I hope you are all having a wonderful start to May and have been enjoying the many bank holidays (UK). I know I have loved having the extra days to catch up on writing up some of these blog posts.
Today’s post is another book review this time a slightly different rom-com vibe. But one that I must admit was a pleasure to read. I am obviously talking about Just My Type by Falon Ballard
To win the job of her dreams, a relationship-prone journalist needs to learn how to stay single in this heartwarming and hilarious new romantic comedy from the beloved author of Lease on Love.
Lana Parker has never been single for long. After a disastrous break-up with her high school boyfriend, Seth Carson, Lana’s bounced from long-term relationship to long-term relationship. She’s an expert girlfriend, even acting as the resident dating and relationship columnist for one of Los Angeles’s trendiest websites. But now, at the age of thirty, Lana suddenly finds herself single again, and she’s determined to stay that way, no matter how challenging.
That is, until her high school ex, Seth, now a journalist in his own right, takes an assignment at Lana’s site. Ready to put down roots after years of traveling and freelancing, Seth becomes not only Lana’s colleague but also her competitor. With their combative relationship history–and undeniable chemistry–they quickly find themselves pitted against each other in a battle of wits: writing an article series that goes against dating type. For Lana, that means writing about staying single and embracing it. For Seth, it’s learning to settle down and become boyfriend material. Whoever’s is most popular wins a highly coveted columnist spot that either could only dream of. But when the two square off against one another, it’s not only their careers on the line–it’s also their hearts.
I think every girl has that one guy that no matter what has happened with them in their lives, they will always have a soft spot for, even if they are now “enemies” this is what Just My Type brings in buckets.
The first Rom com like book I have read in forever (My TBR was taken over by dark romances) but oh how I am glad I picked this one up. I am going to be clear here I read this book in one sitting. I have 0 shame about this.
This charming novel has my favourite tropes in buckets. Enemies to Lovers (you know I am a sucker for a good enemies to lovers), Old flames/second chance romances and oh a whole lot of healthy competition. All stirred together for what can only be described as a truly beautiful novel.
If you liked the movie How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days you will love this book. Warning however you are likely to finish the book with a new book boyfriend.
Lana Parker is 30, in and out of relationships but secretly still a little hung up over her childhood sweetheart. Seth Carson who not to be dramatic or make you want to stick pins in his eyes, broke her heart not once but twice.
These events lead our darling Lana in and out of long-term relationships with just the worst kinds of people. A planned evening turning out to be the opposite of what Lana expected she now finds herself black out drunk with her best friend, regretting her life choices.
All this made worse by the return of Seth Carson (who I basically love despite wanting to really dislike him). Seth Carson, a popular journalist, loves to travel and well runs from the first sight of commitment.
Both our main characters have a grudge to hold against each other. Some are more warrented than others but what cannot be denied is there chemistry when together.
Lana has always been in relationships jumping from one to the next, the opposite of our Seth who cannot be involved in long-term ones. He does not do well with the idea of commitment.
Their challenge is obvious. As Seth will learn to settle down, Lana will learn how to be single. This however comes with its own challenges. What comes when you realise you are still in love with your ex.
Lana and Seth’s reunion honestly reads like a dream, that young teenage girls thought up fantasy. This book was a perfect way to escape reality for a short time, and who doesn’t want to fall head over heels for more book characters.
Does this sound like a book you would like to read? Have you read this book? What did you think?