Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Waiting for Tom Hanks
by Kerry Winfrey

Published: 2019
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Cozy
Paperback: 259
Rating: 5

Waiting for Tom Hanks series:
Waiting for Tom Hanks
Not Like the Movies - release: July 7, 2020

First sentence(s):
I just thought I would've met Tom Hanks by now.

Zombie sighting:
"Because," Drew puts his hands on my feet and rubs them. "God, your feet are cold. I have to be on Good Morning USA to talk about the zombie movie I have coming out this week. We actually made it two years ago, but it took forever to find distribution and... this is boring. You don't care."
-chapter 18, page 201

Can a romcom-obssessed romantic finally experience the meet-cute she always dreamed of or will reality never compare to fiction, in this charming debut adult novel from Kerry Winfrey.

Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.

When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days...can he?

My two-bits:

Super cozy and cute romance that touches on all the Ephron-like tropes. Got my fill of chuckles and "ouch" moments.


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