ABOUT THE BOOK
Opposites become allies to fool their matchmaking friends in this swoony reimagining of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.
Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot have nothing in common except a meet-disaster and the mutual understanding that they couldn’t be more wrong for each other. But when the people closest to them play Cupid and trick them into going on a date, Jamie and Bea realize they have something else in common after all—an undeniable need for revenge.
Soon their plan is in place: Fake date obnoxiously and convince the meddlers they’re madly in love. Then, break up spectacularly and dash their hopes, putting an end to the matchmaking madness once and for all.
To convince everyone that they’ve fallen for each other, Jamie and Bea will have to nail the performance of their lives. But as their final act nears and playing lovers becomes easier than not, they begin to wonder, what if Cupid’s arrow wasn’t so off the mark? And what if two wrongs do make a right?
Chloe Liese is one of my favorite authors and I will auto-buy any of her books! I was so excited for her first traditionally published novel and while this book while good just didn’t live up to the hype that I gave it in my mind. That being said I still think this is a good book for people to pick up and read, it’s very fun and steamy and the writing is still fantastic. I just personally had trouble liking and rooting for the characters. I did love the tension between Bea and Jamie and the attraction they both fight during their fake romance, you could feel it through the book! I also really liked Bea’s family and I wish we would have got a little more of them and if this turns into a series and we get books for her sisters I will for sure pick them up! Overall while this one was not my favorite book by this author if you enjoy a good fake dating trope than I would give this one a try. Thank you Berkley for my gifted copy for review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chloe Liese writes romances reflecting her belief that everyone deserves a love story. Her stories pack a punch of heat, heart, and humor, and often feature characters who are neurodivergent like herself. When not dreaming up her next book, Chloe spends her time wandering in nature, playing soccer, and most happily at home with her family and mischievous cats. Learn more at: chloeliese.com.