Review: Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

by Keira G on April 14, 2014 · 2 comments

in 4 Stars, ARC, Artist, Bride Stealing, Business, Chick-Lit, Contemporary, Love Triangle, Low Self Esteem/Confidence, S-U, United States of America

love like the moviesHeroine: Kensington Shaw is always coming in second place in her family. Her parents, especially her mother, do not make her feel seen. She’s never quite good enough, even though she thinks she’s got a pretty good life. What really gets her? Her brother’s wife, Ren, who is always one-upping her. Kensi though, knows today is her day, finally. Today she is announcing her engagement to the man she loves and her family adores. Nothing Ren can do will top that…

Bachelor One: Bradley – He’s got the family’s approval. He’s got a steady solid job at the same company where Kensi works. He’s always trying to solve problems that arise between Kensi and her family. He’s a good man and gorgeous. But is that enough?

Bachelor Two: Shane – He’s not going to take “No” for an answer. He will get his ten movie moments with Kensi or he’ll take his big project and walk. Walking, is not something Kensi’s career can take so she agrees to do his ten movie moments as long as they don’t cross a line – after all she is engaged.

Review: This story will make you say, “Aww.” Shane is super adorable and pulls out all the stops. He clearly wants to win Kensi back and will do what it takes. I love how Kensi’s love of rom-coms permeated into Shane’s life even after they had broken up. I love that when he saw them, he thought of her. The movie moments are adorable because they get mixed up and slightly out of order. Shane won’t hesitate to say the female’s part in the movie to get his point across. The only thing I didn’t like was how often Kensi would cry. That girl would tear up and/or bawl for the good and the bad. A little less waterworks would’ve been great. Kensi’s a heroine to love, because she’s willing to be swept away. I love that she channels her inner Bridget Jones (and other heroines).

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: Love Like the Movies

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1 Kendra Rios April 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM

This one looks like fun. Maybe it’s just the cover but sometimes that works out. I like my reads to have some substance but every now and the an “aww” book fits in well. I have been reading the Letters From Love series by Roberta Grimes, robertagrimes.com. They are fantastic, but kinda deep. So I try to mix books like Van Tiem’s in to break them up a little.

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2 Keira April 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

This book is good for a quick fluffy read. :)

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