny, kind of lost, and I just want to be her friend. Calvin McLoughlin is hot, talented, mysterious, and sweet. They have chemistry and are kind of shy about it. I like that it’s not insta-love, despite their attraction. The relationship builds. Their conversations and interactions are funny, as are the conversations Holland has in her head. So realistic of new relationship highs and lows, add in their unique circumstances and I couldn’t help but root for them to not only pull it off, but get their HEA.

While I loved the whole Holland/Calvin story line, I also loved how the story is also about Holland finding herself. It is a journey of self-discovery for her. I like the way she grows and comes into her own.

The entire cast of characters make Roomies a fantastic read. I especially love her uncles and the relationship they have with Holland. I kind of hated her bff but I love that she is in the story because we all have / had one of these friends at some point in our life.

Authors Christina Lauren are a favorite of mine. Stories like Roomies are the reason why. Sexy, sweet, funny with just enough drama to keep the pages turning. Highly recommend adding to your must read list.

Yesi’s Two Cents

I think Maria captured the essence of Roomies perfectly,  so I can’t say much more, but I do want to add that I too loved Holland and Calvin. They both captured my heart from the get go and as they start to truly get to know each other, I fell deeper and deeper in love with them and with this truly unique story. Christina Lauren know how to draw the reader in with their impeccable writing and quick wit humor. Roomies is the absolute perfect blend of sexy, sweet, quirky, and with just the right amount of angst. Another winner by this dynamic duo!

Praise for ROOMIES 

 

“Fresh and sensual…the lyrical language creates atmosphere that sets this novel apart from others of the genre. Lauren’s standalone brims with authentic characters and a captivating plot.”

−Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The story is so intriguing that readers will find it hard to step away.”

−RT Book Reviews

four-half-stars

About Christina Lauren

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced eight New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 24 languages.

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. These days you’ll probably find her on tumblr. She is married and absolutely not old enough to be the mom of a 14 year old (right??), thinks she’s the luckiest person in the world to write books with her best friend, and is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter. She also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

You can follow their shenanigans at:

@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!

For official information about their books, events, interviews, movie news and more, follow @christinalauren.

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