Happily Never After is a fun romance from Lynn Painter

It was enchanting to read Happily Never After by Lynn Painter.
Happily Never After by Lynn Painter. Image Credit to Berkley.
Happily Never After by Lynn Painter. Image Credit to Berkley. /

Lynn Painter is one of those authors who writes a romance and makes me gobble it up in one sitting as I did with Happily Never After.

While Painter is known for her YA novels, her adult romances are just as good. I was mostly drawn to Happily Never After as it was said to be an ode to early 2000s romcoms and that’s enough to get me excited.

In addition, Lynn Painter’s writing style is enough to get hooked and make you not want to put the book down. Plus pink is really having a moment right now when it comes to book covers so this was an easy one to add to my March TBR list.

I’d like to thank Berkley for sending me an ARC of Happily Never After so I can share my thoughts and feelings with you.

Happily Never After is an adorably fun rom-com from Lynn Painter.

Even if you’ve read some of Lynn Painter’s previous books, I don’t think you’ll have any idea what to expect from Happily Never After. The book begins with our main character, Sophie about to get married to her fiance who has been cheating but Max ends up objecting at her wedding.

Since the objection was orchestrated by Sophie’s best friend, Max goes up to Sophie’s room for payment and the three of them end up some time together which includes Max and Sophie exchanging numbers. While it doesn’t seem like anything at the time, Max ends up enlisting Sophie to help him object to a different wedding.

From there, the two quickly form a friendship but are both shy to call it anything but. It’s clear in the way they act that they’re incredibly attracted to each other. Of course, they end up spending more and more time together even if they aren’t objecting to a wedding together. It’s honestly a true win for friends-to-lovers.

Things come to a head as they always do and we end up learning more about Sophie and Max’s feelings on relationships and why they act the way they do. Honestly, I really enjoyed how the third-act conflict played out in this one as it was frankly refreshing. If you’ve read it, you’ll know what I mean as that usually doesn’t happen.

Regardless, Happily Never After felt like a huge rom-com which feels like it’s in short supply these days. This book was such a fun time and seems like the ideal read ahead of the next wedding you’re attending.

Happily Never After by Lynn Painter is out now where books are sold.

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