• Not Like the Movies

  • By: Kerry Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Not Like the Movies

By: Kerry Winfrey
Narrated by: Reba Buhr
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Publisher's summary

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.

©2020 Kerry Winfrey (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“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)