Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Review & Giveaway - - Two Wrongs Make a Right

Two Wrongs Make a Right
by Chloe Liese
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: November 22, 2022
Reviewed by Santa

Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot have nothing in common except a meet-disaster and the mutual understanding that they couldn't be more wrong for each other. But when the people closest to them play Cupid and trick them into going on a date, Jamie and Bea realize they have something else in common after all—an undeniable need for revenge.
Soon their plan is in place: Fake date 
obnoxiously and convince the meddlers they’re madly in love. Then, break up spectacularly and dash everyone's hopes, putting an end to the matchmaking madness once and for all.
To convince everyone that they’ve fallen for each other, Jamie and Bea will have to nail the performance of their lives. But as their final act nears and playing lovers becomes easier than not, they begin to wonder: What if Cupid’s arrow wasn’t so off the mark? And what if two wrongs 
do make a right?

Santa Says:

Have you ever been drawn into a book from the very first page? Two Wrongs Make A Right by Chloe Liese is just that kind of book. It is a five star read for me and ticks off so many boxes for me. First and foremost for me, it is a wonderfully crafted re-telling of my favorite Shakespearean play, Much Ado About Nothing. Hello! Beatrix and Benedict or in this case Bea and Jamie. Benedict is his middle name but more about that in the book. There is even the exchange of letters like in the play in the form of texts. Just lovely. Second, fake dating for revenge. Brilliant! What could go wrong? Nothing if you don’t end up actually falling in love. Right? Once they embark on this fake dating, delicious shenanigans ensue.  

There are so many laugh out loud moments in the book. The dialog is witty and engaging. Each chapter is written from Bea and Jamie’s point of view. Their first encounter is stiff and awkward. Bea is neuro-divergent and navigates social situations awkwardly. She is an erotic artist. Jamie is a straight backed professional but also equally awkward in social situations. For every bit that they are different they discover how much they have in common. And the attraction is off the charts. Big points to Jamie as a classic romance hero. He’s a gorgeous baby doctor who saves geriatric cats. Bea’s artistry comes alive on her body as her tattoos express who she is as an individual. They grow beautifully together. 

Their relationship grows so organically that revenge dating becomes real dating and real love. But the forces that bring them together namely her twin sister Juliet and her fiance’ Jean-Claude. This guy’s a piece of work. They also wreak havoc on their world, The fall out from her twin sister’s love life threatens theirs. This was crushing to me but, in the end, all things are set to rights. And all’s well that ends well.  I know, I know. Different play. 

I have to say this one’s a keeper for me. I also intend to glom Chloe Liese’s blacklist. I hope this is the first in a series because there were some other characters in the book whose stories I’d like to read. I’m looking at you Chris, Kate and Juliet.


Have you ever played Cupid for someone? Or has someone played Cupid for you?

Have you read any books by Chloe Liese?

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  1. This book sounds captivating. I haven't read Chloe Liese but I will be enjoying this book. Cupid has not been in my life.

  2. Looking forward to this book! I read Everything For You this summer, and it was so wonderful (and I didn't even know it was basically Ted Lasso fan fic before starting it, which.... squee!). I've never played Cupid to anyone in or anyone for me, unless you count encouraging people to take a leap!

    1. Adding Everything For You to my must read list because I LOVE Ted Lasso!

  3. Wonderful review Santa. I have not read Chloe’s work. I do want to now.
    Cupid- I went on 1 blind date set up by my best friend from HS. The guy was a friend of her husband. No chemistry! Another blind date in HS set up by my sister. Again, no chemistry.
    I tried a few times in college to set up friends to date guys I knew. Only 1 ended up marrying the guy. They have been together 40 years!

  4. This is a new to me author, but since I am a huge fan of laughing, this sounds like my kind of book. I once knew a cat named cupid, but that was the only time I have met cupid. Thanks for this review.

  5. Never played Cupid! This book sounds wonderful!! Another new author for me!!

  6. Amazing book which I would love. A new author to read and enjoy. Never did play Cupid.

  7. Great review! I have not read anything By Chloe, nor have I played or been played by Cupid.

  8. She is a new to me author.
    I have never played cupid, but certainly wish I could have. My choices for certain people would have been so much better than who they chose. (All three marriages ended in divorce.) After reconnecting with a friend from high school (who I hadn't seen in 7 years) at a dinner with my cousin and her husband, she decided we were perfect for each other. Her thoughts had nothing to do with our deciding on our own that we really were perfect for each other. Her marriage ended in divorce and our's has lasted 50 years.

  9. Great review! I can’t wait to read this one.

    I loved The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese, which I think came out last year. I need to read this and dive back into her backlist!

    1. Christmas stories are my jam! Off to find this ine!

  10. I have read her Bergman Brothers series and it is great! I also bought the Tough Love boxset but it's a bit too sexy for me... Off to look at this one now, it sounds just the kind of story I need.

  11. Chloe Liese is a new to me author, but Two Wrongs Mark a Right sounds interesting. I have not played cupid in part because I had a friend who was always trying to do so and the results were . . . . Let's just say they were less than stellar.

  12. Good luck to everyone! Thanks for your responses! Sorry to have been MIA yesterday. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

  13. This sounds like a cute book, I'd love to read it! Yes, way back in high school I got 2 friends together and they ended up married!

  14. This sounds intriguing! As for playing Cupid, I don't think I've ever done anyone that favor, nor had it done for me...