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Roomies by Christina Lauren
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bookshelves: arc, contemporary, adult, read-in-2017, romance, musicians


ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

This was maybe the sweetest book I’ve read all year. It was heartwarming, adorable, and just a joy to read. I loved this and I hope if you guys are looking for a romantic contemporary this holiday season, you’ll pick up Roomies upon release on December 5th!

This is a story that surrounds a girl named Holland, who has been around music all her life. Her uncle and his husband practically have raised her, and one of them is a big name in Broadway! They obviously live in New York, and her uncle is under a great deal of pressure trying to find a musical performer who will help his latest hit production be even better.

Holland’s first love is writing, and she is actually an aspiring author, but she still has an amazing ear for musical talent because of her upbringing. She can’t stay away from a subway musician who she has developed a bit of a crush on. One day, Holland works up the courage to actually speak to the mystery man, and they exchange names.

Calvin McLoughlin is an immigrant from Ireland. He went to school at Juilliard and has been waiting for his big musical break ever since. Holland quickly puts two and two together and decides to introduce Calvin to her uncle, believing he will be the perfect fit for his show. And low and behold, Calvin truly amazes them all. Unfortunately, Calvin’s lack of authentic visa makes him unable to join the cast.

Obviously, the only rational choice is for Holland and Calvin to get married so that Holland’s uncle has the perfect addition to his show, and so that Calvin gets to live his dream of performing. And they don’t only fool the US government into believing their married, but they start to fool everyone around them, including themselves.

I love the "marriage of convenience" story trope and this one was so perfect. There are a few sort of steamy scenes, but nothing too explicit. But this book is oh so romantic and it was honestly un-put-downable for me, too. I became so addicted and so immersed that I let all the other books I was reading fall to the wayside. I loved this, and I completely recommend it with my whole heart. I can’t wait to read more by Christina Lauren (AKA: the amazing writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) in the future.

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Reading Progress

November 8, 2017 – Shelved
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: arc
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: adult
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: read-in-2017
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: romance
November 15, 2017 – Started Reading
November 15, 2017 – Shelved as: musicians
November 16, 2017 –
page 293
79.62% "I honestly just do not want this to end! 💗"
November 16, 2017 – Finished Reading

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Excellent review my dear! = ) xx


Melanie SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ wrote: "Excellent review my dear! = ) xx"

Thank you, beautiful! 💗xx


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Kavita Kumar-Karthik wow.. Lovely Review Melanie!! This sounds sooo romantic..sigh..


Melanie Kavita wrote: "wow.. Lovely Review Melanie!! This sounds sooo romantic..sigh.."

It was so damn romantic, Kavita! Thank you so much, and I hope you love it if you get it a try! Happy reading, love! 💗xx


Berit☀️✨ Wonderful review! I’m glad this was good, I’m definitely going to grab it tomorrow? 💕


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Great review. Thanks.


Melanie Berit☀️✨ wrote: "Wonderful review! I’m glad this was good, I’m definitely going to grab it tomorrow? 💕"

Thank you so much, Berit! I hope you love it! happy holidays, love! ❄☃💙 xo


Melanie A. wrote: "Great review. Thanks."

Thank you so very much, A! ❄☃💙 xo


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