Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's adult, romantic comedy debut.
Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects lipstick in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of the YA novels You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, Our Year of Maybe, and the forthcoming Today Tonight Tomorrow (June 2020). Her debut adult romantic comedy, The Ex Talk, will be published in spring 2021.
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"A very funny book... Rom-coms need tears the way bread dough needs salt, and here the mixture strikes a perfect balance between sweet and savory."-New York Times Book Review
"The Ex Talk delivers. This book is quick, spicy, and sweet."-Shondaland
"More than lives up to the hype."-PopSugar
"The Ex Talk is so many things: a banter-packed laugh-out-loud rom-com, a meditation on how grief shapes our lives and our love, an ode to the joys of public radio and podcasting, and an all-around exquisite romance . . . we'll call it a breath of fresh air."-Entertainment Weekly
"A glimmering, sharp, and delightfully feminist rom com.The Ex Talk just crashed its way onto my forever-rec pile."-Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
"The Ex Talk is an expertly crafted contemporary romance as well as a passionate love letter to public radio. With a crisp and affectionate attention to detail, Rachel Lynn Solomon breaths life across her pages that's so relatable you could sink right in." -Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate
"Forget fake dating ... fake exes is where it's at! The Ex Talk has all the public radio nerdiness that you didn't know was missing from your life. An absolute delight of a read!" -Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met
"This book gave me genuine butterflies. I fell in love with Shay and Dominic falling in love." -Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other
"An impossibly funny and extraordinarily swoon-worthy romance brimming with banter-filled sexual tension! Rachel Lynn Solomon has written a rom-com perfect for anyone who's ever felt not quite good enough."-Kerry Winfrey, author of Not Like the Movies
"The Ex Talk is completely charming, hugely romantic, and utterly absorbing." -Kate Clayborn, author of Love Lettering
"A smart, soulful slow-burn romance that made me swoon. The characters are so charming and relatable that I couldn't help but want to listen to their podcast for real!"-Andie J. Christopher, USA Today bestselling author of Not That Kind of Guy
"The Ex Talk is everything you want in a romantic comedy-witty banter, slow-burn romance, and emotional depth. I wish I could read it again for the first time!"-Trish Doller, author of Float Plan
"Delightfully romantic and emotionally uplifting."-Kirkus (starred review)
"The transition from enemies to lovers is handled with wit and humor in YA author Solomon's exceptional adult debut (after Today Tonight Tomorrow), which puts an unexpected twist on the fake relationship trope."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Solomon makes her adult debut with this sizzling rivals-to-lovers romcom, where the heat comes from both precise characterization and a focus on direct communication. Bursting with zest and deep emotion, this one's a winner."-Booklist (starred review)