I have just recently read a rom-com, Well Met by Ms. Jen DeLuca and I find Waiting for Tom Hanks kind of giving off a similar vibe. Both are light reads, funny at several places, the characters go from enemies to lovers, and I’m very happy to report that both are not smutty at all. Yay! I’m relieved the trend for those cartoon rom-com covers has already changed and is now no longer deceiving. You get exactly what you want from them, rom-com and not smut-fest. Lol.
The main character, Annie, is definitely relatable. I also grew up watching those timeless nineties rom-coms. While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless In Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, The Wedding Singer. They’re my go-to comfort movies too. My difference with Annie is that I’m a bit older and well, I never mingled with a popular super hot actor. Lol.
An inspiring script writer, Annie, with the help of his uncle luckily lands a job as a director’s assistant for the period that the movie set was in her hometown and slowly, she finds herself somehow living and starring in her own rom-com when Drew Danforth, that’s the popular super hot actor, takes notice of her.
Fun and easy to read even though slightly cliched and predictable, this is an overall entertaining novel that makes us take a second look at the relevance of romantic comedies. Taking it from Annie’s perspective, these movies do inspire hope that love and happiness can happen in spite of tragedy/sad past. Also, a book glorifying Tom Hanks is definitely in order. Lol.