Welcome back to the site that brings you the best in my reading to date, Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, that statement applies TEN FOLD as we play host to a Pump Up Your Book blog tour starring a book that is PERFECT for all those rom-com fans out there....including yours truly. Yep. It's like a huge helping of all the chick flicks you love with a read to dive into with BOTH feet. Ready to meet the ebook of the day? That's right, I said EBOOK. Even in this format it's a MUST read! Today's blog tour guest and book of choice is.....
Love Like the Movies
Victoria Van Tiem
Simon Schuster Pocket Star
About the book....
In this irresistible romantic romp, movie fanatic, Kensington Shaw is thrown into love—Hollywood-style–when her gorgeous ex presents a big screen challenge to win back her heart. What girl wouldn’t want to experience the Pretty Woman shopping scene? It’s number two on the list. Or, try the lift from Dirty Dancing? It’s number five. One list, ten romantic movie moments, and a handful of shenanigans later, Kenzi has to wonder…should she marry the man her family loves, or risk everything for a love like the movies?
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Where do I begin?
From 'You've Got Mail' to '27 Dresses' and everything in between, the movies covered in this story everything a swoon loving girl would love. Well, at least this girl did anyway. I don't know just what to say without sounding simply like a little fan girl!
Kensington was a great leading lady, though sometimes she needed help actually taking the reigns. She has patience for days, depending on who it's on behalf of. She has witt, humor, talent, and drive. She has a dream worth chasing that seems just within reach. Aw, yes. But does she reach it? Better for me to know and you to find out. The important part is she tries and when you take into account along with all the monkey wrenches thrown at her, THAT'S a miracal in and of itself. Now two of those monkeys are Bradley and Bennett. One is her future, one is her past come back to life....both will make your heart thump for various reasons throughout the story (i.e. anger, laughter, humor, etc)...although I was rooting for Shane...I mean, how could you not? OH, wait...you haven't read it yet and have no idea what I'm talking about. Well, trust me, it's well worth the read.
The nutshell of the story is this....girl meets boy, boy cheats on girl, girl finds new life until boy reappears and promises all her heart's desires...wait, no. Boy reappears and muddles up her thinking process when it comes to him and the "fiance". Girl has big decisions to make thanks in part to her heart but also the transgressions of others and in the end...makes a choice not for them but for herself. It's a bundle of bookish goodness with a healthy dose of the movies you know and love; an interesting combo that works more than you know. Recommended read for Chick lit fans and Chick flick friends for the fun of the story as well as the cleverness deployed throughout the story. It's enough to make me simply sputter incoherently, vibrate off the floor with anticipation, and smile wide enough to signal 747s with my flash of white teeth. I mean really, we're all working towards our own versions of happily-ever-after....is it so wrong that mine (and perhaps yours) mirrors that which is found within?
In short, a great read.
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About the author...
Author repped by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency. An artist, black belt, mom of two, wife of one, and resident caretaker of the family zoo—including her beloved, pot-bellied pig, Pobby. When she's not writing, she indulges in her two favorite pastimes: a good book and a romantic movie.
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Special thanks to Dorothy at Pump Up Your Books for the chance to host a spot on this fab tour. (THANKS!) For more information on this promotion as well as those forthcoming, be sure to check out their official site, or follow along on Twitter. This title was released in ebook format via Simon & Schuster's Pocket Star, so be on the lookout for it on a virtual shelf near you.
Until next time....happy reading?