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To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise: FAQs + Books Like It

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Given that there is a near-constant stream of new romance releases and BookTok provides a never-ending supply of tempting book recommendations, I swear I rewrite and reprioritize my to-be-read list at least once a week. Unfortunately, To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise was one of the books on that list that kept getting pushed out. In hindsight, I wish it hadn't. I wish I read it sooner because it was better than I imagined and definitely better than some of the GoodReads reviews led me to believe. (Kindle | Paperback)


Now, given that you're here, I assume you're either considering reading the book or reading it as we speak. In either case, you'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the book below, as well as a list of five books like To Love Jason Thorn for you to check out next. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

What Is the Book To Love Jason Thorn About?

When Olive walks into a meeting with a bunch of Hollywood executives who want to turn her bestselling book into a movie, the last person she expects to see is her brother's best friend and her childhood crush, Jason Thorn. As the two get reacquainted and get to know each other as grown adults, their chemistry and feelings for one another become undeniable. So, when Jason asks Olive to marry him as a rouse to help rehabilitate his public image, obviously Olive says yes and as you'd expect, that's when things get messy.


How Long Does It Take to Read To Love Jason Thorn?

It will take the average reader approximately 5 hours and 49 minutes to read To Love Jason Thorn, according to How Long to Read.


Is To Love Jason Thorn Part of a Series?

Ella Maise Love & Hate Series In Order

Yes - To Love Jason Thorn is part of Ella Maise's Love & Hate series. However, this is the type of series that focuses on a different couple in each book, so the books can easily be read as standalones. For reference though, here is the official order of the series:

  1. To Love Jason Thorn - Olive and Jason

  2. To Hate Adam Connor - Lucy and Adam


What Are the Spicy Chapters in To Love Jason Thorn?

Bless you, Ella Maise! This is one author who knows how to write a spicy romance book. If you're looking for the spicy chapters in To Love Jason Thorn, jump to chapters 5, 23, 26, 27, and 28. 🌶️🥵


How Old Are Olive and Jason? What Is the Age Difference?

In the book To Love Jason Thorn, Olive Taylor is 21 years old and Jason Thorn is 26 years old. That means there is a 5-year age gap between Olive and Jason.


Does To Love Jason Thorn Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - To Love Jason Thron has a happy ending! At the club, Olive is told by her friend Charlotte that she had been sleeping with Olive's ex-boyfriend, Marcus, while the two were still dating. Upset by the news, Lucy takes Olive to the bathroom. There Lucy gets a call that her 'boyfriend' was in an accident and the two go to the hospital, leaving Jason, Lily, and Charlotte behind. The next morning, photos of Lily and Jason are published, along with an article that claims Jason cheated on Olive. Upset by the news, Olive flees to her childhood home. Meanwhile, Jason's friends discover he didn't cheat, but was drugged by Lily and Charlotte, who also arranged for the photos to be taken and leaked. Jason immediately flies to San Francisco to apologize to Olive and once there, they make up and reunite.


5 Books Like To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

Obviously, the book most like this one will be Ella Maise's second book in the series, To Hate Adam Connor, which focuses on the love story between Olive's best friend, Lucy, and Jason's neighbor, Adam. However, given how many sweet and spicy books that also feature the marriage of convenience and/or brother's little sister trope are out there, here are my top additional top five books like To Love Jason Thorn:


99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

1. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

While 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne features the brother's best friend and childhood crush trope just like To Love Jason Thorn, it's not an exact dupe. Besides that, the book is quite different from what you've just read, which should keep it from feeling repetitive. I think once you've read this description, you'll see what I'm talking about: "When they were 8, Darcy's twin brother met Tom and claimed him as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight - ever since she’s had to learn to settle for good enough. So, when Darcy and her brother inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re instructed to bring it back to its former glory. Just as they're getting started, Tom shows up on her porch and for the first time in almost a decade, he’s single."


2. Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher

The Dreamland Billionaire's series by Lauren Asher is like the Love & Hate series by Ella Maise; all the books in each series focus on a different couple which means they can easily be read as a standalone. So, even though Terms and Conditions is technically the follow-up book to The Fine Print, you can get by reading them out of order if you want. Not to mention, like To Love Jason Thorn, it's about a marriage of convenience and it has Ella Maise-quality spicy content. If you haven't heard of it and don't know the premise, GoodReads reviewer, Caitlin, perfectly summed it up for us: "This book follows Declan who has to complete his grandfather’s inheritance clause by getting married and having a family. Declan's assistant, Iris, agrees to marry him after he scares off the woman she originally picked for him. The more time Declan and Iris spend together pretending to be in love the more the lines blur and things start to feel real."


Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

3. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

To Love Jason Thorn does the brother's younger sister trope very well, but you know what book does it even better (in my humble opinion) - Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey. Not to mention, this book has spicy chapters I'm still thinking about. Here's what it's about: Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s determined to stop that, which is what prompts her to ask her brother's childhood best friend and her childhood crush, Travis Ford, to fake date her. The plan is to prove to her family she's grown up and help him land a new job, not actually fall in love with one another and yet, that's exactly what ends up happening.


The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

4. The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Not only is the main character in Katherine Center's book, The Bodyguard, famous like Jason, but the book also has a marriage of convenience of sorts. I'll let you read the description so that you can see what I mean: "Hannah Brooks just got hired to be actor Jack Stapleton's personal bodyguard. Except, when Jack’s mom gets sick and the two have to return to his family ranch in Texas, he doesn’t want his family to know the truth about their arrangement. So, against her will and better judgment, Hannah agrees to pretend to be Jack’s girlfriend. The more time she spends with Jack, the more real it all starts to seem, which turns out to be exactly what she fears the most."


King of Wrath by Ana Huang

5. King of Wrath by Ana Huang

One of the things I hate about To Love Jason Thorn is that after the next book in the series, that's it. The last book was published in 2016 and there doesn't appear to be any plans for more. As a reader who loves series, that hurts my heart a little. If you feel the same, then I'd recommend The Kings of Sin series by Ana Huang. Plus, the first book, King of Wrath, is about an arranged marriage that feels reminiscent of Jason and Olive's marriage and it has plenty of spicy chapters, as Ana Huang's books always do. Here's what it's about: "Marrying blue-blooded Dante Russo opens doors that would otherwise remain closed to Vivian's new-money family. So while Dante isn't her dream partner, she agrees to marry him out of duty. Craving his touch and falling in love with her future husband was never part of the plan though."

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