Publication: 30th April 2020 – Trapeze
Long-suffering assistant Evie Summers will lose her job unless she can convince her film agency’s biggest and most difficult client, Ezra Chester, to finish the script for a Hollywood romcom. The catch? He hasn’t started writing it.
Suffering from ‘writer’s block,’ he will only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. Forget internet dating, Evie can only meet a man the way that Sally met Harry, or Hugh Grant meets anyone. Cue her entering into one ridiculous romcom scenario after another. But can life ever be like the movies?
Of course, real life is never that straightforward…
Good morning everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Would Like To Meet, the hilarious new novel by Rachel Winters, which is out this week.
In need of a book that will make you laugh and cheer you up? Then you need to pick up this amazing novel. I laughed so much and I couldn’t stop reading as the protagonist of the story, Evie Summers, tries recreate the funny and terrible scenarios typical of rom-com movies to help a famous Hollywood screenwriter overcome his writer block. From dubious book clubs to disastrous coffee-spills and catastrophic road trips, Evie’s adventures had me with tears in my eyes from laughing.
What a fantastic cast of characters the author created: the protagonist, Evie, is funny and determined and I found myself relating to her because, like her, I do love rom-com movies (I don’t know how many times I’ve watched The Proposal, Friends With Benefits, and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days). Then, there is adorable young Anette who swears in French and likes to match make, her dark and serious father Ben, and Evie’s best friends, Jeremy, Sarah, and Maria whose WhatsApp messages with Evie where some of my favourite part of the novel. I also liked annoying-but-also-funny Oscar winning screenwriter Ezra. His email exchange with Evie created many hilarious moments.
I enjoyed how the author opens each chapter with a movie script that sets the scene in a way that lets you imagine the entire scene in the head like if it was a real rom-com movie.
Would Like To Meet is a witty and refreshing story that will keep you entertained for a few hours and will make you laugh page after page with its amazing characters, its engaging plot, and the author’s captivating writing style.
A huge thank you to Alex and Orion for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of this fantastic novel.
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