I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Very Sincerely Yours by Kerry Winfrey. I received a free electronic copy from the publisher for honest review. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and Kerry Winfrey for letting me be a part of this cute tour!
Author: Kerry Winfrey
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: June 15, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: A charming and heartwarming new romantic comedy by the author of Waiting for Tom Hanks, Kerry Winfrey.
Teddy Phillips never thought she'd still be spending every day surrounded by toys at almost thirty years old. But working at a vintage toy store is pretty much all she has going on in her life after being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend. The one joy that she's kept is her not-so-guilty pleasure: Everett's Place, a local children's show hosted by Everett St. James, a man whom Teddy finds very soothing . . . and, okay, cute.
Teddy finds the courage to write to him, feeling slightly like one of the children who write to him on his show. He always gives sound advice and seems like he has everything figured out--and he pretty much does: Everett has a great support system, wonderful friends, and his dream job. But there's still that persistent feeling in the back of his mind that something's missing.
When a woman named Theodora starts writing to Everett, he is drawn to her honesty and vulnerability. They continue writing to each other, all the while living their lives without meeting. When their worlds collide, however, they must both let go of their fears and figure out what they truly want--and if the future they want includes each other. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This is cute! Admittedly, a little bit of an odd crush to have, but I like that Teddy and Everett become pen pals, and then something more. The first thought that came to mind when I heard about the children's show Everett's Place was like a Blue's Clues situation. I just couldn't really imagine myself falling for Steve, writing to Steve. It's a me thing, but I don't tend to find childrens' television hosts attractive. Instead of being swept up in the magic of imagination, I just see grown people trying so hard to entertain children. That's a me thing though.
I thought this story was a good time. I can totally relate to being a grown-up and not knowing what to do with your life. I don't think Teddy should have any shame in working in a toy store, that sounds like a fun job. It does suck that Teddy's ex was such a jerk and that she tried so hard to make herself into what he wanted her to be. No girl needs that.
I liked how the relationship grew. I liked all the family that was introduced. This was just fun. I don't know if it's a romance that I'd swoon over, but it was very cute. I'd definitely say give it a read.
Kerry Winfrey writes romantic comedies for adults and teens. She is the author of Love and Other Alien Experiences, Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It, Waiting for Tom Hanks, and Not Like the Movies. When she’s not writing, she’s likely baking yet another pie or watching far too many romantic comedies. She lives with her husband, son, and dog in the middle of Ohio.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Very Sincerely Yours by Kerry Winfrey. Thank you to Berkley Books and Kerry Winfrey for letting me be a part of this fun tour. I'd definitely recommend grabbing this one and giving it a read!