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  • Published: 16 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405954747
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

The Ex Talk

Hilarious, sharp and witty, could sparks fly between two feuding podcast hosts? Perfect for fans of The Love Hypothesis

Shay Goldstein has worked at her Seattle radio station for nearly a decade. But lately she's been clashing with her new colleague, Dominic Yun - who's fresh off a journalism course and convinced he knows everything about radio. When the station needs a new concept, Shay proposes 'The Ex Talk', where two exes give relationship advice live on air. Given they already despise each other, Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, even if they are not real exes . . .

Their spiky dynamic is an instant hit, and soon 'The Ex Talk' is climbing the charts. But when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other, is this the start of something amazing - or the end of their careers?

  • Published: 16 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405954747
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rachel Lynn Solomon is the New York Times bestselling author of The Ex Talk, Weather Girl, and other romantic comedies for teens and adults. Originally from Seattle, she's currently navigating expat life in Amsterdam, where she can often be found exploring the city, collecting stationery, and working up the courage to knit her first sweater. Connect with her on Instagram @rlynn_solomon or online at rachelsolomonbooks.com.

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Praise for The Ex Talk

A very funny book... Rom-coms need tears the way bread dough needs salt, and here the mixture strikes a perfect balance between sweet and savory

New York Times Book Review

A glimmering, sharp, and delightfully feminist rom com.The Ex Talk just crashed its way onto my forever-rec pile

Christina Lauren, bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners

More than lives up to the hype


The Ex Talk delivers. This book is quick, spicy, and sweet


The Ex Talk is so many things: a banter-packed laugh-out-loud rom-com, a meditation on how grief shapes our lives and our love, an ode to the joys of public radio and podcasting, and an all-around exquisite romance . . . we'll call it a breath of fresh air

Entertainment Weekly

The Ex Talk is an expertly crafted contemporary romance as well as a passionate love letter to public radio. With a crisp and affectionate attention to detail, Rachel Lynn Solomon breaths life across her pages that's so relatable you could sink right in

Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate

Forget fake dating...fake exes is where it's at! The Ex Talk has all the public radio nerdiness that you didn't know was missing from your life. An absolute delight of a read!

Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met

This book gave me genuine butterflies. I fell in love with Shay and Dominic falling in love

Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other

Delightfully romantic and emotionally uplifting

Kirkus (starred review)

The transition from enemies to lovers is handled with wit and humour which puts an unexpected twist on the fake relationship trope

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Solomon makes her adult debut with this sizzling rivals-to-lovers romcom, where the heat comes from both precise characterization and a focus on direct communication. Bursting with zest and deep emotion, this one's a winner

Booklist (starred review)

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The Ex Talk book club notes

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