Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
By Rachel Lynn Solomon
Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.
In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Between secret gifts and double dates, they start nudging their bosses back together. But their well-meaning meddling backfires when the real chemistry builds between Ari and Russell.
Working closely with Russell means allowing him to get to know parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will he be able to embrace her dark clouds as well as her clear skies?
A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this charming romantic comedy from the author of The Ex Talk.
I picked this book up because I had been seeing so many good reviews and loved the aspect that one of the MCs and love interest had a "dad bod" instead of being absolutely ripped like in every other romance. This was a book that did not disappoint and definitely lived up to the hype.
I loved Ari and getting to see an insight into what it is like working for a news station and being a weather girl. I especially loved that "weather girl" turned out to be such an endearing term that Russell used for Ari. This story was heartwarming and seemed more real than other romances out there. The relationship took its time to grow and we got to see the characters learn more about each other.
There is also the side of the book that deals with the different aspects of depression and how they can affect people. I loved that the author chose to represent this in the book and to show readers who might not have depression what it is like for those who do.
There were plenty of moments where this book had me laughing and I really loved the story. Overall, it was a great story and I loved the characters. I wouldn't describe it as one of my favorite romance books I have read but I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance read.