A Swoony Office Romance That Embraces Rainy Days!
“They say don’t meet your heroes. Don’t work for them either.”
Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon is forecasted to bring a smile to your face and warm fuzzies to your heart! Featuring a neurodivergent leading lady and a dad-bod rocking, cinnamon roll hero who scheme to get their bosses back together in order to ease the tense atmosphere at their local news station.
This is The Parent Trap meets Set It Up with the added flair of The Ugly Truth style setting. A work place romance, with schemes and shenanigans that will tickle everyone’s fancy! I adored every single page, and every chapter heading too! Weather Girl isn’t just lighthearted fun. Ari is a woman who is so wrapped up in her head and making sure people won’t judge her for her mental illness that she misses the fact that Russell is actually her perfect match until the signs flash brighter than neon on a dark highway. Newishly single, Ari spends a lot of time trying to heal herself from her previous relationship and come to terms with her quickly budding feelings that she has for Russell. I’ll be honest, her thought process isn’t straightforward, but I think that’s what I liked about this romance. It’s not your typical romance with roses and sunshine. There are rainy days, and that’s why Weather Girl shines so bright.
“The way alcohol has unstitched him, turned my ever-pleasant coworker into someone honest and fun—I don’t hate it.”
The match-making hijinks add an element of fun, the family dynamics are equally as wonderful. There’s still a stigma associated with mental illness in books. Ari’s battle with depression is described with honesty and openness as she tries to navigate her feelings on her mother’s own diagnosis. This aspect of Weather Girl felt as personal as it did transformational, and at times it felt like Rachel Lynn Solomon was speaking directly into my own heart. If your life has been touched at all by mental illness then Weather Girl will be a special read for you too.
Russell is the single dad, sportscaster who really is like the golden retriever of men in romance books. Honest, yet shy and unsure, and altogether just really earnest, Russell won me over. He’s the steady to Ari’s unsure, the calm to her tumult, and ultimately becomes the solace to her pain. I loved getting to know him and his daughter better, and seeing their dynamic play out is something really special as it highlights the difference between his parental relationship with his daughter to Ari’s with her mother.
“If Russell and I are friends, it’s perfectly fine that he happens to be cute. A harmless newsroom crush.”
Rachel Lynn Solomon perfectly balanced heartfelt and often heart-wrenching emotions with lighthearted and vibrant scenes and characters. Weather Girl is both thoughtful, evocative, and playful in a way that rivals falling in love in real life when you feel like you’re not quite perfect for your perfect match.
I loved every aspect of this amazing book, and I cannot even begin to gush enough about it. Weather Girl will be one those books that you devour the first time, and then go back and savor each exquisitely emotional detail the next time you read it—which will be immediately after you finish it.
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.