Monday, March 14, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram

if we were a movieIf We Were a Movie, by Kelly Oram
2016, 269p, Contemporary Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy via I Am a Reader for an honest review

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.

This is another enjoyable installment in The Matchmaker Series! This time, the book is told through a male perspective. Nate is a freshman at NYU and a triplet. He wanted a fresh start, but his brothers and girlfriend followed him. His brothers are partiers and, after one particular stunt and a chance meeting with Pearl, the matchmaker, he made a drastic decision to move out on his own. Pearl tells him about Jordan, who needs a roommate, but doesn't mention that Jordan is female. Nate is apprehensive but decides it's the best thing for him, not realizing how significantly his life is about to change.

Nate is a musician trying to make a name for himself. He's a genuinely good guy that is just trying to figure out life. Jordan is a film student. She is creative, fun, and full of surprises. I liked how their relationship grew over time. There were some twists along the way and one was tough to see how it could be overcome.

There are lots of movie references and each chapter is the name of a song that somehow relates to what will happen in that chapter. I loved the references to the movies I was familiar with and there are others that I want to watch now. There were lots of great characters that added to the story. There's one that I didn't like but she was crucial to the story as well. Pearl showed up as needed to help guide things along. I'm loving this series and looking forward to more!

Content: implied unmarried sexual relations (no details), innuendo, and underage drinking and partying.

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What readers just like you are saying about If We Were a Movie:

"WOW! This book is great! The concept is so inventive, and the writing is brilliant."

"I thought Cinder & Ella jerked with my emotions too much but this one might have it beat."

"I finished reading If We Were a Movie yesterday. I loved it! I fell hard for Nate. Jordan was amazing! And Pearl's timing was perfect! "

"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."


“So this is what a Pearl-approved guy looks like.” She shook her head once and cracked a smile. “She’s got good taste, I’ll give her that. You’re an odd mix of sexy and adorable. Don’t see that often.”

I was a little taken aback by the compliment, if that’s even what it was. She may have just been stating what she considered to be fact. She laughed at my surprise and held out her hand to me. “Nice to meet you. I’m Jordan Kramer."

I’d been afraid of that. “You’re a girl.”

Jordan laughed. “That’s what it says on my birth certificate, but I’m really glad you were able to figure it out without needing to read it.”

Nope. I definitely didn’t need that.

Kelly OramAuthor Kelly Oram

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen--a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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Unknown said...

I love the cover! Sounds awesome as well! Great review!

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