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The Love Wager: The addictive fake dating romcom from the author of Mr Wrong Number

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As they pretend to be a couple, lines become blurred and they each struggle to remember why the other was a bad idea to begin with. I am way too self-conscious and anxious to put myself out there on an app and meeting people who are kind of strangers and trying to make small talk, sounds mentally exhausting. The attraction between them doesn’t go away but they want to maintain the friendship they have built and not ruin it by falling into bed together again. They text each other about their dates, often scheduling them at the same restaurant so that if things don’t go well, the two of them can get tacos afterward.

hallie piper was just as bad– somebody needed to yell at hallie kenji kishimoto style and tell her to grow the fuck up. Lynn Painter lives with her husband and pack of wild children in Nebraska, where she is a weekly contributor to the Omaha World-Herald and an avid fan of napping. She is a community columnist for the Omaha World-Herald, as well as a regular blogger for their parenting section.During this dating process, they will be each other’s wing-person, arranging the dates at the same place. wrong number) had been the one to get jack on the dating app in hopes he could potentially find somebody to love and every time olivia checked in with jack– it pissed him off. her entire goal in this book was to change the person she’d been becoming and grow, BUT SHE NEVER GREW. he was so protective over hallie from men who genuinely seemed like good people– although the readers knew jack clearly had fucking feelings for hallie, on the outside it seemed like he was purposefully trying to sabotage the wager so he could get his prize at the end– it was so shitty.

quick content warning: i curse a lot in this review and when i say A LOT i mean A LOT (and if you get that reference you’re cool) anyways, if cursing is not your thing or you are not comfortable with that, go right ahead and skip this review ! HE EVEN ADMITS TO BEING A LITTLE TOO SPONTANEOUS AND HE DOESN’T CARE– JACK MARSHALL YOU ABSOLUTE DUMBASS YOUR MARRIAGE IS GOING TO FAIL. the love wager was by far the worst book i have read in 2023 and i will live by that statement until i die– i would highly recommend staying the HELL away from this book (and if you truly want to endure a lifetime of pain and suffering, get a copy from the library. Wrong Number) provides the perfect rom-com escape in The Love Wager, a trope-driven romance that will remind readers, as they laugh themselves to tears, why they love the genre.

i said it once and i’ll say it again, if these characters simply talked to each other about their current feelings and the friendship they had an incredible amount of heartbreak (and eye-rolling from me in the third act) would have been avoided. Painter is known for her witty banter and hilarious exchanges between characters, which were on full display here. Even though Hallie and Jack hook up almost immediately in a one night stand at the beginning of the book, after that time is taken to establish them as friends. hallie literally quit the two jobs she was working to pursue something else but she never goes looking for another job ?

I loved Mr Wrong Number as well, and I feel like a complete idiot because I didn’t realise until 20% in that this is actually book 2 and Jack is Livvie’s brother, even though we literally start this book at Livvie and Colin’s wedding 🤦‍♀️. he’s a terrible significant other, unbearably immature, and manipulates to get exactly what he wants, it is exhausting.But when she logs into an app to find new love, she matches with none other than Jack: the guy the wrong kind of sparks had flown with just weeks earlier.

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. Wrong Number with an equally cute friends to lovers romance…Their equally filthy sense of humor makes their connection feel real and their game of constant one-upmanship is a lot of fun. The best way to sum up my feelings about this book is: it's like dating a guy who's a total wildcard.After breaking up with his girlfriend and having an ill-advised drunken hookup with a cute, spunky redheaded bartender named Hallie at his sister’s wedding, Olivia signs Jack up on a dating app hoping he’ll find true love.

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