Roomies by Christina Lauren

Roomies – Christina Lauren

At this moment I need to express my awe for the research these authors put into their books.
I’m floored. I loved the attention to detail – it was truly outstanding work.
Roomies – Christina Lauren
At this moment I need to express my awe for the research these authors put into their books. I’m floored. I loved the attention to detail – it was truly outstanding work.Fallby




by Christina Lauren

Roomies – Christina Lauren


Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 5th 2017


Roomies – Christina Lauren


Roomies – Christina Lauren


Roomies – Christina Lauren

At this moment I need to express my awe for the research these authors put into their books. I’m floored. I loved the attention to detail – it was truly outstanding work.

Roomies by Christina Lauren was sweet, touching and romantic. It was the perfect combination of all of these attributes.

A sweet and swoony hero, down on his luck but a gentleman through and through.

A heroine that was loyal, strong and genuine.

A location that inflicts dreams and memories in most everyone that has ever heard of it.

And a popular trope. 

Out of loyalty and love Holland offers to marry Calvin, because his talent had to be heard, and her family needed him. There was no lack of attraction between those two. From the very first moment Holland saw him playing she went out of her way to watch him. And Calvin noticed her as well.

Bringing those two together was bittersweet. Because it was obvious what was coming. Marriages of convenience in romance novels go always a certain way. I’m not going to go further than that.

The story was enjoyable, enchanting, and sweet.

I read this book in one sitting and can honestly say that the author couple has found a new fan in me. Because, what I can say with certainty – they put thought and research into their novels and that’s something that sells me again and again. If authors can’t put the time into researching topics, like sports, cultures and languages then they lose my interest.

Roomies as well as Autoboyography had me glued to the pages because of their dedication to detail and specific facts. Big authors like Nora Roberts have research assistants. They even visit countries to make sure they get descriptions etc right. The amount of research Christina Lauren put into this novel can be compared to the BIG names out there, and that’s why I’m going to continue reading their work. Knowing this, makes me excited to see what this author couple is coming up with next.

So, even though marriage of convenience is not my favorite trope, I nevertheless enjoyed reading ROOMIES – but the one thing I’ll be shouting from the top of the roof is this author couple knows what they are doing.

Roomies – 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 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 – Christina Lauren

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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 Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus ReviewsLibrary Journal and Publishers Weekly, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, and have been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Washington Post, TimeEntertainment Weekly, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in September, and will be followed by a contemporary romance, Roomies in December, and their first Women’s Fiction, Love and Other Words in April.


Love and Other Words

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Thirty Day Boyfriend – Whitney G.

Fake Fiancée by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Misadventures of a Backup Bride (Misadventures, #4) – Shayla Black

The Real Thing by Melissa Foster

This Savage Song & Our Dark Duet 

The Impossible Vastness of Us

The Affiliate & The Bound

Shades of Magic Series

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Girl Out of Water



Roomies – Christina Lauren

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11 thoughts on “Roomies by Christina Lauren

    1. Thank you!!!! Let me know when you get to it. People love the story very much – it wasn’t my favorite trope, but the attention to detail – OMG – they are amazing in what they are doing.

    1. Good luck. At some libraries you can request a purchase. I’ve been pretty lucky with having them buy the books I requested so far.

  1. I just finished this book right now (as in I still have the headphones on), and I had to check your review for it because it just didn’t click with me. You mention the marriage of convenience trope and… I think it’s because it’s often used in fanfiction and I’m used to it coming with a bigger dose of humor… yep, I think that’s it, because I really liked when he goes to her apartment for the 1st time and finds… something on the couch. And the flirty text messages. See? heh, now I *know* why it didn’t mesh with me.

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