June 1, 2022

As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr

As Seen on TV by Meredith SchorrAs Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr
Published by Forever on June 7, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About As Seen on TV

What happens when a small town doesn’t live up to the Hallmark dreams of a big city writer? 

Adi’s single, looking for love, and a staff position at a digital publication. Her way in to the writing gig is a story comparing a nearby small town to the setting of a Hallmark movie, complete with a NYC real estate developer building a big condo complex. 

Adi’s determined to defend the town’s unique charm but when she arrives in Pleasant Hollow, it’s the opposite of her beloved Hallmark vision. No festivals, the locals aren’t angry about the new development, and Finn, the onsite rep for the developer? Turns out he’s gorgeous, funny, and friendly. Now what does she do?

My thoughts about As Seen on TV

If you’re a fan of Hallmark movies and Gilmore Girls, you’re going to love As Seen on TV!

What you get :

  • Humor
  • Insta-attrraction

Hallmark tropes stood on their ear

  • Close proximity
  • Gilmore Girls references
  • Close friendships
  • Single parenting
  • Jewish rep
  • SATC-loving handyman
  • Cozy read
  • Look inside writing for a Buzzfeed-esque site
  • Love of things NYC like bagels and pizza

Adi’s relatable in trying to conquer the career path that she’s chosen. And also being tired of not getting what she wants from relationships. And also the love for how magical Hallmark movies make small towns appear – who wouldn’t want apple picking, Harvest festivals, impromptu snowball fights, friendly faces everywhere, and delicious pie?!

I love the callouts to all of the Hallmark tropes. The scene with the teacher/volunteer firefighter/animal shelter volunteer had me laughing out loud.

The desire and conflict between Finn and Adi felt very relatable. Even when it’s insta-attraction, relationships can have big hurdles to overcome. 

The author does tackle serious subjects like losing a parent and alcoholism.

In closing

This is a quick, cozy read that’s perfect for Gilmore Girls fans and Hallmark movie bingers.

Thank you Forever for the ARC!

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About Meredith Schorr

A born and bred New Yorker and lifelong daydreamer, Meredith Schorr fueled her passion for writing everything from restaurant reviews, original birthday cards, and even work-related emails into a career penning romantic comedies. When she’s not writing books filled with grand gestures and hard-earned happily-ever-afters or working as a trademark paralegal, she’s most often reading, running, or watching TV…for research, of course.

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