Friday, January 21, 2022

Book Review ~ The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon


Title:  The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Pages:  336
Date Published:  January 26, 2021
Publisher:  Berkley


Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.

Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio.

When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts.

As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.
My Thoughts:
The Ex Talk is the Kindred Readers Book Club pick for February 2022 so I don't want to delve too deeply into it.  This review is more of a place marker on my blog to record that I did indeed read my third book of the year!

I must warn those of my readers who prefer clean/CF/non-mainstream romance that this might not be the book for you.

This book is, in fact, mainstream romance and with that comes language and many scenes and talk of things that made me blush just reading it.  I'm not trying to be a prude but just wanted to give fair warning.

I also realized that I think this is the first book I've EVER read where the woman is older than the man in the romance!

I bought a paperback copy of this book from Amazon to read for Book Club.

Onto the next book!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you know what to expect of this book. Looking forward to reading it with the club.


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