#BookReview How to Plot a Payback by Melissa Ferguson @our_friendly_farmhouse @uplitreads #HowToPlotAPayback #melissaferguson #uplitreads Title: How to Plot a Payback

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Published by: Thomas Nelson on Apr. 2, 2024

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Source: Uplit Reads

Book Rating: 8/10

He crossed an ocean, and it still wasn’t enough to escape his lifelong nemesis. Now he has to work with her.

Successful screenwriter Finn Masters just landed his dream job writing for Neighbors, one of Hollywood’s highest-rated, longest-running sitcoms. The only downside? It will put him back in proximity of the show’s universally adored, optimistic, altruistic star, Lavender Rhodes, who has been inadvertently ruining his life since they were school chums in England. But she doesn’t even know she destroyed his acting career and wrecked his relationship with the love of his life.

He’s not about to let this woman yank yet another dream out from under his feet. In fact, he realizes he’s been given the ideal opportunity to plot his payback: spinning her character in shocking new directions.

What could go wrong? Only everything. As Finn’s not-so-brilliant plot backfires one scene after the next, catching him in the blasts, he’s forced to think about this impossible, infuriating… and maybe even lovable woman in an entirely new light.


Engaging, charming, and fun!

How to Plot a Payback is an amusing, feel-good, enemies-to-lovers romance that takes you into the lives of both Lavender Rhodes, a young woman who loves being a celebrity on one of the most popular shows on TV but who may be ready for something more, and the kind, handsome Finn Masters who may finally have the career of his dreams but with the unfortunate twist of having to work with the one woman who has been wreaking havoc on his life since adolescence.

The writing is humorous and light. The characters are hardworking, passionate, and lively. And the plot is a push-pull tale full of tricky situations, tender moments, humorous mishaps, workplace drama, self-discovery, witty banter, friendship, expectations, chemistry, and love.

Overall, How to Plot a Payback is another sweet, spirited, highly entertaining read by Ferguson with characters I couldn’t help but root for and a happy-ever-after ending that left me smiling, smitten, and more than satisfied.


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Thank you to Uplit Reads for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Melissa Ferguson

Melissa Ferguson lives in Bristol, Tennessee, where she enjoys chasing her children and writing romantic comedies full of humor and heart. Her favorite hobby is taking friends and acquaintances and turning them into characters in her books without their knowledge. She is confident you should read all her novels, starting with this one.

Photo courtesy of Author's Website.

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