I am so happy to be a part of the blog tour for Kelly Oram's If We Were A Movie. It's part of the Matchmaker series, but is definitely a stand alone story. I can't tell you how much I loved this book. I have been reading it every chance I could get and the ending brought tears to my eyes. Such an amazing love story. For all you romance-lovers out there, you've got to grab this one.
Nate Anderson is a triplet, but he's ready to take some time off from his brothers. After they trash his laptop he leaves, just needing to get as far away as possible. Finding himself in a little cafe, he meets a Chinese woman who seems to know exactly what he needs. (I loved that Pearl had quite a big role in this one!) She helps him find a new roommate---someone unique and quirky and totally lovable. But Nate isn't looking for love, just somewhere he can be himself and do his music. Yet Jordan quickly becomes a part of his life that he looks forward to because she understands him in a way that no one else does. She looks at life through the lens of movies and has a movie quote for almost every situation. It's really endearing actually. But when Nate's life starts falling apart, can his relationship with Jordan be his one saving grace?
I thought the author did an incredible job writing characters that were so realistic and believable. The issues facing the characters were something everyone has gone through when they're trying to figure out life after high school and where we all fit in the world. The strands that tie the characters together were so subtle and I really enjoyed the movie quotes and finding a favorite song. So sweet, yet not cheesy. It was like the writer truly was able to give us a peek into someone's real life and that can be difficult to find in books. I thought her secondary cast was imaginative and fun, her villain had good motivation and wasn't a caricature. The setting made you feel like you were there. But the hero and heroine were where the author truly shines. Jordan and Nate were adorable and their story was so heart-wrenchingly sweet. I will definitely be looking for more titles from this author. If you love romance, you will really enjoy this one.
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Here's the back copy:
Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella. NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get. Enter his new roommate Jordan--a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen--a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.
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