Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.
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 big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s 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?
I can't believe how many books I've read this month. I am just on a freaking roll! Now anyway, let's actually talk about the book. I told myself after Beautiful Bastard that I was done with these authors as that sucked and then other books they wrote were totally not my thing at all. Then... this book came out and even though I told myself not to, I picked it up from the library and read it. Now there are parts I really loved about this story and parts that had me rolling my eyes.
I mean their last breakup was stupid... the reasons behind it I mean... I get her being angry about the whole Amanda and such stuff. I would be too. But saying she needed to be apart from him just to find herself.... yeah she wasn't thinking any of that till the other stuff happened so to me, if felt out of place with her just pulling that as a reason for them needing time apart. Maybe that's just me and to others it made sense.
I am glad that she finally dumped Lulu as she was nothing but a bitch and I do like that Holland started to write again. I still don't see how her life changed any in the end like she claimed it did.... I mean she got another job and started writing and worked her way to her dream but... she was still the same person... she never once seemed like she was the bystander in someone else's life. Again, maybe that's just me.
I did like how this one didn't have sex every single freaking chapter like Beautiful Bastard did. There was actually a plot in this one and I really did enjoy most of it, the writing was better. I loved most of the characters.... Though her uncles are the best. My favorite characters in the whole book. I know that's weird as I should've liked Calvin more but I just loved Jeff and Robert.
My Favorite Quotes
1) “I used to refer to her as social lubricant, but Robert made me promise to never use that phrase again.”
2) “I catch a flash of bare ass and find religion.”
3) “Do you have cats?” I blink. “Cats?” “I’m allergic.” “Oh.” I frown. This is really where his brain goes first? Mine went straight to bare skin and sex sounds. “No cats.”