Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Roomies
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Published:
Simon & Schuster Audio 2017
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
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 Roomies.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?
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
12/05/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781508237594
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Christina Lauren. (2017). Roomies. Unabridged Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Christina Lauren. 2017. Roomies. Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Christina Lauren, Roomies. Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Christina Lauren. Roomies. Unabridged Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection64
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
82e5f9d0-970b-73ba-0567-e0e7f87c1d29
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 17:41:57
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 17:41:57
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 21, 2021 15:49:28
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 25, 2021 11:19:21
Last Availability Check:
Apr 21, 2021 15:49:30
Last Availability Change:
Apr 21, 2021 15:49:30
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 22, 2021 02:27:53

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Roomies
crossRefId
3198602
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/5054-1/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/5054-1/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/5054-1/8BD/C76/04/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/5054-1/8BD/C76/04/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781508237570
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781508237594
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781508237570
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781508237594
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Christina Lauren
id
8bdc7604-f525-4794-85f5-c4427cab5d0e
title
Roomies
starRating
4
dateAdded
2017-11-13T12:53:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3198602
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/5054-1/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/5054-1/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/5054-1/8BD/C76/04/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/5054-1/8BD/C76/04/{8BDC7604-F525-4794-85F5-C4427CAB5D0E}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: Roomies-9685
      • partCount: 9
      • fileSize: 276488576
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781508237570
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781508237594
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 12/05/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/5054-1/3198602-Roomies.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=8bdc7604-f525-4794-85f5-c4427cab5d0e&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Roomies-9685
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 276457217
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781508237570
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781508237594
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 12/05/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/5054-1/3198602-Roomies.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=8bdc7604-f525-4794-85f5-c4427cab5d0e&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Lauren, Christina
      • bioText: Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners/besties Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and the Wild Seasons series, The Unhoneymooners, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, Dating You / Hating You, Roomies, The House, and Autoboyography. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.
      • name: Christina Lauren
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Sheridan, K.C.
      • name: K.C. Sheridan
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Romance
      • value: Humor (Fiction)
publishDate
2017-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
edition
Unabridged
publishDateText
12/05/2017
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
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 Roomies...and don't miss her newest romantic comedy The Unhoneymooners, coming soon!
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...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Roomies
fullDescription
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 Roomies.
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?
sortTitle
Roomies
crossRefId
3198602
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from October 9, 2017
        Lauren’s delightful urban contemporary brings together two New York artists in a modern marriage of convenience. Holland Bakker, an aspiring writer who works as an archivist for her uncles, is looking for her purpose in life but instead finds herself with a husband. Calvin McLoughlin, a handsome and talented Irish musician who plays in the 50th Street subway station, is about to make it big on Broadway, but his student visa has expired; after he helps Holland get away from a violent stranger in the subway station, she offers to marry him so he can stay in the country. Holland, a beautifully flawed and likable protagonist, humorously does her best to manage her growing fondness for Calvin while keeping low expectations for them as a couple. Her interaction with her uncles and brother reveals her fierce affection for them, and her quiet hopes that Calvin will come to love her create sweet romantic tension. In addition to Holland’s running stream of consciousness, the natural dialogue brings out the awkwardness and tenderness in the relationships between the characters. The descriptions and imagery, especially of New York City and Calvin’s music, are fresh and sensual, and the lyrical language creates atmosphere that sets this novel apart from others of the genre. Lauren’s standalone brims with authentic characters and a captivating plot. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary.

      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: When Holland's crush, a busker from the subway station, turns out to be the amazing guitarist that her uncle needs for his Broadway show, she does the only reasonable thing she can and enters into a marriage of convenience with the handsome Irishman. Narrator K.C. Sheridan does a great job capturing Calvin's Irish accent, though it sometimes spills over into Holland's dialogue. Holland's uncles also play a major role in the developing relationship between Holland and Calvin, and Sheridan provides voices for them as well as for Holland's best friend and Calvin's family. When their marriage of convenience turns into something else, Holland has to figure out what's real and what's just wishful thinking. E.N. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
popularity
3962
publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/8bdc7604-f525-4794-85f5-c4427cab5d0e/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
8bdc7604-f525-4794-85f5-c4427cab5d0e
starRating
4