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ARC Review: Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey

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ARC Review: Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey
Not Like the Movies

2 Stars


Book Info

Released: July 7, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Waiting for Tom Hanks #2
Format: eARC
 

“I just found this whole book…irritating. It didn’t annoy me per se as it was fairly inoffensive. But, everything about it just irked me.”
~ Under the Covers

Am I missing something? This book has so many great reviews, did I pick up the wrong thing by accident? I just found this whole book…irritating. It didn’t annoy me per se as it was fairly inoffensive. But, everything about it just irked me.

The heroine. She was juvenile. She was supposed to be 30, but that could have easily translated to a book about a teenager and it would have fit. In fact, I may have liked it more, it would have explained the immaturity.

The romance. Under developed and unconvincing. I barely knew the hero, didn’t really understand his devotion to the heroine and basically didn’t care if they got together or not.

The tongue in cheek rom com movie thing. Over done and obvious, the whole thing was a cliché of clichés. Perhaps that was purposeful but I found it too much and…irritating.

I sound like a grumpy old man and I felt like one when I was reading this book. I’m trying to think of a positive thing to say about this book, but I am honestly struggling. The writing was solid and I can almost see why other people like this book, but for me. No, no, no. And, I think I will leave it at that, as my mother says, if you can’t say something nice…

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About Kerry Winfrey

Kerry Winfrey is the author of the romantic comedies WAITING FOR TOM HANKS and NOT LIKE THE MOVIES,  both published by Berkley. Her next book, VERY SINCERELY YOURS, will be out in 2021. She’s also the author of the YA novels LOVE AND OTHER ALIEN EXPERIENCES and THINGS JOLIE NEEDS TO DO BEFORE SHE BITES IT, both from Feiwel and Friends. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely baking a pie or watching far, far too many romantic comedies. She lives with her family in the middle of Ohio.

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Elizabeth

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Sophia Rose

Haha, no worries. I get what your saying. It was bland so the irritating stuff stood out more than ever. 🙂

Amy R

Thanks for the review.