Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Review: Love Like The Movies

Author: Victoria Van Tiem
Title: Love Like The Movies
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Feb 24, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
In this irresistible romantic romp, movie fanatic Kensington Shaw is thrown into love—Hollywood-style—when her gorgeous ex presents a series of big screen challenges to win back her heart.

What girl wouldn’t want to experience the Pretty Woman shopping scene? It’s number two on the list. Or, try the lift from Dirty Dancing? It’s number five. One list, ten romantic movie moments, and a handful of shenanigans later, Kenzi has to wonder…should she marry the man her family loves, or risk everything for a love like the movies?

Review: If you like chicklit and romantic comedies, you absolutely must read, Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van  Tiem. The whole time I was reading this book, I felt that it absolutely must be made into a movie!

Kensington Shaw is the perfect romcom/chicklit heroine. She is engaged to a great guy that her family absolutely loves, but her sister in law Ren upstages her, by getting pregnant at the same. To make things worse her ex from college who really broke her heart is back and a client. His return turns her world upside down.

I absolutely loved Shane and felt sorry for Bradley too. There were shades of Bridget Jones to the actual story, besides the "living out rom com movie moments" for the theme restaurant/theater he is planning on opening.

It is fabulous to see some of these on screen moments come to life through other characters. She learns a bit more about the two guys in her life as well as her sister in law and one of her friends.

I can't begin to say how much fun this book was to read. I was often frustrated with Kenzi, because I was TEAM SHANE from the very beginning. I wanted to shake her mom a few times in the book. It really was good fun with lots of laughs. I guarantee that when you finally put it down, you'll want to watch all the movies on "the list" so you can see the movie moments. And yes, I want a Love Like The Movies too.

This was quite possibly the best chicklit book I've read in ages!

Rating: 5 flowers


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