Christina Lauren’s Newest Novel is a 5-star Laugh-Out-Loud Funny Read!
Don’t Miss Reading Roomies, Coming 12/5/17
Roomies is a light, laugh-out-loud, witty, romantic story. I loved it.
Holland was infatuated with an Irish musician, Calvin McCloughlin. She knew that what started out as an innocent crush was becoming an unhealthy obsession. Holland went out of her way daily, just to see Calvin. She knew that what she was doing, wasn’t considered insane, but it wasn’t exactly balanced behavior either. Holland was an adult woman with a masters degree, not a teenage girl, for goodness sakes. She so, needed, to get a life.
Calvin McCloughlin witnessed Holland being pushed onto the subway tracks. He called 911 but stayed out of sight. He watched Holland’s rescue from afar. As much as Calvin wanted to help capture the abusive, drunk who pushed Holland, he couldn’t risk talking to the police. Calvin’s been living in the United States illegally, since his student visa ran out, four years ago. Never in his wildest dreams, did Calvin ever think that the girl he left laying on the tracks, would one day, offer to make his dreams come true.
How difficult could a marriage of convenience be? Holland and Calvin weighed the pros and cons of their prospective agreement. The positive benefits for Calvin far outweighed any problems that their arrangement might cause him. He was astounded, though, that Holland was not only willing to help him reach his goal but to marry him as well. What Holland and Calvin didn’t think about, however, was how all of the little lies, which they told one another, while strangers, would take on a whole new meaning as a married couple. Their mutual marriage agreement wasn’t half as easy or convenient as they once thought it would be.
Roomies is a superbly crafted, captivating, and humorous read. I loved the witty dialogue and the well-developed, quirky characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It’s entertainment at its best.
Thank you, Gallery Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover