#RomCom~~Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.
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?
Louisa’s 3.75 Blush Review
The title of this book is what caught my eye and I am so glad I went for it.
A little predictable at times but who cares, this book was sweet and funny and just what I needed.
A girl who wants the “rom-com” meet-cute, the movie worthy moments, it’s truly what most women want. At times she was looking too hard for something that was right in front of her face.
Annie grew up with hearting of the love story of her parents and watching rom-com’s with her mom before she died. She just wanted everything her mom had and was going through life looking for her TOM HANKS. She’s a writer, writing a romantic comedy screenplay herself has the job of a lifetime thrust upon her. She gets to be the assistant to a famous director who’s filming in her own town. Drew Danforth – a movie star will be playing the “Tom Hanks” of the movie.
Of course their paths cross and of course, there is some electricity between the two of them.
Like I said, some predictability while reading but that didn’t deter from me enjoying this book. The supporting cast of characters pulled this book together for me.
Christina’s 3 Blush Review
This is a cute, funny, swoony romance full of small town charm and a great cast of characters. This is my first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed her writing. One of my favorite parts of the story was her cast of supporting characters. Centered around coffee shop gossip, the cast of supporters was funny and provided a few subplots that were cute. She writes great one-liners and I actually laughed out loud a few times. It was also interesting how the majority of the book took place on a movie set, which was different from the run of the mill small town romances we read. The only thing keeping me from rating this book higher was the amount of time spent writing about and referencing romantic comedies and famous actors. I understood the premise behind the story and the heroine’s motivation for finding her Tom Hanks, it was just overdone in my opinion and at times, distracted from the quality of the main characters. That being said, I would definitely give this author another shot and look forward to the opportunity!