Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

I am absolutely over the moon to be invited to take part of the Blog Tour for this 'Love Like the Movies'. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did, and please enter my giveaway below for your chance to win a copy!

When it comes to finding her leading man, will it be Love, Actually or a Runaway Bride?

Kenzi Shaw has her life scripted out down to the last line - the career she's building as an up-and-coming marketing exec, the gorgeous fiancé (Bradley) she'll marry in a fairytale wedding, the children they'll raise in her dream home. But when heart-breaking ex Shane comes back into her life, life starts going off the script . . .

Shane tries to win Kenzi over by re-enacting all the rom com movies they used to watch together - Sleepless in Seattle, Bridget Jones' Diary, Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing to name a few. He's just a guy, standing in front of a girl, asking her to trust him again. But has he really changed? Not only is her head in a spin over Shane, but now her job is on the line. And with her perfect sister in law showing up every tiny thing Kenzi does wrong, she feels like she's permanently in the corner.

Should she risk her sensible life for the chance of a Happy Ever After? One thing's for sure, when Shane meets Kenzi (again), she's suddenly not so sure just who her leading man is . . .


First off, what initially drove me to the book was the gorgeous purple cover. Secondly the synopsis sounded just perfect for me, I love romantic comedies, and me and my boyfriend constantly quote movies and films at each other (though admittedly it is more often Family Guy than Pretty Woman).  Another delightful thing was the chapters, they were all named as a variation on popular rom-coms. Basically, before I even started the book, I was impressed.

The book was instantly gripping, the first scene was absolutely fantastic. Kenzi is excited to start discussing wedding plans with her family. Unfortunately, Kenzi’s over achieving sister in law steals Kenzie’s thunder. This sets the scene for how inferior Kenzi feels with her family. Ren seems incredibly selfish and inconsiderate, this continues through most the book. This isn't helped by Kenzi’s mum who seemed equally insensitive.
In fact, her whole family seemed more to do with appearances than anything else. Although half the time you just want to slap them all, you gradually begin to understand them, and that was really nice to see.
In her work life though, Kenzi has slightly better luck, while Tonya might be a frenemy, Ellie is so cute and a wonderful friend to Kenzi.

At the start of the book I really liked Bradley and didn't think what was fair what Shane was doing to Kenzi especially while her job was on the line, though maybe Shane wasn't aware of this. Anyway, my viewpoint changed gradually, as Bradley seemed to listen to Kenzi as much, and seemed quite distant.
While at first I didn't especially agree with what Shane was doing, making Kenzi act out the scenes from her favourite romantic movies, the idea was fantastic and they were all lovely to experience, especially the 27 dresses scene, it was laugh out loud funny, and I want my own green and pink pigmonster cuddly toy!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the movie references were absolutely great and the ending left a huge smile on my face, what more do you want from a book? To miss out on this book would be a big mistake, big, HUGE!

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Published by: Pan Macmillan

Gratefully received from the Publisher for review.

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