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Review: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

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Review: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

Evvie Drake Starts Over meets Beach Read in this heartwarming and hilarious novel about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage’s collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.

Nora’s life is about to get a rewrite…

Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.

The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.

Filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, Nora Goes Off Scriptis the best kind of love story–the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life. For Nora and Leo, this kind of love is bigger than the big screen.

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MY REVIEW

Nora Goes Off Script is a fun and entertaining love story filled with all the delicious banter and humor that is sure to hook readers and leave them swooning.

When we first meet up with Nora, she’s recently divorced and has written her best story yet…the story of her life. No one is more surprised than Nora when her script gets picked up for a movie and Hollywood Heartthrob, Leo Vance, gets cast as her former love. The moment Nora meets Leo she knows her life will never be the same…

Nora Goes Off Script is the perfect summer read. It pulls you in instantly and leaves you utterly captivated. Nora and Leo are real and flawed. Their story is written with great emotion and will make you feel as though you’re experiencing the words on the pages right along with the characters. The slow-burning romance between Nora and Leo was absolute perfection. Neither one of them was perfect and made plenty of mistakes along the way to their happily ever after. But it was those mistakes and misunderstandings that drew me in and left me wanting more.

Nora Goes Off Script is the type of book that just makes you feel good. I finished this book a few days ago and it’s still on my mind. Yes, it’s got drama and its share of angst, but it’s so perfectly balanced. You can’t help but find yourself invested in this story and of course Nora and Leo.

In the end, Nora Goes Off Script took me by surprise in the best possible way. If you’re looking for a heartwarming, feel-good romance, you won’t want to miss Nora Goes Off Script. I hope you will fall head over heels for this story as I have. I can’t wait to check out more from this author in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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