Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: December 5, 2017
My Rating: ★★★
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?
Well first, I would like to say that I adore Calvin and his Irish accent. I have a soft spot for anything Irish. The book all in all was just average for me. I wish that I would have swooned more. It's not that I did not like it it's just it didn't do anything crazy for me either. It was just an average read. I enjoyed some parts more than others.....
Overall, it was very predictable. I became annoyed at Holland a lot because of all her self doubt. She often did not feel good enough for Calvin. In my head, I could hear myself saying "Girl, he adores you!!! Stop being so dang naive." My eyes were rolling a lot while reading. Holland's gay uncles were the best part of this story. All in all one big average read. I feel nothing........ If you don't want anything complicated to read this is your book.
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.) Contact us via twitter (@seeCwrite for Christina and @LolaShoes for Lauren) or our site. Thank you!!