Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Published by: Berkley
Pub Date: May 26, 2020
Format: e-arc| Source: Netgalley (publisher)
Genres: adult, contemporary romance, LGBTQ+
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?
Let’s get the caveats out of the way: I don’t really like boss/employee romances, or age gap romances, and this had both. That being said it was handled really well and it was a sweet book. The slow burn was sooooo slowwwww! In the wonderful way. I loved that Emma was Jewish on page for more than just a mention of Hanukkah and I loved her relationship with her sister. There was a lot of miscommunication which will drive some people nuts but that was one reason I loved getting POVs from both Emma and Jo. The writing style was a little formal? But sometimes the banter was good?? I can’t decide. But it was a great romance and I loved the inciting event especially. I will gladly read more from this author in the future!
What are some of your favorite f/f romances? Do you enjoy really slow burns? Is Something To Talk About on your TBR? Let me know!