To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters

Atria Books, 2020


Violet and James were a love match. They spent one blissful year together before a misunderstanding tore them apart. For four years. FOUR. YEARS. Everything hits the fan though when Violet gets a message that James has been terribly injured. Turns out it was a false alarm but Violet is pissed. And she decides to pay him back in kind…

Now, I wasn’t so sure about these two at first… initially Violet and James are almost intolerably childish. Some of the things they do to each other are down right mean. One in particular. But overall I found their antics entertaining and I was amused and compelled by their very real love for each other.

Did I want to shake both of them and tell them to grow up? Umm, yes. Still, I enjoyed this book and hard time putting it down. Good chemistry. Witty, smart writing.

Thank you Netgalley and Atria Books for the opportunity to read an advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.