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  • Published: 3 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405959865
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

Happily Never After

A brand-new hilarious rom-com from the New York Times bestseller

Two love sceptics agree to work together as professional wedding disruptors. But fate has more romantic plans in mind for them . . .

When Sophie finds out before her wedding that her fiancé cheated again, she desperately employs the mysterious Max to yell 'I object' at the alter.

On the big day, Sophie sees a gorgeous stranger stand up and tell the entire congregation the truth about the cheating groom, blowing the ceremony apart.

Enjoying the thrill from the aftermath of being saved from her own wedding, Sophie agrees to work together with Max as a love-cynic duo.

When they're both hired for a wedding by a groom, who happens to be marrying the woman that broke Max's heart many years ago, Sophie sees Max wrestle with his feelings and is struck by her own jealousy.

This can only mean one thing . . .

Her love cynicism may be wearing off.

  • Published: 3 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405959865
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Lynn Painter

Lynn Painter lives with her husband and pack of wild children in Nebraska, where she is a weekly contributor to the Omaha World-Herald and an avid fan of napping. When working on a new book, she can often be found sound asleep on her office floor. Some might say she should grow up and stop randomly dozing off like she’s a toddler, but Lynn considers it part of her writing “process.”

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Praise for Happily Never After

Praise for Lynn Painter's previous work


The most sidesplittingly funny, sexual tension-filled book I've read in a long, long time. I dare you not to fall in love!

Ali Hazlewood, author of The Love Hypothesis

Smart, sexy, and downright hilarious. Mr. Wrong Number is an absolutely pitch-perfect romantic comedy

Christina Lauren, author of The Unhoneymooners

This book is an absolute blast, a classic rom-com setup with a modern twist. Lynn Painter's clever, charming voice sparkles on every page

Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Weather Girl

One of my favorite romcoms, heavy on the 'com' and steamy on the 'rom'

Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties

A laugh-out-loud flirty read that sizzles with witty banter and plenty of heat. I could not put it down!

Samantha Young, author of Much Ado About You

Filled with laugh-out-loud situations and moments of heart-fluttering swooniness, Mr. Wrong Number is a true romantic comedy. I loved reading about Olivia's messy, passionate approach to life. And the sexual tension was off the charts!

Kerry Winfrey, author of Very Sincerely Yours

Mr. Wrong Number puts the 'com' in rom-com, delivering energetic, laugh-out-loud hilarity from page one. Painter's mastery of sexy slow-burn tension and whip-sharp banter will have readers smiling from ear to ear

Amy Lea, author of Set on You