Book Review: If We Were A Movie

March 31, 2016

If We Were A Movie
Kelly Oram
269 pages
kindle edition

From the Publisher:

“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.

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.


If We Were A Movie is a stand alone book, but part of the matchmaker series of books written by 12 different authors.  Twelve different stand alone books are being released each month this year.  While you can read each book separately there is one reoccurring character, Pearl (The Match Maker) in each book.  I really love this idea and really liked the prequel novella about The Matchmaker. I love having a book to look forward to each month! While I am familiar with some of the authors, some of them are new to me and I am excited to see how this all turns out!

If We Were A Movie is a modern day story set in New York City.  I thought it was a fun read.  Nate, the main character is a triplet.  He is also a talented musician and on a musical scholarship at NYU.  I have triplet nephews who are  high school seniors this year and one just accepted a full ride music scholarship!  I just thought that little coincidence was probably not everyone would experience when reading this book. As you can probably guess from the title of the book, the book is full of lots of movie references.  I’m not a huge movie person so these weren’t really my thing, although I certainly didn’t find them annoying or mind them.  I wouldn’t mind adding some of the  movies I wasn’t as familiar with to my to-be-watched list.  If you love movies, you might really enjoy this part of the book.

I liked Jordan, the other main character.  She was fun and spunky. I liked that she had a job, even thought she didn’t need one.  I loved that she was so supportive of Nate. And I thought the friendship and romance between the two flowed really well. I liked how their personalities immediately hit it off and that they developed a really good friendship first.

This is a contemporary romance.  While it is clean there are some references to serious relationships, some drinking and some language that a sensitive reader might find crass.  I found the book a little bit predictable at the end and it wasn’t my favorite of the series, but I still enjoyed reading it.

Are you reading this series?  I would love to know which one has been your favorite, or if you enjoyed this one. I am really looking forward to the April Matchmaker book, because it’s a historical fiction – my favorite!

Final Score:

4 stars








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