Not Like The Movies
Waiting For Tom Hanks, Book #2
Kerry Winfrey
ISBN1984804049 (ISBN13: 9781984804044)
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen


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. (Goodreads)


Chloe has a lot on her plate. Her father is suffering from Alzheimer’s and Chloe helps him everywhere she can. She is also trying to finish her online degree. And did I mention she also has to plan her friend’s wedding. She barely has enough time to take a deep breath. So there is no way that she can even think about any type of romance. Even though she thinks her boss, Nick, is cute and would be a good catch. Nick is an introvert but he loosens up when Chloe is around. The bickering and banter between them is very funny. He is also a hard worker, dependable and someone you can count on. That is exactly what Chloe needs, because she feels like she has to do it all herself. Can they make the other one see how special they are and decide to take a chance on love?

The setting had a small time feeling to it and the coffee shop had some quirky characters. I felt like I would like to go and hang out there for a while.

Chloe does not believe in love, relationships and Happily-Ever- After. So Nick has some work ahead of him if he is going to change her mind. I thought Nick was a great character and I liked him. I had mixed feelings about Chloe. I felt bad for her having to take care of her dad, that would be tough on anyone. But she can be indecisive and stubborn and that drove me nuts at times. I wanted to shake her and tell her to give Nick a chance.

All in all, I liked the book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well crafted women’s fiction. And if you like Rom-Com, give this book a try.