Published by Penguin on July 7, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Women
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 her cute but no-nonsense boss, Nick Velez.
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 #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.
For the love of all Rom-Coms read this book! I’m a total sucker for romantic-comedies not only on the big screen but in print and Not Like the Movies gives you the absolute best of both worlds. What more can you ask for? This is the highly anticipated follow up to to Waiting for Tom Hanks and it’s told in Chloe’s POV. What happens when your best friend puts your life on the big screen and without really being too covert about it? It creates all kinds of fun things! Follow Chloe and Nick as they find their way to each other…despite the challenges, the obstacles, uh Chloe… cough, cough… lol… and everything else going on in their lives. I fell in love with Nick and was so rooting for him. Their chemistry is sexy and sweet, their banter is fun, and once Chloe finally sees clearly, all is right in their world.
Not Like the Movies will take you on an emotional ride… one that you won’t want to end. Sweet, swoony, and rom-com truly at its best. Kerry Winfrey delivers a winner with book two… hoping for more soon!
Praise for Not Like the Movies:
“Humor and love abound in Winfrey’s delightfully meta rom-com…This is a winner.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Winfrey excels at upending typical romantic comedy tropes, and Chloe is a complicated, realistic, believable character. Sitcoms, movies, and music are all heavily referenced in the story; fans of the TV series ‘New Girl’ will no doubt love this book. A quirky novel perfect for rom-com fans and readers looking for a little sweet escapism.”—Kirkus Reviews