Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey | Audiobook Review

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Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey | Audiobook ReviewNot Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey
Also by this author: Waiting for Tom Hanks
Series: Waiting On Tom Hanks #2
Narrator: Reba Buhr
Length: 8 Hours 36 Minutes
Published by Penguin on 2020
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Women
Pages: 320
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781984804044
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four-stars

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.

Why Did I Listen To Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey?

Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey is a sequel to Waiting For Tom Hanks. This novel is about Annie’s best friend Chloe, whom Annie essentially based her movie script on. As I had previously listened to Waiting For Tom Hanks and enjoyed it, I thought I would also enjoy this book via audio. Thankfully there was a copy available at my library. I was excited to dive right in, because I just need a good bit of contemporary romance every now and again.

What’s The Story Here?

Not Like The Movies is a story that truly does show how real life love can be so different from rom com movies. Chloe works at a coffee shop which thankfully has flexible hours. You see, she needs the flexible hours to help take care of her father who has Alzheimers. Chloe doesn’t really have much of a dating life. Sure, she hooks up every now and again, but no real relationships. Her life is too complicated for that. Also? She kind of has a crush on her boss, Nick. As Annie’s movie is set to premiere, different websites come up with articles speculating about Chloe and Nick. Including a listicle about why Nick is the perfect man. He really is always there for Chloe when she needs him. She’s starting to think of him in a new relationship light. However, again, as the title says, it’s not quite like the movies would have it.

What Did I Think Of Not Like The Movies?

I really am a sucker for these kinds of books. Kerry Winfrey’s sequel is quite charming. And well, somewhat realistic too – minus the whole movie thing. I felt like the relationship between Chloe and Nick progressed realistically – despite the ups and downs. Chloe was someone I could feel a lot of empathy for – particularly in the situation of being the sole caregiver for her father. Granted, Chloe does have a brother, but he isn’t very helpful. This book had the HEA I was looking for, however, and did end up making me very happy in the end – showing there is someone out there for everyone.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Reba Buhr and is 8 hours and 36 minutes long. It goes by pretty quick and is easy to listen to. Buhr sounds kind of like a friend recounting her story. I felt pulled in by her narration and completely interested in the plot and the relationships. I’d say this audiobook was just as good to listen to as Waiting For Tom Hanks.

four-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. I never finished Waiting for Tom Hanks (also audio). I thought it was fine but it was probably going to be a 3-star read for me. I’ve heard wonderful things about Chloe’s story though so I’ll be putting the audio on hold!

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