Marriages of convenience are soinconvenient.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 Broadwayuntil he admits his student visa has expired and hes 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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4 - 4.5 ★'s
This is a wonderful story of a couple that have a marriage of convenience that turns into something else.
Holland has been seeing Calvin for six months and by seeing, I mean, watching him busking in a New York subway. She has his schedule down to a tee and takes every opportunity to listen to him play.
One night, a homeless guy accosts her and knocks her into the tracks. When she comes to in the ambulance, she has a bit of a concussion and a broken arm. Calvin basically takes off.
Holland Bakker is a 25 yr. old woman living in Manhattan. She’s the youngest of six siblings & has a degree in English. She’s an aspiring writer who isn’t following her passion. She’s working as an archivist/errand girl at a theater. The highlight of her day is her not so random trips to the subway station to watch a busker play his guitar. She’s watched this street musician for months. She has an ear for music, & is drawn to him. His music demands her attention & makes her ...more
I tink i love this so much and i also tink i want an Irish boy like Clavin.
RTC .....i tink?
This is one of those stories that just pulls you in more and more the further you read. It got to the point that I didn't want to put the book down to leave for work and I was anxious to pick it back up as soon as I could. It did start out a bit slow. Also, Holland was a pretty awkward character. It took me a bit to connect to her but once the story got Calvin more involved, the pages just really started to fly by. You get invested in these two pretty quickly. I was expecting this to b ...more
I’m a sucker for main characters who are artists as well as a man with an accent, so naturally I loved this. Roomies was my first marriage of conscience book and I’m hooked.
I really loved Calvin and Holland and watching their relationship develop. They were both really quirky, sweet baby angels and fun to read. It was well-written and the setting of New York City was so vibrant and fun. I keep using the word fun, because it’s the perfect word to describe this book. It’s doesn’t rip your heart ou ...more
Loved it! This story had heart and a great cast of characters.
➳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 presence of Calvin McLoughlin. An attractive musician, who is ...more