Exes and O’s by Amy Lea
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Published: January 2023, Berkley Publishing
Rating: 4/5 | Steam level: 3/5
Tara Chen has had her heart broken ten times, by ten different men. Nevertheless, she is still determined to find her perfect match. The only problem? Tara is a romance novel obsessive, and her standards are sky high.
Modern dating apps have killed the meet-cute, so Tara decides to revisit her exes – all ten of them – in the hope of finding her very own trope-worthy second-chance romance. And every heroine needs a sidekick, so she enlists her new flatmate, firefighter Trevor.
Trevor Metcalfe is the first to rush into a burning building but the last to rush into a relationship. Love just isn’t his thing. But, the more time they spend together, the more Trevor appreciates Tara’s authentic, dramatic self.
Can they break the habits of a lifetime and give their spark a chance?
Qotd: What’s your favourite romance trope? ❣️
My favorite trope should be closed proximity types – roommates, flat mates, road trip anything to keep the MCs close!! You can, but you can’t YKWIM?!😉
And we have a winner in the category. 🏆
@amyleabooks gives us a treat with her brand new rom-com #exesandos which is fun and sweet and spicy all at once! If you’ve enjoyed the author’s previous hit #setonyou you might enjoy the cameo characters in her new book.
So, our heroine Tara is a nurse cum book influencer who loves to reread books and is messy and an absolute sucker for anything romantic!
In comes the hero, a hard-muscled gigantic firefighter who also happens to be a playboy who hates doing relationships.
These two make such an unlikely match yet they do the job alright. Slowly as the layers peel themselves off, it’s very easy as a reader to fall in love with the story and the characters. Loved this book.
About the Author
Amy Lea is a Canadian bureaucrat by day and contemporary romance author by night (and weekends). She writes laugh out loud romantic comedies featuring strong heroines, witty banter, mid-2000s pop culture references, and happily ever afters.
When Amy is not writing, she can be found fan-girling over other romance books on Instagram (@amyleabooks), eating potato chips with reckless abandon, and snuggling with her husband and goldendoodle.