June 7, 2022
Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
Genre/Categories: Women’s Contemporary Fiction, RomCom, Romance, Family Life
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Nora is a romance scriptwriter (think Hallmark Channel). Nora’s husband has walked out on her and their two children, and Nora uses her real-life experiences as the basis for her latest script. Because of the unique “tea house” setting, the movie is being filmed in her own home. Leo, recently named “sexiest man alive,” is cast as the husband and Nora’s life is changed forever. After the shooting wraps, Nora finds Leo on her porch offering her a thousand dollars a day to rent her “tea house” for one week, Movie making intersects with real life, and It all gets complicated!
Writing and Characters: I adore fast-paced, lively, and witty writing and a story with a cute premise! Nora Goes Off Script is warmly told and, in my opinion, the best part is the likable characters. Nora is relatable, Leo is endearing, and the children are winsome! These are characters you can cheer for! The predictable miscommunication/misunderstanding trope makes an obligatory appearance but it comes from an unexpected source which makes it forgivable. This story is also meta in that it’s a romance about a romance writer (also Nora is a nod to Nora Ephron).
Some Steam: There are a couple of steamy (open door romance) scenes that are easy to skip or scan if this is not to your taste.
All in All, I think this would be a fun and engaging beach or pool-side read this summer. I’m recommending Nora Goes Off Script for fans of romance and women’s fiction (chick-lit). Perfect for your beach bag!
My Rating: 3.5 Stars (rounded to 4)
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Meet the Author, Annabel Monaghan
Annabel Monaghan is the author of two Young Adult novels and Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?, a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in the Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. Nora Goes Off Script is her adult debut novel. She lives in Rye, New York, with her family.
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i was just looking for a light beach read of sorts! this seems perfect.
It’s a good one! Enjoy! 🙌
Great review & I love your graphics!
Thanks Gina! 🙌😍
Like the sound of this Carol, it sounds fun!
This sounds cute! I love a good romance.
It’s a fun and page turning read!
By the way I love your blog name and always appreciate a side of Hygge! 😍😍😍
Not quite my genre but sounds fun!
I have to read a occasional chick lit to keep my bookstagram account in good standing! 😂
Sounds like the characters are done so well, my favorite!
likable characters for the win! 🙌
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Great review Carol. I am glad the characters were well done and enjoyable.
Something was just really likable in this story!
I had not heard of this one, so will need to see if my library has it.
Nice review. I’ve seen this one show up on some Editor’s Picks lists recently.
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