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Roomies
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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 and #1 international bestselling author Christina Laurens (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance. Marriages of convenience are soinconvenient. 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 bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadwayuntil he admits his student visa has expired and hes 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?
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Readinginfairyland
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Sweet green card themed romance that excels at the fake relationship trope. Could have been a little funnier for my taste, but I loved the Irish accent.

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xxjenadanxx
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This is not my favorite Christina Lauren book but it was still an enjoyable read. This is also the first time I didn't cry while reading one of their books lol. Their characters are usually so dimensional but something about Holland felt a little flat for me. I loved her Uncles though! I would still recommend this one for a quick fun read though.

MoonWitch94 TBH, I haven‘t enjoyed any of their books since The Beautiful series concluded. 2w
xxjenadanxx @MoonWitch94 I love them! I haven't read the Beautiful series but Josh & Hazel and My Favorite Half Night Stand are some of my favorites! 2w
Texreader You have the best reviews! 2w
xxjenadanxx @Texreader thank you so much! I try lol. 2w
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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

I recently learned that author Christina Lauren is actually a writing duo, rather than a single person. As far as rom coms go I have really enjoyed most of their stand alone titles, but this one just fell short for me.

Jas16 This wasn‘t one of my favorites either. 1mo
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Sharpeipup
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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The glamorous life of a marathon spectator. #whereiread

Scochrane26 Two of my youth group kids are in cross country. I have felt bad because I haven‘t ever gone to a meet to support them, but I‘ve seen one of the other teens do her Irish dancing multiple times. Their mom reminded me that there‘s not much to see at a cross country meet. 2mo
Sharpeipup @Scochrane26 There‘s really not but it‘s great reading time. 2mo
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Sharpeipup
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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Bought myself a souvenir at this cute independent bookshop in Saint George, Utah. #shoplocal #bookstore

AmyRebecca Neat! 2mo
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cleoh
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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🌎 23, if I counted correctly
🌎 coastline!
🌎 Greece 😍
🌎 New York!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Nice!! Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👏🏻🤗 2mo
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monalyisha
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Finished “Roomies” at one in the morning after starting it this afternoon, which should tell you everything you need to know.

Super-sexy & feminist, with a relatable, passionate, creative, yet lost protagonist who needs to convince herself of her own worth. Also starring an uber-hot Irish musician with messy brown hair & green eyes. Swoon. 💚

I wish it passed the Bechdel Test, but it‘s truthful in showing how a female friendship can break-down.

monalyisha Thanks for the book, @AmberWB ! 2mo
AmberWB Oh good! So glad you liked it! 2mo
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monalyisha
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“Are all female sex toys bright pink?...You‘d think the colors would be more masculine...”

“I think the flesh-colored ones have a weird sense of sadness to them...like a penis separated from its host...Maybe it‘s because women want pleasure for themselves...and not to feel like they‘re owing it to a dude, even when it‘s a toy.”

“That‘s astute.”

“You‘re pointing out how astute I am for understanding my own sexuality?”

“I knew I‘d like you.”

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monalyisha
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I‘ve been brainstorming places to hangout & relax & not go stir-crazy once Winter hits. Yesterday, my husband surprised me with a dual membership to the Botanical Garden by our home. I think this is going to work out just fine. 👌🏻

Zelma Museums used to be my go-to destination when winter hit in Chicago. And anything at the Convention Center. 2mo
erinreads Your bookmark is amazing! 😂 2mo
monalyisha @erinreads Thanks! I‘ve been eyeing it forever & @AmberWB finally snagged it for me for the #HighFiveToSummerSwap! 2mo
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zezeki
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Because I needed a quick romance fix, I gave it a try. If I put aside the occasional eye rolls and cringes caused by the cheesyness that I always see in these books, it was actually rather nice and quirky at times, and it did give me a little taste of romance that my real life lacks. 📚📚☀️ #romance

xxjenadanxx I love all of their books that I've read. This one is next on my list! 2mo
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monalyisha
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Thank you so much for everything, @AmberWB ☀️! I‘m excited that you chose “Roomies” off of my TBR! I use the Library for so much of my reading but I have a strict purchasing rule for romance novels. I feel like they just aren‘t the kind of thing you want to borrow. 😆 The middle finger bookmark has been much coveted for a long time, so I can‘t wait to stick it to ‘em (my books, that is)! And these Thin Mint k-cups are coming to work with me TODAY!

monalyisha Thanks again, @JoScho, for putting on such a fun swap & helping us all to enjoy every last bit of Summer! #HighFiveToSummerSwap #hftss 3mo
jillannjohn Oh wow! Girl Scout Cookie coffee!! 😍 3mo
AmberWB I was so psyched to get you that bookmark 😁😁 3mo
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JoScho Great bunch of goodies! Thanks so much for participating 😘 3mo
monalyisha @AmberWB I‘ve weirdly never had this gummy Starmix before and...WHOA. So good! 😍 3mo
Craftylikefox That is a great bookmark! I love those colorful pens 🖤 3mo
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monalyisha
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If Ma thinks she‘s getting these, she‘s crazy...
#highfivetosummerswap #hftss

@AmberWB

wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐰 3mo
Maria514626 Office supplies. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana Love those bunny ears! ❤️ 🐰 ❤️ 3mo
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Jb2003 So adorable! Those ears ❤️ 3mo
AmberWB I ❤️❤️ Ink Joy pens—I have....a lot...in my classroom. 😁 3mo
JoScho Ink Joy pens are the best! 3mo
rabbitprincess Aaaaaahhhhh the earsies! 😍😍♥️♥️🐰 3mo
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monalyisha
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Moxie is particularly interested in the rainbow-colored pens! 🌈 They‘re really going to help her writing career take off! Or, you know...they‘ll help me stay organized with my MLIS (library studies) course this semester. One or the other. We can fight about it later. 😜
#highfivetosummerswap #hftss

@AmberWB

JoScho 💜💜💜 3mo
rabbitprincess Moxie is adorable! Give her behind-the-ear skritches for me ♥️♥️ 3mo
monalyisha @rabbitprincess Will do! She‘ll be thrilled. 😉💕 3mo
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monalyisha
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Happy #HighFiveToSummerSwap Day, all!

@AmberWB Moxie & I had so much fun opening your package bright & early this morning! 🐇

#hftss

Texreader Cute! 🐰❤️ 3mo
JoScho Love me some Moxie! 🖤 3mo
rabbitprincess Awwww hewwo dere! (Sorry, spamming your notifications with bunny comments! 😁) 3mo
monalyisha @rabbitprincess Ha! It‘s okay. It‘s been awhile since she‘s made a Litsy appearance. I totally get it. 😉 3mo
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DaniRey
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I decided to read another Christina Lauren book for another quick and fun read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ despite the fact that it‘s a bit cringey how their relationship was built on a whole lot of lies and poor communication. Plus you know it‘s major privilege to do something illegal as they do and have it be not a problem at all. But nevertheless it swept me up and the whole Irish accent in the audiobook is a huge plus 🤣

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: 5/5 Stars
A light, fluff book that is highly entertaining and what I needed.
#litsy #littens #bookstagram #bibliophile #audiobook #libby #read #christinalauren

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SincerelyWinona
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I made it almost halfway this #24in48! For a crazy full weekend, that‘s not too bad. I can‘t wait until I have a weekend off for a #24in48, but at least I got the reading done that I did! Good job to everyone else who participated!

julesG 👏👏👏👏 4mo
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chlolovesbooks
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💙💙💙💙 I am trash for a good Christina Lauren book 😄

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Alfrazier21
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⭐️⭐️ - Not the book for me. I thought I‘d pick up a Christina Lauren book as a quick, fun, light summer read, but I was left disappointed. I thought the plot was mediocre, the romance was ‘meh‘, and the storyline felt disjointed. Another case of me finishing it just to see what happens (even though you could have easily guessed the ending).

#newadult #romance #fiction

monalyisha Bummer! Do you usually like their stuff? 3mo
Alfrazier21 @monalyisha I‘m not huge into romance, but I had heard their book The Unhoneymooners was really cute. The library didn‘t have it, but they had this one...which wasn‘t my cup of tea. I read their Beautiful Bastard series years ago and remember liking it ok! 3mo
monalyisha @Alfrazier21 I'm typically not super-into the genre, either, but I've liked their other books. They give me Rainbow Rowell vibes, which I'm all about. 3mo
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JoyBlue
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That's all folks! If I don't like it by 57% in, I'm not suddenly going to start loving it! Just not my cup of tea. Not clever, hot, sexy, or funny. Bleh.

baes This is one I haven‘t read. I have read a few of theirs and loved them. Have you read others to compare? 4mo
JoyBlue @baes I haven't. Do you have a favorite to recommend? 4mo
baes @JoyBlue The Unhoneymooners 4mo
JoyBlue @baes Thanks for the recommendation. I‘ll put that back on my Overdrive wishlist. 😉 (edited) 4mo
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JoyBlue
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This is a read of convenience. I came across a recommendation for the author (writing duo) and this was immediately available. Because my main read at the moment is instructive (vs. entertaining), I didn't want to listen to it in the wee hours of the morning when I was hoping to fall right back to sleep. So, I started this one. So far, I'm not the least bit invested or impressed. I may or may not finish.

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NEgardener
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Because, sometimes you just want a deliciously steamy love story involving a sweet Irish lad.

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VanChocStrawberry
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Very late check in post. I didn‘t meet my walking goal, as my foot was hurting the second half of the week, but it‘s better now and I‘ve gotten 5 miles in this weekend. Here‘s going on to week 4!
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn
Tagged book is what I‘m reading now.

BarbaraJean Hooray for an active weekend! 🎉👏🏼 6mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 6mo
wanderinglynn Still good progress! Glad your foot is feeling better. And way to start off week 4! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Leelee08
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Christina Lauren is a hit or miss for me. Some books are incredibly nuanced and poignant. Others can be a little convoluted and unnecessary. Roomies, however, was kind of a mixture. It‘s got an interesting romance trope (fake marriage of convenience), a hot, Irish street musician, and a reference to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The steamy scenes and sexual tension were 🔥, but the plot was just clunky and weird.

raelaschoenherr I so agree when it comes to their books! 7mo
Leelee08 @raelaschoenherr Wow! I thought it was just me—good to know I‘m not alone!🥰😊👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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MartinaLove
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3/5 stars

Every once in a while, I like reading love stories. I really enjoyed ROOMIES. There was more to the story than just romance. We get to read about their fears, their family and their backgrounds.
I really recommended Christina Lauren's books if you want to read, fun and cute fluffy adult romance.

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MartinaLove
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This tea reminds me of automn. 🍁🍂👻🎃

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Sebjourneys
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So many library books came in at once but going for the easy to read romance first!

GondorGirl Welcome to Litsy! 8mo
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Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy 🎊🎉😘❤️📚📖 8mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 8mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 8mo
mcipher Looks good! Welcome to Litsy!! ❤️🥳 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️💜♥️💕💚 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
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TheBookKeepers
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Eh, I really wanted to like this book. However, as the plot continued to unfold I found it to be a predictable and cliched romance that left me disappointed. It wasn't awful, but simply unimpressive. If you are a huge fan of romance and light hearted stories, you may enjoy it. But it wasn't my cup of tea.

Jas16 This is one of my least favorite Christina Lauren books. (edited) 8mo
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Akire1
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A sweet romance between creative types in New York city. If you like romance, Broadway, classical guitar, and creative writing this is lovely little weekend read.

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jessiwash
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I really liked this book. It was a quick and and easy read and while there was a happy ending, the resolution was nice and not overly convenient. Definitely recommend!!

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Meghan1
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Thank you @Morr_Books Roomies came today! #jb

Morr_Books So glad you got it! Enjoy!💕 10mo
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Nellie1213
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I loved this booooook!!!! I think every time Calvin said mo-storin, my body just melted.

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bookishkris
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Trying to read this before my library hold expires tomorrow. It‘s my first adult romance by them; you all know of my love for Autoboyography because I have absolutely no shame. I hope I like this, because I‘ve got two more of their romances waiting in the wings.

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KatieKu
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“What did I get myself into?”
“Marriage to a farm girl.”

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BookaholicNatty
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@EH2018 Erika!!!!!!!!!! How so very very thoughtful of you!!!! This book looks so good and I absolutely ADORE the Harry Potter Book Sleeve!!! It‘s the first one that I have ever gotten! I‘m sooo happy!!! Thank you thank you thank you for thinking of me! What a wonderful surprise! You are such a great Litsy friend and I am so glad we have got to know one another this year! I‘m looking forward to another year of #Litsyfun with you!Merry Christmas!🎄

EH2018 Yay!! So glad you like! It has been really nice getting to know you this past year, and I look forward to more bookish posts in the year ahead!!!! Thank you for your generosity during the Harry Potter swap 😻 xoxo Merry Christmas to you and your family!🎄🎁📚🎄🎁 11mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A pretty standard rom com set in NYC, which was exactly what I was looking for! Marriage of convenience (for immigration)! Broadway musicals! Sex-positive 25-year-old writer heroine! A swoon-worthy Irish musician hero! Gay uncles! I am realizing the fake relationship trope definitely does it for me. My only complaint is that the moment of them finally getting physical / aka dropping the pretense of the fake relationship was a bit anti-climatic.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This book (looking a bit rough since it was a discard from my library that I thought could survive one more read) is great! Just the type of light rom com I was looking for! I'm glad I picked this up, as I'd read another one by this author and didn't really like it. #Romantsy

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thea-block
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Cute, fun, easy read by Christina Lauren. The characters were fleshed out a little more than most of the books in this genre, but I think the author(s) hit her stride with Josh & Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating. Enjoyed the foray into the NYC world of the arts!

I‘m glad I read it, and I would recommend for a light romp, through some of the plot points were not my favorite.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

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Jeanne_S
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Cute.

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MellieAntoinette
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I think I would read anything written by Christina Lauren - the phonebook, the ingredients list on the side of the cereal box, a random grocery list ... anything. And that‘s saying a lot.

This was my 1, 2, 3 maybe 4th Christina Lauren I‘m so many weeks. I think I would rate it in 4th place. It was excellent but not as steamy as Beautiful Stranger or as adorable as Josh/Hazel. There‘s the bar ladies!

Up next, I have The House! Vintage!

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MellieAntoinette
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“I want to live my life with the intensity.”

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MellieAntoinette
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“Shoot me in the face.

Have you ever tried to do your own tax returns? Immigration paperwork is a lot like that, but with less math and far more opportunities for perjury.”

Oh my God, I laughed so hard!😂😍😂😍😂

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MellieAntoinette
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“I‘ve always been obsessed with words—so why can‘t I seem to write a single one?”

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hipney
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MellieAntoinette
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“Tonight, I‘ve concluded two things about gin: it tastes like pinecones and is clearly the devil‘s sauce.”

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Morr_Books
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I thought the beginning was a bit slow, but I soon got hooked and couldn't put it down. This is an adorable NYC rom-com. Holland and Calvin get married so that Calvin can work legally in the US on a Broadway project, but Holland may have married Calvin for other reasons. The end was a bit unsatisfying after a great build-up, but it was overall very enjoyable.

Lovesbooks87 This was the first book by the author that I read and I enjoyed it. Their new book I loved and can't say how many times I laughed out loud while reading the book! 13mo
Morr_Books @Lovesbooks87 I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by her. 13mo
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Kaylamburson
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I liked this one, but didn‘t love it-prob my least fav Christina Lauren. Most of the relationship issues started from Holland not communicating with Calvin & assuming he wasn‘t into her because she wasn‘t good enough. There are already way too many weak & meek female characters w/ low self-esteem, & I don‘t want to read about that. However, I appreciated that she eventually found herself without anyone else supporting her.
Lots of sexy moments!

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Lady.Literary
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Roomies was a quick read that was both light and fun

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AJBowers
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Oh my goodness did I LOVE this book!!!!
I stayed up til 3 am to see how it ended.
I may have accidentally deleted it off my kindle so here is a picture of my nails 💁🏻‍♀️

Ashley85 Cute pic! 1y
sprainedbrain Love this! 😂 1y
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