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The Do-Over

By Lynn Painter
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Publisher Description

In this riotous young adult romp for fans of Recommended for You and A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, a teen girl has the worst Valentine’s Day ever—only to relive it over and over again.

After living through a dumpster fire of a Valentine’s Day, Emilie Hornby escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and a consolation pint of Ben & Jerry’s. She passes out on the couch, but when she wakes up, she’s back home in her own bed—and it’s Valentine’s Day all over again. And the next day? Another nightmare V-Day.

Emilie is stuck in some sort of time loop nightmare that she can’t wake up from as she re-watches her boyfriend, Josh, cheat on her day after day. In addition to Josh’s recurring infidelity, Emilie can’t get away from the enigmatic Nick, who she keeps running into—sometimes literally—in unfortunate ways.

How many days can one girl passively watch her life go up in flames? And when something good starts to come out of these terrible days, what happens when the universe stops doling out do-overs?

627 Reviews

Thinking Face“i loved better than the movies, so i had high expectations. i just didn’t really like the plot and it was getting confusing and a bit boring, still love lynn painter. this one just wasn’t for me”
CuteRelatable characters
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“it was a nice book and the idea behind it was good. But the book repeated itself a bit (yes I know that is part of the storyline but still it bugged me) it couldn't keep my attention and I posponed reading it multiple times and that is the reason that I give it Three stars. The end was cute tho. A typical everything turns out to be okay end. But it did finnish off quick. Like it was rushed, all of the sudden everything is okay?”
CuteRelatable charactersOriginal writingRomanticRealistic settingFeel goodMovingDidn't grab my attentionRushed endingUnsatisfying plot
Slightly Smiling Face“This was cute and entertaining but nothing special. I liked how fast-paced it was and the repeating days never actually felt repetitive, so it wasn’t as boring as I thought it would be. I also liked how the romance was more of a slow burn and not very insta-lovey. I wish we got a better explanation for the time loop in the ending and I thought the resolution to the conflict was too fast and we got to see them together more in the end.”
Colorful personalitiesCuteLikable charactersRelatable charactersEasy to readWitty banterFast-pacedFeel goodLightheartedPredictable
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“this is one of my favorite YA romance novels and im excited to reread it for this month!”
CuteRelatable charactersEasy to readFunny writingFast-pacedComical
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I’m not a huge Ya fan but this was ADORABLE. I loved the time loop and I loved how it seemed like the universe was just waiting for them to get together. Em was such a funny and cute character, i’d love to be her friend. And i just know behind all his grumpiness, Nick is the best man for her. The writing was very easy to read but the story was also well thought out!! so cute and i loved it”
Colorful personalitiesCuteFunny writingWitty banterFast-pacedRomanticComicalComing of age

About Lynn Painter

Lynn Painter writes romantic comedies for both teens and adults. She is the author of Better Than the Movies, Mr. Wrong NumberThe Do-Over, and Betting on You, as well as being a regular contributor to the Omaha World-Herald. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and pack of wild children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, odds are good she’s guzzling energy drinks and watching rom-coms. You can find her at LynnPainter.com, on Instagram @LynnPainterKirkle, or on Twitter @LAPainter.

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