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Waiting for Tom Hanks
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn't always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel. Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks--a man who's sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat--her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight. When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn't be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can't be an actor who's leaving town in a matter of days . . . can he?
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thevictoriousone
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I freaking loved this book. Seriously, I read the whole thing in one evening, and that‘s in the year of 2019: The Book Slump. The characters were lovely and fun and I felt like I wanted to be friends with them and live next door. The whole thing is based on the tropes of romcoms and I ADORE romcoms, so big fan. I had a great time with this book and highly recommend it to romcom fans! (Also! Hey! No descriptions of sex scenes! So +1 for that!)

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MellieAntoinette
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This is like a good can of Dr. Pepper when we‘ve run out of ice cold Coca Colas. Just what the doctor ordered, but not everything you wanted! Did I devour this in a day. Yep! I cannot tell a lie! Normally, I‘d give it an extra star for that alone (cause, you know, cheesy chic flic romance novels = standard 3 🌟), but 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

MellieAntoinette I kind of didn‘t like our MC ... whose name I now can‘t remember! She was a winge-er. A good old fashioned, woah is me type. And I didn‘t buy our breakup scene which self-resolved a little too quickly. So 3 ⭐️ it is! 4d
marleed I love a cheesy chick lit but when it comes to doling out the same stars as given to other genres I can seldom (if ever) give them my ‘5*, A+, want a physical copy, will tell my friends to give it a shot‘. 4d
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thevictoriousone
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#BookstoreRomanceDay was fantastic! #CavalierHouseBooks had kittens and books and Fabio to celebrate, and I had a lovely time petting kitties and hanging out with my favorite booksellers (including @everlocalwest )! I also snagged a couple of romances today to hopefully help me out of my yearlong book slump!

everlocalwest The best day ever!! I am excited to hear your thoughts on 4d
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ReadingMeagan
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
Mehso-so

This was a so-so pick for me. It was cute, and I could picture Justin Hartley from This Is Us as Drew. But Annie was really annoying. It‘s one of those books where a lot of drama would be avoided if characters actually talked to one another instead of assuming they know everything. It made me want to go watch a bunch of rom-coms which is always a good idea 🤣

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Hufflebutt
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Pickpick

This book was the pick-me-up that I needed this week! 4/5 stars!

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MelindaOtt
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Bailedbailed

I love a rom-commas much as the next gal, but I just couldn‘t handle all the gimmicks in this one.

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ReadingSusan
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First off this book was hilarious. I truly laughed out loud several times. I loved the wacky moments. It was meant to be a bit cliche so that didn‘t bother me but near the end it did get a little tiresome so that dropped it a little for me. But this would be a perfect book to read during vacation. Also, the cover is absolutely amazing.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Reading-to-Escape I got denied the netgalley :( so lucky ... glad you liked it!! 3w
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suvata
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Mehso-so

This is a cute story but l am clearly not the target audience. I am so ignorant of rom-com movies that I literally only heard of three or four that were mentioned in the book. I think I only saw two of them. Just not for me ...

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Hufflebutt
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Deciding on my next read 🤔

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Mowen036
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Sigh...a good rom com about rom coms. It‘s a good book when you need some fluff. Could have used a little bit more angst and oh no you didn‘t. But otherwise good.

I thought I‘d use a picture of when I visited the Book Loft in German Village. I can totally picture Drew and Annie browsing for books in the rooms. Makes me want to go back!

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Mowen036
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I ❤️ German Village in Columbus and the Book Loft! Excited for this book now. Had a slow start and had to start off with the audio but so far so good. I always get excited when I read about places I‘ve been.

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Purplerosiepage
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Mehso-so

Well, the main character is pretty awful through most of the book. But the book itself wasn‘t too bad. It had its moments. I just didn‘t love it.

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Purplerosiepage
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I saw this on a “must reads” list and was so excited for it. But... the main character is really annoying. She‘s supposed to be 27, but seems more like she‘s 18. 🙄 I‘m kind of feeling like I wasted an Audible credit on this, because she might be a little more tolerable if I abandon the audio book and just read my paperback.

baes If you want to ditch the audio (or the book altogether)...Audible is great with refunds. You‘ll get your credit back immediately. 1mo
Megabooks Definitely return it if you don‘t like it! 1mo
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hes7
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Finished this book on my flight home yesterday, and it was perfect travel reading. Light, fun, adorable, and with plenty of rom-com references to You‘ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and more.

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marleed
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Mehso-so

Recommend to those who love PG13 romcom movies and would get a kick out of reading Nora Ephron‘s name cited often and popular movie titles referenced even more. It‘s Hallmark movie fun. ...I‘m giving this a so-so rather than a pick because of the overuse of adjectives and adverbs to describe how arms, hand, and faces were placed while conversation was happening. For me that style of writing distracts from the actual story being told.

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CrinolineDream
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3.5 stars. Enjoyable, but the heroine annoyed me. She completely misunderstood the hero when she first met him, when it‘s obvious to everyone he‘s a decent guy, and she does some dumb things that make made me cringe. Otherwise, a cute, humorous read with a fabulous cast of supporting characters. The Book Loft in Columbus is featured, which gets a big thumbs up from me. Love that store!

#romcom #contemporaryromance #columbusohio

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tholmz
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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This book was adorable and light and an absolute blast.

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khooliha
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
Mehso-so

Some of the fluffiest fluff I have ever read, and while I quite liked parts of it (mostly tertiary characters) it can't overcome how profoundly irritating I find the narrator.

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khooliha
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey

I try hard to keep an open heart to all sorts of characters, to embrace all sorts of flaws in the fictional people I spend time with. Embrace complexity! Find common humanity! Is that not what fiction is in part for?

That said, the heroine/narrator of this book suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucckkkkkssssssssss

khooliha Sucks So Bad 2mo
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khooliha
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey

Hey Drew, you have NEVER hugged your brother?!?! Try it, weirdo!

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dariazeoli
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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A small #libraryhaul this afternoon. TGIF!

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khooliha
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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I -will- find you, veiled references to What's Your Number!

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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

Cute enough if you have reasonable expectations going in.

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MaggieCarr
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I'm always down for a romantic comedy, regardless if it is on film or between the pages of a book. So while this book was totally predictable it was a fun, quick read with oodles of romantic comedy film details. If you are looking for a closed-door romance to cleanse your pallet between heavier topic reads, this book is for you.

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Saknicole
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Waiting for our flight home in Minneapolis. Sadly this part of the terminal does not have a huge bookstore (WTF), so I'll have to deal with these small shelves. Maybe a Moby Dick Break? #airports #flying #travel #summervacation

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KarenUK
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So apparently 3 books for my mini luxury 3 day vacay was not enough....
On my last day at work (at B&N) I decided a really fluffy fun beach read was needed.... 🧠🍭
P.S. I seriously have a book buying problem! I may as well just work for books! 😂

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Jessrumely
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Mehso-so

24 // WAITING FOR TOM HANKS // “Love is complicated is what I‘m saying. It relies on fate and Peter Gallagher falling into a train track and, more often than you would find plausible, comas.” ⭐️⭐️ #waitingfortomhanks #jessicareads2019

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Lovely cover great title sounds like a delicious read,

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Love the cover love the title sounds like a delicious read.

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Lovely cover wonderful title sounds delicious.

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Wonderful cover lovely title sounds like a delicious read.

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Lovely cover wonderful title sounds delicious.

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Love the title love the cover a romantic treat. @penguinrandomhouse

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Rhondareads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Great title lovely cover can‘t wait to read.Thanks @penguinrandomhouse

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Preciouz29
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I have a love-annoyed relationship with this book; I love everything about this book except for the heroine. She annoys me; not everything is about her! I get that she‘s self-conscious and so makes everything about her, but really?

That said, I loved everything else about this book. It was funny and charming and sweet and such a good read. I‘m excited to read her next book!

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LibrarianRyan
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Delivered by “The Penguin” today.

valeriegeary 🐧 5mo
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Schlinkles
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So in the vein of every good rom com, this book was pretty predictable, but also pretty cute. Sometimes you just need a sweet, easy read.

Traci1 Love the title. 6mo
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kate_reads
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Perfect Friday night in.

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quietjenn
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Super excited about this arc. A nice rom-com is exactly what I need, I think. I only wish it had the real life cover, because it's the cutest.

SilversReviews Are those pretzel fish? 😊 I love them. 6mo
quietjenn @SilversReviews yes! Such a good snack. 6mo
SilversReviews @quietjenn YUM...they are a good snack. 😊 Thanks. 6mo
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