TITLE: Waiting for Tom Hanks

AUTHOR: Kerry Winfrey

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

PAGES: 320



GENRE(S): Contemporary, Romance

The publisher kindly sent me a physical copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey - The Contented ReaderCan a romcom-obssessed romantic finally experience the meet-cute she always dreamed of or will reality never compare to fiction, in this charming debut adult novel from Kerry Winfrey.

Annie is twenty-seven years old, single, and obsessed with romantic comedies (she and her mother watched them religiously, before her mom died). Her dating life is limited by the expectations she’s formed from these movies. She is not as open to new experiences as she might be, because she’s waiting for her Tom Hanks–i.e., a guy she’ll find in the perfect, meet-cute romantic comedy way. When Annie does finally meet her perfect match, it’s not quite in the way she expected, and she’s forced to reckon with the walls she’s built around herself over the years.


Oh my goodness, I absolutely adored this book! As someone who loves a good romantic comedy, it is almost like this book was made for me!

Waiting for Tom Hanks follows Annie, a 20-something year old who is absolutely obsessed with romantic comedies, and you guessed it, Tom Hanks. She’s holding out for the Tom Hanks in her life and wants her love life to resemble her favourite romance movies.

Annie is absolutely adorable and such a great main character. I find her to be super relatable and I can totally understand where she’s coming from when trying to find her perfect guy. Her friendships are so great and I LOVE the banter that happens between her and her best friend, Chloe. They also have a total Central Perk situation going with their coffee shop and I love how it became a main stop throughout this book.

The heartthrob of this book is the Hollywood actor Drew Danforth and he’s just so great. He’s the complete opposite of everything Annie wants but the growth of their friendship and relationship is super sweet to witness.

I really have no complaints about this book. It’s super funny and warm. It’s honestly, just a really good and enjoyable contemporary. Perfect for the summer!

Since this is my first Kerry Winfrey book I’m really looking forward to reading more books by her! I truly enjoyed her writing style and the plot of this book is super cute!

I'm starting to think that the movies I've dedicated my life to may have lied to me.

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About The Author

Kerry Winfrey Author Photo - The Contented ReaderKerry Winfrey grew up in Bellville, Ohio, where she spent most of her time reading inappropriate books at the library. Not much has changed. Kerry writes for HelloGiggles and blogs at welcometoladyville.com. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, their son, and their dog, Merlin.

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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

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