The Ex Talk: Review

About the Book:

Title: The Ex Talk 

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon

Publisher: Berkley 

Release Date: January 26, 2021

Pages: 336

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 


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.









*I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was an amazing adult romance debut for Rachel! I absolutely loved this adorable story. With the enemies to lovers premise, I knew it would be something I would enjoy. 

Shay Goldstein has been working in public radio for about ten years and can’t imagine doing anything else. Lately, she’s been clashing with her newest coworker, Dominic Yun, who thinks he knows everything about public radio as he just got a master’s degree in journalism. The radio station is struggling, Shay proposes a new idea and gets the green light from her boss. On the Ex Talk, two exes will give advice live on the air. There’s only one catch, her boss wants Dominic to be her cohost and pretend to be her ex. They’re not crazy about the idea of working together, and lying to all of their listeners, but it’s either cohost or lose their jobs. 

The show really takes off, and they resonate with their audience.  Shay and Dominic soon find that their lies might be catching up to them. They start to fall for each other, and in an industry that values truth, they may lose their jobs if they’re caught and more.

I loved the witty banter between Shay and Dominic! They had such chemistry, and I found myself wanting them to get together so badly. This book was like a ray of sunshine, and I was soaking it up. Definitely recommend. It’s releasing on January 26, 2021, so be sure to add it to your TBR. 


About the Author:

Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects lipstick in Seattle, Washington. Her romance and YA novels include Today Tonight TomorrowThe Ex Talk (1/26/21), and We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This (6/1/21). Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place.
Her short story “Aftershocks” appears in the anthology It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories

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