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Um Amor De Cinema (2014)

by Victoria Van Tiem(Favorite Author)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Awwwwww what a gorgeous feel good read Love Like The Movies is. If you want a feel good book that takes you on a trip reliving lots of the best romantic films this is the book for you. I thought it was a very clever and original concept and as well as enjoying the book I took some trips down memory lane, reminiscing over watching each of the films and relating them back to what was going on for me at the time. Kensington Shaw is the main character of the book. She works in marketing and works alongside her fiancé Bradley. They are both keen to get married and start a family. Early on we meet Ren who is Kensington's Sister in Law and nemesis. Ren is seemingly perfect and manages to highlight any imperfections in Kensington at every opportunity. I could certainly feel the t... moreension from the outset. So, just when you think that Kensington's life is all happily mapped out up pops Shane. Shane is an ex boyfriend who broke Kensington's heart. However, Shane now wants her back...and that's how we come as readers to be immersed in re-enacting key scenes from some of my favourite rom coms, including the legendary Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing and my favourite Love Actually. I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the various scenes which made me feel all gooey and romantic. But I also found out some snippets of info about them that I didn't know before, so have improved my trivia knowledge too! The book is fast paced, funny and also heartwarming. I raced through it and it definitely bought out the romantic in me. The use of the films is really clever and helped me warm to Shane. Who doesnt love and want a gorgeous romantic man to sweep them off their feet!!! There are a number of additional characters who help tell the story, and of course there are the not so nice ones who I loved to hate. I was willing Kensington on throughout the book to choose the right man (in my opinion) and it was the perfect accompaniment for some relaxed reading in the sunshine. If the sun isn't shining when you read it the story will make you feel all warm inside.A great debut novel and feel good read. I can imagine all the romantics amongst us who want some escapism lapping this book up over the summer. Thank you to PanMacmillan who provided a copy of the book in return for an honest review.
review 2: Kensington is in love with love, and her fiance Bradley. But her family is a whole other story. They don't seem to understand her nor do they even try. But Bradley loves her anyway, even if he doesn't understand her love for romantic movies. Everything in the love department is moving along wonderfully until her new client walks into the conference room. It's her ex and he's is out to romance her back through movies, and it might be working.I'm not always a fan of chick lit, so was a little unsure about this one. But it's hilarious. There is no way that someone is this unlucky in real life, but it was so much fun reading about it. The main character is funny, real, and romantic. The main male character was sweet and romantic. I would have liked to get his POV a bit more, but it was still really good. It had all the key components in the making of a good romance story. I'll definitely read another book by this author.I received this book free of charge from Galley Books in exchange for my honest review. less
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What a way to recap some of my favorite rom-com movie moments! Cute, frothy and absolutely fun
That was so adorable! Ahhh loved every page of it.
Sweet perfection.
cute story :)
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