This is my first Sophie Gonzales, but when I saw the premise I knew I needed this in my life! And Never Ever Getting Back Together does not disappoint!
Two years ago, Maya dated Jordy who suddenly moved to Canada, but they were going to try keeping it going and make things work. Except almost immediately after moving to Canada, Jordy met Skye and started dating her. He convinced everyone, including Skye, that he broke up with Maya before the move but she couldn’t let him go and stalked him, and when she learned about Skye she made up lies about him being a cheater. So Maya has spent the last two years being vilified and harangued for how she treated Jordy “post breakup,” especially as he started gaining more publicity and public recognition when his sister married a prince.
Now Jordy is about the be the star of a new reality dating show, Second Chance Romance, which involves him reconnecting with exes and seeing who is the “one who got away.” When Maya is invited, at first she refuses, but then she realizes being on the show would be a chance for her to get her side of the story out there in a way that couldn’t be ignored, so she decides to take this opportunity for revenge. Except of course she is roomed with Skye and Maya believes she knew all along that Jordy was cheating on her with her, and takes out her hurt feelings on Skye. What follows is them bonding and realizing the one they love is each other.
This is a really fun, tropey romance and a really fun story. I think people who enjoy reality shows will enjoy it even more than I did, but I still had a lot of fun with this book. This premise is just the best hook and I loved everything about it. If you’re looking for a fun, slightly goofy, reality dating romance where instead of the girl getting the guy she gets her “rival,” I think this book will be perfect for you!