Hiya, you lot!
Did you all have an amazing bank holiday weekend? Are you all sunburned and still a bit hungover? Don’t worry we’re all in the same boat.👀💊👍🏻
Today is day one on Fiona Collins’s blog tour for her upcoming release, You, Me and the Movies.
I love a bit of Fiona Collins me so I was made up to get asked to come onto to the tour and read the book. She has had me crossing my legs in laughter far too many times. You mothers and older ladies will know what I mean by that 😉
Shall we get started?
🎬Blurb: Two people. Ten classic films. A love story you’ll never forget.
Arden has just started university when she meets Mac – and quickly falls head over heels for the handsome, charismatic film lecturer. Their love affair is dramatic, exciting and all-consuming; the sort of thing you only see in the movies.
It couldn’t last. But thirty years later, leading a very different life, Arden is visiting a friend in hospital when she suddenly comes across the man she never forgot. Badly injured in an accident, Mac can only make brief references to the classic films they once watched together: Casablanca, A Star is Born, Pretty Woman among others… and they make Arden remember everything.
The bittersweet memories of their relationship help Arden re-connect with the world in a way she no longer thought was possible. But will a movie-worthy love ever be hers again?
🎬My Thoughts: You know me by now and I will always tell you the truth with my reviews. Blog tour or not. The truth is the truth.
You, me and the movies is unfortunately not my favourite. I see it being an absolute smash and a book most readers will have on their TBR. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, it’s sensitive and poignant. It’s a clear winner for people who want a clever and original love story with well thought out characters. I do in all honestly want you to read this book! Seriously pre-order it or grab the ebook now and see for yourself.
Obviously you’re going to want to know my issues with it after that aren’t you?
So, for me it is not a book you can just casually pick up and read. It’s one you really have to give time and effort too. I wouldn’t say it’s long winded, but you do have to give it time. When it comes to this genre that is just not for me. I don’t want to have to try if you get me. I just want easy, none thinking reading.
I am also seriously no movie buff! Especially with the classics and basically any movie, so I did get lost a bit with some of the movie details and references.
I also couldn’t fully connect with Arden and for me I need that connection.
See, it’s not even bad. It’s just me being me. But I can’t not tell you that because it’s a blog tour post and review.
Anyway, read the other reviews they are hot shit! And one of the best things about it for me is that it has given me reason to have one super massive movie marathon. I do intent to watch the ten films from the book! Oh, and for sure in Arden and Mac’s order. I also will re-read You, Me and the Movies again after that movie marathon and when the paperback is released. Who knows I might eat my words. I’ve done it before haven’t I?
Right now it’s a 3/5 star book for me and that in itself is brilliant!
So if you’re wanting a nostalgic, intense, original, tearfully funny read with a dramatic love story and a huge slice of movie pie then this is definitely your book. Make sure you have your popcorn, tissues and wine ready, you’re going to need them all.
🎬 Links to buy:
Title: You, Me and the Movies.
Author: Fiona Collins.
Genre: Romance/Contemporary Romance/General Fiction.
Length: 388 Pages
• ebook: 4th April 2019
• Paperback: Aug 22nd 2019
💾About the Author:
Fiona Collins grew up in an Essex village and after stints in Hong Kong and London returned to the Essex countryside where she lives with her husband and three children. She has a degree in Film and Literature and has had many former careers including TV presenting in Hong Kong, traffic and weather presenter for BBC local radio and film/TV extra.
You can learn more about her and her books using the following links:
So, that’s it my book reading friends. I hope you’ll use the links provided and show your support for this read. Remember ebook is available now and paperback is on pre-order until its release date on August 22nd. And definitely continue on with the tour to get the other fab reviews from the some of the best reviewers.
Thank you very much for giving me your time and I really do hope you all have a fabulous day.
Big thank you also to Antonia over at Transworld for inviting me onto the tour and sending me out an unbound ARC 😍 and finally our Fiona for always giving us laughter and happiness with her books.
Love as always, N 😘