DNF Review: ‘Something to Talk About’ by Meryl Wilsner
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Something to Talk Aboutby Meryl Wilsner
Published by Berkley on May 26, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBT
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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?
I stopped reading Something to Talk About at 48%. I couldn’t continue because I kept losing interest in the book. I was upset that I couldn’t finish the book because it was my first F/F book. I wanted to like it, but unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of slow burns. I do like some, but this book has to be the slowest burn book that I’ve ever read. I also couldn’t connect well with the characters, Jo and Emma. There were times I liked them, but other times I wanted to knock some sense into them. I wanted some more romance in the story. I did like how Jo and Emma took care of each other in the book. Emma is Jo’s assistant, and Jo is a tv/movie screenwriter. I wanted to enjoy this book. Maybe, later on, I’ll try to reread it, but I’m going to dive into another book until then.
Although this book didn’t get, my attention doesn’t mean other readers won’t enjoy it. I recommend it to readers that love to read LGBT Contemporary Romance books. I also recommend it to readers that love slow burn romances.