Blog Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne (Excerpt + PH GIVEAWAY)

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Hello! I’m so happy to tell you that I am part of the PH blog tour that is hosted by Erika of The Nocturnal Fey! Unfortunately, I haven’t able to finish reading the book, before my turn on the tour. 🙁 And… I’m also late for posting this. But, it is better late than never right? I will still promote this beautiful book because I know it will touch the heart of the readers as Holly Borne always did. *winks
So, enjoy reading my post! And don’t forget to join the giveaway! 🙂

Title: It Only Happens in the Movies
Author: Holly Bourne
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Release Date: October 1st, 2017


Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker, Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies… YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.


*Excerpt – Chapter 11*

“I need to warn you about Harry,” LouLou said, as we waited for the evening rush to come in. We were almost sold out which made me hopeful that Milo wouldn’t be able to get in.

I tossed the pulled pork over with the tongs to stop it drying out. “You’re the third person to say bad things about him since I started working here.”

“I saw him giving you the eye when you were cleaning up popcorn – thought I’d give you a heads-up. Seems like I’ve been beaten to it.”

I laughed. “Multiple times. Is he really that awful?”

“He’s a fun guy, don’t get me wrong. I’m always happy when we’re on the same shifts but he’s, well, I’m sure he’ll see you as some sort of conquest. You’re a pretty girl and all.” LouLou scratched her head. “Although he just about tries it on with anyone.”

“Why?” I felt strangely unbothered by the whole thing – or just tired of it. Harry was obviously a flirt and he was obviously flirting with me but he may as well be flirting with an empty margarine tub.

“I don’t know, he just always has, and, well, working together can be awkward if you go there. Harry’s flights of fancy don’t tend to last. We had another girl who quit.”

I held out my hand to stop her. “You really don’t need to worry. I’ve made myself immune to boys like Harry.” By still being hung up on one.

LouLou looked visibly relieved. “Good. Well, I’ve had the chat now. I have fulfilled my assistant-manager and woman-of-the-world duties.”

*Buy Links*

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*About the Author*


Holly Bourne writes YA novels and blogs about feminist issues. Her favorite things to complain loudly about are the stigma of mental health, women’s rights, and the under-appreciation of Keanu Reeves’ acting ability.

Holly’s first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. The first book in the ‘Normal’ series, Am I Normal Yet?, has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016 and has inspired the formation of Spinster Clubs around the country.

Before becoming a full-time author, Holly was editor and relationship advisor for a charity website.

*Author Links*

Website | Facebook |Instagram |Twitter |Goodreads Author page



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