Power of the Matchmaker series info:
Series: Power of the Matchmaker (No specific reading order necessary)
Authors involved: Karey White, Rachael Anderson, Kelly Oram, Heather B. Moore, Julie Wright, Heidi Ashworth, Taylor Dean,Michele Paige Holmes, Janette Rallison, Regina Sirois, Sheralyn Pratt, and Jaima Fixsen
Series Goodreads Link.
The Power Of the Matchmaker is multi-author project consisting of 12 stand alone novels from 12 different bestselling authors in 12 months. All books are separate from each other except they feature one reoccurring character, a magical matchmaker named Pearl. Since Pearl is magical, she lives for hundreds of years and roams the entire world helping people find their perfect matches. The books in this series are twelve of Pearl's matchmaking stories. They will vary in genre, but they will all have one thing in common: Pearl will be doing whatever it takes to make two people fall in love.
Books in the Series already Available:
Prequel Novella: Power of the Matchmaker by Karey White
January: Broken Things to Mend by Karey White
February: Not Always Happenstance by Rachel Anderson
March: If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram
April: (available for preorder) Love is Come by Heather B. Moore.
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."
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: If We Were a Movie is a super cute, clean, Uni romance. It's full of sweet moments, college drama, music and of course movie references.
Nate's fed up of being an Anderson triplet and when his brothers take their interfering too far, he decides to move out. I really liked Nate and his brothers - their antics were a constant delight.
Nate's new roomie is film student Jordan - Jordan is a girl btw. I loved Jordan's quirky spirit and her determination to help out her friends. As a former film student I particularly appreciated the Dawson's Creek style movie links and in-jokes.
I liked Nate's POV although I sometimes felt as though I was actually reading a girls thoughts but this didn't really lessen my enjoyment of the book.
Colin was another fun addition to the story but I obviously hated Sophie. I'd have liked more info and time spent with Pearl - she was something of an enigma.
I did get a little frustrated with Nate's unwillingness to deal with certain confrontations and villains, but what's a Uni story without a certain amount of drama and friction?!
3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!
“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 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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