Title: The Ex Talk

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon

Release date: January 26, 2021

Book details: Standalone

Pages: 345



Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon’s sparkling romantic comedy debut.

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.


The Ex Talk is the first book that I read by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I enjoyed the story of Shay and Dominic and their chemistry.

Shay and Dominic are two-coworkers in a radio station, Shay is the producer of the radio station and Dominic recently was hired to work at the same radio. Shay felt stagnant lately and feels the need for a change but she didn’t know what to do until one day when her boss Kent tells her and her c0-coworkers that he needs people’s ideas to save the radio.

Shay had the idea of a show, two exes who host a show and they offer relationship advice to the public. Kent liked the idea of the shoe he proposes to Shay and Dominic to do the show because he thought that they will make a great team because they don’t like each other.

At first, they were hesitant to do the show because they had to lie to the public because they weren’t exes. They decided to do the shoe because they needed their jobs. I enjoyed their show and their banter. They began to form a friendship and they developed feelings for each other.

I enjoyed the relationship between Shay and Dominic and their personal struggle was real and perfectly portrayed. The romance between them was beautiful and I enjoyed the banter between them. I recommend to everyone this cute rom-com.

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About the author

Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects red lipstick in Seattle, Washington. Her YA and adult romance novels include The Ex Talk, Today Tonight Tomorrow, and We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This (June 2021).

In high school, Rachel sang and played keyboard in an all-girl band, and she was once part of a group of people who broke a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place.

She has written for newspapers, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and worked for NPR. Rachel has been a Pitch Wars mentor since 2014 and currently serves on the Pitch Wars leadership committee.

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