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 bestselling author Christina Lauren’s romantic novel.

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?

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About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

    Roomies Reviews

  • Melissa

    A love-drunk heart, from what is sure to be an infamous guide on how not to date—told by Christina Lauren's quirkiest literary couple yet (ahem, Josh and Hazel)—spurred my instantaneous reach for ...

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads

    ➳The idea of marriage for the aspect of immigration purposes, has never sounded so enticing in this new compelling romance from Christina Lauren… ➳When being granted the presence of an Irish ho...

  • Christy

    4.25 stars!Christina Lauren always writes the best feel good romances. Roomies had me laughing, swooning, and kept a huge smile on my face the entire time I was reading!!!Holland meets Calvin at the s...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.This was maybe the sweetest book I’ve read all year. It was heartwarming, adorable, and just a joy to read. I loved this and I hope ...

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer

    *****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}I've had the thought almost without realizing it--the encroaching awareness that I feel settled but in truth can’t see my future at al...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    It’s rom-com weekend! Pop the popcorn, slip into your jammies and make friends with your most comfortable chair!Holland has found herself hopelessly love-struck with a talented subway musician. Even...

  • Susanne Strong

    4 Stars.What Happens when you talk to your Crush for the First Time Ever? Instant Marriage? No Way. Way!Meet Holland: Everyday she goes to the Fiftieth Street Station in Manhattan to listen to a music...

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    5 stars!Review and Paperback Giveaway at Of Pens and Pages.There was never a dull moment reading this book! Fantastic banter and chemistry, great pace and flow, a wonderful and relatable heroine and a...

  • Larry H

    After reading two particularly heavy books, I needed something a little lighter, something that wouldn't leave me emotionally debilitated. Once again this year, I turned to Christina Lauren, two write...

  • jessica

    there is a difference between a romance novel and a romance-supported story. a romance novel solely focuses on the relationship between two people, whereas a romance-supported story is a book where th...