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Publisher's Summary

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively enjoyable as in New York Times and number one international best-selling 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 big-time 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?

©2017 Christina Lauren (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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I need an Encore

Let’s be honest I’ve been a fan girl for Christina Lauren since B.B. and they have never disappointed, however I am disappointed now, because I am in serious need of an encore. I have had a book boyfriend in Will since he was first mentioned in their books but he has now be replaced by a Beautiful Irish man. Colin is seriously everything that I would want in a mate, he’s loving, kind, encouraging, faithful, and even when his dreams come true and he could have anyone he still wants his girl! I love this and I need to know what happens after ...

This was an easy read, pretty quick you won’t want to put it down until you finish it! The narrator is amazing and truly does bring this story to life, and the story itself is just so real! More than ever before I believe this is their best book yet and they have truly grown as writers! This book is realistic and heartwarming, and seriously swoon worthy!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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I loved it.

I loved the accents by the narrator. Loved the visual descriptions of music. Charming and sweet. Calvin was an adorable male lead.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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So much love for this Dynamic Duo

Goodreads Review: First I should start that I have been a fan of these two ladies for years! Starting with Beautiful Bastard!! I'd read romance but these ladies introduced me to RomComs, and for that, I'm beyond grateful. Now back to this book now that I've gushed about the Authors! Roomies is the perfect blend of comedy and drama. This would make for one hell of a movie. I was hooked from the first page. I felt the emotions, and just overall did not want to put this book down. I read it in about five hours and neglected the adulting I should have been doing. I should probably stop gushing now. Great job again ladies! I can only hope to be as impressive as the two of you one day.

My thoughts on the Audio: K.C. Sheridan was perfect for this story, Now I can't wait to listen to more books with her narrating. I loved listening to books but when the author/s can find a narrator that is perfect for a story it makes it seem that much more real. I'm ready for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Book was really good, but ending was lackluster

I don’t understand why you write a really good book to not give people a good detailed ending .....gurrrrr😑Makes the rest of the book and the wonderful writing kind of seem like it was a waste.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Don't do it

The story line in this book seems great. I love a good hearted romance in a book. the book itself didn't seem too but but I was completely thrown off by the narrator. She tries to give each character their own voice but her narrating over all is just awful. Please just buy the ebook and save yourself from listening.

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Review of Roomies

good story. Do not enjoy the filthy language i n audio books as this is not so common in the central US. Greatly enjoyed the story though. Well written.

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Best Yet

Loved it¡! Couldn't stop listening! Well written and read. K.C. Sheridan was wonderful to listen to.

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love this author

I am never disappointed in A CL BOOK LOVE THEM. can't wait for the next one

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Good story; reviewer was too sing song-y

The story was good. I enjoyed the characters, especially Calvin. The end was a bit abrupt but nonetheless tied things up in a satisfying way. The main characters were both imperfect and made mistakes which was refreshing. Some of the lack of communication between them was frustrating at times.

My main problem was the narrator. Her pitch went up and down in a constant loop almost every other sentence. It was infuriating once I noticed it because I couldn’t un-notice it. My solution was to listen at 1.5 speed and get through it faster.

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Not A Fan

What would have made Roomies better?

The self-pity described over and over by the main character about herself was really off-putting. Also, it didn't seem like Calvin was really interested in Holland until he knows who she's related to. And I've had crushes before but her obsession with the male lead without having even seen his face was weird. I also didn't enjoy the narrator (I'll get into that in the performance notes).

How could the performance have been better?

I can't figure out if KC Sheridan is Irish and trying to do an American accent or American and trying to sound lyrical. Either way, she didn't sound like the character was from either the Midwest or NYC. Her mispronunciation of common words like "Manhattan" (just putting the emphasis in a weird place) kept pulling me out of the story. Also, I thought her reading was flat. I don't know how to describe it but there wasn't a lot of inflection or acting - she just read the words, sometimes with an accent and sometimes trying not to have an accent.