Title: The Ex Talk
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Page Count: 358 pages paperback
Audiobook: 10 hrs, 52 min
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Shay is the daughter of a public talk radio legend but she is more comfortable behind the scenes, mainly because she is self-conscious of her voice (don’t we all kind of know that feeling?). Dominic is the new, young hotshot at the station who thinks he knows everything about the world of public radio. One day an announcement is made that the funding for public radio station she works for is being cut and Shay pitches a crazy idea for a new show – a show where ex’s give relationship advice. The station boss volunteers Shay and Dominic to host the show to play the exes….except they aren’t exes.
So what happens when they pose as exes? Can they work together and pull it off? Will their show be a public radio hit? And what happens when these so-called exes inevitably fall for one another?
I really, really, REALLY enjoyed this book! Now, it could be that the audio version gave it an extra boost. I don’t think I would have enjoyed reading a physical copy as much as I enjoyed listening to these characters sparring and yet longing for each other. It was also very refreshing to find a book with a main (male) character who is not a player and who is actually relatively inexperienced. Note – not not-confident, but just hasn’t slept around, isn’t deceptive or boastful about his “number,” etc. I’m glad I have listened to a bit of NPR in my lifetime–just enough to catch the nods to most of the radio personalities and enjoy it. Overall, I really enjoyed this fun, flirty read!
Have you read this book? Would you recommend it to your fellow readers?
Book Soundtrack: American Authors “Best Day Of My Life”