Tuesday, March 15, 2016

If We Were a Movie Blog Tour and Giveaway with Kelly Oram

if we were a movie 
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.

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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."

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“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 Thoughts:

If We Were a Movie was a great movie for both movie and music buffs. The story and the characters were easy enough to follow even if you weren’t familiar with all the movies and songs which was my situation, but I believe I would have been able to relate even better to the characters if I were familiar to the references made to the movies in particular.

It was very easy to dislike Nate’s girlfriend Sophie. I found her to be immature while trying to act like a grown-up and ending up being a manipulative, selfish, revengeful child.

I honestly couldn’t understand how Nate managed to room with his brothers for as long as he did. The antics he put up with from them would have driven anyone crazy. As annoying as Sophie was, she was right about one thing: he definitely needed to get out of the dorm he was sharing with them.

Nate’s new roommate Jordan was a breath of fresh air and made the book a lot of fun. As a creative person herself, she understood the importance of the work he was trying to do and how much it meant to him.

The thing that I liked about If We Were a Movie was the importance placed upon family relationships - even if you don’t always like your siblings all the time, you still remain loyal to them, and taking responsibility for your actions – as Nate planned to do even though it would have changed the course of his career and his life.

I enjoyed this novel and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

Author Kelly Oram

Kelly OramKelly 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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