From beginning to end, The Ex Talk captured my mind, heart, and delivered a spectrum of emotions across my face. I can't wait to see what else Rachel has written and connect to the incredible characters she creates.
My strong preference when on a plane is a rom com - the cheesier then better! Unfortunately there was not one today so I turned to this book. A slightly different take on fake dating trope with the 2 leads faking being exes to get a job. Light and quick to read it‘s a soft pick. I‘m also claiming it as a squint and it matches #pantone23
Cold, rainy day = perfect weather for staying indoors with books. This one's adorable so far! ?
PS: clearly I haven't gotten past the romance mood I'm in, which is ironic given the dumpster fire that is my dating life. Hence the new bookish sweatshirt that says "Booktrovert: A person who prefers the company of fictional characters to real people" ?
I really liked Shay and Dominic. Their relationship felt realistic, and I laughed out loud at some of the witty dialogue between them. The supporting characters were also well developed, and the author did a great job representing the ongoing grief of losing a loved one. Not your typical rom-com, this was an entertaining and engaging story.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫After loving Solomon‘s Weather Girl, I was interested to see how her other books compared and wasn‘t disappointed!This is a fun romance with a public radio setting.I think the only thing that kept taking me out of it was that I thought I‘d relate to her main character,but it never hit an emotional place for me. And the final conflict was easy to see coming, so I was anticipating it the whole time.Highly recommend to all romance readers!
This was an impulse read from last month, and it was one I enjoyed. Loved the setting of public radio and trying to find a new angle to keep listeners. The tension of falling in love with someone you're supposed to have already dated and broken up with was fun, but one of the things I liked most about the book was the heroine figuring out what she wanted out she really wanted out of life.
Finished this last night. I feel this is an under hyped romance between two radio show talents. Almost an enemies to lovers trope. But this was a great story, a fun read. I thought there was also good underlying representation secondary to the romance in workplace seismic, grief, and even anxiety. Loved this one.
Solid contemporary romance, with the expected plot contrivances of the genre. Enjoyed the public radio workplace in Seattle setting, but found it hard to believe a millennial on a a local public radio producer‘s salary could afford a 3 BR house in Seattle. The plot twist with the boss was just totally unrealistic and unprofessional. Featured tropes: fake relationship, workplace romance, enemies to lovers, forced to share a bed. #Swoonathon
This is a fun enemies to lovers book. While not one I would normally read, I am glad that I read it. Thank you @MittenGirlPeach
A romance set in a NPR radio station in WA, the main characters are asked to pretend to be ex‘s when their snipping at each other is noticed by the station manager and the station needs a romance/relationship show with a twist.
3/4 stars, a fun and relaxing read with good side plots and well developed side characters.
#WinterGames2021 TBR part 3.
I don't own many Christmas books but I'll keep an eye open on Libby app for children books and graphic novels related to Christmas. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. ☺️
? Continuing my slow savouring of Doctor Zhivago for #DecemberChill with @BarbaraBB and @Cinfhen
? Falling for the beautiful magic of Murmur of Bees for #foodandlit #Mexico @Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks
? My first Fiona Davis! My boys bought me Lions of 5th Ave for my birthday "because it's got New York and a library, mom, so you have to read it next!" They know me so well.
? And the tagged for some light fun!
I just have to say how addicted I am to the Once Upon A Book Club subscription! I am months behind on my boxes but this one was my favorite so far! I loved all the gifts and can‘t wait to use them! I really need to read my other books so I can get to those gifts! This was a special box for Valentine‘s Day and I just got around to reading The Ex Talk and it was 🔥🔥! Loved it!
Catching up #ConflictedWorlds prompts. I used this one for Boss earlier in the month, but it also features coworkers who face conflict while launching a show/podcast. And the female main character faces insecurities about her voice and skill set. (Having just read about this in our #SheSaid book this month, that feels very realistic)
The boss at the main character‘s workplace, a public radio station, ends up playing a big part in this story. #TheBoss #ConflictedWorlds #August
I haven‘t done a photo challenge in a while! Let‘s see how long I last.
I read this because of the public radio station setting, and that did not disappoint. There were a lot of references that NPR fans would enjoy. I also liked that the characters‘ careers mattered to them.
I didn‘t realize it was as much of an open door romance as it ended up being, and I also would maybe have avoided it if I‘d known the plot also included a lot of references to the death of a parent. But overall I am glad I read it.
Such a cute read! The dialogue was definitely better than I expected. I felt the chemistry between the two colleagues who went from fake exes to being in love. Very predictable but not in a bad way! While I am not a fan of public radio, it was a refreshing setting for a romcom. It was a fun, quick, and cutesy read!
OK, so I think the write up for this undersells how bad the journalistic ethics violation these two are up to is. Whenever I could put that out of my head (I'm a journo in my day job) I quite enjoyed this - although our heroine could get a touch grating and needy - but everytime the actual fake relationship situation came back around it gave me the horrors again.
Latest library book read!
This was such a cute, easy reading book. Both characters were very likable and it was partially an enemies to lovers trope but with a twist. I loved their cute banter with each other and I only hope their is a sequel.
NPR plus a Romance= Magic radio
What happens when their audience figures out it was all a hoax and will they end up together?
This was a lifesaver for my stressful night.
I needed a minute to get in to this but as soon as you got the main characters interacting the chemistry was great.
Another off my #bookspinbingo board 💪🏻
And now after powering through this, I‘m going to pass out 😴
(please excuse my dirty computer screen) February wrap up! Again, most of my 5 stars were rereads but I definitely found some new favourites. Kobo was also running a promotion that gave users 100 points for each book finished during the month, so that definitely motivated me to read books I had sitting on my account.
I like the enemies to lovers and a new take on fake dating trope, but it being fake exes. I liked the transcripts of the shows between chapters. I do wish there was more banter and comedy in this book. It just fell flat for me.
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It strikes me as almost hilariously grim for this to be the final line in the book. How's that "hobby" instantly working out?
Anyway, this book was fine, but mostly didn't capture me. Too many little-to-middling things rubbed me the wrong way. Not bad, but nowhere near what I was hoping for.
I don't mean to be the person who... ugh... takes podcasts seriously, but I kind of take podcasts seriously. Less than 10 eps and you get invited to a big con? Saying you spend a bunch of time going back through your best episodes when, again, you are in single digits and also a radio show, so short episodes?
I am insufferable, alas.