If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram (Power of the Matchmaker #3)
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 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.
I handed Jordan the electric guitar that I’ve had since I was twelve, and laughed when her eyes got really big. “You play the electric guitar, too?”
“Music major,” I teased, picking up my keyboard. “I play this, too. A little. And the bass guitar.”
“Awesome.” She examined the electric guitar with awe.
“Why do you seem so surprised?”
She looked at me as if the answer to that question should be obvious. “Hello. Have you met yourself? You with an acoustic guitar singing soft songs around a campfire or in a coffee house makes perfect sense. But I can’t picture you up on a stage, jamming on your electric guitar like a rock star.” She studied me a moment, then shook her head. “You’ll have to play for me, or I’m not going to believe it.”
My review: This is a super cute romance. It's March's Power of the Matchmaker book. And like I've said before this is pretty much THE series I've been looking forward to and it's awesome that I get to read a little bit of it every month this whole year.
I liked Nate. He's a freshman at a special college, majoring in music. He and his brothers, they're triplets, are rooming together because his brothers forced their way into his room. But he had planned to just go to college on his own. Quite honestly I found his brothers exhausting. They are constantly trying to break up Nate and his girlfriend of 2 years, Sophie. Even down to killing his music project that's due the next day with a cup of coffee dumped in his laptop.
And then he meets Jordan. She's pushed at him by who else but Pearl the Matchmaker herself. She's looking for a roommate, but what was kind of funny about this was that Nate was with Sophie when Pearl was talking about her needing a roommate and Pearl deliberately never mentions that she's a girl. That makes for some pretty funny situations later!
Jordan is a majoring in Filmmaking, and pretty soon Nate and Jordan are in a contest to find the other persons favorite. Jordan doesn't have a favorite song, so Nate is trying to help with that and Nate doesn't have a favorite movie, so Jordan is working on that. I love the way that Jordan sees everything as though it's a film. There are tons of great film references in each and every chapter in this book and all of the chapter titles are names of films. I thought that that was really a fun feature.
I had to agree with Nate's brothers about Sophie, I didn't like her at all! She seems to be selfish and uncaring pretty much the entire book and watch out for her at the end!
It's not squeaky clean, there are a few mild swear words and there is some implied sex, and I have to say that the friend who was gay was a bit annoying sometimes. But I would probably read this one again anyway, it was really a good book and I loved Sophie and Nate's story.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author 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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