This was a liitttle too predictable for my taste....but I can appreciate a lighthearted read too! I don; think this will be a book that I'd remember a few months from now though...
This cover is really cute and frames the people perfectly. I really enjoyed the humor and romance and would love to read more by Daily.
A fun rom-com that ticks all the boxes! An MC you can't help root for, cleverly made into a riches-to-rags underdog,, and there're sparks and sparkles to be found all over the pages. The laughs are belly-tastic... Don't read on the plane is all I can say!
Super fun for fans of authors like Emily Henry.
I was instantly hooked on this funny romance. Fifteen Minutes of Shame has it all.
Why am I hiding behind a dumpster at the Gas-N-Go in my pajamas, spying on Michael?
A month ago I was America’s favorite TV relationships expert. Now? I’m the loser facing a major scandal, whose catastrophic love life is splashed across TMZ, social media, and every gossip show and supermarket tabloid — all because I got dumped by my husband on national TV. For a reality TV star. And that’s not even the worst part.
Now, I’m scrambling to un-shamble my life, make a comeback, and salvage what’s left of my heart and my career — which is constantly complicated by the fact that I keep publicly screwing up (on camera, no less), my publicist is advising me to do some (let’s say questionable) stuff to get my career back on track, and most of all, because I can’t tell if my insanely sexy divorce attorney Holt is flirting with me, or just giving me legal advice.
It definitely feels like flirting.
Like, the best flirting of my entire life — the kind that makes all your parts tingle, not just your toes.
Is that a bad thing? Yeah it is — because if I fall for him, we’ll both be torpedoing our careers, not to mention everything else that really matters to me.
It’s just so hard to stop…
Don't miss this satisfying, swoony, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy perfect for readers who love Christina Lauren, Emily Henry, and Helena Hunting.
I really enjoyed this fast read! I was intrigued the entire time because Darby is such a lovely character and one who can be related to by many of us women. It's difficult not to love her since she's unique, entertaining, messy, and genuinely compassionate. I adored how the plot developed and how Darby ultimately received her just desserts. This made me laugh, cry, and then laugh some more! Excellently constructed; highly recommended!
One thing I loved about this book was the friendships. Darby needed some people she could count on and those girls were it. Once Holt entered the picture, I was ready for the romance to heat up. It was entirely too long of a slow burn, in my opinion, which led to a very rushed “happy ever after.”
I wanted so badly to like this one but I found that it felt like it was going here, there, and everywhere. I just couldn't focus on it, and I felt jumbled and just didn't enjoy it. Disappointing as I had high hopes but just couldn't get behind this one. There was humor, and definitely likable parts of the story, but overall, it just didn't tickle my fancy. I didn't find the characters likeable or relatable, I found the writing was dragging and I just couldn't do it. I feel like with a bit more polishing, it would be a great read, it just felt like an early draft and not a finish product.
Plot- or character-driven? A mix
Strong character development? Yes
Loveable characters? Yes
Diverse cast of characters? No
It was okay, but I was expecting something lighthearted and funny. Instead, I got tough topics and lots of emotions. Readers need to be warned there are a lot of tough topics in this. Make sure and check the content warnings.
Graphic: Bullying, Body shaming, and Child abuse
Moderate: Abandonment, Classism, Eating disorder, Fatphobia, Infidelity, and Misogyny
Minor: Vomit, Gaslighting, Alcohol, Grief, Toxic relationship, Sexism, and Panic attacks/disorders
Darby is down on her luck. she discovers that her husband is filing for a divorce on national TV; the storyline follows Darby as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life and career. Drama, paparazzi, and a hot lawyer.
I love how the book deals with Darby's comeback and then introduces Holt's feelings. An emotional and engaging read. Recommended.
This book had me hooked from the first sentence. I read it in less than two days, I couldn't put it down! If you've ever felt resentment towards an ex (or current distant lover), or just looking for a good femme read - this is it!
thank you Netgalley for the free copy in exchange for my review.
I felt like this story was able to suck me in from the first page. The characters were likable, the chemistry was tangible, and overall it was just an easy, and fun read. Would like to read more from this author.
I was immediately sucked into the story, and rooted for Darby throughout the book. The book was realistic and her emotions felt authentic.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read that tugs at your emotions. There are funny moments and happy and sad ones, just like in life.
I liked Darby, but I felt like the novel placed wayyyyy too much emphasis on her ass of an ex and his cheating. It just got tedious to read as everything revolved around that and to be honest I felt like the HEA ending was extremely rushed and that should've been the emphasis instead of the other stuff.
15 Minutes of Shame immediately hooked me in and I could not put it down. I love Darby - her personality, her advice, and her notions of family and love. She's fun, messy, and not afraid to laugh at herself. She bounces back, and it was believable to me that she would be a beloved relationship guru. The timing of her recovery from her failed marriage felt real and relatable. This is a book that will pick you up on your bad days.
First of thanks to NetGalley and Siesta Key House for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
In the beginning it took me a few chapters before getting into this one but after that it was a really good read.
The story follows the dating expert Darby that is going through a new journey since her husbands ex-wife told National Live TV that him and her was going back together.
We get to see how Darby pick up the pieces of her old life and what comes next for her.
It was a quick and easy read for me once getting into it and I am so happy that I didn't gave up on it.
If you like a easy rom-com read that contains drama, dating, lawyers and a character that is going through a personal change then this one might actually be something for you.
I loved this story so much! What an adventure! This story had me literally laughing out loud, while also pulling on my heartstrings. I cannot wait to read future work by this author!
'15 Minutes of Shame' by Lisa Daily 4.3 stars
This book is about Darby Vaugh who is an author of several dating books and how her life crumbled in front of her. Her husband exposed a divorce, she didn't know was happening on the news and when she discovers it, she finds a way to double down on the embarrassment so the books follow her trying to piece together her career and falling in love.
I loved this book, honestly, I was drawn in by the story and Darby's life and mistakes along with her character development drew me more. I wanted to see how she would piece her life back together and the more she did the more I liked it. I knew the book was a romance but halfway through the book you still weren't fully sure who was the love interest although you had a feeling. I felt like the book's main focus wasn't romance, it just played along and flowed as the story continued which I loved. All things considered, I enjoyed this book, it grabbed my heart,
Thanks, NetGalley for the arc.
Ohh I loved this book! Darby is a dating expert whose book is hitting bestsellers and changing the lives of millions of women. The only problem? Her love life soon goes from awesome to dumped on national TV. Her reputation and career are ruined and her books are not selling anymore. How is she going to get out of this and get her life on track? Did I mention her attorney is super tall and handsome?
The narration of the book is spectacular and it kept me hooked throughout the book. Darby is a sweet and sensitive girl but she seems a bit of a pushover to me. I could relate to her a lot. The book is full of drama and twist-and-turns. It also has a lot of TV drama and glamor.
Overall, the book is beautiful.
I DNF this book at 57% and that's after trying to read through for a month.. The pacing was very slow. It's marketed as a romantic comedy, but at 57% I was just barely beginning to see the smallest inkling of romance potential. More than half of the book primarily revolves around her horrible ex. I think there was too much back story presented before the plot from the synopsis finally began, and the idea of an ex step mom filing for custody of her former step kids is pretty far fetched. I did enjoy the quote, "Take a walk, take a breather, get a pedicure, get a grip" and may add it to a list of mantras. Overall, I think Women's Fiction would have been a better genre to classify this book under. This wasn't giving me the heartwarming laugh-out-loud moments I anticipate in rom coms.
A slow burn romance with a strong female character? Perfect. The fact that she finds out she is getting a divorce on live television? Even better, because it meant that she definitely had to be even stronger. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.