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10 thoughts on “Something to Talk About

  1. says:

    SAPPHICS, HOW ARE WE DOING AFTER THIS COVER


  2. says:

    on the 6th day of december my true love gave to meeeeeGAY RIGHTS


  3. says:

    Hey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written Review 4.5 starsDude, Avery said She wants to wife you WhatJo, a longtime Hollywood hustler, decides to bring her assistant, Emma, on one of her various red carpet events.Surrounded by photographers, Jo makes Emma laugh and the intimacy of that perceived moment sends the press in a tizzyMs Jones, you do not need anyHey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written Review 4.5 starsDude, Avery said She wants to wife you WhatJo, a longtime Hollywood hustler, decides to bring her assistant, Emma, on one of her various red carpet events.Surrounded by photographers, Jo makes Emma laugh and the intimacy of that perceived moment sends the press in a tizzyMs Jones, you do not need anybad press at this moment, Amir said, A short statement would be an easy fixJo absolutely refuses to comment on the event, and her silence is all the fuel the press needs.Little does Jo know, Emma has had a crush on her boss for years She s never even considered acting on it but now that Emma s time as Jo s assistant is coming to the closeEmma can t help but wonder what if Do you think maybe the rumors aboutyou two might have a point One that maybe you didn t realize beforeThis ended up being SUPER cute and an instant hit for me.I loved the quiet dynamic between Jo and Emma This is a relationship where the actions speak louder than words and there were so many subtle moments that just had me going SQUEEE Jo was such a powerhouse and she hid her emotions really well Every time she broke character it was an instant beeline to my heart.Emma was so open about herself and truthful she was the perfect match.I also was surprisingly invested in the plot It was so much fun to watch the two of them navigate the world of scandals as they attempted to bring Jo s career back on track and kickstart Emma s.All in all, this was a fabulous first lesbian romance a la Berkley publishing I cannot wait to see what this author publishes next A huge thank you to the author and Berkley Publishing for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review


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    Something to Talk About is Berkley s first published F F romance Believe me when I tell you, I was HIGHLY anticipating its release.However, as intriguing as the premise sounds, and as monumental as its release, it unfortunately left me underwhelmed.Honestly, it hurts me to write this It is a good book, there is nothing off putting about it, and it even tackles some fairly serious issues, but I was expecting to be swooning I would have settled for even a few moments of fanning myself.In my hea Something to Talk About is Berkley s first published F F romance Believe me when I tell you, I was HIGHLY anticipating its release.However, as intriguing as the premise sounds, and as monumental as its release, it unfortunately left me underwhelmed.Honestly, it hurts me to write this It is a good book, there is nothing off putting about it, and it even tackles some fairly serious issues, but I was expecting to be swooning I would have settled for even a few moments of fanning myself.In my head I was thinking, Red, White and Royal Blue, but with lady loves and it just fell completely flat It took me close to a month to finish it, where normally it would take just a few days to read an Adult Romance.Initially, I found myself connecting with Jo, the older of the two main characters, who happens to be a big shot Hollywood director We re the same age and a lot of the feelings she was having surrounding her career and relationships, I could relate with.Emma, Jo s intelligent and capable assistant, is about a decade younger and an aspiring director herself The two have been working together for just over a year and slowly begin to notice their feelings for one another may be pushing the bounds of what is acceptable in the work place.Forbidden, age gap romance, uneven power dynamic, anticipation of physical contact I was into it in the beginning.Unfortunately, for me, it never seemed to go anywhere Jo and Emma struggled with the same feelings over and over and over never communicating and never progressing in their relationship.It was like the wheels of the plot were just spinning I started to get a little frustrated at about the halfway point, but stuck with it.I am glad I did, as at least I know the conclusion view spoiler The steamy scene at the end was quite the payoff, but I WANTED it no later than the 50% mark, not the 96th hide spoiler I think as far as romances go, and I am by no means a sophisticated romance reader, but for me, this was a little too straight and narrow for my tastes.I understand in reality, these were huge choices these women were making, but make a freaking decision already Overall, I am excited that this book exists I certainly hope that Berkley continues to publisherQueer Romance for a long time to come Thank you so much to the publisher, Berkley Books, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review I appreciate it and although this wasn t necessarily the story for me, I know a lot of readers are going to really enjoy this one


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    3.75 Stars This was a sweet and enjoyable read By accident I seemed to have gotten into a roll of debut reads This is my third debut in a row and not only is this Wilsner s debut book, but this is also Berkley s WLW romance debut I love seeing lesfic in mainstream so I hope this is just the first of many WLW books to come for Berkley.When I heard that not only was this a Hollywood romance but that one of our mains was an ice queen too, I could not wait to read this That is pretty much a per 3.75 Stars This was a sweet and enjoyable read By accident I seemed to have gotten into a roll of debut reads This is my third debut in a row and not only is this Wilsner s debut book, but this is also Berkley s WLW romance debut I love seeing lesfic in mainstream so I hope this is just the first of many WLW books to come for Berkley.When I heard that not only was this a Hollywood romance but that one of our mains was an ice queen too, I could not wait to read this That is pretty much a perfect combo in my mind and I was instantly hooked into this story Jo Jones is a Hollywood powerhouse, think Shonda Rhimes meets Miranda Priestly And Emma is her personal assistant who keeps her grounded After a picture taken of them on the red carpet looks anything but innocent, rumors of their affair abound While having to spend plenty of energy convincing everyone that it is not true, both women can t help but wonder what if Could there ever be a chance for anythingor is the power imbalance in their jobs too much to overcome I want to talk about some of the things I really liked or thought was well done First of all I was happy to see that one of the mains was Chinese American and there other was Jewish Secondly there is a bit of a Metoo moment that I thought was handled well and I also liked the way Wilsner addressed the power imbalance between a boss and employee I thought it was much better done than in a lot of boss employee romances I mentioned before how I was hooked instantly and just loved how sweet and angsty this book was turning out to be After the first half I was thinking this was going to be in the high 4 stars maybe even hit 5 I m sorry to say that started to change and I was a little bit deflated in the last quarter of the book There were a few issues that started to compound in the end The biggest issue for me was that this was a slow burn romance I love slow burn and I prefer them, but this wasn t slow this was so super slow This might be in the running for slowest ever read by me There was a ton of angst to keep the character apart so they would take 1 step forward, 30 steps back I didn t mind for a while, but towards the end I wanted to yell enough already This was so drawn out to the very end that the big payoff, the big payoff of a slow burn romance of waiting the whole book, felt too rushed This is a romance, we want to see the couple together as a couple As readers we want to connect with these characters as a couple so a potential HEA meansIt s the same as any M F romance, no one wants to wait to the last couple pages there either If Wilsner would have just cut out one of the angst moments and turned it into another couple moment, it would have made my heart so happy.In the end I liked this book, I m just a little bummed since I could have loved it Ice queen Hollywood romances are just such a good premise and so many parts of this book were really enjoyable and a lot of fun And while I really neededcouple time, this is well done for a debut I like to think that Wilsner s next book and Berkley next WLW release, both will only improve withexperience and it makes me excited for the future A big thank you to Berkley for this ARC copy


  6. says:

    DNF at 150 pages This book should ve been amazing, I ve been dying for a good f f romance and with that premise and that cover I was hoping this would be a five star for me So boring, nothing has happened yet These characters are so bland and boring and they don t have any chemistry, their relationship is so co workers like but there s just no tension It just isn t for me sadly This is Berkleys first published f f romance and I m sad that it was a disappointment I hope Berkley romance continu DNF at 150 pages This book should ve been amazing, I ve been dying for a good f f romance and with that premise and that cover I was hoping this would be a five star for me So boring, nothing has happened yet These characters are so bland and boring and they don t have any chemistry, their relationship is so co workers like but there s just no tension It just isn t for me sadly This is Berkleys first published f f romance and I m sad that it was a disappointment I hope Berkley romance continues to publish f f romances I just want them to be better than this one


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    Welp, I am bummed as heck I was SO excited for this book because it is Berkley s first F F title, but I gotta be honest nothing happened in this book It started out fun enough, but the pacing was sooooooo slooooooow and the characters had little to no sexual OR romantic chemistry and this just. let me down in a big way It wasn t tHe WoRsT thing I ve ever read hence the 3 star rating and not anything lower , but it was just especially disappointing because I had such high hopes for this Welp, I am bummed as heck I was SO excited for this book because it is Berkley s first F F title, but I gotta be honest nothing happened in this book It started out fun enough, but the pacing was sooooooo slooooooow and the characters had little to no sexual OR romantic chemistry and this just. let me down in a big way It wasn t tHe WoRsT thing I ve ever read hence the 3 star rating and not anything lower , but it was just especially disappointing because I had such high hopes for this one I am big sad Womp


  8. says:

    4 stars Something to Talk About is Meryl Wilsner s debut novel, and I really enjoyed it But reader beware, this one starts out slow So slow, in fact, that I almost gave up on it I m so happy I didn t I ended up loving so much about this story and I love a good slow burn romance Emma is the assistant to Jo Jones Yes, that Jo Jo has been in Hollywood for decades Starting off as a child actor, then moving on to other behind the scenes things such as writing Jo takes Emma to an awards s 4 stars Something to Talk About is Meryl Wilsner s debut novel, and I really enjoyed it But reader beware, this one starts out slow So slow, in fact, that I almost gave up on it I m so happy I didn t I ended up loving so much about this story and I love a good slow burn romance Emma is the assistant to Jo Jones Yes, that Jo Jo has been in Hollywood for decades Starting off as a child actor, then moving on to other behind the scenes things such as writing Jo takes Emma to an awards show to run interference on some questions she doesn t want answered and the two get caught on camera smiling and laughing The picture is innocent, but it starts a huge rumor about Jo dating her much younger assistant Now, there is this tension vibrating between them They slowly start to both realize they have feelings for each other, but neither one of them know what to do with them It s a tricky situation, as any boss employee relationship would beJo wasn t lying when she said Emma got her through most days She did it because of things like this, because of the way she had Jo s back, the way she took care of her I adored watching Jo and Emma start to fall for one another Their flirty and cute moments were so sweet I also loved that both characters were so different Jo isstandoffish and a bit tougher of a nut to crack, but she s really soft underneath it all And I just loved Emma I also really liked the relationship they both had with Emma s sister There honestly wasn t much I didn t love about this book, aside from it being almost painfully slow I do love me a good slow burn, but this was slower than I m used to Still, in my opinion, the payoff was worth the wait I m so glad I read it


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    Something to Talk About is a sweet rom com set in the entertainment industry And the way it reads, it s perfect for a movie or television adaptation itself.Jo was once a child actress, but now she s an Emmy Award winning television writer She s about to embark on her most ambitious project yet, completely out of her comfort zone, and the chatter has already started that she s not qualified.With the SAG Awards coming up, she knows everyone will ask about the new project so she decides she n Something to Talk About is a sweet rom com set in the entertainment industry And the way it reads, it s perfect for a movie or television adaptation itself.Jo was once a child actress, but now she s an Emmy Award winning television writer She s about to embark on her most ambitious project yet, completely out of her comfort zone, and the chatter has already started that she s not qualified.With the SAG Awards coming up, she knows everyone will ask about the new project so she decides she needs a buffer She invites Emma, her assistant, to be her date When the paparazzi catches a fleeting shot of Jo making Emma laugh, it fuels gossip that the two are an item.Suddenly the world and even those close to the two of them believe there is something romantic going on Jo doesn t want to dignify the rumors, as she s never made any public comments about her dating life But the gossip intensifies when it appears there s an anonymous source in the office leaking things to the press.Thetime they spend together, Emma starts to realize that maybe she does have feelings for her boss, but she s afraid to acknowledge them, and she doesn t want to jeopardize her career or the project Jo is working on For her part, Jo knows she feelsopen, even happier andsecure when she s with Emma But does she want to be part of an old Hollywood clich , the boss sleeping with their younger assistant And would acting on this have even greater ramifications because they re two women This was a light, sweet, fun book, full of emotion and romance It s an interesting exploration of how easily we get affected by what people think or what we think they think I also loved the way Meryl Wilsner explored the different ethnicities and religious backgrounds of the characters I ve got to say, it was so refreshing to have a character go to temple and meet with her rabbi to discuss issues That just doesn t happen often This was another great book for PrideReads One warning I had Bonnie Raitt s song, Something to Talk About, stuck in my head the whole time Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at


  10. says:

    Is that cover gorgeous or what Hello, sweet, slow burn romance Jo is recognizable in Hollywood since she was crowned a TV star early in her life Emma is her assistant The two are proclaimed a couple by the media when a picture circulates of Jo making Emma laugh It s supposedly a scandal, and it s not good timing for Emma and her job working for Jo, or Jo and her new movie launch.Hollywood gossip spreads as it does, and the press is following them everywhere As the movie premiere approaches, Is that cover gorgeous or what Hello, sweet, slow burn romance Jo is recognizable in Hollywood since she was crowned a TV star early in her life Emma is her assistant The two are proclaimed a couple by the media when a picture circulates of Jo making Emma laugh It s supposedly a scandal, and it s not good timing for Emma and her job working for Jo, or Jo and her new movie launch.Hollywood gossip spreads as it does, and the press is following them everywhere As the movie premiere approaches, Emma and Jo spendtime together, and they forge a friendship and bond that grows Slowly I thought this was an enjoyable and memorable slow building romance I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader


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Something to Talk About A Showrunner And Her Assistant Give The World Something To Talk About When They Accidentally Fuel A Ridiculous Rumor In This Debut RomanceHollywood 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 MovieAs 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 CommentWith The Launch Of Jo S Film Project Fast Approaching, The Two Women Begin To Spend Even 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 Allbut Is Acting On The Spark Between Them Worth Fanning The Gossip Flames

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Something to Talk About
  • Meryl Wilsner
  • English
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0593102525

About the Author: Meryl Wilsner

Meryl Wilsner writes stories about queer women falling in love Born in Michigan, Meryl lived in Portland, Oregon and Jackson, Mississippi before recently returning to the Mitten State Some of Meryl s favorite things include all four seasons, button down shirts, the way giraffes run, and their wife.