Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blog Tour Review: If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram

if we were a movie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***

My three star rating of this book stems entirely from some of the content (which I will get into later).

That being said, the book was very well written and for someone who doesn't mind the content, it is a very engaging story.  A musical genius (who has a girlfriend) is going to the college of his dreams and ends up becoming roommates with a female (much to the distress of his girlfriend).  This female understands him WAY better than his girlfriend and he has so much fun with her that he begins to question his relationship with said girlfriend (who is a very negative Nancy and way too controlling).  I love the fact that he is a triplet (so cool!!!) even though the way their relationship is written would make me wary of ever having triplets of my own...LOL!  I loved Jordan's fun, quirky, sensitive personality.   And the way Nate and Jordan hit it off and have so much fun together will definitely make you smile.  I thought the fact that the story is told from a guy's perspective was very cool.   And the whole music vs movie vibe was also really fun.  Like, I said, if it weren't for some of the content, I would be very happy to give this book 4 1/2 stars.

However, I can in no way rate this book as a clean read from a Christian standpoint.   And a Christian standpoint is how I read and review.  I have read several of the books in this series and, although not from the Christian genre, they have been clean so I had no idea this one wouldn't be.  Don't get me wrong, there is nothing explicit, it's just that there are several things in the book that are not my definition of a clean read.  And this is all just MY opinion and everyone else can make their own minds up.

And now for the content for those that care.  Nate and his brothers are college boys and his brothers take full advantage by drinking, partying, and womanizing.  Nate's new roommate comes with a co-worker friend who is gay and totally checks out and hits on Nate the first time he sees him.  He continues to play a major part in the story.  Although the only thing that's ever described in the book is kissing, there is an indication that there has been unmarried intimate relations.  There is also some swearing.

*Thanks to eBooksForReview for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own*

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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! "

Closeup of rough blue background"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."

“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
Author Kelly Oram
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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Power of the Matchmaker series info:

Series: Power of the Matchmaker (No specific reading order necessary)
Series Goodreads Link:

Series Summary:
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 http://amzn.com/B013FIOAE0
January: Broken Things to Mend by Karey White http://amzn.com/B0178WF1YM
February: Not Always Happenstance by Rachel Anderson http://amzn.com/B017LIKMOC
March: If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram http://amzn.com/B018W79WO2
April: (available for preorder) Love is Come by Heather B. Moore http://amzn.com/B01A3TUTSK