Just My Type (Paperback)
Lana Parker is an expert girlfriend. After a disastrous breakup with her high school boyfriend, she's bounced from long-term relationship to long-term relationhip and even works as the dating and relationships columnist for one of Los Angeles's trendiest websites. But when Lana suddenly finds herself single, she's ready to take a break, both personally and professionally.
That is, until her high school ex, Seth Carson, takes an assignment at Lana's site. Having spent years traveling the world as a freelance journalist, Seth's finally ready to put down roots. Seth and Lana's chemistry is just as combative—and undeniable—as ever and quickly leads to a competition that could shape both of their careers. Pitted against each other by Lana's boss, they are each tasked with writing an article series that goes against their usual dating type: Lana needs to write about being single and staying single, while Seth must learn to settle down and become boyfriend material. Whoever's series is most popular wins a highly coveted dream job. But when the two square off, it's not only their careers on the line—it’s also their hearts.
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“[A] charming ode to writers’ passion and love.” –PopSugar
“Seth and Lana have instant chemistry on the page, and it’s a joy to read their snarky banter that transforms into something more heartfelt. Their longing for each other, and the obstacles in their way, feel realistic. Ballard also creates a warm and witty friend group for Lana that adds plenty of comic relief. A compulsively readable second-chance romance that’s full of pining and laughs.” –Kirkus Reviews
“This entertaining rom-com from Ballard…refreshingly sees both protagonists undergoing therapy for their respective issues while reassessing their personal and professional goals, is one of healing and emotional growth as much as romance.” –Publishers Weekly
“A clever, upbeat rom-com that will leave a smile on readers’ faces and joy in their hearts….A great showcase for Ballard’s talents: Her voice is fresh and flirty, her characters well developed (Lana’s unfailingly loyal, foulmouthed friend May is the kind of person we all need in our lives), and her pacing brisk and never boring. Romance readers—of all types—will be immensely entertained.” –BookPage
“A unique and humorous tale. Ballard hits all the right notes in a second-chance romance with smart, appealing lead characters.” –Booklist
“This spicy, tropey read will have most rom-com fans declaring, ‘Its just my type of book!’” –Library Journal
“Falon Ballard delivers a page-turning second-chance romance bursting with crackling banter and delightful characters, anchored by a layered, emotional, and sexy love story at the center. I couldn’t put it down!” –Ava Wilder, author of How to Fake It in Hollywood
“Just My Type sparks with enemies-to-lovers wit and dazzles with Los Angeles flair. A fabulous, banterrific workplace rom-com, and just our type of romance.” –Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft
“With its sharp writing, hilarious banter, and delightful characters, Just My Type is an absolutely perfect romantic comedy. I only wish I could read it again for the first time!” –Lacie Waldon, author of From the Jump and The Layover
“Everything about Falon Ballard’s writing cuts straight to the heart. With supremely relatable characters, sparkling wit, and a second-chance-rivals-to-lovers romance to die for, Just My Type is an unputdownable showstopper! Ballard’s fresh and affirming voice reminds readers what it’s like to fall in love, and what it means to love yourself most of all. An auto-buy author guaranteed to skyrocket straight to the top of TBRs everywhere!” –Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love
“Just My Type is a must read. With the perfect swirl of lovable characters, sizzling chemistry, and perfectly crafted humor, Ballard’s sophomore novel is a story you won’t want to put down. Falon Ballard is an auto-buy author for me and she always delivers stories that take up residence in my heart—this new story is no exception!” –Denise Williams, author of Do You Take This Man and The Fastest Way to Fall