Publication Date: November 22, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot have nothing in common except a meet-disaster and the mutual understanding that they couldn’t be more wrong for each other. But when the people closest to them play Cupid and trick them into going on a date, Jamie and Bea realize they have something else in common after all—an undeniable need for revenge.
Soon their plan is in place: Fake date obnoxiously and convince the meddlers they’re madly in love. Then, break up spectacularly and dash everyone’s hopes, putting an end to the matchmaking madness once and for all.
To convince everyone that they’ve fallen for each other, Jamie and Bea will have to nail the performance of their lives. But as their final act nears and playing lovers becomes easier than not, they begin to wonder: What if Cupid’s arrow wasn’t so off the mark? And what if two wrongs do make a right?
I instantly enjoyed this romance. Loving how the author dealt with neurodivergent issues as well as those suffering from anxiety disorders. She didn’t digress into stereotypical anecdotes but kept it real and relatable. Bea was quirky, fun, and loveable. It was a forgone conclusion that the anxiety ridden, uptight Jamie wouldn’t stand a chance. I became invested in them and their relationship fast. Each of them was socially awkward yet were able to find that tendril of connection in each other. The story had humor, friendship, love and angst from family, and above all – a sexy as all get out romance. I hope her sisters and friends get a book as well.
*Review copy provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.
Chloe writes romances reflecting her belief that everyone deserves a love story. Her stories pack a punch of heat, heart, and humor, and often feature characters who are neurodivergent like herself. When not dreaming up her next book, Chloe spends her time wandering in nature, playing soccer, and most happily at home with her family and mischievous cats.