Roomies by Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is one of my go-to romance author(s) – they consistently put out bubbly, romantic, and fun books that stand out in this crowded genre. When I found out one of her books is set in New York and focuses on a bunch of people who work on and around a Broadway show, I was sold. It was sweet, just the right amount of dramatic, and oh-so adorable.

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 bigtime 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 realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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