Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall…or maybe she’s just the screw-up her family thinks she is. But when a “What are you wearing?” text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining—albeit anonymous—relationship of her life, she thinks things might be on the upswing….
Colin Beck has always considered Olivia his best friend’s annoying little sister, but when she moves in with them after one of her worst runs of luck, he realizes she’s turned into an altogether different and sexier distraction. He’s sure he can keep his distance, until the moment he discovers she’s the irresistible Miss Misdial he’s been sort of sexting for weeks—and now he has to decide whether to turn the heat up or ghost her before things get messy.
Title: Mr. Wrong Number
Author: Lynn Painter
Publication Date: March 1, 2022
Genre: Adult, Romance, Comedy, Contemporary
I really liked this book! I can’t say it’s my favorite Lynn Painter novel, but it was very good.
The comedy lived up to expectations in this one. Olivia’s terrible luck was the main source of humor, but also the great banter between her and Mr Wrong Number was top-notch. It was so entertaining to read and I found myself admiring Olivia for being so authentic with this random texter.
This book had the perfect amount of spice. It was just enough to swoon over their romance and connection, but not so much that you knew exactly where part a and part b were going. Painter did a great job of working up the tension and then leaving things open for interpretation.
There was something unresolved in this book. I’m not sure if it’s the deal with Colin and his family. Or if it’s because I feel like Olivia never really apologized to Colin. I even got a hint of a feeling that some of the emotional issues were not completely dealt with. Whatever the case, I was left with an unresolved feeling that no one wants to feel after reading a rom-com.
Overall, I liked this release from Painter. Her writing, especially when it comes to comedy, is impeccable I just think there was something missing from the plot or emotional development here. Either way, I can’t wait to read her other books and swoon some more!
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I'm All Booked Up YA says
Great review! We agree, we liked the book but something was missing for us. We also felt Olivia was too immature at times.
The Book View says
Yeah, I can definitely see that. Glad y’all are with me!