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Do you love reading romance novels? Better than the Movies Audiobook is just the right book for you! Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter Audiobook follows Liz Buxbaum A young woman obsessed with Rom-Coms who hopes for a love story of her own. Better Than the Movies is Such a cute, heartwarming, lovely book- the characters are everything and watching their development throughout highlighted so many subtle, yet such important, lessons of life. A brilliant read for any time of year, and if you’re a hopeless romantic it will hit home. A must-read.

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  • Book Title: Better than the Movies Audiobook
  • Series: Better Than the Movies #1
  • Author: Lynn Painter
  • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
  • Published: May 4, 2021
  • Goodreads Link: Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter Audiobook
  • Listening Length: 10 hours and 29 minutes
  • Format: Mp3
  • Size: MB
  • Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult Romance, High School, Chick Lit
  • Language: English
  • File Status: Available
  • Price: $15.87

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About Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter Book Summary

Liz Buxbaum has always known that Wes Bennett was not boyfriend material. You would think that her next-door neighbor would be a prince candidate for her romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only proven himself to be a pain in the butt, ever since they were little. Wes was the kid who put a frog in her Barbie Dreamhouse, the monster who hid a lawn gnome’s severed head in her little homemade neighborhood book exchange.

Flash forward ten years from the Great Gnome Decapitation. It’s Liz’s senior year, a time meant to be rife with milestones perfect for any big screen, and she needs Wes’s help. See, Liz’s forever crush, Michael, has just moved back to town, and—horribly, annoyingly—he’s hitting it off with Wes. Meaning that if Liz wants Michael to finally notice her, and hopefully be her prom date, she needs Wes. He’s her in.

But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz her magical prom moment, she’s shocked to discover that she actually likes being around Wes. And as they continue to grow closer, she must reexamine everything she thought she knew about love—and rethink her own perception of what Happily Ever After should really look like.

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Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up—Liz Buxbaum is a romantic comedy superfan. She loves the soundtracks and happy endings, of course, but most of all she loves the comfort and connection they provide after losing her mother. Navigating senior year without her mom has been tough, and all Liz wants is to end it with the perfect, rom-com—ready prom night. Lucky for her, her childhood crush has just moved back to town, but the only way to get to Michael is with the help of her detestable next-door neighbor, Wes Bennett. Though Wes has driven her crazy since they were kids, Liz has no choice but to scheme with him in order to get the happy ending she’s always imagined. As with any great romantic comedy, there are twists and turns on the path to love, and Liz must decide whether she wants the picture-perfect ending of her dreams or the one she didn’t expect. While rom-com fans will see Liz’s revelation coming a mile away, Painter makes the journey enjoyable with quippy banter, lovable characters, and enough will-they-won’t-they tension to satisfy readers. The book peppers in several nods to classic romantic comedies that die-hard fans will connect with. Liz is coded as white and Wes’s ethnicity isn’t stated. VERDICT While not much here is fresh or surprising, the novel leans into the rom-com tropes fans know and love. Purchase this enjoyable read for collections where teen romances are popular.—Mary Kamela, Kenmore West H.S., Buffalo, NY


Better Than the Movies is a sweet and funny love letter to romantic comedies that shows how happily ever afters can help us navigate our toughest moments. I loved watching Liz learn that unexpected plot twists sometimes make the best stories. Perfect for anyone who wishes their life had a film-worthy soundtrack, a quirky wardrobe, and a memorable meet cute.” — Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks

About the Author

Lynn Painter writes romantic comedies for both teens and adults. She is the author of Better Than the Movies, Mr. Wrong Number, and The Do-Over, as well as being a regular contributor to the Omaha World-Herald. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and pack of wild children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, odds are good she’s guzzling energy drinks and watching rom-coms. You can find her at, on Instagram @LynnPainterKirkle, or on Twitter @LAPainter.


Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter Audiobook Review

BETTER THAN THE MOVIES is a rom-com about Rom-Coms and it’s really well done.
A must-read contemporary YA novel for anyone who loves this genre loves enemies to lovers, and swoon with heroes.

The story is about a girl needing help from her bad-boy neighbour to get noticed by a childhood crush. Of course, this plot is nothing new and has been done before. But I couldn’t have cared less about that, because it was done in such an adorable and fun way. The novel was light-hearted, entertaining, and sure a bit predictable too, but that didn’t take away from the overall enjoyment.

I LOVED the couple. Really loved them. I loved their enemies lovers’ neighbour vibe. And I loved their banter, especially their banter. They had such a great connection. Both just knew how to push the other’s buttons. And Wes was one of the swooniest YA heroes I had the luck to come across.

The entire novel was delightful. From the rom-com quotes at the beginning of each chapter to the many rom-com references. This is such a great book for any rom-com fan. Also, the writing was just so on point. It was fun, flirty, and smart. The novel was an easy read and enjoyable from beginning to end. I had fun with it. From the cast to the plot it’s been one great read. It’s a book I can easily recommend, especially if YA contemporary is your kind of jam.

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