About the Book:
Title: Love in Writing
Series: The Wonder Boys #2
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: September 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Allie has sworn off dating.
Which is unfortunate, because the cute guy at the grocery store has finally struck up a conversation, and shy and sweet Ben is even more adorable than he looks. When an ex shows up trying to rekindle the flame at the same time her mother tries to set her up with a neighbor, Allie ropes Ben into being her fake boyfriend to get everyone off her back.
Ben has been in love with the stranger at the grocery store for months despite never speaking to her. When he finally works up the courage to say hi, he’s suddenly thrown into a fake relationship with no chance of things becoming real. Not unless he helps Allie on her journey of self-discovery.
A weekend of pretending to be a couple turns into weeks of hanging out and discovering together the people they want to be. But despite Allie’s growing feelings for practically perfect Ben, she isn’t sure she can risk the best friendship she’s ever had when all of her past relationships have failed.
Or maybe a little risk is worth a chance at real love.
This was such a cute book! I was so excited for this book after reading Love on Camera. Meeting the Wonder Boys was really fun and I was really looking forward to Ben’s book. He seemed really sweet and the set up in Love on Camera was really intriguing.
Allie has sworn off dating to figure out who she is apart from a boyfriend. Unfortunately, the cute guy at the grocery store has finally started a conversation and shy and sweet Ben is even more adorable than he looks. An ex intent on rekindling their relationship and her mom trying to set her up with a neighbor, cause her to rope Ben into being her fake boyfriend to get everyone off her back. Ben has been smitten with the girl at the grocery store for months, despite never speaking to her. After finally working up the courage to say hi, he finds himself in a fake relationship and no chance of it becoming real. Determined to help Allie on her journey of self-discovery, Ben also begins to find the person he wants to be. However, despite Allie’s growing feelings for Ben who seems practically perfect, she isn’t sure it is worth the risk to lose the best friendship she has ever had. Is it worth a chance at real love?
One of the things I really have grown to appreciate about romance books is the focus on relationships. The characters usually have to figure out some things about themselves in order to build relationships, familial, platonic, and romantic. It is about finding the people who support them and make them feel like they can really grow. This book is a lovely example of this! Allie and Ben both found themselves unhappy with where they were in their lives. Ben felt stuck in his job and stuck when comparing himself to those around him. Allie was trying to find who she was outside of her relationships. They really supported each other and were able to feel secure around each other. It was really sweet how amazing they thought the other was. They really were better together!
Ben was such a sweetheart! He was quieter, but really observant. He was used to being overlooked and felt stagnant. Ben was hesitant in reaching for things, but eventually began to see how much he had to offer and how many trusted him. Allie was floundering a bit. She also felt overlooked and she was quite insecure in who she was. It took some time for her to figure out herself and where Ben fit into her life. The story mostly followed their journey, but I liked the little glimpses we also got of the other Wonder Boys too! It was sweet to see their relationship grow as well.
This was a clean and sweet romance that can be read as a stand-alone or as part of a series. I would definitely recommend it and think it is best enjoyed as part of the series!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.