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Laughing Out Loud With Kerry Winfrey's, Not Like the Movies

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

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Kerry Winfrey has again delivered a wittingly rom-com novel that brought laughter and heart melting moments throughout, Not Like the Movies.

I loved how Winfrey wrote the book from Chloe’s perspective, who went from the supporting role in Waiting for Tom Hanks to the leading role in this book. I was surprised at the depth of Chloe’s character and the daily struggles she endured to keep her loved ones (and herself) afloat. With the feeling of guilt like she’s not doing enough for her ailing father, keeping up with her online schooling to get her degree in hopes of eventually having her own business, her twin brother randomly showing up out of nowhere, and dealing with her growing feelings for her boss, Nick, all adds up to an overwhelming Chloe. It was intriguing and delightful to read Chloe’s growth and realizing that she is far from perfect, which is totally okay and relatable.

What I especially loved was how the author brought in supporting characters from the previous novel, which was a nice touch as a lot of us are Team Gary!

I hope that Winfrey continues this series down the road as I’m a big fan of her tried and true rom-com writing style. I now know her books are a guaranteed fun read. I look forward to what she’ll be coming out with next year!


Thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for the advanced reader's copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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