Never Ever Getting Back Together
When their now famous ex-boyfriend asks them to participate in a teen reality show, two eighteen year old girls—one bent on revenge, the other open to rekindling romance—get tangled up in an unexpected twist when they fall for each other instead in Never Ever Getting Back Together by nationally and internationally-bestselling and Indie Next Pick author Sophie Gonzales.
“Wickedly funny [and] searingly sexy.”—Kelly Quindlen, author of She Drives Me Crazy
It’s been two years since Maya's ex-boyfriend cheated on her, and she still can’t escape him: his sister married the crown prince of a minor European country and he captured hearts as her charming younger brother. If the world only knew the real Jordy, the manipulative liar who broke Maya’s heart.
Skye Kaplan was always cautious with her heart until Jordy said all the right things and earned her trust. Now his face is all over the media and Skye is still wondering why he stopped calling.
When Maya and Skye are invited to star on the reality dating show Second-Chance Romance, they’re whisked away to a beautiful mansion—along with four more of Jordy’s exes—to compete for his affections while the whole world watches. Skye wonders if she and Jordy can recapture the spark she knows they had, but Maya has other plans: exposing Jordy and getting revenge. As they navigate the competition, Skye and Maya discover that their real happily ever after is nothing they could have scripted.
Two years after Maya dumped her cheating ex-boyfriend Jordy, he's suddenly being touted across the news as Europe's most eligible bachelor, following his sister's marriage to a minor European royal. When Maya is invited to be a contestant on Second Chance Romance, a reality dating show that pits celebrity bachelors' ex-girlfriends against each other for a chance to win their ex's heart, Maya sees it as the perfect opportunity for revenge. She plans to publicly humiliate Jordy by dumping him on international TV—but she has to win first. Upon being whisked away to fictional European country Chalonne, Maya's scheme gets off to a rocky start after she alienates the other contestants with her I'm-not-here-to-make-friends attitude. As the competition unfolds, however, she's surprised to find herself connecting with Skye, the girl with whom Jordy cheated on Maya. Moreover, Maya is developing romantic feelings for her—and Skye feels the same. Employing hilariously biting alternating perspectives and a cast populated by strongly characterized female heroines and deliciously despicable reality TV villains, Gonzales (If This Gets Out) expertly taps into contemporary society's Bachelor obsession to deliver a smart rom-com with a twist. Characters cue as white. Ages 14–up. Agent: Molly Ker Hawn, Bent Agency.
This was such a fun and cool story. I really liked how the author wrote the story and how they revealed info about the plot and other characters. I loved the character dynamic and chemistry. A great read!