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Would Like to Meet

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  588 ratings  ·  287 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
“It’s funny to think,” Maria chipped in, “but if this was an actual rom‑com, you’d end up with the arrogant writer who, it would turn out, was only using his massive ego to hide an endearing lack of confidence.” There was a moment of stunned silence in which we both stared at her. “I’m kidding! You’d never fall for that cockhat.”


This was such an amazing book to curl up with. A feel-good, laugh-out-loud, insane romcom with a whole bunch of meet cutes that'll have you constantly turning the
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You know, I took one look at that cover and thought, "Hmm, gee, this looks a lot like THE KISS QUOTIENT and THE HATING GAME." I thought it might just be me, but it looks like someone on Goodreads actually went ahead and compiled a list of all these pastel book covers with cartoonish characters on the front, so I feel totes validated. #NotAllBookCovers #InvasionOfTheChicklit

Chicklit was my gateway into the romance genre, so you could say
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Meet Cute (taken from the dictionary)
1. (in a film or television show) an amusing or charming first encounter between two characters that leads to the development of a romantic relationship between them.
"it all started with a little meet-cute in a hospital elevator"
1. (of two characters in a film or television show) have an amusing or charming first encounter that leads to the development of a romantic relationship.
"he meets-cute with a cynical actress"

Can you fall in love in real life
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
A cute, funny and entertaining British Rom-com with a great concept!

So here I go again on my quest to seemingly read every romance with this new quirky type of cover lol! Honestly, did the same illustrator design them all?! Anyway...

Evie Summers, a long suffering and downtrodden assistant to an awful agent Monty and his annoying screenplay writer Ezra (NOB or Number One Boychild) has to recreate romcom meet-cutes to meet the perfect man, in order to inspire NOB to write a great romcom! If she
May 28, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: reviewed
i love this cover because the girl is obviously a cynical b*tch in the best possible way
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of British romcoms
3.5 stars

Can you believe it? I finally liked a romance again (after what feels like a never-ending post-Helen Hoang search). The interesting thing is it seems I liked it because:

1) Would Like to Meet isn’t actually a romance, it’s a true romcom, so I didn’t have to read the usual story with two protagonists moaning and angsting and lusting over each other for 400 pages.

2) it was written by a U.K. author who is quite funny; humor is something I find seriously lacking in American books.

This romcom
✨ A ✨
‘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’

I mean... This is the rom-com goodness I've been waiting for.

Guys I've been dreaming of getting my hands on an ARC of this for months and IT FINALLY HAPPENED Sksksksksjs

Thank you to the publishers and Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, romance
A thoroughly enjoyable rom-com about...the process of creating a rom-com. If romantic comedies happen to be one of your favourite genres, you are bound to recognize the familiar tropes and the usual cast (a group of best friends including a gay BFF, an adorable widower with an unusually bright child, an incompetent boss, a grumpy client with impossible demands, two love interests to keep you watching (or rather reading in this case) until the very end, and a heroine who needs to remember her ...more
I honestly don't have much to say about this one.

This is definitely an author I would read again. It's a pretty great debut. There's a lot of heart here, a lot of greatness, but I do feel like it's also just trying to do a little too much.

This would make a great movie. I'd definitely watch it.

Full review to come on release day.

** I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I loved this book so much!! It has been awhile since I’ve found myself smiling so much at a story, even laughing out loud at parts. Would Like to Meet is funny, sweet, ridiculously cute, and just so much fun.

I knew right from the first chapter – a classic meet cute gone horribly awry – that I was going to enjoy reading this story. Though there is much more to the book then the humorous meet cute failures, they were
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Rating: (2/5 Stars)
Title: Would Like to Meet
Author(s): Rachel Winters
Evelyn "Evie" Summers: 29 years old, Red,
Ezra Chester: 33 years old, Blonde, Blue Eyed
Ben Williams: Black, Brown Eyed
Setting: London, New England
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
Content Rating: PG
POV: First Person (Heroine)
Smexy Level: Subtle
Favorite Quote(s):
― "Evie, don’t you dare back out now. Go get your Hugh Grant."
― “Whatever you write, Evie, ‘Make it mean something.’”
Overall Opinion:
I wanted to like
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ve been reading so much romance lately, something about this time of year makes me want to read nothing but cozy little stories and I’ve really been looking forward to getting started on this one. While it was cute and pretty fun, it also took me quite awhile to warm up to it and I kind of wish it was 100 pages shorter.

Let’s start with what I liked, because there was plenty. I loved the premise, I die for a meet cute and this had a bunch, albeit most were huge fails but that’s what made this
Jamie beauty_andthebook_
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Is there anyone out there who doesn't love a good meet-cute? A single gal (or guy) out there who doesn't dream of their very own Notting Hill, Sleepless in Seattle or You've Got Mail? If so, Would Like to Meet is definitely the book for you. Evie, the assistant to an agent, finally has her shot at a promotion, but of course, her fate is left in the hands of an impossible client, Ezra - one who wants her to stage her own meet cutes to give him ideas to penn the movie he's contracted to write.

Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, arc
Twenty-nine-year old Evie Summers is stuck in a job that she kinda likes with a boss who she really doesn’t—and even though she should have been promoted like yesterday, it sure looks like that isn’t going to happen any time soon. Things get even worse when Evie’s boss discloses that their screenwriting agency is about to go under…unless Evie can get their hotshot top client, Ezra Chester, to actually produce the romantic comedy screenplay he’s been promising them for months.

When Evie meets with
I can’t exactly put my finger on what, but ‘Would Like To Meet’ just didn’t work out at all from the very start.

What threw me off were the stage directions that set the scene, followed by a myriad of text messages, a plethora of characters and a fumbling heroine who messes up at the very start. For this reason, it was hard to get past just the first few chapters with the way the story was laid out and I had to keep going back to the blurb of the book just to keep the synopsis in my head and who
Jessica | Booked J
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
(3.5 stars) Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review can be found here at Booked J.

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

Would Like to Meet is what rom-com dreams are made of and I thoroughly enjoyed it for all that it was. Not that this is surprising--the premise alone soothes my very soul by engulfing itself with all the romantic comedy tropes I love. The moment I read the synopsis, I
2.5 stars

I loved this premise of this one so much and sadly I was a bit disappointed.

I liked Evie well enough. She’s a good person and means well, but I never really connected to her. Her friends are a lot of fun and supportive. The men in this story were not promising...Ezra was unredeemable, Monty needed multiple junk punches, and Ben fell a bit flat. My favorite was Anette and I could have done with a million more scenes with her.

Plot wise, it was meh. I found myself skimming a lot of
Meredith Schorr
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Yet another charming romantic comedy from a new author. This one was absolutely delightful - sweet, but with edge. Low heat level but enough angst and sexual tension to make it worth it. And one of the best parts was it was unpredictable. I really had no idea who Evie would end up with for the first three quarters because she had chemistry with two possible love interests. And I'm a sucker for a novel set in the world of movies and film agents.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for my
Caitlin Reads
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Would Like to Meet was a solid 4 star read for me. It was your typical rom-com meet-cute but the characters were likable and the story flowed nicely. Evie is up for a promotion which is left in the hands of a very difficult client, Ezra. The story was predictable but fun and I read through this one quickly. Evie had previously been an aspiring screenwriter and it was nice to watch her get her groove back with the help of Ezra. The secondary characters were great, especially Ben and his daughter ...more
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
Ohmygosh so excited to read this one!!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Her head is full of RomComs and it makes sense to inspire a writer around his block and reluctance to write a romcom by arranging real life meet cutes with herself as the heroine to prove romance is for real. Things don't go according to plan... and belly laughs were had by all.

Would Like to Meet follows along as Evie, who dreams of being a scriptwriter, discovers her job is on the line if she can't get her boss' writer past his writing block. Thus, she goes about manufacturing meet-cutes likes
Samantha (WLABB)
You know who loves rom-coms? This girl! So, obviously I would adore a book, which was essentially a love letter to all the rom-coms I have loved before.

Evie had been putting in her time as an assistant, patiently awaiting the opportunity to move on to junior agent, and it seemed as though that opportunity had presented itself in the form of Ezra Chester. He was one of the agency's most lauded screenwriters, but they were having difficulty getting romanic comedy he promised from him. Evie's task
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Evie works as an assistant at a talent agency for screenwriters, and her career mission is to be an agent herself. Enter Ezra—attractive, 33 year old arrogant man-child and Oscar-winning screenwriter. He was hired to write a script for a new romcom. The only problem is: he hasn’t written a word and he has 3 months to do so or Evie loses her job. Evie conspires a contract with Ezra where she is to live out classic romcom meet-cutes to inspire his script writing. Does she finally achieve her goal ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love both romantic comedies and smart British chick lit. This is both, so it’s no wonder I enjoyed it.

Evie is the long-time assistant to an old boys’ club literary agent. She years before gave up her dream of writing screenplays and now lives in hope of becoming an agent herself. When her boss gives her the assignment to get a recalcitrant writer client to finish a promised romantic comedy screenplay, Evie is all in, no matter what it takes.

What it takes in this case is to prove to NOB (her
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arc, fiction, bt-e-book
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Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters is a delightfully cute romantic comedy that had me smiling and laughing in equal measures.

Evie Summers is an assistant at a screenwriting agency who knows she deserves a promotion and has her eyes on the prize. Her hurdle? Ezra, a lazy screenwriter who is ridiculously arrogant and has a nasty case of writer’s block. Is all Evie needs to do is to get him to write his screenplay on time
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
This sounds so CUTE ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Review: I'm a huge fan of romance and romcom books and I enjoy everything from to when it's comes to the sex scenes. While this book was definitely full of meet cutes and romance, there wasn't anything more than a few kisses in this one. Regardless of your preference, this is definitely a must read book if you enjoy the genre. This book definitely left a smile on my face when I was finished.

This book has the unique plot of being a romcom about writing a romcom (each chapter
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This debut novel has a healthy dose of both heart and humor. Evie has been working her patootie off as an assistant hoping to make it as an agent. Her boss reveals that unless their Oscar-winning client comes up with a rom-com script soon the agency will not make it -- and there goes Evie's promotion. She makes a deal with the client which requires her to meet someone via a meet-cute and describe her experiences as inspiration for the script. As Evie manufactures meet-cute opportunities, she ...more
Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
There have been a lot of conversations in the romance book community about what constitutes a book as romcom, but I think Would Like To Meet by Rachel Winters would be a book that fits it. First of all, the book is specifically about writing romcoms, and the main characters is going about meet-cutes like in all the romcoms. I think it really fits the mold here.

I was actually afraid that I was going to absolutely hate this
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Who doesn't love a good rom-com. I know when I want to take a break from my mysteries that I will reach for a good rom-com. Reading this book instantly made me think of the movie, Isn't It Romantic with Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson. Only in this book, the meet-cute or NOB (Number One Boyfriend) is Ben and he has a daughter named, Anette.

Which by the way, children in books do melt my heart. Anette is no exception. She is such a cutie pie. I don't know how Ben kept his composure so well when
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