Darby had the perfect life. Until it shattered in front of her when she got to know she got dumped on national television and after two very embarrassing media moments, she just doesn't know how to get her life back.
Enters Holt, her divorce attorney, who is handsome, charming, absolutely honest and understanding.
Can her life get any messier than this, or is this just the beginning??
I loved Darby. I liked how mature she is. Her way of dealing with problems, with life while retaining her empathy is endearing to witness.
Holt is such a beautiful character. I loved reading him.
I like how even if their vulnerable conversations aren't written, we atleast know they occurred. The love didn't happen instantly, instead they got to know each other and realized how much they liked what they see.
The side characters are also good, especially the girl gang.
In all, I really enjoyed reading this book.
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"I think I could love you"
This story was so good, definitely a new comfort read. Darby's ups and downs broke my heart and mended it again. And Holt omg!!!!
I loved reading about a custody battle from the ex-stepmother's perspective, it really shined a light on a point of view I never really considered.
Overall, would read again, super adorable.
I received an ARC of 15 Minutes Of Shame from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
If I were able to give half stars 15 Minutes of Shame would be a 3.5. The very beginning was difficult for me to read. It was almost manic, but I believe it was intended to be. After all, wouldn't you be manic if you were taling your husband who you caught lying about being in a different city?
15 Minutes of Shame is an emotional roller coaster. It made me laugh and cry. If you're looking for a believable/relatable romance, look elsewhere. This book is outrageous, but it is a very fun read.
Darby is America’s favorite TV relationships expert who got dumped by her husband on national TV. Now she's dating for publicity but ends up falling for her divorce lawyer Holt. A terrific fun book. Holt is amazing for Darby. Darby went through a lot because of her despicable ex-husband. It's great to see her getting someone that treats her the way she deserves....
Thanks the publisher for the arc.
This was an ok book and a fast read. I thought that the book was slow at times, and the main character Darby complained extensively about losing her (non-biological, stepchildren) children in a messy divorce. I understood her frustrations with getting the kids taken away, but at the end of the day, she really was not their mother, as much as she wanted to be. Her constant complaints and inner monologue that desperately wanted to keep the kids was hard for me to move past -- I had to force myself to keep reading when Darby got on these tangents. I thought her husband groveling after cheating on her and publicly ridiculing her was despicable.
I liked that this book was comedic at certain points, which helped elevate from the sadness/anger/frustration of the main storyline. I liked that Darby finally had a character that cared for her by the end, but the ethical implications of getting romantically involved with your lawyer DURING your legal proceedings was messy. Overall, it was not a bad book, but I don't think I'd read this again.
👍🏼 It really sucks when your 15 minutes of fame happens due to the untimely announcement that your dream husband has filed for divorce just before your interview on national television. Double sucks that you find out live, on air, and your body tends to produce projectile vomit when under anxiety. There are only a few worse ways to become a meme.
Lisa Daily describes dating expert, Darby Vaughn’s epic fail, and how she puts her life back together again in a clear, likable voice. The rebuilding process takes Darby back to her college roommates and BFFs, on hot dates in Miami, a stint on reality tv, and into the office of one very hot divorce lawyer.
You should definitely read #15MinutesofShame if you are a fan of Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce and/or come-back stories. A nice, light read to help you feel good.
( smolder spice level)
Darby is a dating relationship expert that hits it big. She even lands The author's drink gig of being on the Good morning America show. This all changes when her fears come true. True, how can a relationship expert be anything if they end up in a divorce and you're the last to find out?
This book is a twisting and turning rom-com that has you guessing what's coming next. The divorce lawyer Holt and Darby's relationship expands after each twist and turn. And then learning about each other.
Daily leaves us holding her breath, making us guess what is around the corner for Darby. I really enjoyed the book and it had me going from crying to being angry at what was happening to Darby.
It also had me laughing at some of the silliness and feeling heart touched and relating to Darby in her situation.
I really do suggest this book for a quick read. And really enjoyed reading it.
This was such an easy and feel-good read, definitely something you want to pick up, when in the mood for a rom-com.
And this book was so much fun. I loved the characters, the banter, the building tension, the whole feel of the book. My interest was captured from the very beginning and didn't let go. It was a great romantic distraction.
I'm not a guy who leads a lot of rom-coms. My normal reading habits tend to involve people dying horribly, evil wizards, monsters, or crime.
That being said, I found Lisa Daily's 15 Minutes of Shame to be quite delightful. A beach read through and through, this one hits the ground running with a fantastic premise (the dating expert's marriage is in shambles? And she's the last person to know? And she finds out on TV?) and then hits all the genre tropes rom com fans have come to expect and love.
Daily's prose is hilarious, her characters rich and realistic, and the story has a lot of heart to go along with all the romance.
If you're looking for a lighthearted read that will leave you laughing and swooning, this one's for you.
I honestly tried very hard to enjoy this but simply couldn't. It was a frustrating read for me. There were some parts which were humorous and likable but overall did nothing for the book as a whole.
There was no smoothness in the plot, it was all over the place. It seems like a first draft of the book. The writing is just too descriptive and dull. I don't need to know how the protagonist did her hair strand by strand. The internal monologue never seems to end, which made it a very tiring read.
The main characters Darby and Holt are unrelatable, unlikable and there's no chemistry between the two. Their personalities are bland. Darby is not an empowering character, she's a mess and too dependent on other characters. Instead of building up herself after the divorce with a man she claimed to love dearly, she comes of as desperate for attention of other men. I would've much prefered if she the author took time developing Darby's personality.
eARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review. (Review posted on Goodreads as well)
Darby is a relationship expert, but being dumped by her husband on live TV not only broke her heart but ruined her career too.
Holt is her divorce lawyer and the only person she has fully opened up to in years. Do they have a chance at being together or will they both be too worried about the impact on their careers?
A great read.
In the first half of this book I was honestly convinced I wasn’t going to like it. Darby is this sniveling, hot mess, convinced she can get full custody of kids that aren’t hers. Suddenly her marriage is over and she is given absolutely no reason-it’s just over. The first half honestly took a lot of effort for me to get through, but thankfully the entire book isn’t like that!
The second half shows much more promise as Darby begins to get answers and have hope. We get to see her let someone in, find love, and discover what love truly SHOULD be. I much preferred the second half of the book, even though Gigi and Will are absolute whack-jobs. Holt is adorable and his love for Darby is 100% what she deserves. The whole thing was a little on the mellow dramatic side for me, but overall I didn’t hate it as much I initially suspected I would!
Thanks to NetGalley and Author Guide for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to review this title. I will be featuring a full review on my upcoming blog. I love Hollywood esque tales and this one looks so good! I love the concept and am very curious to see how the story unfolds. I also love a good love story so I have high hope for this one and the relationship between the protagonist and her lawyer. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to review this title. I am so appreciative and look forward to more from this author in the future:
N-Go in my pajamas, spying on Will?
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 sayquestionable) 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