by Lauren Blakely (Author)
This review is from: December 10, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Unzipped is jammed jacked with movie quotes, old song references, and so much geeky-com goodness (yes, I combo-made a new word because this book deserves it). Needless to say, I loved this book the whole way through.
From the beginning where Kyler/Tom makes the decision to win back his college ex-girlfriend with a big gesture, and not just any big gesture, but a movie kind of big gesture, because go big or go home right, unfortunately for Tom, it’s the wrong girl he pulls a Lloyd Dobler on.
The absolute best thing to happen to Finley Barker is to have Tom Sutcliffe show up on her lawn, holding up a giant boombox above his head, belting out an 80’s love song, trying to whoo the wrong girl. Why is it the best thing? Well, she was currently lacking inspiration for her TV comedy show and by some miracle a blessed comedy muse has just landed on her front lawn in the name of Kyler who she renames Tom (you’ll understand when you read the book). Anyway, Tom has just made her day.
Once she meets the man of big gestures and hears his story, Finley knows she needs his a-muse-ment (I love Lauren’s puns) in her life to keep her writing flowing. She agrees to help him track down and win back his ex all for the inspiration exchange.
The more time they spend together the more they inspire each other and that could be a problem, couldn’t it? I mean Tom does want to win back his ex and Finley has been been getting great inspiration for her show, but at what cost? She’s been someone’s #2 pick before and it doesn’t feel great to go all in when that love is unrequited. Tom and Finlay are probably best just being friends, but with all the flirting and banter could they both want more?
Unzipped was quirky and just plain fun to read. I also have to add that quoting movies/TV shows is a huge thing in our household. It is something I grew up doing with my dad, I knew when dating my boyfriend he was my forever man when he easily picked up the geeky habit and we began doing it together. When we had children and they grew they also picked up our movie quoting habits and now as they have begun to date I am proud to say they are finding their own geeky partners in the movie quoting world. I adore this trait so, so much. Tom Sutcliffe is the best kind of nerd!