by Sophie Sullivan
Publication: December 29, 2020
**I was provided a copy of the book through NetGalley. I voluntarily read and reviewed it. All opinions are my own.**
After Everly accidentally spills that her boyfriend cheated on her to thousands of listeners, she creates a list to help her win at life, or at least to help her fake it. At the same time, her boss Chris also comes up with a contest to help her find love…and to help keep her job, of course.
Grab the book for the romance and one of the sweetest, most understanding love interests readers will find (trust me when I say I can go on and on about him) but stay for Everly’s journey as she tests her boundaries and learns to accept herself for who she is. This is what will have readers connecting with and rooting for her as well as her courage to step out of her comfort zone, to stand up for herself, and ultimately recognizing she doesn’t need to be like everyone else.
It does get frustrating wondering if our leads will get together. There is quite a bit of internal dialogue from both of them about whether the other person could ever feel the same as well as denying their own feelings. Initially, it induced all these butterflies in my stomach but the butterflies started to disappear when the back and forth went on too long. However, there were still enough butterflies left over for me to enjoy the book. Overall, it’s a great read to start the new year with.