Not Like the Movies

Not Like the MoviesWhat Happens When Your Life Is A Rom Combut You Don T Even Believe In True Love Chloe Sanderson Is An Optimist, And Not Because Her Life Is Easy As The Sole Caregiver For Her Father, Who Has Early Onset Alzheimer S, She S Pretty Much Responsible For Everything She Has No Time Or Interest In Getting Swept Up In Some Dazzling Romance Not Like Her Best Friend Annie, Who Literally Wrote A Rom Com That S About To Premiere In Theaters Across Americaand Happens To Be Inspired By Chloe And Nick Velez, Chloe S Cute But No Nonsense Boss As The Buzz For The Movie Grows, Chloe Reads One Too Many Listicles About Why Nick Is The Perfect Man, And Now She Can T See Him As Anything But Reason The Scruffy Bearded Hunk Who S Always There When You Need Him But Unlike The Romance Annie Has Written For Them, Chloe Isn T So Sure Her Own Story Will End In A Happily Ever After Giving my own book five stars because if I don t believe in me, WHO WILL I love romcoms I love their cheesiness, the clich s, the illogical coincidences, awkward positions the characters they find themselves into, misunderstandings, entertaining sidekick characters, so much groveling, tears and finishing with over emotional happy endings with the great gestures one of the characters does to win the other s heart back As I examine this book, it mostly fits the formula I wrote above Chloe Sanderson, golden hearted, caregiver, wearing vivid, colorful dresses, always I love romcoms I love their cheesiness, the clich s, the illogical coincidences, awkward positions the characters they find themselves into, misunderstandings, entertaining sidekick characters, so much groveling, tears and finishing with over emotional happy endings with the great gestures one of the characters does to win the other s heart back As I examine this book, it mostly fits the formula I wrote above Chloe Sanderson, golden hearted, caregiver, wearing vivid, colorful dresses, always smiling to share her positive energy, listening to motivational, entertaining songs is our heroine, looking like Meg Ryan but her indecisiveness, stubbornness and the way of sabotaging her relationship with our hero irritated me a lot She may be written like a Meg Ryan character but her inner Anne Hathaway we mostly hate her, don t we may emerge at the most scenes and ruined the soul of the romcom.Chloe works with Nick charming, introvert, secretive, enjoys his daily banters with Chloe, always supportive and chivalry From the first book we ve met Chloe s scriptwriter bestie Annie who just used Chloe s life and her undeniable attraction with her boss as her inspirational material to write her last romcom movie and voila It turned into a hit after the trailer s release Annie wasn t creative enough to change the names she changed Nick s name as Rick So now everybody talks about movie and everybody thinks Chloe and her hot boss in affair But Chloe insists to reject her own feelings because she doesn t believe in happy endings which contradicts her positive, sunshine and flowers approach to the life she is already exhausted to take care of her father who suffers from Alzheimer, hospitalized in a facility And her troublemaker, irresponsible brother Milo comes back to town in out of blue, accompanied by his hot supermodel boyfriend Fred moves with their childhood friend Mickey Danger that name truly reminds me of Michael Keaton s 80 s movie and main character s name Johnny Dangerously He promises he will help her to take care of their father but Chloe has hard time to believe him because of her past disappointed experiences After a rainy night, stuck in the caf with Nick, lights go out and they share a special kiss But Chloe achieves to ruin this moment by telling him that was mistake and they have to forget it And later she starts to date with Mickey Danger he s totally stoned, having underage kid eating habits, enjoying the sharp knife commercials as if he s binge watching You s second season but Chloe thinks he resembles disturbed version of Jake Gyllenhaal which is really silly move And this is not the first and only immature thing she s done throughout the story Sometimes I wanted to kidnap Nick who didn t deserve to be treated like doormat and I wanted to insert him into another romcom withtolerable heroine.The positive elements of the book Great references to romcoms including Proposal, When Harry met Sally The strong and adorable supportive characters Milo, Fred, Chloe s adorable father and their loyal customer Gary were my favorites I didn t like the first book so much but Annie and Drew turned into better supportive characters at this book.I loved the plot, main characters chemistry, Chloe s heartbreak after being abandoned by her mom at young age and her hard lesson involving only depending on herself and her family affair parts But at romance parts she acted like selfish moron Sorry about my language but Nick was great catch from the beginning and she acted like blind person not to see it Overall It was fun, sweet, swoon and one of my fastest readings I came back between three and four stars because of my hatred about the heroine s illogical actions but finally I m rounding 3.5 stars to 4 because I enjoyed this book so muchthan the first installment.Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sharing this sweet Arc with me in exchange my honest review bloginstagramfacebooktwitter Many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review Waiting for Tom Hanks Not Like the Movies 4.5 stars Holy moly this was so cuteeeeee 10 18 2019 THIS COVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR IT S SO BEAUTIFUL also, whyyy is it not coming out till july whyyyyyyyy Just finished Waiting for Tom Hanks and I am now quaking in my boots just kidding i don t have boots because I am so f king excited Many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review Waiting for Tom Hanks Not Like the Movies 4.5 stars Holy moly this was so cuteeeeee 10 18 2019 THIS COVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR IT S SO BEAUTIFUL also, whyyy is it not coming out till july whyyyyyyyy Just finished Waiting for Tom Hanks and I am now quaking in my boots just kidding i don t have boots because I am so f king excited Ooh A companion novel How exciting Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram 3.5 stars After reading Waiting for Tom Hanks , I was looking forward to reading Chloe and Nick s story. Chloe was one of my favorite characters of that book I was in the mood for a rom com and I flew through this one Chloe works in a coffee shop and she and her boss, Nick have a connection They have the best banter and you can tell something is there between them So much, that her best friend wrote a screen play that turned into a major motion picture staring Zoe who works at a coffe 3.5 stars After reading Waiting for Tom Hanks , I was looking forward to reading Chloe and Nick s story. Chloe was one of my favorite characters of that book I was in the mood for a rom com and I flew through this one Chloe works in a coffee shop and she and her boss, Nick have a connection They have the best banter and you can tell something is there between them So much, that her best friend wrote a screen play that turned into a major motion picture staring Zoe who works at a coffee shop and falls for her boss it has made things between Chloe and Nick feel a little off Chole has a lot going on in her life She takes care of her father who has Alzhemier s, her brother has just moved back into town and she s helping with her best friends wedding Chloe has so much on her plate and is determined to do it all herself, which I mean, relatable What she doesn t realize is that she has people in her life she can count on, if she d only let them in I loved Nick so much Though I liked Chloe best in the first book, Nick stole the show in this one I guess my only bit that made this miss the mark for me is that the romance aspect was just okay in my opinion I wantedfrom these two and I wanted it sooner than it happened I love a good slow burn as much as the next, but there were things with Chloe earlier on that I didn t love when it came to her love life One thing I truly loved about this story was her relationships and friendships with others Especially the Annie and Chloe friendship Stories that showcase how important other relationships are, aside from romance are so importantRomance isn t the only great love story of our lives Sometimes the love we have with our lifelong friends, the ones we can depend on through changes and fights and joys and heartbreaks sometimes those are the greatest love stories we haveNot Like the Movies is Kerry Winfrey s sopho novel and I liked it eventhan the first It was sweet, funny, I love the cover, and overall a good read I m looking forward to readingfrom her in the future Synopsis InNot Like The Movieswe finally get to see Chloe and Nick s love story unfold Chloe is a waitress at Nick s Cafe, and she is slowly working towards getting her bachelor s degree in business while juggling her job, taking care of her father who s suffering from Alzheimer s, and preparing for her best friend s wedding She s also dealing with the fact that her best friend wrote a screenplay based on a romanticized version of her relationship with her boss Nick Now that she Synopsis InNot Like The Movieswe finally get to see Chloe and Nick s love story unfold Chloe is a waitress at Nick s Cafe, and she is slowly working towards getting her bachelor s degree in business while juggling her job, taking care of her father who s suffering from Alzheimer s, and preparing for her best friend s wedding She s also dealing with the fact that her best friend wrote a screenplay based on a romanticized version of her relationship with her boss Nick Now that she s seen the trailers for the upcoming movie and read the Buzzfeed articles on why Nick would be the perfect boyfriend, she can t help but look at her boss differently But Chloe doesn t believe in true love, and she definitely doesn t have time for it Plot Characters All while reading the first book in this series, I couldn t help but connect with Chloe a lotthan Annie I thought Annie was selfish in the first book, and honestly, this shines through even stronger in the second Chloe is a fascinating protagonist She s so used to taking care of others that she doesn t have time to stop and think about what she wants or needs Like Annie, Chloe is self destructive in love, but it just makes sense, because she doesn t truly believe that she deserves it Chloe is a three dimensional and fascinating character, and I just love her coping mechanisms, including the five minute cry which I know isn t healthy, but damn if it isn t efficient Nick, on the other hand, is much less of an open book We get to know him as Chloe does Their dynamic reminds me so much of Luke and Lorelai in Gil Girls, so if you re into that, you should definitely be checking out this novel, regardless of if you read the first.The romance is sweet and drawn out, and there are fewer cringey moments than there are in the first book Chloe makes bad decisions, sure, but her life is such a mess that they just made me feel for herI was heavily invested in the Chloe Nick endgame I had been since they were first introduced in the Waiting for Tom Hanks , soNot Like the Movies was perfect for me Setting We get to return to the setting ofWaiting for Tom Hanks German Village in Columbus It s very Gil Girls esque, with Nick being gruff and owning a cafe If you like taht small town vibe in your romance novels, then this book is a perfect fit There s even a total weirdo regular at the cafe named Gary, and he frequently blurts out the most inappropriate and hilarious things I recommend this book to any fan of Gil Girls, the parallels are uncanny and you ll love the way that the romance unfolds Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the e arc to review This review appeared first on Instagram Blog Website Twitter My 2020 Reading Challenge Cute story that is quite YA yet many parts that are soooo relatable I ended up with mixed feelings about this book The beginning first half came off with a definite young adult vibe Plus I was really looking forward to the connection portion and that did not wind up fast enough for me.For the second half we really started to see some lessening of the young adult vibe as we started to get to know Chloe a little bitAlways doing for others but never allowing anyone to he Cute story that is quite YA yet many parts that are soooo relatable I ended up with mixed feelings about this book The beginning first half came off with a definite young adult vibe Plus I was really looking forward to the connection portion and that did not wind up fast enough for me.For the second half we really started to see some lessening of the young adult vibe as we started to get to know Chloe a little bitAlways doing for others but never allowing anyone to help The connection with Nick was winding up You can actually feel the emotion start to build.This part of the book I absolutely loved I connected with her in so many levels The author did a great job with the balance of humor in the face of stress and anxiety, and learning to let go and let others in.The delicate balance between family and friends, passion and dreams, and finding your happy place was richly detailed And Nick What a sweet character he turned out to be.Winfrey brings a lovely story that crosses many genres and envelops the best pieces for a witty, emotional, sweet romance that leaves you with a smile and a sigh copy received for review considerationfull review This is an easy book to review, as I loved every moment of it I liked it just as much as Waiting for Tom Hanks, if notIt was such a sweet and romantic story Nick Velez is definitely book boyfriend material and swoon worthy I liked where the story went and all the little surprises along the way I felt bad for Chloe with all the stress she was under, but became frustrated with her for always pushing people away and then feeling sorry for herself However, I wanted to see if she would al This is an easy book to review, as I loved every moment of it I liked it just as much as Waiting for Tom Hanks, if notIt was such a sweet and romantic story Nick Velez is definitely book boyfriend material and swoon worthy I liked where the story went and all the little surprises along the way I felt bad for Chloe with all the stress she was under, but became frustrated with her for always pushing people away and then feeling sorry for herself However, I wanted to see if she would allow herself to accept help eventually I liked her entrepreneurial side and her creativity.I hope Kerry Winfrey will write a third book featuring all these characters Maybe a dual perspective novel about Annie and Chloe or a book featuring a new character who is connected with them.I definitely recommend both books in this series to anyone who wants a romantic escape and a good laugh and perhaps a little cry too While Not Like the Movies can be read as a standalone, there are some spoilers for Waiting.Movie casting ideas some were from Waiting Chloe Bailey De YoungNick Adam RodriguezAnnie Jane LevyDrew Jeremy JordanMilo Chord OverstreetFred Corbin BleuMikey David HenrieTobin Skyler Gisondo Review Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey This was my first book by Kerry Winfrey, when I requested it I didn t realize that it s the sequel to Waiting for Tom Hanks.oops I have it on my bookshelf but haven t read it yet But even without reading book one, I was able to enjoy Not Like the Movies Chloe s best friend wrote a movie script inspired by Chloe and her boss, who she despises As the buzz for the movie grows, Chloe reads one too many lists about why Nick is the perfect man, an Review Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey This was my first book by Kerry Winfrey, when I requested it I didn t realize that it s the sequel to Waiting for Tom Hanks.oops I have it on my bookshelf but haven t read it yet But even without reading book one, I was able to enjoy Not Like the Movies Chloe s best friend wrote a movie script inspired by Chloe and her boss, who she despises As the buzz for the movie grows, Chloe reads one too many lists about why Nick is the perfect man, and now she can t see him as anything but Reason 4 The scruffy bearded hunk who s always there when you need him But unlike the romance Annie has written for them, Chloe isn t so sure her own story will end in a happily ever after I really liked the character development, I really enjoyed Chloe, and her huge heart Her father has early onset Alzheimer s, and she s his only family who can care for him While taking care of her father, she also works in a coffee shop, and is helping her best friend plan her wedding I really liked the entire book I think if I would have read the first book it would have made the story even better, but even without it I loved it If you like enemies to lovers books then grab this one You ll love it 4 5 2 3 Steam booksharks bookstagram books book bookish bookclub romcom simplethingsmadebeautiful bookaesthetic booksandbeans bookrecommendations simpleandstill readinglife bookgram summerreads readersofinsta instabooklovers bookworm themrsbookclub I received an egalley from Berkley Romance in exchange for an honest review I absolutely adored Waiting for Tom Hanks so when I was contacted to review the second book in the series, I jumped at the chance Waiting for Tom Hanks was definitely a book that fell between you either loved it and it s rom com goodness or you hated it because it was too dramatic a lot of the times I fell into the category of loving it but I can t help but feel Not Like the Movies will have the same impact Unfortuna I received an egalley from Berkley Romance in exchange for an honest review I absolutely adored Waiting for Tom Hanks so when I was contacted to review the second book in the series, I jumped at the chance Waiting for Tom Hanks was definitely a book that fell between you either loved it and it s rom com goodness or you hated it because it was too dramatic a lot of the times I fell into the category of loving it but I can t help but feel Not Like the Movies will have the same impact Unfortunately, I did not like this one It started out brilliantly This book follows the relationship of Chloe and Nick after Annie s movie is auctioned off and the trailer comes out Chloe and Nick are constantly hounded by people and the media because the movie is so popular from the trailer and they just needed to know if this was the couple that the movie was loosely based off of We get to learnabout Chloe s life and how hard she works to juggle everything She has a father suffering dementia, a brother who left her to handle everything on her own, a business degree that still needs finishing, and pies to bake for Annie s wedding What she really doesn t need is to think about Nick What Nick really needs is to not have someone toy with his emotions And that s exactly why I didn t appreciate this novel I had major issues with Chloe s inability to make decisions on pursuing her love life and hurting someone in the process Yes, she s not selfish because she spreads herself too thinly and helps everyone as much as she can But when she finally decides to be selfish, she decides to string Nick along and make him believe that she s in 100% when really, she s just there for a quick lust session It broke my heart when I saw Nick so hurt by it What I did like was the representation We had someone who was taking care of a loved one with a debilitating disease, we had a gay brother, we had a bisexual main female character, and so muchI also really liked the banter Chloe and Nick shared And of course, the sexual tension Thanks Edelweiss and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.This one is a kind of spin off sequence for Waiting for Tom Hanks which I liked but didn t love since in here we have Chloe s story, who is Annie s best friend in the previous book, but you don t necessarily have to read it in order to read this one Chloe works in a coffee shop while also studying to get a degree and help her sick father She barely has time to herself, but also loves working at Nick s, e Thanks Edelweiss and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.This one is a kind of spin off sequence for Waiting for Tom Hanks which I liked but didn t love since in here we have Chloe s story, who is Annie s best friend in the previous book, but you don t necessarily have to read it in order to read this one Chloe works in a coffee shop while also studying to get a degree and help her sick father She barely has time to herself, but also loves working at Nick s, even if he annoys the hell out of her Her life gets a bitcomplicated when her best friend, Annie, decides to write a rom com based on her life, and her boss, Nick I mean, Rick, in the movie being her romantic interest At first, she thinks Annie is crazy, but then she starts wondering if it s really that crazyAs I said, the first one wasn t everything I was expecting to be, but I thought this one hadpotential and I wasn t wrong It got me hooked from the very beginning I loved Chloe since the previous book, because I simply adored her sense of humor and laughed out loud plenty of times Plus in here, we have the opportunity to another side of her, all the drama with her family the mother that abandoned her, taking care of her father and her unreliable brother who s back in town.Her dynamic with Nick and the way their relationship was developed was incredible I rooted so much for them Their dialogue were hilarious, since he she broody type and she sof an optmistic, so they fit perfectly together lolI highly recommend it you want a very cute and funny book, with a bit of familiar drama as well

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  • 320 pages
  • Not Like the Movies
  • Kerry Winfrey
  • 06 November 2019
  • 1984804049