Love Like the Movies, Victoria Van Tiem.


Love Like the Movies, Victoria Van Tiem.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I enjoyed this read, made me laugh and the ending was just perfect for a romantic like me…
I’m a reader, rarely watch TV but Him Indoors is a real film addict, especially old films. An Affair to Remember is one of his Classics, so I know lots of snippets from films, even though I don’t watch them. This book is peppered with quotes and scenes from films, and especially that one and Pretty Woman, which even I have watched! I loved the way Shane took those beautiful moments from their past, linked them to films and used them to remind Kensington of their past, of who she used to be, what she’s left behind….it was clear he still loved her and she’d never really mentally let him go. He passed her friends TFT ( tummy flip test) even though her fiance Bradley didn’t. But Bradley loved her, her family loved him and it was time she got marreid and had a family…wasn’t it?
It plays out really well, I had some first impressions of her family that changed as we got to know them better, I didn’t like Bradley but didn’t know what had been going on with him, although as the story continued and there were clues I began to suspect…Victoria has a way of presenting people and themes, and then changing them around so I learned that Ren wasn’t as she seemed, that Kensingtons parents were’t quite as uninterested in her as they seemed, that Bradley – well…you’ll find out.
Shane, ah he was great, I loved the way he organised things, loved the restaurant scene even though that’s a film I don’t know…loved the dirty dancing bit ( daughter’s fav film since she was a child), loved the paintball part 🙂 that really made me laugh.
It’s a fun read, with a good solid romance, and people who feel real, flawed as we all are, every office has its people just as they are here, some good, some all out for themselves, some who just want to take what others have.
Stars: I’m hovering…not quite a five, bit more than a four, four and a half.
ARC supplied via Netgalley

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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