Would Like To Meet

Putnam. Dec. 2019. 368p. ISBN 9780525542315. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780525542322. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
DEBUT Evie Summers has been tasked with the impossible: getting a playboy film mogul with writer’s block to pen a script that he decidedly does not write—one with a happy ending. But with a long overdue promotion within reach, Evie is determined to keep Ezra in the game, showing the cynical author that a Hollywood meet-cute is not only possible, it’s a recipe for falling in love. Only Evie soon finds herself in a rom-com of her own making with a friend’s hen-do to plan, a deadline looming, and her own misgivings to contend with as she rethinks her career path.
VERDICT While this debut doesn’t break new ground, Winters offers a relatable take on modern dating, writing, and working. Movie aficionados, in particular, will enjoy references to iconic rom-com moments as lovable, overworked Evie navigates her own series of meet-cute mishaps. Recommend to readers of Helen Fielding and Lucy Parker.

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