A Review On Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey

Not Like the Movies, the second installment to the Waiting For Tom Hanks series shows you that even though life is hard, you don’t have to face it alone.

Chloe Sanderson, a hardworking optimist works night and day to provide for her father, who has early onset Alzheimer’s while studying for her bachelor’s degree and having

Book: Not like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey
Series: Waiting For Tom Hanks #2, Review of book #1 here
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**

Tags: Romance, contemporary, office romance, friends to lovers
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: August 29, 2020 to August 30, 2020


What happens when your life is a rom-com…but 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 America…and 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 #2: 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.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Not Like the Movies, the second installment to the Waiting For Tom Hanks series shows you that even though life is hard, you don’t have to face it alone.

Chloe Sanderson, a hardworking optimist works night and day to provide for her father, who has early onset Alzheimer’s while studying for her bachelor’s degree and having a job at Nick’s, the bakery she’s been working at for quite a long time. When her best friend, Annie, writes a rom-com that’s about to be premiered right there in Columbus, it also happens to be inspired by her… and her boss, Nick Velez.

I gave Not Like the Movies four stars, loving every second of reading this. I didn’t think I would enjoy this book as much as I did, but I’m glad I did. I loved the first book: Waiting For Tom Hanks and this was a perfect second book. Chloe had so much going on with her life and it was difficult for her to relax. She stressed herself out and throughout the book I was a little scared for her. I wanted her to feel comfortable and enjoy herself and I truly think Nick brought an easygoing, more relaxed side of hers out. Both Chloe and Nick were adorable to read and their chemistry worked between them flawlessly. They were polar opposites but their puzzle pieces fit perfectly together.

Nick was a type of hero that I never expected to read. While I knew that he was a very prim and proper man who runs a café, he was proper, broody, and in seems to live under a rock when it comes to the outside world. I think that Chloe’s bright optimistic energy really brought out Nick’s happy side even though he never liked to show it around people. 

I loved that Chloe started to realize — with help — that it is ok to receive help. She has spent her whole life doing things on her own and it definitely took her a while to realize that there are people there for her. I think that she never truly realized that it was ok to accept help and that she finally discovered the way Nick was being sweet and helping her out that nothing has to be done singlehandedly.

Both of them were a fantastic couple and they fit each other perfectly even if it took Chloe a while to realize. Nick was understanding throughout the whole thing and as Chloe’s character grew, we could see the way Nick’s character grew as well and both their love for each other strengthened as they found each other.

This was a fantastic read and I didn’t realize I needed this cute romantic read until I realized I had finished this great book in a day.

Thank you again to NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My review to book one: Waiting For Tom Hanks is linked here!

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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