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Roomies

by Christina Lauren

About the Book

Holland Bakker, is 25, living in a beautiful apartment in Manhattan and working backstage at the theatre where her uncle’s critically acclaimed play is housed. A dream life some might say, except for that gnawing feeling that there’s more to be and to do in this world. But a change may be coming…

She’s been going out of her way for six months to watch a “suitably scruffy… but clean” busker by the subway, timing her visits to his weekly schedule. Then one day the routine is different: as she drops the money into his guitar case he looks up and thanks her—and they are suddenly aware of each other. It seems like Holland’s destiny to connect her musician crush with her famous uncle and his smash musical. Only there’s a hitch: her crush is in the country illegally. Will Holland risk marrying her crush in order to give him the opportunity of a lifetime, secure his immigration status and save her uncle’s musical?

About the Author

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and the Wild Seasons series, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Roomies, Dating You / Hating You, The House, and Autoboyography. Roomies has been optioned for film by Jenna Dewan’s company Everheart Productions, with Christina and Lauren set to write the screenplay.

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