Blog Tour Book Review: Nobody Puts Rom-Coms in the Corner by Kathryn Freeman

About the Book:

Title: Nobody Puts Rom-Coms in the Corner

Author: Kathryn Freeman

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Publication Date: Feb. 10, 2023

Publisher: One More Chapter

Synopsis: Sally is a classic romantic and Harry is a classic cynic, but when a drunken bet leads the new flatmates to (badly) recreate ‘the lift’ from Dirty Dancing, and the video goes viral (#EpicRomcomReenactmentFailure), they both realise there’s potential financial benefit in blundering their way through the romcom lexicon for their suddenly vast social media following.

Now, as Harry and Sally bring major romcom moments to new life – including recreating that classic diner scene – their faking it turns to making…out and suddenly they’re living a real life romcom of their own! But like all the greatest love stories, the road to happily ever after is paved with unexpected challenges for this hero and heroine… 

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My Review:

I loved this story! It was fun and funny and heart-warming, and the love story is wonderful. Harry and Sally (how perfect is that?!) have such a fantastic roommates, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract romance. Sally is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates and loves love. She watches rom-coms and hopes for her own happily ever after, and she is the sunshine to Harry’s grump. Harry is more of a cynic. He doesn’t believe in love, soul mates, or any of the other romantic stuff Sally lives for.

As much as Harry doesn’t think he can ever live up to the standards put in place by rom-com heroes, Harry is pretty swoon-worthy. Just the fact that he agrees to reenact famous scenes from popular rom-coms is swoon-worthy, but he does so many other things that give him rom-com hero vibes. This book is a delight for anyone who enjoys rom-com movies or ever thought it would be a good idea to reenact some of the most famous scenes in rom-com history, including the lift in Dirty Dancing, the clay scene from Ghost, the fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally (hilarious!!!), and more for TikTok. Oh my gosh, these scenes are fantastic, and I love how Sally and Harry put their own little spins on each. Some of the scenes are uproariously funny, others are cringey, and more are romantic and lovely.

Though the story is light and swoony, it deals with some heavier topics too, including strained sibling relationships, divorce, grief, and troubled relationships. Sally and Harry have baggage, and Harry especially has walls built up. He has great friendships, but he hesitates to let romantic interests in. Considering he is a mediator in his parents’ loveless marriage and he’s been cheated on, this isn’t surprising.

Sally bases her beliefs on her parents’ relationship, even though they died when she was a teenager. I like how both characters have revelations about love, romance, and deeply committed relationships. Sally teaches Harry what love is, and Harry shows Sally more about love when the cameras aren’t rolling. The small, day-to-day ways you show someone you care are as poignant and touching as the bigger, grand gestures. And some of the things he says to her prove he’s way more romantic and in love than he realizes.

I also really liked the friend groups in the story. Sally has two friends that are the best, and Harry’s friends are so funny. I love the banter and teasing and how supportive they all are of each other. Harry and Sally are really lucky to have friends like these even though they go a little overboard in their fierce protectiveness or overabundance of teasing.

If Sally and Harry were real and had this TikTok channel, I would totally subscribe! Their chemistry is off the charts, and their love story is funny, uplifting, and romantic with tons of laugh-out-loud moments, sexy times, and touching scenes.

Special thanks to NetGalley, Rachel’s Random Resources, and One More Chapter for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.



About the Author:


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to write a book. It may have had something to do with my obsession with reading romance. Real life interfered and I headed off in a different direction – into the world of science, becoming a pharmacist before joining the pharmaceutical industry. I did end up writing, but it was about disease and medicines. Decades later, I’m finally doing what I always wanted to do.

With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), all the romance in my life is in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.

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8 thoughts on “Blog Tour Book Review: Nobody Puts Rom-Coms in the Corner by Kathryn Freeman

  1. I was supposed to post a review as part of the blog tour on Monday but luckily Rachel was able to give to the 27th when it’s published. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far. Excellent review!

  2. Wonderful review, Julie. So much that I love in a story, romance, friends to lovers, friendships, humor and romcoms. I am looking forward to reading this one soon.

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