Would Like to Meet

Rachel Winters
Would Like to Meet
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G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date
December 2019
Contemporary Romance

Can you fall in love like they do in the movies?

It's Evie Summers's job to find out. Because if she can't convince her film agency's biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The catch? He thinks rom-coms are unrealistic--and he'll only put pen to paper if Evie shows him that it's possible to meet a man in real life the way it happens on the big screen.

Cynical Evie might not believe in happily ever after, but she'll do what it takes to save the job that's been her lifeline . . . even if it means reenacting iconic rom-com scenes in public. Spilling orange juice on a cute stranger? No problem. Leaving her number in books all over London to see who calls? Done. With a little help from her well-meaning friends--and Ben and Anette, the adorable father-daughter duo who keep witnessing her humiliations--Evie is determined to prove she can meet a man the way Sally met Harry. But can a workaholic who's given up on love find a meet-cute of her very own?

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Nov 18, 2019   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
13 people found the following review helpful
I love WOULD LIKE TO MEET! Engaging and captivating, this is one of my top reads for 2019. I literally couldn't put this book down. While it's pretty long--longer than usual--I finished this in two days (in between work). There are lots of things to love about this book:

1. Heroine Evie Summers -- She owned the book, and it was fun and entertaining to watch her growth throughout the book.

2. Her wonderful group of best friends -- I love the friendship here, something not too often depicted in books. I love how the author gave Evie's relationship with her friends equal screen time, because really, what's a girl without her best friends, the people who supported her through ups and downs all these years? Another thing is that each of them is so wonderfully characterized with their own voices that they come across as individuals instead of just as a collective "Evie's friends". Standouts are Jeremy and Sarah, the bridezilla.

3. Anette -- seriously adorable. Smart and wise for her age (7 years old). Reminds me of my nephew.

4. The hero! I'm not going to reveal who it is, but I'd like to say that it wasn't obvious to me at first who he would be (most heroes in romance books are alpha a**holes; the ones I read anyway), and for a while there, I didn't know who it would be. I vacillated back and forth, until one of the guys started coming out ahead, making me then wish he'd be more proactive. But I guess there were valid reasons for his holding back.

5. Issues tackled were timely and done without being preachy.

I've definitely categorized this as a "to be reread" book. Don't miss this wonderful read!
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