Not Like the Movies (Paperback)
Calling all WHEN HARRY MET SALLY FANS! If your ideal rom-com consists of two longtime friends realizing they love each other, pick up this book immediately. Thanks to her best friend and rom-com writer Annie from WAITING FOR TOM HANKS, Chloe Sanderson is very aware that everyone thinks she and her boss Nick belong together, but she knows better than to expect her own happily ever after. Luckily for Chloe, this is a romance! This sparkling, feel-good story filled with rom-com references (and plenty of pie) makes a perfect summer read.— Kate
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.
About the Author
Kerry Winfrey is the author of Love and Other Alien Experiences and Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It. She has written for many websites, including HelloGiggles. When she is not writing, she is most likely baking yet another batch of cookies or watching far, far too many romantic comedies. She lives with her husband, baby, and dog in the middle of Ohio.
“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)
"The sparkling dialog and hilarious banter in this second in Winfrey’s series (after Waiting for Tom Hanks) will dazzle readers craving a self-aware rom-com. Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Nora Ephron."—Library Journal