Roomies by Christina Lauren


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 il...

Details Roomies

Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult, New Adult, Fiction, Music, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult Fiction, Humor

Reviews Roomies

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳The idea of marriage for the aspect of immigration purposes, has never sounded so enticing in this new compelling romance from Christina Lauren… ➳When being granted the presence of an Irish hottie, with the admiration and talent of music, and the love for keeping his lips smooth and soft by applying lip balm every five minutes, one must learn to admire such a specimen. I sure have, thanks to Christina and Lauren and their welcoming presenc...
  • Melanie
    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 pra...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}I've had the thought almost without realizing it--the encroaching awareness that I feel settled but in truth can’t see my future at all. I have a temporary job, a temporary marriage. Will anything ever be permanent? What the hell am I going to do with my life? I only get one shot at this, and right now, I’m finding my value only in being valuable to others. How do I find value fo...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    4-4.5 cute stars <3I had so much fun while I was reading it.It was sweet,cute, lighthearting and sexy.The book keep my interest throughout and I was intrigued with the concept of a fake marriage contract.Roomies has it all, steamy moments,lovable characters,and an intense and full of emotions romance.Calvin is a swoon worthy hero,I adored him and I fell for him hard.Holland is funny and cute.I could easily relate with her.They try to deny the con...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4.5 stars! “You’re too beautiful to be inexperienced in love.” Roomies is a charming book that sneaks up on you and grabs your heart! Holland has had a crush on subway musician Calvin for months who then saves her when she gets attacked on the subway. Recognizing his musical talent, she is able to get him his big break in broadway. There’s only one problem, he’s from Ireland and has been living in America illegally for the last four ye...
  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    4.5 starsMy first love has always been musical theatre, and I’ve now read two books in a row centering around the lives and loves of Broadway performers. It could be that I’m in a sentimental mood, but reading Roomies released mega endorphins and, quite simply, it made my heart happy.It was so easy for me to connect with Holland and her struggle to find passion in her stagnant life. With the support of her uncles—one a famous Broadway compo...
    REVIEW TO COME5 Stars! -"I like being with you."-"I think I've made it pretty clear you can have me if you want me."
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Guys, I cannot wait for this book to come out so you can rave about it the way that I am right now. I am so stinking in love with this book. It was so unbelievably adorable in the steamiest and sexiest of ways. What do you get when a sexy Irish transplant who just happens to work magic with a guitar in his hands fake marries the girl who has been low key stalking him for months? You get pure greatness. The relationship that forms, the tension and...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    4 / 4.5 so soo sweet! review to come closer to release xx
  • Stacee
    I don’t even read the synopsis of the books from C Lo any more. I always know there will be swoons and banter and this story didn’t disappoint. Love love loved Holland and Calvin. She’s generous and loving and has a lot more going than she thinks. He’s charming and adorable and so talented. Together they’re maybe a bit fumbling with a ton of chemistry and it’s so much fun to read them figure things out. Oh, and I have an insane love f...
  • Rê
    4 “Shipping the fake married couple” StarsARC via NetGalleyThank you, Gallery Books!!!Dude, this was SOOOOOO good! Roomies is hands down my favorite Christina Lauren’s book, and one of my favorite contemporary romance reads of the year.I’m a sucker for a good fake relationship/marry for a visa trope, and this is probably one of the best stories about that trope I’ve read in a long time. I loved so many things about Holland and Calvin’...
  • Alyssa | Swept Away By Books
    i'm OBSESSED. This was such a feel good book
  • TeriLyn
    **Roomies generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**4 "You must think I'm a maniac." StarsSuper sweet love story. A marriage of convenience. Friends to lovers. Amazing supporting cast. And genuinely honest and charming writing from Christina Lauren. I read this book in two days and felt up swept up in the setting of Broadway in New York City. It's a fast and easy plot structure affording you the opportunity to really relax into the r...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    Roomies was such a tender story, but it still packed a punch! My emotions were all over the place, all the while cheering for Holland!
  • Sunny
    Brilliant. I loved it.
  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    4.5 stars!This is my favorite Christina Lauren book to date. This talented writing duo is back to give us a look into a marriage of convenience between a wonderfully romantic Irish musician Calvin and a heart of gold writer Holland.These characters meet in an unlikely place as Calvin plays the guitar in a subway station and she is his "not creepy in any way" stalker drawn to him by his good looks and musical talent.As their lives intersect becaus...
  • nick
    This was lovely! I very much enjoyed this take on marriage-of-convenience! RTC
  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    Release Date: December 5, 2017 Genre: Contemporary RomanceRoomies by Christina Lauren is a fun and lighthearted read. I enjoyed reading about Holland and Calvin and found myself utterly mesmerized by their relationship- whether it was fake or real. The authors also do a wonderful job at subtly telling their readers that it's okay to not know where your life is going- all the answers will come to fruition in time. If you're a fan of the author, ...
  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    Yessss. These two have NEVER let me down to this date. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me a chance to read this early! ♥.This enjoyable read was right up my alley. It's about Holland, a young aspiring writing in NYC who is currently working for the theater that's currently hosting a play that her uncle has entirely composed the music for. Since she's grown up with an ear for music, she knows what talent is when she hears it. Th...
  • Jean☠BookRampage
    Another book by Christina Lauren? Immediately need it in my life and I have to read it. Of course, I loved it. I'll write a review soon because currently a toddler is very upset with me for trying to type :P
  • Maida
    Five relatable stars. I requested Roomies from NetGalley because I've seen a lot of raves for Christina Lauren's books but I haven't read them before. Well, I appreciate being gifted this ARC because I am impressed. This book is a great introduction to new-to-me authors and I will be adding their books to my TBR mountain ASAP. What's admirable is that they are two writers but Roomies has one unified "voice". You cannot tell who wrote which part. ...
  • Paula Phillips
    I have first to admit that this book let me down a bit as I saw the title Roomies and thought OMG yay, a roommate novel but in fact, this didn't have the Roommate theme that we are all used to when we think about a roomies story. In fact, this book was more about a fake marriage contract. 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 in the Subways. It turns out...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    I'm seriously in love with the "marriage of convenience" trope where someone undoubtedly catches some feels and things get messy and complicated. I love it. What I love even more is the unparalleled manner in which Christina Lauren weaves a romance. The combination of the two in Roomies is everything Christina Lauren fans would expect it to be, a beautifully written tangled web of emotion and music, deceit and sensual romance and I absolutely ado...
  • ~Kristin~
    **ARC kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**