Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 40: Roomies, by Christina Lauren

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

Christina Lauren
Trade Paperback,  368 pages
Gallery Books
December 5, 2017    
Contemporary Fiction, 
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?

Why I can't wait for this one!

Yes, I know that marriage-of-convenience plots are considered to be -- and actually are -- cliché, but heck, I LOVE them anyway! Lol. I don't know what it is about these plots, but they get me every single time! I can't help it..... 
Besides, this particular book seems to be very relevant right now, with all the controversy over immigration going on. 
Last but definitely NOT least, this story takes place in New York City!! And here I am, longing to see a Broadway show.....sigh.... My hubby is a New Yorker, so maybe that's part of the appeal, too! Lol.

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus ReviewsLibrary Journal and Publishers Weekly, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, and have been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Washington Post, TimeEntertainment Weekly, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in September, and will be followed by a contemporary romance, Roomies in December, and their first Women’s Fiction, Love and Other Words in April.

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  1. Though probably not my cup of tea, The book looks like it exudes New York City in a fun way.

    There are indeed so many stories about marriages of conveniences. However, I think that the concept is forever interesting as it opens the door to all sorts of relationships and allows authors to explore them in unique ways.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      It sure does! I would love to be up there at this time of year! I have always wanted to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, plus the setting up and lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

      I agree -- this concept does indeed remain interesting even though it's so common in romance novels. As you say, it lends itself to many types of explorations that can certainly be original.

      In short, this sounds like a GREAT story! I can even see it being made into a movie.

      Thanks for the super nice comment!! Hope you're enjoying your Saturday!! <3 :)

  2. Oooh! This sounds like a cute book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Yeah, it SURE does!! Glad you like it, too!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

  3. The most cliché plots are always the more fun to read. I hope you enjoy Roomies when it comes out.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. Hi, Tania!

      I think you're right, which is why I don't think I'll EVER get tired of this particular one! Lol.

      I KNOW I will GREATLY enjoy this one!

      Happy Reading to you, too! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  4. I doubt I'll read this one but I have to admit, it does sound like a lot of fun. I mainly read contemporaries around Christmas so you might just see some reviewed next month. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned and the boxer boys will definitely be eating some turkey. Plus Cass turns 4 the day before so they'll have doggy cupcakes too!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Oh, this one will definitely be better for next year! And yes, it DOES sound like a lot of fun!!

      We do have a GREAT Thanksgiving planned!! Thanks for the well wishes!! <3 <3 <3

      Oh, so the boxer boys will be eating some turkey? Well, they KNOW they have a GREAT Mommy!!

      Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CASS!!!! WOOE, WOOT!!!! And WOOF, WOOF, too!!! Hope he enjoys his doggy cupcakes!!! Lol.

      Sorry for the late reply..... : (

      Thank you for such a LOVELY comment, Barb!! HUGS TO YOU & THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :)

  5. I want to read this one too. I have been really happy with all the Christina Lauren books I have read, and I love this trope.

    1. Hi, Sam!

      Yeah, it sounds like a LOT of fun, doesn't it?

      Oh, you've read this author's books before? Well, thanks for the rec!! And I'm glad you love this trope as much as I do!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  6. This so reminds me of Green Card! It's so adorable!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Oh, you're SO right!! That was a WONDERFUL movie! And yes, this book is adorable, hopefully just as much as "Green Card"!

      Thanks for commenting back!! <3 <3 :) :)m


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