This was one of my anticipated reads for 2021! I was so excited to receive this one in the mail and immediately started reading it. In this post you’ll find out what I think of it.
What is The Ex Talk about?
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.
What did I think of The Ex Talk?
I think this book was so so good! I annotated / marked nearly every page, omg. For me, The Ex Talk lived up to the hype for the full 100%!
The whole story surrounding the radio station and its problems in this story were really interesting to read. Somehow, I wish it were real. If The Ex Talk was a real podcast, I would definitely listen to it. The humor with which the show was created was simply amazing and I loved reading the transcripts of it throughout the book.
Shay and Dominic were both such loveable characters. I got so attached to them and their story, and actually found it hard to let go of them when I turned the last page. The both of them together are such a good and funny pair.
This book made me laugh a lot of the times and is absolutely a must read if you love the enemies to lovers trope!