Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Weather Girl was a lovely romance novel that does an amazing job at weaving in a protagonist’s struggles with depression with a tale about falling in love.
Solomon was superb in writing about what can be difficult and uncomfortable topics sometimes about weight and mental health. The way she beautifully intertwined Ari’s organic feelings were as predictable and unpredictable as Ari’s beloved weather forecasts was one I adored.
Although the pacing was a tad bit slow for my liking, after a third way into the story I was hooked. Also, the fact that the conflict between Ari and Russels wasn’t drawn out over several chapters was appreciated and the steam had me blushing!
Overall, this was a charming feel-good story that has several layers to it I believe many will appreciate.
Thank you Berkley for the advanced reader's copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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?