Talk Bookish to Me is the first romance novel by this author although I am pretty sure that there will be more to follow. For one thing, Ms. Bromley knows a lot about the genre and it is clear, through her heroine, that she loves and respects the genre. I learned a lot (painlessly) about the different categories of romance novels, the various tropes that are used and more.
This is the story of Kara, a writer of romance novels, who is experiencing difficulty getting the inspiration she needs to work on her next book. Enter an old boyfriend and somehow he gets her writing again even as Kara fights her attraction to him. The novel that Kara is working on is a story within the story here.
Surrounding Kara and Ryan are Ryan’s dog, Duke, who receives a good deal of attention; Kara’s friends, her mother and sister and other friends. There is also some backstory.
Talk Bookish to Me is an easy read. Romance lovers may want to give this one a chance.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publsher. All opinions are my own.