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Two Wrongs Make a Right- Review

Two Wrongs Make a Right

By Chloe Liese

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+ Romance

Publication Date: November 22,2022

Publisher: Berkley

Source: Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Amazon Indiebound

Description:

One of Amazon’s Best Romances of 2022!

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 everyone’s 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?

Review:

It took a couple starts and stops but once I got into this book, I devoured it. Honestly, I knew I was going to love it. Chloe Liese is a new author to me this year but I’ve adored all the books I’ve by her and Much Ado About Nothing is my favorite Shakespeare play. This book included my favorite parts of the story, like the banter and even showed how horrible the Claudio character is. The first meeting of Jamie and Bea gives us the humor and banter between them and that is kept up throughout the whole book. We get a really good sense of a little uptight Jamie and exuberant and colorful Bea early on. Like Much Ado, Bea and Jamie’s friends are the ones pushing them together. And in the midst of that, texting without knowing each other’s identity, comes my one complaint about that book: the multiple names of Jamie. He has like four different names through the book and it’s just too much. Anyway, once Bea and Jamie meet up and discover who their friends have set them up with, they decide on the classic romance trope: fake dating. Which usually I don’t love but really works here. Especially because those fake dates are a great time for them to get to know each other and they actually go on dates, just the two of them. The “fakeness” is just social media pictures but it lets the reader see them start to fall for each other.

There’s just so much adorableness in this book: a hedgehog, tattoos, elderly cats, cupcakes, painting, I could go on and on. Each moment just warms my heart. There is heartbreak and difficult moments too, especially with Jamie’s family and when Bea talks about her previous relationship. But throughout the book, we really get to see how perfect Jamie and Bea are for each other. Bea’s cares for Jamie and his anxiety while Jamie is always aware of Bea and when things are too simulating for her autism, as seen in the painting class. Chloe Liese often writes characters with disabilities and they are handled with such care that I knew she would do so in this book as well. This book worked so well for me and I can’t wait for the next one!

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