This was my first Lynn Painter book, and O.M.G. I am obsessed! Everything about this book just worked and I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time I read it. I haven’t read the first book in this series, Mr. Wrong Number, but you can 1000% guarantee I just stocked up my kindle with it and all of Painter’s other books.
Hallie and Jack are the greatest rom-com characters ever. I am so in love with them. I loved their banter, their personalities, their chemistry, everything. As with all good rom-coms there was some miscommunicating between Hallie and Jack, but unlike others where you just want to yell ‘just talk to each other, we moved through their ‘issues’ pretty quickly. The fake dating trope isn’t always my favorite, but Painter did such a good job of weaving it into the story in a realistic way, that I didn’t mind it.
Highly, highly recommend The Love Wager! With just the right amount of spice, this one is a fast, fun, friends to love rom-com filled with all the humor. I cannot wait to read more from Painter and I think she just became my new favorite romance writer!
The Love Wager is out now. Huge thank you to Berkley Books 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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