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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Title: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Format: Ebook
Release Date: December 5th, 2017
Length: Novel (368 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Roomies is a standalone Contemporary Romance novel. It's been awhile since I've read a CLauren book and I have to say I enjoyed this more than the last few. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it so much because it involved music and the interesting way the characters get together.

We start off a bit differently in Roomies than I expected. We meet Holland, a young woman that is working for her Uncle on a Broadway play. One night after some drinks with friends she finally chats up a street musician she's had a mega crush on for months. Next thing we know Holland's uncle is in a tough spot, he's losing his star performer and needs to find a new one asap. She decides to have her uncle listen to Calvin play and just go from there. As you can imagine, Calvin gets the job, the only catch being he's in the US illegally so he can't accept the position. Not knowing what else to do, Holland steps out of her comfort zone and gets married to Calvin to get him a green card and save the day. They both know their relationship will be under scrutiny so they move in and start playing the part of a loving couple. Feelings emerge but lies do as well. Love is a bumpy road, but it's an entertaining one that's for sure.

Full of drama and romance, Roomies is a must read. What I didn't bother reading was the blurb before I got this book and I have to say I was happily surprised. The whole green card marriage thing is one I personally haven't read about before in a romance novel, though I'm sure it's out there. I felt the plot was entertaining and had quite a bit going on without feeling all over the place. I enjoyed the music aspects being a former violin player myself and it was nice seeing family and friends pop up in the story as well. All in all, if you're a fan of Contemporary Romances that will knock your socks off grab this book.

18 comments:

  1. I liked one og her books. I'm curious to try more

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    1. You should try their books out! :D I've enjoyed quite a few of them, especially in audio format hehe

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  3. I had wondered if this was any good. I am familiar with the green card trope, but mostly via movies from the '90s. (One where the one who needed a "green card" was an American living in Paris.)

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    1. I've seen it in movies/tv shows a few times but not really in books :D This one was a winner for sure

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  4. Oh music. Curious. This looks like something I would enjoy. I may have to see if the library has this one. Brilly review!

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  5. I have been seeing this one a lot in the blogosphere and the reviews are all good.

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  6. I don't think that I have read a green card marriage romance. So I am really intrigued especially when I keep hearing so many good things. Lovely review.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one then, I hadn't seen one before!

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  7. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I love their novels but this one just wasn't my favorite.

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    1. I've had a few that weren't mine in the past that others liked. :)

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  8. I've heard a lot of great things about this writing duo, but I haven't tried them yet. I need to try them. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Oh you should give them a try, I love quite a few of their books!

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