Best Lines from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

Wow, two blog posts in a row. Must be because Red Taylor’s version is out, or maybe I just j’adore this book so much that I had to another blog post dedicated to some of the best and my favorite lines from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter (Yes, channel that Taylor Swift energy).

And in case, you haven’t seen my review or read the book yet, here’s the official summary from Simon & Schuster:

In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door.

Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum gave her heart to Michael a long time ago. But her cool, aloof forever crush never really saw her before he moved away. Now that he’s back in town, Liz will do whatever it takes to get on his radar—and maybe snag him as a prom date—even befriend Wes Bennet.

The annoyingly attractive next-door neighbor might seem like a prime candidate for romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only been a pain in Liz’s butt since they were kids. Pranks involving frogs and decapitated lawn gnomes do not a potential boyfriend make. Yet, somehow, Wes and Michael are hitting it off, which means Wes is Liz’s in.

But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by Michael so she can have her magical prom moment, she’s shocked to discover that she 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 ideas of what Happily Ever After should look like.

Book cover of Better Than the Movies. Cover by Liz Casal.

The Best and Swoon-worthy Quotes from Better Than the Movies:

Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Buxbaum, you never fail to make me laugh.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Buxbaum, you never fail to make me laugh.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“I pulled my sleeves over my fingers and looked up at the sky. It was clear and there were stars everywhere. ‘Bella Luna’-a very old Jason Mraz song- was the choicest of all musical numbers to set the background for this surprise moonlit oasis.”

Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“I’m just saying that I like a girl who can make me laugh, that’s all. Someone I have fun with no matter what we’re doing.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“I think the universe likes Wes better.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Do you think men and women can be friends?”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“I wouldn’t run through a train station for Michael. But I would do it for Wes.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
 
“You look best when you’re you.”

Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Sometimes we get so tied up in our idea of what we think we want that we miss out on the amazingness of what we could actually have.”

Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Did you ever know Liz, that Wes used to sit on the back porch and listen to you practice piano? We pretended not to see him, but he was also there.
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Be brave enough to go big.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“I realized that Michael isn’t the person I can’t stop thinking about, and I wanted to tell you. I mean, he’s great, but being with him is nothing like eating burgers with you, or sneaking out to the Secret Area to make s’mores and look at the stars, or fighting with you over a parking space.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“She. Isn’t. You.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“I fell in love with teasing you in the second grade, when I discovered that I could turn your cheeks pink with just one word. Then I fell in love with you.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Enemies-to-lovers-it’s our trope, Buxbaum.”
Quote from Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Just shut up and kiss me.”

And here is my bookish review of Better Than the Movies Lynn Painter.

You've Got Mail ending scene

Btw, Happy Taylor Swift Day as well! You’re welcome. 😉


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