I received this book via I Am a Reader. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram
Series: Power of the Matchmaker,
Published by Bluefields on 2016-03-01
Length: 269 pages
Reviewing eARC from I Am a Reader
Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella.
NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.
Enter his new roommate Jordan--a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.
What Readers Are Saying About If We Were a Movie:
“Amazing concept with movies as chapters, and fantastic storyline.”
“I loved this story and was humming along to the songs from the book whilst reading. I can see this book becoming the movie it was written to be.”
“If We Were a Movie made me want to binge watch movies, listen to old playlists and re-read it all at once.”
Have you ever read a book that just left you with this big goofy grin? Yeah, that’s this book! If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram is such a fun, light-hearted read about how two people find each other in the unlikeliest of ways. Nate Anderson is a music major, a triplet, and tired of living under his brothers’ shadows when Miss Pearl intervenes sending him to Jordan who happens to be a film major and looking for a roomie. However when Nathan shows up, he realizes Jordan is a she and his girlfriend would never approve of the living arrangement. BUT after his brothers wreck his computer he takes the apartment and realizes that sometimes fate works in mysterious ways.
I Nate! He is such a great character and one of the best POV I’ve read in a long time. The book reads like Nate is talking to you, the reader, and it instantly drew me in. He’s quirky, got a little snark to him, but he’s kind, loving, and loyal. Despite his brothers totally trashing his computer, he still loves them and he still forgives them. There’s a bond among them that Kelly Oram does a wonderful job conveying.
And then there’s Jordan who just puts a huge smile on my face. She’s just as quirky as Nate, believes that there is a movie that mirrors every life moment, and despite outward appearances a little broken. She’s a child of a nasty divorce, her last roommate slept with her boyfriend, and this has left her with a very negative outlook on men. Nate becomes a bit of a savior for her as she does for him. She saves him from rooming with his brothers and he saves her from depression. Have you ever heard the phrase “they just fit” when referencing a couple? Well that’s these two. They just fit!
Obviously this book is a contemporary romance and the storyline follows that. It’s like reading your favorite rom com! Nate and Jordan play off each other so well. At the beginning of the story, Nate is having one of those days where anything that could go wrong does and then Miss Pearl intervenes. (Have I mentioned just how much I LOVE Miss Pearl?!) Jordan is the first person Nate has met that doesn’t think he’s crazy for majoring in music. Rather than insulting him by saying what everyone says (“you can’t make a career with that degree”), she supports him. Rather than hating his brothers and being insensitive to his feelings, she understands and supports him. This is the complete opposite of what Nate is used to from his long-term girlfriend Sophie. Jordan and Nate bring out the best in each other and it is how they overcome the obstacles in their path that make this an epic romance that EVERYONE should read!
Overall, if you haven’t already guessed, I LOVED this book! I loved Nate, I loved Jordan, I loved their quirky banter and all the movie references. Mrs. Oram I bow to you, the movie master! She seamlessly incorporates all my favorites and some classic movie references into the book as Nate tells his story. If you enjoy clean, romantic comedy, I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book!
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