Just Some Stupid Love Story

Posted May 31, 2024 by Carole in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Just Some Stupid Love StoryJust Some Stupid Love Story by Katelyn Doyle
Narrator: Christine Lakin, Tim Paige
Published by Flatiron Books, Macmillan Audio on June 4, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes
Pages: 336
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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For fans of Emily Henry, a debut about a rom-com screenwriter who doesn't believe in love and a divorce attorney who does, forced together at their high school reunion fifteen years after their breakup

Molly Marks writes Hollywood rom-coms for a living—which is how she knows “romance” is a racket. The one and only time she was naive enough to fall in love was with her high school boyfriend, Seth—who she ghosted on the eve of graduation and hasn’t seen in fifteen years.

Seth Rubinstein believes in love, the grand, fated kind, despite his job as, well...one of Chicago’s most successful divorce attorneys. Over the last decade, he’s sought “the one” in countless bad dates and rushed relationships. He knows his soulmate is out there. But so far, no one can compare to Molly Marks, the first girl who broke his heart.

When Molly’s friends drag her to Florida for their fifteenth high school reunion, it is poetic justice that she’s forced to sit with Seth. Too many martinis and a drunken hookup later, they decide to make a bet: whoever can predict the fate of five couples before the next reunion must declare that the other is right about true love. The catch? The fifth couple is the two of them.

Molly assures Seth they are a tale of timeless heartbreak. Seth promises she’ll end up hopelessly in love with him. She thinks he’s delusional. He has five years to prove her wrong.

Wickedly funny, sexy, and brimming with laughs and heart like the best romantic comedies, Just Some Stupid Love Story is for everyone who believes in soulmates—even if they would never admit it.

This was a fantastic romance! Molly and Seth were absolutely perfect together. The only problem that they seemed to have was getting the timing right. Molly and Seth were high school sweethearts until she broke up with him and didn’t look back. They cross paths again at their 15-year high school reunion and discover they are still drawn to one another. I had a great time watching Molly and Seth find their way to a happily ever after.

I loved the characters in this book. Molly doesn’t really believe in love even though she works as a rom-com screenwriter. Her parents’ divorce was terrible and has left her with a tainted view of love (and divorce lawyers). Seth wants nothing more than to find his one true love. He jumps from one relationship to the next hoping to find the person he can spend his life with despite working as a divorce lawyer. When the pair spend time together, it is obvious that they are meant to be.

I thought that Christine Lakin and Tim Paige did a great job with the story’s narration. They added just the right amount of emotion to their reading to bring the characters to life. I thought they did a great job with the various characters’ voices and believe that their voices complimented each other’s nicely. I am certain that their performances only added to my enjoyment of this delightful romance.

I would recommend this book to others. Molly and Seth were great characters and I felt they both grew as characters throughout this novel. The thread of humor worked into the story was a nice touch that added a lot to the story. I was seriously impressed by this debut novel and can’t wait to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a review copy of this book from Macmillan Audio and Flatiron Books.

4 responses to “Just Some Stupid Love Story

  1. Humor and great characters…two things I love in a book. Especially a romance like this one. 😀

  2. I love stories like this that take place over many years. This was another one I read that took place during Covid. I thought the author handled that time well. This was a solid hit for me.

  3. I’m normally a little hesitant about romances where the characters were involved in highschool but this one sounds really fun and I love the sound of the characters!