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Friday, March 18, 2016

If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram (Power of the Matchmaker #3)-Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

if we were a movie

Product Details

  • Title: If We Were a Movie (Power of the Matchmaker series #3)
  • Author: Kelly Oram
  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Genre: New Adult Romantic Comedy
  • Publisher: Bluefields (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996638857
  • FTC, FYI: I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Details:
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 and 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.
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My Review:
 If We Were a Movie is the third installment in the Power of the Matchmaker Series. This is the series where Pearl, the Chinese Matchmaker we met in the novella I reviewed earlier this year, goes around the country bringing people together with her matchmaking magic. 

This novel is different from the others I've read so far. Here we have two college students in New York City who are thrown together by strange circumstances. This novel is fun with clever dialogue. The first very surprising fact of this book is the story is told from the perspective of the main Male lead character, Nate. It took me just a bit to realize this, but it made this book very unique to hear this story told from a male. Nate is a very talented music major going to school on a full ride scholarship. He along with his other triplet brothers room together in a small dorm room, but his wild brothers are driving him crazy with their frat boy antics. We also meet Jordan, the person looking for a roommate and Pearl sends Nate to her to help him get away from his brothers and his controlling girlfriend. 

Of course the fun starts when Jordan and Nate end up as roommates and become great friends right away. This does not go over well with Nate's long time girlfriend, Sophie who doesn't like the idea of Nate's new female roommate. Nate and Sophie are going through a hard patch of disagreements about life and their future together. 

I loved Jordan, a film major, who grew up in a wealthy family, but never felt much love from them. She is bright, positive and very funny. Both of their lives are changed from their friendship. This story is fun with all of the movie quotes that Jordan says and relates all of them to their lives. This was one of my favorite things in the novel. Soon Nate realizes that Jordan accepts him for who he is and supports him in his goals and dreams. 

The supporting characters, Nate's brothers, Jordan's co-worker and Nate's father were all wonderful and brought to life in such dynamic ways. They added so much to the story with their bold and colorful personalities and Nate's father's love and support for Nate and Jordan. Sophie was the villain in the story, set up to be disliked, and she did everything under the sun to be unlikable. I didn't like how bossy and controlling she was towards Nate. She claimed to love him, but wanted to change everything about him. This is an enlightening concept for any young person to read about. Many things happen, but I will tell you there is a happy ending for readers.

I liked this book and think it was a great addition to the Power of the Matchmaker series. Older teens and adults will enjoy reading this New Adult novel.

***Warnings: Underage drinking and partying, mild cussing, implied unmarried sex with no details and kissing.***


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."
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TEASER: 
“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.
 TEASER:
 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.”
 
Kelly OramMeet 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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