Review: The Love Wager by Lynn Painter

Title: The Love Wager

Series: Mr Wrong Number #2

Author: Lynn Painter

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.

A one night stand, a dating app, a signed baseball and some air miles is the start of a bet – who can fall in love first!

Hallie and Jack made my life! Such enjoyable, real characters.

This book had so many tropes, it was utterly delish and fun (and hot!!!)

~ One night stand
~ A bet
~ Friends to lovers
~ Fake dating
~ One bed

Of course it had the third act drama but it wasn’t drawn out which I totally appreciated!

If you want a cute, hot summer read then this is the book for you!


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