About the Book:
Title: Two Wrongs Make a Right
Author: Chloe Liese
Page Length: 336
Publication Date: Nov. 22, 2022
Synopsis: 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?
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Ok, first, that cover? So gorgeous! I wanted to read this book before I even knew what it was about because of that stunning cover. Cheers to the designer. And the story didn’t disappoint. It’s a great opposites attract, fake dating romance and a refreshing, modern take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Bea and Jamie are such relatable characters, and they have a lot of depth. I totally understood Jamie’s struggles with anxiety, and I thought that the author presented the stress and worry and issues that come with having anxiety realistically and with care. The same for their neurodivergence, backstories, past hurts, and relationships with family and friends. The secondary characters are interesting too, and I’m looking forward to reading some of their stories in future books.
Instead of a meet-cute, Bea and Jamie have an awkward meet-mess, and both know they aren’t a good match despite what those closest to them think. When they make a plan to pretend to date, they never expect that the things that they think are incompatible are actually the things that bring them together. They are well-developed and compelling characters, and their romance is fabulous. Enemies-to-lovers and fake dating make for the best romance! Bea and Jamie are so great together, and the way Jamie treats Bea is swoon-worthy. He’s such a cinnamon roll, and their love scenes are steamy!! I also love that they communicate with each other. They seem to connect so well emotionally, and I think a lot of that has to do with their communication.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s a wonderful mix of sweet and sexy, and there are some intimate and emotional scenes that I adored. I would definitely recommend the book to lovers of contemporary romance or rom-coms, and I’m grateful to NetGalley and Berkley Books for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- The romance.
- The representation.
Anyone who cannot love you for you, does not deserve your heart.
You’re the best kind of chaos I’ve ever met.
Two Wrongs Make a Right is a great read for people who like:
- fake dating
- contemporary romance
- opposites attract