The Sapphic Love-Story You've Been Waiting for! | Review: Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

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The time has nearly come! One of my most anticipated debut novels of the year, Something to Talk About, is just weeks away from publication. I promise you guys: it was worth the wait and I'm so totally smitten.

Something to Talk About 
by Meryl Wilsner 

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.

Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time--threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a "source" is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is "no comment".

With the launch of Jo's film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all...but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner 
Rating: ★★★ 
  As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.  

Quarantine may still be happening in our day-to-day lives, but books like Something to Talk About gives us the opportunity to live a life that isn't our own. Something to Talk About is pure escapism at its finest and will definitely give readers something to talk, and swoon, about this spring and summer. If you are looking for something with the glitz and glamour of a good romance then look no further than Meryl Wilsner's phenomenal debut.

With the publishing world finally catching onto the need for diversity, I've spent the better part of the last decade anticipating more releases like this one. Something to Talk About is a book that marks a great beginning and hopefully signals more and more books that feature the varied types of romances necessary in our modern times. We've still got a long ways to go, but I'm so thankful for the growth we've seen the last few years.

Something to Talk About is the type of indulgent, swoon-worthy, yet heartfelt and humorous, read that I flew through in one sitting. Cute and lively in its fast-pace, Wilsner has a way with her writing that sparks interest almost instantly. It is breezy, thoughtful, and undeniably charismatic.

There was something about Something to Talk About that compelled me from the very first few pages and didn't want to put it down until I'd finished. Wilsner pulls all the right moves when it comes to this slow-burning romance and I think, for me, this is what kept me glued to my seat and all but turned the pages on its own. Slow-burn romances are great because of the potential of tension and banter--for me, it makes the development and story all the more addictive.

Packed with engaging characters, Hollywood gold and a growing romantic entanglement that only gets more and more indulgent with time, Something to Talk About is truly a fun read.

While I wasn't altogether keen on the ending (I didn't hate it!) there is something deeply enjoyable to Wilsner's writing. All I wanted was to take a copy of Something to Talk About, grab a glass of wine, and sit by the pool. This is one of the year's must-read romances.

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