My Rating – 4.5 Stars
Plot : 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
Welcome to the World of Romance and the Dynamic duo of Christina Lauren . How come I never be introduced to the universe of this author earlier . I love her writing style What a fun, light-hearted, chemistry filled romance!
Holland has found herself hopelessly love-struck with a talented subway musician, Calvin . Even going so far as traveling miles out of her way every day just to see him. In her mind she’s created a fantasy, fairy-tale romance with him. Oh but alas, she doesn’t even know his name! All that will change shortly. As fate would have it, Holland’s uncle Robert needs a new musician for his Broadway show and she’s quick to offer up her secret crush. Robert loves his musicianship and knows he’s the missing piece of his Broadway puzzle. One tiny problem. He’s here in New York on an expired visa. What can Holland possibly do to help her uncle…and maybe even help herself!What started as a very slow read (which I even considered putting aside) quickly changed directions and turned into a sweet, romantic comedy that once again left me with a smile on my face.This was a very fast read that I devoured in just one day! Christina Lauren delivers an entertaining, enjoyable read that will squeeze your heart and make you a believer in love. I absolutely fell in love with this book. I knew what I was getting going into it, a marriage of convenience, a marriage to save a guy from being deported. What I didn’t know, I was getting an amazing love story. It was sweet, lighthearted, sexy, funny, and it was exactly what I needed.