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Roomies
Roomies
Roomies
Audiobook9 hours

Roomies

Written by Christina Lauren

Narrated by K. C. Sheridan

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so enjoyable as in New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren's (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.

Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient.

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway's hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he's in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

LanguageEnglish
Release dateDec 5, 2017
ISBN9781508237570
Author

Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon, and The Soulmate Equation. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

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Rating: 4.1097804391217565 out of 5 stars
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Well, another Christina Lauren book down and I’ve been absolutely consumed again. This was a funny and sweet and uplifting story about love and forging your own path. Highly recommend it!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Christina Lauren never fail to produce a fun, flirty and damn right sexy romance novel for their readers to devour. This story of love had me smiling, blushing and waiting for more endless sexting. Great read!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Such a cute little love story. I absolutely loved every minute of how honest and real it was - a modern day story that makes you feel. Highly recommend!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    fantastic! I liked how the story goes . ?
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This book is really good! The plot is really unique and makes you feel so many different emotions. One minute you'll be laughing and others you'll be on the verge of tears.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This was a great book. The Irish accent got me every time! Best contemporary romance I’ve read in a good while.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I really enjoyed the story, but it wasn't perfect (maybe a bit problematic). The narrator did an amazing job, loved how she did the Irish accent!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Another wonderful Christina Lauren Novel! I fell in love with Calvin and Holland.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Marriage of convenience
    Strangers to friends to lovers
    Forced proximity
    Musician

    Holland has basically been a borderline stalker of Calvin's since she heard him play in the subway so many months ago. Now she walks past where he plays at the same time each day just to catch his eye, except one day it doesn't go exactly to plan and she ends up in hospital with no statement from the only witness. Calvin.

    Calvin has secrets and Holland wants to find out. To top it off the musician in the show she works for just quit and they have no backup. That's when a deal is made. One Calvin would be silly to turn down.

    I loved the humour that Christina Lauren always brings to the table and there was no missing that in Roomies. The dynamic between Calvin and Holland was easy and fluid, their friendship naturally progressed to so much more and I was rooting for them to get there quicker. Unfortunately, there wasn't much spice. There was some hinting at what occurred and then a spice scene near the end but I wanted moreeeeee.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This was a good story for the most part. I think it could have been less drug out in places. There were a lot of dead zones.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I really enjoyed the story and tone of the book. The ending was perfect. Felt a little drawn out at times. The narrator was rough a few times. Inconsistent with accents and voices. Sometimes couldn’t tell who was speaking. The Irish accent was all over the place.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This book!!! Omg I don’t think I can say enough amazing things about Christina Lauren’s way of drawing me in and making me feel drunkenly in love with the characters! This audiobook was done really well! Thank you
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This was a really fun book to listen to! I wasn’t expecting to like it so much at first. I didn’t really connect Holland at first, but in the end, she grew on me. It’s fun, lighthearted and romantic. The perfect summer read!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I loved how the main characters all grew and found themselves
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Cute little love story. Could have been a bit more exciting though.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Fun romance
    I like the 2 main characters, not a lot of drama with funny sexy scenes.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I wish it didn't feel like it ended so abruptly. I also wish there was more of a PG version so I would be able to listen while my children are in ear shot.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I loved this story. The angle of the story is refreshing.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I don't think I could love this book more and the accent was brilliant. I fell in love with Holland and Calvin and feel like I could read book after book about them. 5 stars!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Love this too! My second read from Christina Lauren! The romance between the main characters make my heart flutters. They are so cute together!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Brilliantly read! I think I just became a Christina Lauren fan so I’m hoping the other audiobooks are just as good! Thank you!
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Silly plot but I enjoyed the story. Reading a novel from Christina Lauren is joyful.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    The narrator style was annoying sing song but got used to it because of the sensuous dialogue.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    Sweet story, but predictable and cliché - A 25 year old living alone in Manhattan and working for a prestigious theater and living a passionate romance with her crush? Mmm hard to relate..
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    The narrator really bothered me with her inflections so affected my listening for the beginning of the book. It’s a great story though. Not my favorite of theirs, but still recommend for a light read.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    Meh, i did not like the love interest at all.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    I like the story, but this narrator is killing me. When she is doing dialogue it’s great, but all the rest of the time it is so sing song and repetitive that I almost feel nauseous. It makes it SO hard to listen to.

    3 people found this helpful

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    Couldn't get through the unchanging cadence in which the narrator was reading the book, it is more like she is reading the book to you, than actually telling you the story, which is pretty weird since it is written in first person, may give it a try as a ebook or physical book.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Half way through and enjoying the story but really disliking the Narrator. She has no emotion in her reading and her tone very repetitive, finding it hard to get through her reading, but her voices and accents are nice.

    3 people found this helpful

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    great story but the narrator needed to work more on their delivery as she spoke too quickly in the beginning.

    2 people found this helpful