Perfect kisses in the rain, the bad boy turned good, chasing you through the airport… It Only Happens in the Movies!


Today is the day: Holly Bourne has finally torn away the masquerade of romance in movies with her stunning new standalone YA book, It Only Happens in the Movies. From explaining to us why the ‘head-grab kiss’ is not romantic, to shedding light on realistic teenage love, it’s a wonderfully fun, touching story delivered with Holly’s unique and much-loved voice.


“Audrey is over romance. She thought her parents had the most beautiful relationship, until her dad got romantic with a new secret family. Now left at home with her catatonic mother, she accepts a job at the teeny Empire Cinema to get out of the house.


Harry is still waiting for his big break as a filmmaker. Yes, he’s untrained, inexperienced, and spends most of his time getting high and sweeping popcorn off the floor, but it’s only a matter of time before he’s the next Martin Scorsese.


When Audrey meets Harry, it’s the start of a truly cinematic romance – or is it? Audrey knows that Harry is every movie cliché rolled into one. But she still chooses to let him into her heart… Because love isn’t what it’s like in the movies.”


Congratulations Holly – we now know that men are not like Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, nor should we want them to be! And we’ll always bear the Wormtail Test in mind…