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Virtual Event: Rosie Danan, THE ROOMMATE, in conversation with Christina Lauren

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 7:00pm


East City Bookshop welcomes Rosie Danan with her debut novel The Roommate in conversation with Christina Lauren.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required.

About The Roommate:

“Warmly funny and gorgeously sexy, this porn-star romance is the most wholesome thing I’ve read in ages.”—New York Times Book Review

House Rules:

Do your own dishes

Knock before entering the bathroom

Never look up your roommate online

The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too tempting to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true.

After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive—not to mention handsome—for comfort, but there’s a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn’t looked him up on the Internet…

Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton’s most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they’re lucky, they’ll help everyone else get lucky too.


About Rosie Danan

Rosie Danan writes steamy, bighearted books about the trials and triumphs of modern love. When not writing, she enjoys jogging slowly to fast music, petting other people’s dogs, and competing against herself in rounds of Chopped using the miscellaneous ingredients occupying her fridge. As an American expat living in London, Rosie regularly finds herself borrowing slang that doesn’t belong to her. Learn more at and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @rosiedanan.


About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of over 25 novels including the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Honey-Don’t List and The Unhoneymooners. Their new book (and first holiday romance!), IN A HOLIDAZE, will be released on October 6th from Gallery Books. You can find them online at, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

The Roommate Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593101605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - September 15th, 2020

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In a Holidaze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123949
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order
Published: Gallery Books - October 6th, 2020