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Thank You for Sharing

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Wow, what a great book! It was so engaging and kept me turning pages until the very end! I highly recommend it to fellow readers!

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Unfortunately I have tried to read and review this novel multiple times. I keep getting to about 15-20% and just want to put it down. I don’t feel appropriate rating due to not getting far enough in to form an opinion. I just don’t think it’s for me! My apologies!

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This was a very good book. I enjoyed reading it. The characters and plot kept me interested. I would read another book by this author.

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This was a very sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed, but there were a few aspects that left me wanting more.

First, Liyah, while a very complex and interesting character, was INSUFFERABLE at times. She has previous trauma that is discussed in the book, and she does try at times to work through it herself. But she is kind of mean to Daniel the entire book? Not so mean that it made me not want them together, but enough that I was thinking if I were Daniel... I'd feel insulted and like she actually secretly hates me. I'm glad that her best friend, Neen (who is an amazing character but almost seems TOO perfect and sensible) calls her out on her BS at the end and holds her accountable.

Second, there were just some points that sort of dragged for me. I'm not quite sure what could be done to make them any better, so I wouldn't name this as a reason to not pick up the book, as some styles of writing just work better for me.

Overall though, there were enjoyable character, some emotional maturity (yes there is a third act break-up that could and should have been avoided, but don't all romance books have that?), and a sensible background plot beyond just romance. I'd say this one is worth your time if you're so inclined!

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I love books with representation, especially when the representation is done well, but this book seemed to be reaching for every single representation, and I was constantly losing focus on the story. I ended up DNFing at 25%.

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This is the first book I’ve read with BIPOC Jewish rep and opening that conversation on intersectionality was very interesting! Can I be part of a Daniel and Liyah sandwich? Their chemistry was palpable and once the romance commenced I was so enamored by how soft and simultaneously sexy it was. P.S. I need in on this friend group.

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Dive into the heartwarming world of Rachel Runya Katz's debut romance, "Thank You For Sharing," where childhood friends reunite and discover that love is just a plane ride away. From the irresistible chemistry between Daniel and Liyah to the delightful banter of the SSC (you'll have to read to find out what that means), this novel is a joyous celebration of friendship, love, and the power of vulnerability. With laugh-out-loud moments, heartwarming declarations of love, and a charming feline companion named Sweet Potato, "Thank You For Sharing" is a must-read for anyone in need of a dose of warmth and romance. Thank you to the author and NetGalley for the advance copy of this delightful novel.

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This was a strong cute debut and I look forward to more from Rachel. Daniel was a great leading man and I enjoyed the connection between them and the whole friend group. I did get a little bored in the middle but there were little sparks that kept the story moving.

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St. Martin's Press: Minotaur Books, Wednesday Books, St. Martin's Essentials, St. Martin's Griffin, and Castle Point Books are all under boycott.

Free Palestine. Speak up on your racist employee.

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This book is a rollercoaster of feels. The humor is A+++! I really enjoy Liyah's sarcastic sense of humor and the interactions of the whole friend group. The Survival Club meeting notes and rules had me snort laughing. I also found Daniel's grief at losing a parent and Liyah's experience with past sexual assault (not on page) to be very true to life. While both had me in tears, I do think they were handled incredibly well.

The representation in this book is also wonderful. Both main characters are biracial Jews (Aliyah is also Black and Daniel is also Korean). Aliyah is bisexual. And Aliyah's bestie Neen is nonbinary. Sidenote: I very much want to read a romance starring Neen!

I ended up switching between the ebook and audiobook and the dual narration by Tyla Collier and Raymond Lee is fantastic.

**I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

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This was so cute. I loved the two main characters and the way they resolved their past issues. I also loved the Jewish representation here-that was refreshing for a romcom. I will definitely read more from this author!

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A wonderful debut!! I am always looking forward to reading books with diverse characters, and this one was so good!!! I love a workplace romance so much. This also felt realistic with the aspects of trauma and therapy and representation. I liked how the tough topics were tackled. Thank you for the arc.

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A story about fate bringing two people back together over and over and over. Maybe more like forcing together instead of bringing together. This story was emotional and witty and I was so glad to get a review copy from NetGalley. I don't know that this is something that would have been on my radar otherwise.

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Thank You For Sharing was a great second chance romance featuring two Jews of color, which made for a nice change of pace. Liyah Cohen-Jackson (short for Aliyah) is half black and half white. Daniel Rosenberg is half Korean and half white. They are both Jewish and were friends (and more) years ago at summer camp but fell out and haven’t seen each other since then (they are in their late 20s now).

Liyah has a hard time trusting people. First there was the issue with Daniel when they were 13, and then a bad experience during her first year at college. Both have her leery of romantic relationships. Luckily she has really good friends: Siobhan, a coworker at the Field Museum in Chicago and Neen, a friend from home.

Daniel never understood why Liyah was so mad at him (and I kind of sympathized with him; I thought it was one of the over-the-top things in this book). He’s grown into a wonderful, caring young man, who has experienced loss and is still grieving.

I was so happy to see them work their way back to being friends and more, sharing their experiences as Jews of color. (So sad to read about how they were treated when they ventured into a synagogue, but sad to also say that, from my own experience witnessing this sort thing, I’m not all that surprised.) Their customized holiday traditions were delightful (kimchi latkes!)

So this was a not-quite-enemies to friends to lovers story. The third act breakup was kind of awkward and a bit over-the-top, but it didn’t spoil the overall lovely story for me.

One of the highlights of the book was the wonderful friend group that formed organically and became a weekly Speakeasy Survival Club. They met for drinks at their favorite bar, took notes (“minutes”) and created rules. So much fun! Another highlight was Daniel’s adorable cat, Sweet Potato. All the behind-the-scenes stuff at the Field Museum was so interesting.

This was a debut novel and I’m looking forward to reading the author’s next book!

Note: The cover doesn’t really do anything for this book - it’s kind of blah. Too bad, because the novel is definitely not blah.

CW: grief, sexual trauma (past)

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Griffin for the opportunity to read a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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Liyah is a museum curator but needs to boost their marketing to help secure a promotion. When she meets with the marketing firm hired to help, she's forced to work with Daniel who she hadn't seen since their friendship ended at summer camp 14 years earlier.

This was a fun debut with a bit of the enemies-to-lovers trope. I do think it's a bit of a stretch to hold a grudge from childhood summer camp, but enjoyed watching Danial and Liyah reconnect as adults. There was great tension and some sassy banter, and I also appreciated learning more about their Jewish culture and experiences.

Liyah was tough to like at times -- she was really mean to Daniel early on and seemed to hold unrelated traumas against him, and her reactions to things always felt over the top. I loved Daniel's character though as he was patient with Liyah and tried to rebuild her trust. The supportive group of friends were also great throughout the story.

Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary copy.

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Man, this book was so good! The tropes were great, the characters were great...it was wonderful. I don't relate much to the story - it was about Jews who are also POC, and I am none of that - but damn, I would read romances like this one all day. 4 stars!

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just your typical grumpy/sunshine romance, nothing about this one really stood out to me, in fact I found myself pretty bored.

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This book was published by St. Martin's Press, which is unfortunately being boycotted. If the boycott reaches a resolution, I hope to come back and review this book.

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Synopsis:

Daniel Rosenberg and Liyah Cohen-Jackson’s last conversation—fourteen years ago at summer camp—ended their friendship. Until they find themselves seated next to each other on a plane. At least they can go their separate ways after landing, until Daniel's marketing firm gets hired by the Chicago museum where Liyah works as a junior curator, and they’re forced to collaborate with potential career changing promotions on the line. As they find comfort in their shared experiences as Jews of color and fumble towards friendship, can they ignore their growing feelings for each other?

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I loved this diverse perspective romance. I was rooting for them the whole way through. This story is proof that people can change, and grow and become better / more compatible. I enjoyed Daniel & Liyah's characters and how they navigated their religion while being mixed race. I also enjoyed their best friends, and family, who I thought added a lot to the plot and banter. I liked the setting of the museum and I enjoyed the flow of the story. Highly recommend this one!

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This book just wasn't it for me. It had a lot of potential, but there was so much miscommunication and emotional unhealth that wrapped up WAY too quickly for me. It had potential but it wasn't for me.

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