The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren Book Review

The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren Book Review

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The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren is a fun open door romance with family drama, a beautiful setting, and characters with amazing chemistry.


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The Paradise Problem

Author: Christina Lauren

Pub. Date: May 14, 2024

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Pages: 352

Rating: 4 stars

Spice: 3 hearts

Content Warnings: swearing, sexual content, harassment, toxic relationships, child abuse, cancer, & drugs


Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam “West” Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA. She also thought she’d signed divorce papers when the graduation caps were tossed, and they both went on their merry ways.

Three years later, Anna is a starving artist living paycheck to paycheck while West is a Stanford professor. He may be one of four heirs to the Weston Foods conglomerate, but he has little interest in working for the heartless corporation his family built from the ground up. He is interested, however, in his one-hundred-million-dollar inheritance. There’s just one catch.

Due to an antiquated clause in his grandfather’s will, Liam won’t see a penny until he’s been happily married for five years. Just when Liam thinks he’s in the home stretch, pressure mounts from his family to see this mysterious spouse, and he has no choice but to turn to the one person he’s afraid to introduce to his one-percenter parents–his unpolished, not-so-ex-wife.

But in the presence of his family, Liam’s fears quickly shift from whether the feisty, foul-mouthed, paint-splattered Anna can play the part to whether the toxic world of wealth will corrupt someone as pure of heart as his surprisingly grounded and loyal wife. Liam will have to ask himself if the price tag on his flimsy cover story is worth losing true love that sprouted from a lie.


Book Review

Thank you to Gallery Books for the ARC of The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren. All opinions are my own.



One of the things that I love about this author duo is that they write such unique stories with lovable characters. The Paradise Problem was so fun and had an amazing setting. It also had lovable main characters, a unique plot, and dealt with some hard topics.

I loved the beautiful setting, and it was so different to read about people with so much wealth and outlandish lifestyles. It was fun imagining the places described and was unlike anything else I’ve read.

Both Anna and Liam were lovable characters that had real character flaws and issues to deal with, and I was rooting for both of them the entire time. They also had amazing chemistry between them, and I loved watching them bond and form such a sweet friendship and romantic relationship.

The other characters were all pretty unlikable in this story, but that was to be expected with how toxic Liam’s family was.

This book has quite a few open door scenes, so keep that in mind if you don’t like books with a lot of spice. It was more than I prefer, but you could easily skip over those parts if you wished.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this was a great book with a fun premise and lots of family drama. I read it over a few days, and I would recommend it!


Where to Read & Purchase

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Have you read The Paradise Problem or any other books by Christina Lauren?

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