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A Fun, Light-Hearted Romcom
Reviewed in Australia on 1 September 2021
This was a really entertaining read, perfect when you're in the mood for something lighthearted and fun! I'm not going to lie, I was initially drawn in by the cover and definitely expected something along the lines of a second chance romance, but I was not prepared for how amusing the storyline would be.
Joel and Amy, exes who'd gone through a nasty divorce and had subsequently found new partners, coincidentally find themselves on the same tiny island while on holiday. I found the beginning to be a bit slow, and their prank war a bit childish, however, the second half of the book definitely made up for the pacing in the end. I found both main characters kind of... shallow? I'm not entirely sure how to describe it (or if there even is a word to collectively describe it), but they weren't my favourite people but they managed to somewhat redeem themselves towards the end.
I really loved Ray, Amy's fiance. He was definitely one of the more likeable, open-minded characters who provided clarity for Amy throughout the book. In saying that, Cara, Joel's fiance, wasn't my cup of tea.
I think this book was perfect for anyone who loves one-liners and witty dialogue. If you're after a romcom that doesn't necessarily end in a HEA, you'll enjoy it!
Special thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC!