Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE DO-OVER by Lynn Painter


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE DO-OVER by Lynn Painter.  I’ve read two of Lynn Painters novels so far, Better Than the Movies and Mr. Wrong Number and absolutely loved them both. Both novels were filled with wonderful character and snappy, often hilarious dialogue and left me with a smile on my face.  Needless to say, I want to read everything Painter has written and can’t wait to get my hands on this latest YA novel. I love that this one appears to have a Groundhog’s Day vibe that revolves around an awful Valentine’s Day.

THE DO-OVER by Lynn Painter

Publication Date: November 15, 2022 by Simon Pulse

From Goodreads:

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?


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

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  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Yes, please!!! Painter’s last YA book is one of my favorites. I am hoping I can capture that feeling again with this book.

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