Publication: 27th May 2021 – Zaffre
A hilarious romcom for fans of Beach Read and The Hating Game
Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely – and inconvenient – places
Kara Sullivan is definitely not avoiding her deadline. After all, it’s the week of her best friend’s wedding and she’s the maid of honour, so she’s got lots of responsibilities. She’s a bestselling romance novelist with seven novels under her belt, so she’s a pro. Looming deadlines don’t scare her, and neither does writer’s block, which she most certainly does not have. She’s just eager to support Cristina as she ties the knot. Right? Right.
But then who should show up at the rehearsal dinner but Kara’s college ex-boyfriend, Ryan? Turns out he’s one of the groom’s childhood friends, and he’s in the wedding party, too. Considering neither Kara nor Ryan were prepared to see each other ever again, it’s decidedly a meet-NOT-cute. However, when Kara sits down to write again the next day, her writer’s block is suddenly gone. Are muses real? And is Kara’s muse . . . Ryan?
Good morning everyone and welcome to my stop for the blog tour of Talk Bookish To Me, the entertaining new novel by Kate Bromley.
Kara is a bestselling author of historical romance novels, but she is struggling writing her latest novel and the deadline is very close. But then inspiration arrives from the latest person she expected: Ryan, her first boyfriend, her first love, the man who broke her heart and who she hasn’t seen in ten years, until he turns up at her best friend’s pre-wedding party. So what if Kara has to spend time with him so that she can write?! She has no feelings for him, right? The more time Kara spends with him, the more she writes, even if that means old wounds, regrets, and feelings resurface…
Talk Bookish To Me has many elements that will keep you captivated. First of all, the protagonist, Kara Sullivan is likable and relatable. She talks a lot about books so we could easily be best friends. She is also loyal, smart, and funny so you have no choice but to like her and wish her a happy ending. This is a rom-com with a bit of drama: the chemistry between Kara and Ryan is strong from the very beginning and I loved their witty exchanges and their easy relationship, but their past is always there haunting them and secrets could risk their relationship. Also, if you like the book-within-book novels, you’ll enjoy reading passages from Kara’s novel with two fantastic characters and more romance.
I almost forgot one of the best characters in the novel and, without a doubt, my favourite: Duke the dog. He created some of the funniest scenes in the book and I adored him!
Talk Bookish To Me is the perfect escapist and entertaining novel, full of humor, romance, friendship, and books. Highly recommended!
A huge thank you to Tracy and Zaffre for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of the novel.
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.