As well all know, I have always gushed over Christina Lauren books, because they are always a fun great read. I love to get lost in the words that they write, the romance and the overall fun. Today, their newest book, Roomies gets released and we can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it.
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?
Now I am a sucker for all the good New York stories, maybe that’s because I live in New York. It’s a city of dreams, of them coming true and being crushed – but no matter what, finding a way through. Here’s the thing about Roomies – it takes you through all that – the good, the bad, the love and the pain.
The thing about Roomies is that it’s full of intense and lighthearted moments. Like all Christina Lauren books it made you feel and filled you with the feels. There is a difference.
Like all Christina Lauren novels, it is a book that drew you in from the beginning and kept you interested the entire time. But what I felt was different with this book is felt the characters were more flawed. Now it’s not to say the Bennet’s of the world aren’t flawed, but Holland and Calvin felt attainable. They felt like my friends. I felt like this could be anyone that I knew in New York. I felt like I was watching friends lives unfold, as if this could be anyone that I knew.
But what I loved most about Roomies is that Christina Lauren master the slow burn. The two make you fall in love with their characters, feel an intense amount of pain, and then find a way to put your heart back together. I’m sorry Will, I have forgotten about you – because my heart now belongs to Calvin.
Reading Roomies, felt like coming home. Once again, these geniuses of romance knocked it out of the park with a book that you will enjoy.
Roomies is available now.