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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.

©2020 Kerry Winfrey (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“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)

"Humor and love abound in Winfrey’s delightfully meta rom-com...This is a winner." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

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  • KatCar
  • 10-10-2020

crass

I really liked the first book, but I remember it being much cleaner. This one was depressing (all woe is me) and so much more crude. I was really looking forward to this book, but I am not a fan, unfortunately.

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  • L
  • 21-12-2020

Forgettable.

Maybe I'm at a different stage of my life but I can't stand the main character. She gets annoying and how many times do I have to listen to her talk about her life not being a rom com. I also dislike The way some of the characters speak. It makes me cringe in second hand embarrassment. Its like an older out of touch person depicting the way they think the younger generations speak.

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  • Kim Baker
  • 25-09-2020

Feel good book

Great follow up to Waiting for Tom Hanks. If you are a fan of RomComs you will enjoy this book! I loved it!!

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  • Mo
  • 23-08-2020

good sequel

this book is not as good as Waiting For Tom Hanks but its still a cute rom com story! if you enjoyed the first one you'll enjoy this one

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  • Sara C
  • 27-07-2020

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Really enjoyed this spin-off to Waiting For Tom Hanks diving into the world of Chloe and Nick a little more closely. I feel for Chloe and find that I am a bit like her in some aspects, such as, feeling like I have to do it all including that for others, not having believed in there being a really true love cuz life isn't a Rom Com. In trying to figure it all out, Chloe was true to get stubborn self and felt it was a little too "woe is me" and was a bit perturbed by her constant denial and self pity. As if she's the only one in the world going through things. She went as far as insulting and using Nick with how much she pushed him away when he has always, always been there for her.

Aside from that, I really enjoyed the overall story and how it played out. Like it would in real life discussing "pigs in a blanket" instead of a typical cliche Rom Com ending. Because even in a Rom Com, people's problems don't always go away, they just become easier to deal with because they allow love in no longer having to deal with anything alone. Thanks Kerry for that love life lesson!

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