Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey (review & excerpt)

How can you not love a good Rom-Com?

Especially of the 1990’s variety? And who doesn’t adore Tom Hanks? I mean, if it’s you – we can’t be friends, because I don’t care if he’s looking like a starving Yeti on a deserted tropical island talking to a volleyball, getting a wish granted by ZOLTAR, or a greedy, but dashing bookstore owner – the man is THE MAN. Ask my husband who is man crush is – he will always answer: Tom Hanks.

This book is a love story – a love story to all those movies that take your expectations of finding a man to the Tom hanks level of requirements. And Annie is doing just that. Not only does she wish to become a screenwriter and work in the movies – following in Nora Ephron’s footsteps (her idol, of course) – but she has made it a necessity to star in her own personal rom-com relationship story, and will settle for nothing less than finding her own personal Tom Hanks. Houseboat optional (but a definite bonus!)

“A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for

her perfect leading man learns that life

doesn’t always go according to script.”

When a movie starts filming in her town and she lands a coveted job on set – all the signs of a great Rom-Com just seem to start raining down around her. The only problem is the guy they happen with – is a total jerk. And definitely NOT up to the Tom Hanks equivalent of standards.

This book is sweet, and fun. It’s just like any of your favorite romantic comedies – a bit of romance, not too steamy, adorable cast of quirky characters – it’s literally an ode to the Rom-Com. It’s chock full of TV and movie references and I found myself smiling the entire way through, reminiscing watching them all and falling in love, with falling in love.

If you loved Sleepless in Seattle, or You’ve Got Mail you’ll adore this cute story. If you laughed or cried watching 27 Dresses or Love, Actually – this book is for you.

It’s cute, it’s entertaining, and a whole lot of charming – just like Tom Hanks.

Thank you so much to @berkleypub for gifting me this book to read & review.

This adorable book is available tomorrow! June 11,  2019 and you can pick it up here on Amazon.


  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (June 11, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1984804022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1984804020

Also , you can read a non-exclusive excerpt here! —> WFTH Nonexclusive

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About the Book

A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.

Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.

When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he?



About Kerry

kerryKerry 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. You can find her on Twitter @KerryAnn.


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