I’m slowly working on my Netgalley books and I’m trying to get to some earlier ones. Yesterday I finished Just My Type by Falon Ballard. So today I want to tell you about this book and what I thought!
A big thank you to the publisher for providing me with an eARC to read and review.
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.
Just My Type is a fun second chance, enemies to lovers romance that had me laughing out loud quite a few times. Is it a bit predictable? Yes, but it really works for this book. I also loved that we get a lot of Marvel references. I know a lot of people thought it was too much, but it honestly didn’t bother me.
Our main character Lana is a relationship columnist, but would love nothing more than to start writing about books, movies, and all other type of entertainment. Things get complicated though when she gets dumped by her boyfriend when she thinks he’s about to propose. It seems though that Lana hops from one relationship to the next and has never really been single. While I thought it was a weird thing of her boss to ask, I think it was good for Lana to explore some time alone. I really felt that Lana grew so much and learned a lot about herself while completing tasks for her articles. Her relationship with her mother is complicated and I loved how she stood up for herself and really told her how she felt. Yes, Lana ends up in a relationship, but it really was on her terms.
Seth was an interesting male main character and after a lot of traveling it’s time to settle down. We learn more about him and his past and it seems like he also really grew as a character and started thinking about what he really wanted. One thing I do wish is that we got his POV. I’m a romance reader that really thinks dual POVs work best for romances, because I would’ve loved to have more of his side of the story.
The romance was cute and the banter in the beginning had me laughing. There was some unsettled business between these two and I feel like worked it out as adults. The third act breakup wasn’t really a break up, but I love how they solved their conflict. All in all, I definitely recommend this romance.
Just My Type was my first book, but I’ll definitely be picking up more by her. Lease on Love is her other book and I’m hoping to read that soon. Have you read any new to you authors lately that you need to read more by? Let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for more recommendations.