Book Review

Book Review: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rating: ★★★★
Audience: Contemporary Romance
Length: 352 pages
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 11th, 2022
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BOOK SUMMARY:

Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.

In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Between secret gifts and double dates, they start nudging their bosses back together. But their well-meaning meddling backfires when the real chemistry builds between Ari and Russell.

Working closely with Russell means allowing him to get to know parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will he be able to embrace her dark clouds as well as her clear skies?

A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this charming romantic comedy from the author of The Ex Talk.

LOVABLE STORY.

Another wonderful romance from Solomon. I’ve been itching to get my hands on it and it did not disappoint. This wasn’t an all out favorite, but a consistently good read that I would easily recommend to others.

I like that this was incredibly sweet and realistic. This isn’t some wild goose chase type of romance. The build-up and conversations felt connective and deep. Featuring Jewish representation, complex family dynamics and some Parent Trap antics, it’s a home run on many fields.

The depiction of Ari’s depression was not shied away from. I liked the nuanced aspects of how it affected her day to day life, alongside her relationships and who she felt she was as a person. I have felt many of those same feelings and the vulnerability she showed in learning how to discuss it with loved ones and also acknowledging her need for therapy and medication were portrayed well.

Creating that connection with Russell was so dang tender. I LOVED them together. Such a match and very swoony every time he called her weather girl. I loved that he didn’t have the typical male body type for a romance and how that was discussed as well. Each navigated new waters of openness as Russell and Ari grew together. I would have loved a bit more angst, but honestly, can’t really complain. This was a beautiful romance that I highly enjoyed.

Overall audience notes:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Language: some strong
  • Romance: two long open door
  • Trigger/Content Warnings: many depictions of depression, parent with depression, toxic work environment

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Book Review

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: January 2022

It was a great month! Almost all of my five star reads were rereads, but I had a loooot of four stars too. I kept busy with many audio books. Can’t wait for February!

Favorites: All of my rereads, Jade Legacy, Romancing Her Rival, Reminders of Him, Summerhaven

Least Favorites: Digging Up Love, The Witch of Willow Hall

  • [ARC] The Suite Spot (Beck Sisters #2) by Trish Doller
  • For the Wolf (Wilderwood #1) by Hannah F. Whitten
  • [ARC] I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  • Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga #3) by Fonda Lee
  • [ARC] A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft
  • Compared (The Sweet Rom”Com” #1) by Kortney Keisel
  • [Reread] A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Love Unexpected (Under Kansas Skies #1) by Leah Brunner
  • [ARC] Love from Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill
  • The Singles Table (Marriage Game #3) by Sara Desai
  • [Novella] Romancing Her Rival (Promise of Forever After #2) by Joanna Barker
  • [ARC] Running Wild (The Simple Wild #3) by K.A. Tucker
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  • A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw
  • [Reread] House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  • If For Any Reason (Nantucket Love Story #1) by Courtney Walsh
  • Digging Up Love (Taste of Love #1) by Chandra Blumberg
  • Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
  • Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • [ARC] The Buy-In (Graham Brothers #1) by Emma St.Clair
  • The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
  • [Reread] The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
  • The North Wind (The Four Winds #1) by Alexandria Warwick
  • [Reread] The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
  • [Reread] The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
  • In the Waves of Tristwick (Cornish Romance #4) by Deborah M. Hathaway
  • [Reread] The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
  • [Reread] The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
  • [ARC] This Vicious Grace (The Last Finestra #1) by Emily Thiede
  • A Love Uncontainable (Under Kansas Skies #2) by Leah Brunner
  • [ARC] Summerhaven by Tiffany Odekirk
  • A Psalm of Storms and Silence (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #2) by Roseanne A. Brown

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