The Ex Talk brings us a well written, enemies to lovers and office romance combined book that brings to life the world of radio shows and podcasts. This novel written by Rachel Lynn Solomon shows us the in-depth world of what it’s like at a radio station and the world of Shay Goldstein as she works
Book: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Tags: Adult, romance, Asian representation, enemies to lovers, office romance
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: December 23, 2020 to December 24, 2020
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.
Spoiler Free Review
The Ex Talk brings us a well written, enemies to lovers and office romance combined book that brings to life the world of radio shows and podcasts. This novel written by Rachel Lynn Solomon shows us the in-depth world of what it’s like at a radio station and the world of Shay Goldstein as she works with her new coworker of four months, Dominic Yun.
Shay Goldstein has been working at the Pacific Public Radio for the past 10 years, and when Dominic Yun, a young journalist that has been getting on Shay’s nerves the moment he joined PPR four months ago.
I gave The Ex Talk five stars, enjoying the time spent reading Shay and Dominic’s banter as they continue to argue and fight about the many years of experience that they have. But, when Shay and Dominic must cohost a talk show together, they are forced to face their differences and their irritation toward each other in order to attract an audience.
This was a captivating read and I couldn’t put it down. The early chemistry between them was so noticeable and I enjoyed the way that even though they disagreed with each other, they worked hard to work together and work out their differences. It was amazing to read the way Shay grew as a character as she began to know Dominic better. Being forced to work with Dominic pushed her to realize the kinds of things that she closed off, opening her views to new ideas and new people.
I love these kinds of books where our main heroine changes her views but when it also benefits hers because this is something I saw with Shay. She was such a fun main character that I enjoyed reading from her point of view. Reading this made me energetic to move forward and not only did I love both Shay and Dominic, but I loved the story and plot as well.
This was something absolutely different from my usual reads and having the opportunity to pick up something out of my comfort zone made me absolutely ecstatic. This book was the perfect read that picked me out of my slump. What a read!
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