After loving Set on You by Amy Lea I couldn’t say no when approached by the publisher to participate in the blog tour for the second book. Exes and O’s released this week and today I wanted to tell you what I thought about this book.
A big thank you to the publisher for providing me with an eARC to read and review.
A romance novel–obsessed social media influencer revisits her exes on her hunt for true love in this romantic comedy from the author of Set On You.
Romance-novel connoisseur Tara Chen has had her heart broken ten times by ten different men–all of whom dumped her because of her “stage-five clinger” tendencies. Nevertheless, Tara is determined to find The One. The only problem? Classic meet-cutes are dead thanks to modern dating apps. So Tara decides to revisit her exes in hopes of securing her very own trope-worthy second-chance romance.
Boston firefighter Trevor Metcalfe will be the first to rush into a burning building but the last to rush into a relationship. Love just isn’t his thing. When his new roommate Tara enlists him to help her reconnect with her exes, he reluctantly agrees. But Tara’s journey is leading him to discover his own new chapter.
The more time they spend together, the more Tara realizes Trevor seems to be the only one who appreciates her authentic, dramatic self. To claim their happily-ever-after, can Tara and Trevor read between the lines of their growing connection?
When we met Tara in Set on You I was really hoping she would get her own book. You could say I was very excited when Exes and O’s was announced. This book lived up to all of my expectations and I’ll definitely be rereading this one in the future.
Tara loves books and has her own bookstagram and BookTok. I love when characters love books, because they’re very relatable. She just wants her own happily ever after and I think we can all relate to her in some way. Tara’s journey to find her own second chance romance was interesting and I loved that she stayed herself. Her exes definitely labeled her as different things, but even if the ending of the relationships wasn’t great she didn’t change herself. I loved that.
Then we have Trevor. I have to say with how we started off I wasn’t sure what to think of Trevor, but he ended up being everything I was hoping for. I loved how he helped Tara through her ex-boyfriend journey. She needed the support and he was really there. What made me love it the most was the slow burn romance we got. There was a whole journey and friendship before things became romantic. It just felt natural. I still smile when I think of Tara and Trevor.
Exes and O’s has a lot of fun references (pop culture and bookish), great banter, an amazing romance, and a cast of amazing side characters. Tara’s friends and sister are the best. And I still love their grandmother. I think most romance lovers will enjoy this one! I can’t wait to see what Amy Lea writes for us next!
About the Author
Photo credit: Amy Lea
Amy Lea is an Asian Canadian government analyst who runs the Bookstagram account @amyleabooks, where she promotes and reviews contemporary romance novels. Set on You is her debut novel. Learn more online at www.amyleabooks.com.
Amy Lea did it again with Exes and O’s and I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next book in this series. Have you read any books lately with characters that love books? Let me know in the comments if you have. I love books like that!