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Better Than the Movies

By Lynn Painter
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter digital book - Fable

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A USA TODAY and New York Times bestseller

Perfect for fans of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, this “sweet and funny” (Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks) teen rom-com follows a hopelessly romantic teen girl and her cute yet obnoxious neighbor as they scheme to get her noticed by her untouchable crush.

Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum gave her heart to Michael a long time ago. But her cool, aloof forever crush never really saw her before he moved away. Now that he’s back in town, Liz will do whatever it takes to get on his radar—and maybe snag him as a prom date—even befriend Wes Bennet.

The annoyingly attractive next-door neighbor might seem like a prime candidate for romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only been a pain in Liz’s butt since they were kids. Pranks involving frogs and decapitated lawn gnomes do not a potential boyfriend make. Yet, somehow, Wes and Michael are hitting it off, which means Wes is Liz’s in.

But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by Michael so she can have her magical prom moment, she’s shocked to discover that she likes being around Wes. And as they continue to grow closer, she must reexamine everything she thought she knew about love—and rethink her own ideas of what Happily Ever After should look like.

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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“this was ADORABLE 😭 wes will always be in my heart for being such a cute yearner! what a lover boy 🩷 i was honestly kind of (fully) annoyed with liz for the most part of the book because, while i understand grieving can come in many shapes and forms, she was being incredibly unfair to everyone in her life, and grief is no excuse for that. i also hated how she treated laney, because the girl never even did anything to her 😭 but i get it. liz had maaaajor issues 😮‍💨 this book was just a cute lil read that made me wish for an unrequited love. ugh. adorable!”
Characters change and growLikable charactersEasy to readFunny writing
Expressionless Face“This was such a a letdown huhu.”
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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-OverBetting on You, and Nothing Like the Movies, 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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