The Love Wager by Lynn Painter
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Publication March 14, 2023
Taken from Goodreads: Hallie
Piper is turning over a new leaf. After belly-crawling out of a hotel room
(hello, rock bottom), she decides it’s time to become a full-on adult.
She gets a new apartment, a new haircut, and a new wardrobe, but when she logs into the dating app that she has determined will find her new love, she sees none other than Jack, the guy whose room she’d snuck out of.
Through the app, and after the joint agreement that they are absolutely not interested in each other, Jack and Hallie become partners in their respective searches for The One. 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.
Spoiler: they get a lot of tacos together.
Discouraged by the lack of prospects, Jack and Hallie make a wager to see who can find true love first, but when they agree to be fake dates for a weekend wedding, all bets are off.
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.
My Thoughts: Cute, fun, and sexy. Three words that I would use to describe The Love Wager. I fell into Hallie and Jack’s world of dating through an app, although they are not dating each other. I love their quirky, flirty texts, and their banter when they are together made me smile.
Watching two characters fall so adorably in love made me wish that there was more to this book. I did not want to leave their world. I enjoyed seeing them flirt, be sexy together, and fall in love. I did not love the families “help”. Both families seemed to be working against Hallie and Jack, not wanting them to find their HEA.
Thank you Berkley for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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