Thank you so much to Graydon House for having me as a part of their blog tour for Talk Bookish to Me! This adorable second chance rom com came out today, so definitely go grab it whenever you can!
Talk Bookish to Me 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely—and inconvenient—sources.
Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book.
But right now? Not only is Kara’s best friend getting married next week—which means big wedding stress—but the deadline for her next novel is looming, and she hasn’t written a single word. The last thing she needs is for her infuriating first love, Ryan Thompson, to suddenly appear in the wedding party. But Ryan’s unexpected arrival sparks a creative awakening in Kara that inspires the steamy historical romance she desperately needs to deliver.
With her wedding duties intensifying, her deadline getting closer by the second and her bills not paying themselves, Kara knows there’s only one way for her to finish her book and to give her characters the ever-after they deserve. But can she embrace the unlikely, ruggedly handsome muse—who pushes every one of her buttons—to save the wedding, her career and, just maybe, write her own happy ending?
Man y’all I really enjoyed Talk Bookish to Me! There was something so sad about the way that Kara and Ryan broke up and all of the misconceptions and miscommunications that led to that, so watching him become her muse and them re-learn what they loved about each other was so cute! The huge twist that caused the major conflict was ridiculous and I didn’t see it coming at all, but I loved how it was executed and how it turned lives upside down. I also really liked the secondary characters- they definitely made reading this book so much fun. And Duke! What a great pup with the funniest quirks. I also really liked how we got snippets of Kara’s book throughout the book- I love reading a book within a book. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of is that the beginning dragged the smallest bit for me, so it took me longer than I expected to get into this book. Otherwise, I was definitely a huge fan and I highly recommend it for some fun summer reading!
KATE BROMLEY lives in New York City with her husband, son, and her somewhat excessive collection of romance novels (It’s not hoarding if it’s books, right?). She was a preschool teacher for seven years and is now focusing full-time on combining her two great passions – writing swoon-worthy love stories and making people laugh. Talk Bookish to Me is her first novel.