This book is actually one of the books I chose to read for my group buddy read this February. We aren’t having our group discussion until the last week of the month but I sped through this book! I am really excited to share my thoughts and deep dive into my burning questions with my reading group!
It is not too late to join in! If you like my review for this book let me know and we can get you added to our buddy read! I am so excited!
“There’s rainwater in these veins instead of blood.”Direct quote from page 18.
About The Book
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Published date: January 11th 2022
Page Count: 352
Main Genres: Romance and Contemporary
GoodReads Rating: 3.90
“The only things I kept from him were for his own good. Although lately, I’ve been wondering how happy I really was with him if I hid that much of myself.”Direct quote from page 41.
Ari is working her dream job as the weather girl for the local news station and her boss happens to be her childhood hero, Torrance Hale. The only issue is that Torrance isn’t the best mentor, she is way too focused on making her ex husbands life difficult rather than to help Ari grow in her profession. The problem with this is that it creates a hostile work environment.
When a work Christmas party gets out of hand, Ari and her sports reporter co-worker Russell devise a plan to get their bosses back together and to bring happiness and structure back to the news station.
Now that Ari and Russell are working so closely together maybe more than just one relationship can blossom.
“That’s the thing about depression. You can know it’s there, know it’s part of you, but you can go ages without seeing it. It lives with you, an invisible roommate, up until the time you start sinking, and then it sprawls itself across your couch and kicks its feet up on your coffee table and uses up all the hot water. Never pays its half of the rent, either.”Direct quote from page 287
“It’s still scary as fuck though.” “Putting your heart out there and not knowing whether the other person will be careful with it.”Direct quote from page 295
This book was recently released just less than a month ago and it caught my eye on the day it released! I knew I would read this and love it!
I picked this book up and it only took like three sittings to finish. I started it right before my vacation and ended it the day I got back, and no I didn’t read a page while I was in Disneyland… I had no time!
This book lived up to my expectations fully and really entertained me. It was really well written and it was a super cute read. Also it had some decent steamy scenes!
Ari was honestly such a cute character! I loved her little hobbies and how true and honest she is with herself. I really need to purchase some of her jewelry! As for Russell, I loved that he was a realistic father with the dad bod and all. When you read romances things feel way exaggerated with the characters but these two felt like real life people that I could picture.
The author wrote this in such a respectful way when talking about depression. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression I felt like this book was speaking to me. I fund some of the quotes very relatable which was a nice touch. When I read the blurb before the book the author talked about how she wanted to write this in a respectful way and even added the suicide hotlines in the book if anyone who was struggling needed to talk to someone. I appreciate how honest this book got and how it showed that being open about your depression with the most important people in your life can bring you comfort and peace.
Over all the story was really amazing but I also felt it was slow at sometimes and that is the real reason I am giving this four stars.
If you or anyone you love is struggling with depression please reach out to someone. You are never alone! I am always someone you can come to on a rough day. If you are having suicidal thoughts please reach out to the number listed below. Please know that you matter and someone cares about you. Sending all my love and virtual hugs!
National Suicide Prevention Line: 800-273-8255
QOTD: Would you rather read a book with a male lead who has all the muscles and fancy job or one with a dad bod and a normal life? Does it matter?
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Great review! I’ve heard that this romance has a more serious/sombre tone and the depression aspect takes up a big part of it. Good to know that in advance and that it was well-handled! Looking forward to reading this one eventually 🙂
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Much more serious then most romance reads. I really enjoyed that aspect though. Hope you enjoy as well!