Today I’m here to talk about the most adorable book I’ve read so far this year- Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales! I read this on the plane to a friend’s bachelorette (and I had every intention of taking cute photos with the book at our Air BnB for the weekend, but I totally spaced) and it was the perfect fun read for the trip!
Let me be clear, Gwendolyn. I would rather be swallowed up into the bowels of hell and enter an arrangement with the fall angel Lucifer than date Jordy Miller Again.”Maya, Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
Ever since reading If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy and going down the Bachelor/Bachelorette rabbit hole that ensued after (and watching Love is Blind with my husband), I have been loving reading all the books about reality TV shows. It’s fun to see the behind the scenes (even if it’s a fictional TV show) and how the dynamics all play out with the cast.
Never Ever Getting Back Together does this so well- I loved the side character employees that worked for the reality show and the moments in between filming it sowed with them. I loved watching Maya and Skye’s relationship go from dislike, to friends, to more! Their dynamic was both sassy and sweet and they both grew a lot over the course of the book. I also enjoyed all the other contestants- they were well fleshed out and I love that they had each other’s backs.
Overall rating: 4.75 stars!
It’s been two years since Maya dumped her cheating ex-boyfriend Jordy, and she still can’t escape him: his sister married the crown prince of a minor European country, and in the lead up to the wedding he captured hearts globally as the eligible younger brother. So, when Maya receives an invitation to be a contestant on Second Chance Romance, a new reality show in which the now-famous Jordy will re-date his ex-girlfriends in an effort to find “the one that got away,” she isn’t interested…that is, until she realizes she can use this opportunity to exact her revenge. If she can make it to the finale, she can reject Jordy and publicly break his heart. As far as Maya’s concerned, it’s payback with interest: just what a guy like Jordy deserves.
But when she gets to the set, she’s confronted with the one person she hasn’t accounted for: Skye, the beautiful, charismatic girl Jordy cheated on Maya with. How is she supposed to live with this girl for six weeks? Sharing bunkbeds, for crying out loud?
Except, of course, there’s more to Skye than she lets most people see. Skye has her own reasons for being careful with her heart, and might be more willing to take Maya’s side than it initially seems. If they can sustain their reluctant alliance—and keep their unexpected chemistry from interfering—they might just have a chance to take Jordy down.