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Roomies

By: Christina Lauren
Narrated by: K. C. Sheridan
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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!

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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.

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Meh....not a fan

Maybe this is a generational thing but there was just way too much 'getting drunk to have a good time' going on in this book. The story line also seemed a bit contrived. I finished the book, but I will avoid the author in the future. The narrator did a good job all things considered.

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Decent story, terrible performance

The cadence of the American accent performed was painful to listen to. The rest of the characters were presented more accurately but the main story didn’t feel authentic at all.

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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.

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Narrator's cadence killed it for me...

I am a huge Christina Lauren FANGIRL! I have read and Audibled BEAUTIFUL BASTARD like a million times.

It was another satisfying fake marriage turned relationship romance set in the heart of a Broadway musical. The writing and characters were strong which I've come to expect and always enjoy from the duo and there were the usual 'lol” moments - though not often as their previous books.
I started out with the written word but switch to Audible when I couldn't keep my eyes open and was so excited because it was narrated by K.C. Sheridan who is one of my favs... BUT not this time around!!!

I will give Sheridan props for her Irish accent – it was at times very Saxy! Although, I found it bled into the other characters voices as well esp the heroin. What made me stop listening after only a third of the way in was her over produced cadence. The di-tonic intervals, that is, the ascent and fall of one tone or in this case one sentence, were too pronounced and at times did not fit the emotional tones of normal speech.

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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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Disappointed

Started out so good, then it let me down with some stupid things going on. Sorry, but I don't play at that kind of stupidity.

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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.

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Roomies

This book was weird - I think it was hard to get past the fact that the main character is supposedly a native of Iowa who now lives in New York .. but the person reading it on this audiobook clearly has an Irish accent.

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  • Louise Shields
  • 10-23-21

The storyline is not great

I am a big fan of Christina Lauren books and this story starts well but it got quite boring half way through. I finished it but I wasn’t very invested by the end.

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Bingeworthy

Loved it, couldn't put it down and feel like there could be a part two. I especially appreciate the casting of an Irish narrator because I just couldn't bear it if Calvin's representation was marred in any way.
Sexy Irish musician hottie - what's not to love.
Some seriously laugh out loud moments... the failed birthday BJ had me in stitches.
Seriously though, I want to read more about Holland and Calvin!

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  • Lara
  • 11-02-19

Narration has no variation

I get that she’s Irish. The male character is Irish, so I truly appreciate the authentic accent use. However she doesn’t really change it for the female character who is meant to be American. Just annoyed me. Also the story drags a bit and seems to brush over big events. Returned.