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Roomies
Roomies | Christina Lauren
From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable 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. 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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SincerelyWinona
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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I made it almost halfway this #24in48! For a crazy full weekend, that‘s not too bad. I can‘t wait until I have a weekend off for a #24in48, but at least I got the reading done that I did! Good job to everyone else who participated!

julesG 👏👏👏👏 20h
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chlolovesbooks
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💙💙💙💙 I am trash for a good Christina Lauren book 😄

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Alfrazier21
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ - Not the book for me. I thought I‘d pick up a Christina Lauren book as a quick, fun, light summer read, but I was left disappointed. I thought the plot was mediocre, the romance was ‘meh‘, and the storyline felt disjointed. Another case of me finishing it just to see what happens (even though you could have easily guessed the ending).

#newadult #romance #fiction

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JoyBlue
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That's all folks! If I don't like it by 57% in, I'm not suddenly going to start loving it! Just not my cup of tea. Not clever, hot, sexy, or funny. Bleh.

baes This is one I haven‘t read. I have read a few of theirs and loved them. Have you read others to compare? 2w
JoyBlue @baes I haven't. Do you have a favorite to recommend? 2w
baes @JoyBlue The Unhoneymooners 2w
JoyBlue @baes Thanks for the recommendation. I‘ll put that back on my Overdrive wishlist. 😉 (edited) 2w
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JoyBlue
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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This is a read of convenience. I came across a recommendation for the author (writing duo) and this was immediately available. Because my main read at the moment is instructive (vs. entertaining), I didn't want to listen to it in the wee hours of the morning when I was hoping to fall right back to sleep. So, I started this one. So far, I'm not the least bit invested or impressed. I may or may not finish.

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NEgardener
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Because, sometimes you just want a deliciously steamy love story involving a sweet Irish lad.

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VanChocStrawberry
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Very late check in post. I didn‘t meet my walking goal, as my foot was hurting the second half of the week, but it‘s better now and I‘ve gotten 5 miles in this weekend. Here‘s going on to week 4!
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn
Tagged book is what I‘m reading now.

BarbaraJean Hooray for an active weekend! 🎉👏🏼 2mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Still good progress! Glad your foot is feeling better. And way to start off week 4! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Leelee08
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Mehso-so

Christina Lauren is a hit or miss for me. Some books are incredibly nuanced and poignant. Others can be a little convoluted and unnecessary. Roomies, however, was kind of a mixture. It‘s got an interesting romance trope (fake marriage of convenience), a hot, Irish street musician, and a reference to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The steamy scenes and sexual tension were 🔥, but the plot was just clunky and weird.

raelaschoenherr I so agree when it comes to their books! 3mo
Leelee08 @raelaschoenherr Wow! I thought it was just me—good to know I‘m not alone!🥰😊👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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MartinaLove
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3/5 stars

Every once in a while, I like reading love stories. I really enjoyed ROOMIES. There was more to the story than just romance. We get to read about their fears, their family and their backgrounds.
I really recommended Christina Lauren's books if you want to read, fun and cute fluffy adult romance.

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MartinaLove
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This tea reminds me of automn. 🍁🍂👻🎃

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Sebjourneys
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So many library books came in at once but going for the easy to read romance first!

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TheBookKeepers
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Eh, I really wanted to like this book. However, as the plot continued to unfold I found it to be a predictable and cliched romance that left me disappointed. It wasn't awful, but simply unimpressive. If you are a huge fan of romance and light hearted stories, you may enjoy it. But it wasn't my cup of tea.

Jas16 This is one of my least favorite Christina Lauren books. (edited) 5mo
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Akire1
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A sweet romance between creative types in New York city. If you like romance, Broadway, classical guitar, and creative writing this is lovely little weekend read.

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jessiwash
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I really liked this book. It was a quick and and easy read and while there was a happy ending, the resolution was nice and not overly convenient. Definitely recommend!!

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Meghan1
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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Thank you @Morr_Books Roomies came today! #jb

Morr_Books So glad you got it! Enjoy!💕 6mo
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Nellie1213
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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I loved this booooook!!!! I think every time Calvin said mo-storin, my body just melted.

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bookishkris
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Trying to read this before my library hold expires tomorrow. It‘s my first adult romance by them; you all know of my love for Autoboyography because I have absolutely no shame. I hope I like this, because I‘ve got two more of their romances waiting in the wings.

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KatieKu
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“What did I get myself into?”
“Marriage to a farm girl.”

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BookaholicNatty
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@EH2018 Erika!!!!!!!!!! How so very very thoughtful of you!!!! This book looks so good and I absolutely ADORE the Harry Potter Book Sleeve!!! It‘s the first one that I have ever gotten! I‘m sooo happy!!! Thank you thank you thank you for thinking of me! What a wonderful surprise! You are such a great Litsy friend and I am so glad we have got to know one another this year! I‘m looking forward to another year of #Litsyfun with you!Merry Christmas!🎄

EH2018 Yay!! So glad you like! It has been really nice getting to know you this past year, and I look forward to more bookish posts in the year ahead!!!! Thank you for your generosity during the Harry Potter swap 😻 xoxo Merry Christmas to you and your family!🎄🎁📚🎄🎁 7mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A pretty standard rom com set in NYC, which was exactly what I was looking for! Marriage of convenience (for immigration)! Broadway musicals! Sex-positive 25-year-old writer heroine! A swoon-worthy Irish musician hero! Gay uncles! I am realizing the fake relationship trope definitely does it for me. My only complaint is that the moment of them finally getting physical / aka dropping the pretense of the fake relationship was a bit anti-climatic.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This book (looking a bit rough since it was a discard from my library that I thought could survive one more read) is great! Just the type of light rom com I was looking for! I'm glad I picked this up, as I'd read another one by this author and didn't really like it. #Romantsy

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thea-block
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Cute, fun, easy read by Christina Lauren. The characters were fleshed out a little more than most of the books in this genre, but I think the author(s) hit her stride with Josh & Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating. Enjoyed the foray into the NYC world of the arts!

I‘m glad I read it, and I would recommend for a light romp, through some of the plot points were not my favorite.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

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Jeanne_S
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Cute.

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MellieAntoinette
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I think I would read anything written by Christina Lauren - the phonebook, the ingredients list on the side of the cereal box, a random grocery list ... anything. And that‘s saying a lot.

This was my 1, 2, 3 maybe 4th Christina Lauren I‘m so many weeks. I think I would rate it in 4th place. It was excellent but not as steamy as Beautiful Stranger or as adorable as Josh/Hazel. There‘s the bar ladies!

Up next, I have The House! Vintage!

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MellieAntoinette
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“I want to live my life with the intensity.”

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MellieAntoinette
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“Shoot me in the face.

Have you ever tried to do your own tax returns? Immigration paperwork is a lot like that, but with less math and far more opportunities for perjury.”

Oh my God, I laughed so hard!😂😍😂😍😂

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MellieAntoinette
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“I‘ve always been obsessed with words—so why can‘t I seem to write a single one?”

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MellieAntoinette
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“Tonight, I‘ve concluded two things about gin: it tastes like pinecones and is clearly the devil‘s sauce.”

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Morr_Books
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I thought the beginning was a bit slow, but I soon got hooked and couldn't put it down. This is an adorable NYC rom-com. Holland and Calvin get married so that Calvin can work legally in the US on a Broadway project, but Holland may have married Calvin for other reasons. The end was a bit unsatisfying after a great build-up, but it was overall very enjoyable.

Lovesbooks87 This was the first book by the author that I read and I enjoyed it. Their new book I loved and can't say how many times I laughed out loud while reading the book! 9mo
Morr_Books @Lovesbooks87 I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by her. 9mo
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Kaylamburson
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I liked this one, but didn‘t love it-prob my least fav Christina Lauren. Most of the relationship issues started from Holland not communicating with Calvin & assuming he wasn‘t into her because she wasn‘t good enough. There are already way too many weak & meek female characters w/ low self-esteem, & I don‘t want to read about that. However, I appreciated that she eventually found herself without anyone else supporting her.
Lots of sexy moments!

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Lady.Literary
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Roomies was a quick read that was both light and fun

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AJBowers
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Oh my goodness did I LOVE this book!!!!
I stayed up til 3 am to see how it ended.
I may have accidentally deleted it off my kindle so here is a picture of my nails 💁🏻‍♀️

Ashley85 Cute pic! 11mo
sprainedbrain Love this! 😂 11mo
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KimmyM
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So fun! I can't decide if I like it better than DATING YOU/HATING YOU. But I think I can say I'm a Christina Lauren fan now!

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mariaku21
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With a day to spare before returning this and giving up sleep, I'm quite in a crush over this and I have one question, where can I find my own Irish busker? 😍

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Lisas.Library
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I fell in love with Love and Other Words by: Christina Lauren and I can‘t wait to dive into Roomies while I‘m eagerly anticipating the release of Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating which release early September.

MellieAntoinette Ah, Love and Other Words. I hugged that book I loved it so much! 11mo
Lisas.Library @MellieAntoinete ~ Yes!! I loved it too. It was amazing! I read it so fast, yet I didn‘t want it to end. 11mo
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24in48
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Hour 18, and another challenge!! Tell us: What's on your nightstand?? Don't forget to enter your challenge answer in the form for the Hour 18 post at 24in48.com, and while you're there, check to see if you've won a door or challenge prize!! #24in48 #bookstagram #readathon
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[Photo description: A few books scattered on a bed next to a stack of pillows. Text overlay reads "Hour 18: Nightstand Guide"]

AJBowers I just downloaded this book to my kindle yesterday! 😂 12mo
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Morr_Books
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Intense amount of driving, but if I can keep my eyes open, I'm gonna start this one for #24in48. @24in48

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Dogearedcopy
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A charming New Adult Contemporary romance featuring a girl without purpose who has a crush on a street musician. I can‘t say that I felt any chemistry/heat btw the 2 protags and I found one of the misunderstandings that they had to work through completely implausible but overall it had it‘s LOL moments and it‘s rumored that the movie options have been picked up.

Rating this a Pick but for me personally, I may have outgrown Christina Lauren novels

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Mchartt
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Decided to finish the book I started yesterday for the first book of #24in48 Readathon. Great book!

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MLVReads
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Though not as steamy as I was hoping for, this was still a fun and sweet romcom escape that I was craving. It is supposedly being adapted into a movie and I think it will translate well!

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mdemanatee
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For the last month I have been listening to audiobooks nonstop and every Friday my #worklisten is a romance. So I am officially committing to #flirtyFriday #romantsy

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LegallyBooked
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Little late to the party but April‘s #BoundByHallowsBookClub pick was Roomies! This was my first time reading anything by Christina Lauren and it won‘t be my last. This was a cute story that overall was a quick and fun read. Giving it four stars. Very excited to hear its being adapted into a movie....who should play Calvin!? #BookClub #ChristinaLauren #Bookworm #ReadHarder

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Bianca
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Tonight's plans. Yes, that is a small goblet. #romantsy

rather_be_reading love dr. teals 1y
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Lovesbooks87
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Quick fun read is just what I needed after reading some dark deep books. Now to start I'll Be Gone In The Dark. Everyone has talked about how good it is and with the arrest just happening can't wait to read it!

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Booksbooksbooks1
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I have such a crush on Calvin 😏 #BoundByHallowsBookClub

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SheLovessToRead
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These are a few of my favorite things 🎼

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SheLovessToRead
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I‘d commute for days if it meant I could read forever.

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Bexicans
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Reading this this Sunday morning...not exactly liking it so far but I'm hoping it gets more interesting