Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Genre: Contemporary 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 realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Netgalley
Reviewed by Robin
After becoming infatuated with talented musician Calvin McLoughlin, Holland Bakker can hardly pass up listening to him play in the subway near her home. But when she’s attacked and Calvin comes to her rescue, Holland comes up with the plan to help her Uncle with his Broadway production by introducing them. Little did they realize that Calvin is in the country illegally. After Holland offers a marriage for a green card, these two roommates find themselves flirting and perhaps becoming a bit more.
“Is Calvin awake? Oh my God, did I wake him up by moaning? Was I loudly…masturbating?
I want to throw myself off the fire escape outside my window. This is only my first night having Calvin outside my room, and already I’m having sex dreams about him.
I am so fucking doomed.”
This story has that nice slow burn going on. Holland has a crush on a subway guitar player who appears to be some kind of hot, undiscovered talent. Calvin has some immigration issues and voila…what do you think they should do? With a quickie marriage and trying to fool the INS…this story evolves from pretend to maybes. I loved how the first inklings of feelings start popping up and once the flirting moves to something more real. They are married on paper…but are the really married in heart? I laughed at how much fun they had together and don’t even get me started on Lulu, her friend. The only issues these two have are when they keep secrets from one another whether it’s feelings or the past. I really enjoyed this quirky green card romance very much.
I’m ashamed to say this was my first Christina Lauren book I’ve ever read. What was I thinking? I definitely love their writing style and know that I’ll be diving into the Beautiful series the first chance I get! And The House! Oh and Autobiography! Too many!
About the Authors
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORS
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.
Connect with the Authors
You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com or at @seeCwrite (Christina), @LolaShoes (Lauren), or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.