Frankie has spent the last ten years hating her college boyfriend, Ezra, after their relationship imploded on the day of graduation. Neither has seen each other in all that time. That is until their college friends are getting married, and it’s here that they are forced to be in the same room together. The night after the rehearsal dinner, Frankie and Ezra find themselves in bed together, with no memory of the night before. They also might be married, if the rings on their fingers are to be believed. What ensues is a deep dive into their past, as they try and make sense of the night before.
I think I took one star from this book because I thought it was a time travel or a ‘Groundhog’s day’ type story. I have zero idea where I got that thought from, but I spent way to long anticipating something that would never materialize.
With that said, this is such a cute read and was the perfect first holiday read of the season for me. This second chance romance bounces back and forth between Ezra and Frankie’s POV, which gives us a huge glimpse into their thoughts and emotions. I felt that both POVs were nicely flushed out, and neither was better than the other. In fact, I thought Scotch did a great job of keeping our characters realistic and relatable while also portraying the difficult dynamics of relationships. . I went back and forth on who I wanted ‘to be right’, but both definitely needed to address their own issues.
I generally enjoy a good second chance romance and felt that this one was well thought out and fun to dive into. I enjoyed the slight New Year’s vibes mixed with all the 90s nostalgia. Definitely recommend reading if you love a fun romance, with plenty of flawed characters.
The Rewind comes out now! Huge thank you to Berkley Publishing for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof.books.
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