About the Author
Victoria Van Tiem is an artist, black belt, mom of two, wife of one, and resident caretaker of the family zoo — including her beloved, pot-bellied pig, Pobby. When she’s not writing, she indulges in her two favorite pastimes: a good book and a romantic movie. She is currently repped by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency and can be found on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem
Publisher: Pocket Star a Simon & Schuster Publisher
Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
“In this irresistible romantic romp, movie fanatic Kensington Shaw is thrown into love — Hollywood-style — when her gorgeous ex presents a series of big screen challenges to win back her heart.
What girl wouldn’t want to experience the Pretty Woman shopping scene? It’s number two on the list. Or, try the lift from Dirty Dancing? It’s number five. One list, ten romantic movie moments, and a handful of shenanigans later, Kenzi has to wonder…should she marry the man her family loves, or risk everything for a love like the movies?”
When I started Love Like the Movies, I was expecting a cheesy romance novel. In some ways I was not disappointed and in others it exceeded my expectations. I loved how Kensington starts out doing things that will score her points with her parents, who she feels love her sister-in-law more, but by the end she’s doing things that will score herself points with herself. I knew from the moment that Shane messaged her that Kensi was going to be in for a wild ride, and boy was she. From a fiancee that cheats on her with a co-worker to reliving moments from some of her favorite romantic comedies. Speaking of the scenes, I thought they were going to be super cheesy and insulting to movies that I love. This couldn’t be further from what they were. Kensi and Shane pay homage to some classic romance scenes while still making them their own. When I read the Epilogue I was shedding tears right along with Kensi. Ultimately my favorite part of the book is when Kensi realizes that she doesn’t want a “love like the movies” instead she wants a LIFE like the movies. With all this praise you must be asking “Why didn’t you give it a 5?” If I was basing this book purely on the read itself it would have gotten a 5, however, I read the digital book on my Kindle and it was an INCREDIBLY hard book to read with the formatting.
4.5 out of 5