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The Ex Talk | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This was a fun romance- enemies to lovers/ hidden relationship / on the job romance…. With NPR/Public Radio as the backdrop. And I figured that I had better show my #bookspinbingo board, as I somehow managed to finish both my #bookspin and #doublespin books today!

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Kar2b
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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.

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Rachel725
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Another cute romance. Excellent character work. Really enjoyed the formatting and behind the scenes of radio.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫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!

LoverOfLearning I bought this book for someone else but not myself! What a shame! HA I still want to read this. 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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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.
#Readin22

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tracey38
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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.

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Kimberlone
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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

GondorGirl I'm a huge fan of RLS. She's an insta-buy author for me. I just finished her newest adult romance and it was equally as good. 5mo
Kimberlone @GondorGirl I think this must have been my first by this author. Will definitely seek out Weather Girl!! 5mo
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AlizaApp
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A very cute romance novel, in which two coworkers with a friendly rivalry pretend to be exes for a radio show and podcast in order to help save their struggling radio station.

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iread2much
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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.

LiteraryinLawrence That premise sounds really different and fun! 5mo
iread2much @LiteraryinLawrence it was! I am new to the romance, and I thought it was a good read 5mo
MittenGirlPeach I‘m so glad you liked it! I liked the setting and the characters, and every now and again it‘s relaxing to slip in a book like this. I‘ve got a soft spot for Jenny Colgan, for example, but I don‘t normally read much romance. “Chick lit” can be fun though! 5mo
iread2much @MittenGirlPeach I really did enjoy it, thank you! 5mo
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MartinaLove
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#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. ☺️

@Clwojick
@StayCurious

Clwojick If you like romance, any of the holiday Heartbreaker Bay series books by Jill Shalvis are great! 7mo
MartinaLove @Clwojick Thank you!! I will definitely check it out! 7mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Totally freakin' cute Rom Com.

GondorGirl RLS is an insta-buy author for me. I've adored everything she's published. 🧡 7mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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#WeeklyForecast

? 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!

BarbaraBB You‘re still going 💪🏽 strong! 7mo
Cinfhen I love that your boys choose a book for you!!! That warms my heart 🥰so sweet 7mo
Texreader Oh so glad you‘re enjoying the Bees as much as me. 7mo
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TheKidUpstairs @Texreader I'm loving it, and it probably would have passed me by without the challenge! It's beautiful and magical and unexpectedly hilarious at parts (seriously, the doctor, the priest, and Lazaro was like Who's on First meets the Dead Parrot sketch!) 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen they do it every once in a while for gifts and it's always my favourite. Before this one, they bought me The Nightingale because "the cover looked pretty" 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @BarbaraBB strong but slow! I'm loving it in small bits, if I try to read too much at once all the names and jumping around between characters muddles my brain. I'll likely not get through it before the discussion, but I'd rather savour it and enjoy than rush through it just to be done! 7mo
Cinfhen The Nightingale was a good book!! And it does have a pretty cover. They are adorable 7mo
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NikkiKey94
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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!

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TheLucindaLife
The Ex Talk | Rachel Lynn Solomon

Good romance!! Always love the vacay w one bed trope. Also always love the “I love him but he doesn‘t feel the same meanwhile he absolutely does”

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Ash.on.the.line
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I enjoyed this one. I liked the setting of a radio station. Good chemistry and build up to a romance. I did see it was labeled as enemies to lovers but more dislike to lovers lol! I need full on hate for enemies!
#bookspinbingo

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MallenNC
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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)

#PersonVsCoworker #PersonVsInsecurities

Eggs Those types of insecurity (skill and work related) can be challenging ... 10mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Need a break from fantasy for a second and picking up this romance to join in on the group read in TBR & Beyond

Ahw06 This one looked good to me! Excited to see what you think of it! 😊 11mo
GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one... and I don't read a lot of romance/contemporary. 11mo
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MallenNC
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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.

MayJasper Good on you @MallenNC 👍🏻 11mo
Eggs Yayyy glad to have you💙 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🎊🎊 11mo
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MallenNC
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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.

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Wildly_Bookish
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Finished this on vacation! 5⭐'s!

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butterbeerheist
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✌🏻😎

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WonderlandMind
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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!

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julesG
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Finished this, during the last minutes of #deweys24hourreadathon. @DeweysReadathon

Loved the dynamic between the characters. I'm not a very keen podcast listener, but this book might have changed my mind. 😁

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Verity
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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.

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Verity
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Latest library book read!

Jas16 I really liked this one. Hope you do as well. 1y
Verity @Jas16 I‘m about a quarter of the way through and not gonna lie the ethics question is an issue for me atm - but then I am a journo in real life, so... 1y
Jas16 @Verity I can see how that would bother you especially as a journalist. 1y
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GeauxGetLit
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Such a cute story of colleagues who don‘t like each other becoming hosts on NPR pretending like they were dating and broken up and was still able to work together.

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lilpumpkin2.0
The Ex Talk | Rachel Lynn Solomon

March 31, 2021 I am halfway through this book. Obsessed when it comes to romantic comedy. A sucker for tomantic comedy. It has made me laugh so much. No spoilers but I do hope to hear what you guys think of the exes Dominic Yun and Shay Goldstein #shayminic

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GeauxGetLit
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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?

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lilpumpkin2.0
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March 27, 2021 Romantic comedy time. We shall see what happens in this book. For those of you who have read it or are already reading, please do not spoil anything. If you want to discuss the book, feel free to leave a comment ❤️👍🏻

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BarkingMadRun
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Buddy reading this one with @morgankaileigh1 tonight!! #ouabcvip

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SerenaCrawford
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I really enjoyed this story—-good characters and overall story.

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livrelle
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️|⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I stayed up late to Finish EX Talk. I loved this book so much. One of my favorite reads this year so far. The Audiobook was really good especially for the podcast part. I definitely recommend this one. #litsy #booklover #kindle #audiobooks

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LibraryLovingMommy
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Pg 301

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Julsmarshall
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This funny, sweet romcom was a great behind the scenes peek for fans of public radio. Great characters and a refreshing tone had me smiling to myself and grinning through the story. Perfect book for a relaxing weekend! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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mdemanatee
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I I think I have mentioned it before, but I get really bad second-hand embarrassment sometimes in stories of any medium, so when a whole something is built on a lie my nervous butt is like 😬😬😬 the whole time.

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Julsmarshall
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#currentread with my cuddle bug #dogsoflitsy

mdemanatee I‘m reading this one right now too! 1y
Tamra They are lap babies 😁 1y
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Annie1215
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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 😴

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Annie1215
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Had two “time sensitive” work projects fall into my inbox so I guess I‘ll be at it all night.

Throwing on an audiobook to power through 😭

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cleoh
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(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.

Gissy Amazing!! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏☺️ 1y
cleoh @Gissy thank you!! ☺️ 1y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.
#bookstagram #bibliohile #litsy #littens #bookreview #review #romcom #library

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khooliha
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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.

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khooliha
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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.

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khooliha
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An hour and a half to make pasta?!

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khooliha
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It's always a little deflating to realize that a romance novel only has the one POV character.

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ambam1987
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Currently listening to 🎧

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bluestocking.book.nerd
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It's 💯 romance season for me! Not only do I start #RWA judging, but a partner gifted me the #readromancerepeat subscription box from The Ripped Bodice, an all-romance bookshop! ❤️❤️❤️

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danimgill
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Fake dating is one of my top tier tropes so when I heard "combative coworkers have to be fake exes to host a radio show" it was an instant #netgalley request! Shay and Dominic are both fully realized characters with great chemistry, and I especially loved the balance between their romance and everything else going on in Shay's life. Bonus points for great writing and the fresh-feeling public radio setting. Out January 26 ?️

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