Short Review of Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
Publisher’s Book Description:
When their now famous ex-boyfriend asks them to participate in a teen reality show, two eighteen year old girls—one bent on revenge, the other open to rekindling romance—get tangled up in an unexpected twist when they fall for each other instead in Never Ever Getting Back Together by nationally and internationally-bestselling and Indie Next Pick author Sophie Gonzales.
“Wickedly funny [and] searingly sexy.” —Kelly Quindlen, author of She Drives Me Crazy
It’s been two years since Maya’s ex-boyfriend cheated on her, and she still can’t escape him: his sister married the crown prince of a minor European country and he captured hearts as her charming younger brother. If the world only knew the real Jordy, the manipulative liar who broke Maya’s heart.
Skye Kaplan was always cautious with her heart until Jordy said all the right things and earned her trust. Now his face is all over the media and Skye is still wondering why he stopped calling.
When Maya and Skye are invited to star on the reality dating show Second-Chance Romance, they’re whisked away to a beautiful mansion—along with four more of Jordy’s exes— to compete for his affections while the whole world watches. Skye wonders if she and Jordy can recapture the spark she knows they had, but Maya has other plans: exposing Jordy and getting revenge. As they navigate the competition, Skye and Maya discover that their real happily ever after is nothing they could have scripted.
I have been on a romance kick this whole summer, and this book was everything I could have ever wanted in a romance. There were so many elements that made this book really fun to read and I want to touch on a few of the ones that made this book really enjoyable for me.
First, the biggest thing that made this book so enjoyable for me was the female friendships that develop throughout the whole book. A lot of the times, it’s really easy to see female characters hating each other because they all dated the same person, and though that may have initially been the case in this book, these girls really bond with each other and grow to support each other through ups and downs.
Second, if you’re a fan of rivals to lovers, then this will definitely be a book for you. Although their rivalry is not entirely their own faults, it is definitely present. Their initial dislike of each other really makes their development into something more than friends even more satisfying to watch as they begin to trust each other and let themselves be vulnerable.
Finally, it’s just really satisfying to see the bad guy lose in this book because I genuinely despised his character. It’s always nice to see people who suck getting what they deserve, and that is exactly what happens in this book.
Overall, this book was a really fun read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend it if you like good female friendships and the rivals to lovers trope.
Coming November 29 from Wednesday Books
About Riley Jensen
Riley Jensen is a college student studying forensic chemistry. She likes to read books about murder and friendship because those go together really well.
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