Title: Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner
Author: Kathryn Freeman
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Sally is a classic romantic and Harry is a classic cynic, but when a drunken bet leads the new flatmates to (badly) recreate ‘the lift’ from Dirty Dancing, and the video goes viral (#EpicRomcomReenactmentFailure), they both realise there’s potential financial benefit in blundering their way through the romcom lexicon for their suddenly vast social media following.
Now, as Harry and Sally bring major romcom moments to new life – including recreating that classic diner scene – their faking it turns to making…out and suddenly they’re living a real life romcom of their own! But like all the greatest love stories, the road to happily ever after is paved with unexpected challenges for this hero and heroine…
My Review of Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner
I am probably one of the biggest fans of Kathryn Freeman’s writing – having already read and loved The Beach Reads Book Club, The Italian Job, Mr. Right Across the Street, Up Close and Personal and The New Guy – I just knew I was going to love Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner as much – I mean the title itself just sets off THAT Dirty Dancing song in my head!
The story follows the main character, Sally, and her flatmate, Harry (yes, the nods to romcoms continue) after a drunken bet one night leads them to recreate THAT lift from Dirty Dancing (Yes, I’m singing the song again!), and film it for TikTok! It goes badly wrong, but their video still goes viral! This is where they both realise they could make some money from their romcom antics.
The antics both Sally and Harry get up to are probably some of the funniest scenes in a book I have read, but what I also loved was watching the chemistry between them develop – the chemistry was practically steaming! Both Sally and Harry have been hurt in the past though, so can they get over their past and give in to the very obvious chemistry simmering between them both?
Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner is yet another incredibly written book by Kathryn Freeman. Her characters are always so well-written, so believable and so real. As a reader, you are always taken on the journey with these characters, which is one of the reasons why I adore Kathryn’s writing so much. A must-read from me. And you will be pleased to hear – I have stopped singing THAT song now!!
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