In this charming, feel-good debut novel, a cynical assistant at a screenwriting agency must reenact the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedy movies in order to help her #1 client get his scriptwriting mojo back--but can a real-life meet-cute be in store for someone who doesn't believe in happily ever after?
After seven years as an assistant, 29-year-old Evie Summers is ready to finally get the promotion she deserves. But now the TV and film agency she's been running behind the scenes is in trouble, and Evie will lose her job unless she can convince the agency's biggest and most arrogant client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing the script for a Hollywood romantic comedy.
The catch? Ezra is suffering from writer's block--and he'll only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. With the future of the agency in jeopardy, Evie embarks on a mission to meet a man the way Sally met Harry or Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts.
But in the course of testing out the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedies IRL, not only will Evie encounter one humiliating situation after another, but she'll have to confront the romantic past that soured her on love. In a novel as hilarious as it is heartwarming, debut author Rachel Winters proves that sometimes real life is better than the movies--and that the best kind of meet-cutes happen when you least expect them.
Evie Summers is far overdue for a promotion. Being an assistant at William Jonathan Montgomery and Sons used to be all she ever dreamed of. But that was when she was young and far less cynical.
She’s determined to do whatever it takes to finally become a full-fledged Agent. Even if it means catering to every infuriating whim of her agency’s biggest client - Ezra Chester.
“I’m really doing it,” I said, slightly dazed. “I’m going to live as if I’m in a rom-com for three months.”
Evie maps out her plan of attack every Sunday at the same coffee shop. And every week she can’t help but gravitate to the same table where a broody (yet ridiculously handsome) man and his adorable daughter somehow manage to take up residence in her heart.
But between chasing the dream that she thought she always wanted and dealing with some of the most hilarious – and embarrassing – situations ever to exist, Evie Doris Summers just might miss the chance to find her own love of a lifetime.
“How can I expect him to forgive me?”
I never considered myself a fan of your typical “meet cute” until I read this book!
In Would Like to Meet, Rachel Winters elevates the genre to dizzying heights with her band of lovable characters, quick-witted banter and captivating story line.
With that said, Anette absolutely stole the show for me with her adorable sweetness and determination. She helped Evie to see that she didn’t need to look for something wonderful because it was right in front of her the whole time.
I was amazed at how much this book made me feel. And it’s a spectacular debut from an author that I can’t wait to read more from…
About The Author ~
Rachel Winters has lived and worked in London since graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, and a Masters in Publishing. She's spent most of her twenties freelancing for local papers and online magazines—including writing a weekly column about her cat (though she has never owned one). It's very Sex and the City. She firmly believes there are few problems that can't be solved with good friends and very large glasses of wine. She's currently an editor at Orion Books.
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