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Title: It Only Happens in the Movies
Author: Holly Bourne
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Release Date: October 1st 2017
Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…
The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies… YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.
Disclaimer: My copy was provided by Usborne Publishing.
Love changes over time. No person is ever perfect for another person. No couple goes through life without an argument or a bad patch, or even just a dull patch where they look at the other and think, Is this it? But romance films never really show those parts.
Have you ever dream your story – rather your love story is one of your favorite movies? Like the bad boys/girls will change for you to be able to be with you? Like one of those love stories that he/she will kiss you under the rain with a thousand people just walking by? Well, I always dream my love story would be like that, as romantic it can be. But believe me, when you read this book, it will slap you in realization.
Audrey Winters, a young girl that likes drama but seriously hate romantic films. She doesn’t seem it appealing to her and as what her experiencing in love: broken family and dumped by ex-bf. She works at the cinema with Harry. On the other hand, Harry is a charming, good-looking and loving guy director. When they started filming together, Audrey thought her life is changing and turning into movies just the way she sees it.
A one-day sitting book is worth solid 5 stars of this book. My goodness! I honestly cannot stop reading it because it is addictive and it is a pretty fast paced book even though this is 49-chapter book. The emotions of this give me roller coaster ride; I cry, laugh, giggle, shock, everything on it. Gladly I’m reading this book in my room so my siblings wouldn’t think I’m crazy! I love the characters too, except Rosie. Well, all movies have a villain right? So I just hate her so much like I should be there and punch her in the face. But all the characters here are my favorite, especially Leroy and the Girls! The romance in this story is a WOW for me. I do fall in love with them in every chapter more and makes me giggle every time with cheesy lines. And the connection of Audrey and Harry is just smoothly done, I’m clapping so much when I knew about them because they’re so perfectly made. Just the ending is so hurt to be satisfying because damn, I cried at the ending plus I keep saying “no you can’t do that again to me” but obviously it did kill me the ending. I’m satisfied with a broken heart.
Overall, read this and you won’t regret it. I personally experienced to think that my story would be like in the movies. Whatever the author writes out here about romantic movies can’t help not to giggle. This is the kind of book I’ve been waiting to strike my poor heart over and over again. What can I say? Holly Bourne is a great writer that totally breaks everyone’s heart by her writings.
About the Author
Holly Bourne writes YA novels and blogs about feminist issues. Her favourite things to complain loudly about are: the stigma of mental health, women’s rights, and the under-appreciation of Keanu Reeves’ acting ability.
Holly’s first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. The first book in the ‘Normal’ series, Am I Normal Yet?, has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016 and has inspired the formation of Spinster Clubs around the country.
Before becoming a full-time author, Holly was editor and relationship advisor for a charity website.
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