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 Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.
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?
Louisa’s 4 Blush Review
I have to admit, it’s been a while since I read a Christina Lauren book and I am kicking myself! Why Why Why???
I love a “fake marriage” book every once in a while but Christina Lauren has put this popular trope into another stratosphere. There are some real feelings going into this marriage that can complicate things for everyone. Holland has been “admiring” Calvin for a few months. She may have been taking subway rides just to hear him play and watching him from afar!
Finally, they officially meet and the sparks start. Holland has grown up knowing what beautiful music is and she just knows that Calvin has the something special. She brings Calvin to her uncle who has an opportunity of a lifetime for him. But there is just one problem…his visa has expired.
Bringing Calvin into her world, her work, her family, and her apartment aren’t what she was thinking when she was watching him from afar.
This book is sweet, angsty and there’s some serious sexy going on too! Christina Lauren has given me a story that made me smile and giggle and the butterflies were a-flying while reading. A super sexy Irishman and a quirky fun Holland made this book for me.
So I guess I need to head back to my TBR list and get to reading some more Christina Lauren – sorry I was gone for a while girls!