Can you fall in love like they do in the movies?
It's Evie Summers's job to find out. Because if she can't convince her film agency's biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The catch? He thinks rom-coms are unrealistic--and he'll only put pen to paper if Evie shows him that it's possible to meet a man in real life the way it happens on the big screen.
Cynical Evie might not believe in happily ever after, but she'll do what it takes to save the job that's been her lifeline . . . even if it means reenacting iconic rom-com scenes in public. Spilling orange juice on a cute stranger? No problem. Leaving her number in books all over London to see who calls? Done. With a little help from her well-meaning friends--and Ben and Anette, the adorable father-daughter duo who keep witnessing her humiliations--Evie is determined to prove she can meet a man the way Sally met Harry. But can a workaholic who's given up on love find a meet-cute of her very own?
Winters's charming debut combines tropes from classic romantic comedy films to hilarious effect. Ambitious 29-year-old Evie Summer is tired of being an assistant, but to advance in her job at a TV and film talent agency she must convince narcissistic screenwriter Ezra Chester, the agency's top client, to fulfill his lapsed contract and write the rom-com he owes to his movie studio. Ezra, disillusioned with romantic clich s, refuses to meet his deadline unless Evie can convince him that real relationships can be just like the movies. He gives her three months to find a man via "meet-cute" and fall in love; if she can't, then he won't deliver his script and Evie will be in hot water with her boss. The subsequent whirlwind of contrived meet-ups that Evie arranges, each inspired by a different film, is a laugh-out-loud disaster. Her first romantic failure happens to be witnessed by shy single dad Ben, who, along with his precocious daughter Annette, becomes Evie's audience and provides a grounding influence in her chaotic life even as Annette attempts to set Evie up with him. Winters employs self-aware, genre-savvy characters to expertly balance humor and heart. This adorable romance is a love letter to cinephiles.
Such an enjoyable read. It’s Laugh out loud funny, sweet, sad, and fulfilling all at the same time.
Unrealistic and Too Much
There was just way too much going on with this one. It was a lot to follow and I just couldn’t get into the characters because it was so over the top and unrealistic. Even if it was a movie I wouldn’t like it bc it’s too much. I loved Ben and Annette’s characters but that was it.
Hilarious & Witty!
I SO loved this book! I started it yesterday and haven’t put it down today until it was done. It was hilarious! And the characters were all relatable. I fell in love with Ben & Anette. Can’t wait to read another one of Rachel’s books! :)