Just My Type

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Pub Date Feb 07 2023 | Archive Date Mar 31 2023
PENGUIN GROUP Putnam | G.P. Putnam's Sons

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To win the job of her dreams, a relationship-prone journalist needs to learn how to stay single in this heartwarming and hilarious new romantic comedy from the beloved author of Lease on Love.

Lana Parker is an expert girlfriend. After a disastrous breakup with her high school boyfriend, she's bounced from long-term relationship to long-term relationhip and even works as the dating and relationships columnist for one of Los Angeles's trendiest websites. But when Lana suddenly finds herself single, she's ready to take a break, both personally and professionally. 

That is, until her high school ex, Seth Carson, takes an assignment at Lana's site. Having spent years traveling the world as a freelance journalist, Seth's finally ready to put down roots. Seth and Lana's chemistry is just as combative—and undeniable—as ever and quickly leads to a competition that could shape both of their careers. Pitted against each other by Lana's boss, they are each tasked with writing an article series that goes against their usual dating type: Lana needs to write about being single and staying single, while Seth must learn to settle down and become boyfriend material. Whoever's series is most popular wins a highly coveted dream job. But when the two square off, it's not only their careers on the line—it’s also their hearts.
To win the job of her dreams, a relationship-prone journalist needs to learn how to stay single in this heartwarming and hilarious new romantic comedy from the beloved author of Lease on Love.


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AHHHHHH I LOVED THIS! I'm usually not a huge fan of exes to lovers, but this was beautiful. Ballard painted the pining and hostility? for lack of a better word between you and the one you lost too soon. Oh and the sunflowers (I'll leave it at that suspense and ambiguity) left me in tears. Just beautiful all around.

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Fallon Ballard has absolutely perfected the rom com. This lovers to enemies to lovers/ second chance romance was everything I ever dreamed an more.

Lana and Seth have great chemistry and the whole scenario was fun and realistic enough that the subtle shifts from enemies to friends felt realistic. I loved the friend group again and the group chats, and another special shout-out to the real fantasy swooning- millennials who own gorgeous homes AND get to be creative 😉 I can easily see this being a favorite re-read.

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Falon Ballard you ICON! This book I finished so quick but took forever to write a review because life LOL.

💗 Enemies to Lovers ( I'm a sucker for this trope I live for the banter that usually comes from it)

💗 Second Chance Romance

💗 Rivalries/ Competitiveness

💗 Kind of Workplace Romance?

💗 Self Love Journey/Healing

Lana Parker is such a relatable character through and through, and this poor girl went through the wringer. She has taste in men like me (LOL) none of them have lasted, but she got dumped on the night that she thought she was going to get engaged,

can you say HEARTBREAKING?!

anyway, she gets an online message from an ex. whom is her high school sweetheart turned strangers, and he comes back hard. Fitting his way back into her life, and the work blog pits them against each other but if you think that's gonna stop high school SWEETHEARTS?


That's all you're getting, you'll have to read it yourself for the plot.
Such a cute book!
Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Putnam Group and Ms. Fallon for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This was the first book I’ve read from Falon Ballard. Do I have Lease on Love? Yes. Have I read it? Not yet. It’s in my super long TBR list and now It’s moving on up because of how much I enjoyed this book. This book follows Lana Parker and her ex-boyfriend, Seth Carson, throughout the many tasks they have to accomplish if they want to win a spot/position writing for their dream spot for any columnist.

You get second chance romance, workplace romance, enemies to lovers, and so much more. I loved learning about their past relationship and how the two had to accompany each other with some of the tasks they have given the other person. Lana needed to learn how to be alone while Seth needed to settle down and become boyfriend material.

This is one of my favorite romance books I’ve read this year and can’t wait to dive into Lease on Love. It was adorable and It’s a must-read.

Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and Falon Ballard for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Falon Ballard's debut, Lease on Love, was one of my favorite reads of the year, so when I got my hands on Just My Type, I knew I needed to read it ASAP. Second chance romances (especially when it is first love) is one of my favorite tropes and Ballard did an amazing job with this one.

Lana and Seth are high school sweethearts who have gone their separate ways, but when a new job for Seth brings them back to one another - it brings about feelings neither of them could've expected. Said job pits the two of them against each other, which brings an interesting dynamic to the story and I enjoyed seeing how everything played out.

Another 5 star winner from Ballard and I can't wait to see what she does next!

Thank you to Putnam for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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