Saturday, November 9, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: Would Like To Meet By Rachel Winters

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Would Like to Meet By Rachel Winters
Publisher: G.P Puntam's Sons
Release Date: December 3rd, 2019
Format: ebook*
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
In this charming, feel-good debut novel, a cynical assistant at a screenwriting agency must reenact the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedy movies in order to help her #1 client get his scriptwriting mojo back--but can a real-life meet-cute be in store for someone who doesn't believe in happily ever after?

After seven years as an assistant, 29-year-old Evie Summers is ready to finally get the promotion she deserves. But now the TV and film agency she's been running behind the scenes is in trouble, and Evie will lose her job unless she can convince the agency's biggest and most arrogant client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing the script for a Hollywood romantic comedy.

The catch? Ezra is suffering from writer's block--and he'll only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. With the future of the agency in jeopardy, Evie embarks on a mission to meet a man the way Sally met Harry or Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts.

But in the course of testing out the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedies IRL, not only will Evie encounter one humiliating situation after another, but she'll have to confront the romantic past that soured her on love. In a novel as hilarious as it is heartwarming, debut author Rachel Winters proves that sometimes real life is better than the movies--and that the best kind of meet-cutes happen when you least expect them.

There have been a lot of conversations in the romance book community about what constitutes a book as romcom, but I think Would Like To Meet by Rachel Winters would be a book that fits it. First of all, the book is specifically about writing romcoms, and the main characters is going about meet-cutes like in all the romcoms. I think it really fits the mold here.

I was actually afraid that I was going to absolutely hate this book, because I had some fears about what was going to happen with Evie in the end. (Who she was going to end up with). I'm not giving spoilers, but I was happy with that outcome.

I still think this was a 3 1/2 star read for me though, because starting this book I felt like it was just soooo dull. It took me a really long time to actually get into this book. I think that might be an issue for other readers too. Also, in typical romcom fashion it was pretty predictable. I knew what was happening and WHY Ezra kept hounding Evie to send him her "reports." He was the absolute worst.

I also didn't really care for her friends like at all. Sarah was so annoying to me, and even though Evie does a lot of selfish things, the whole side-plot with the wedding and group chat chain just didn't do anything for me. Maybe this was just me though!

If you like romcoms and books that are more sweet romance than sexy times (there is no sex in this book, just mentions of it) than I would recommend it. Definitely for fans of Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey.

*I received a review copy of this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

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