Falon Ballard’s sophomore novel, Simply My Sort, is a intelligent, upbeat rom-com that may go away a smile on readers’ faces and pleasure of their hearts.
Lana Parker is an knowledgeable courting and relationships columnist, however she’s additionally a serial monogamist who’s bored with (and maybe incapable of) being single. Lana will get dumped by her newest boyfriend, reasonably than engaged to him, as Simply My Sort begins, however that’s not even the worst factor to occur to her that week. That honor belongs to the second when Seth Carson, her highschool boyfriend who’s now a big-shot freelance journalist, takes an project from the web site that publishes Lana’s column. Lana’s boss quickly instructs the pair to jot down a dueling sequence of relationship articles wherein Lana data her makes an attempt to remain and luxuriate in being single and Seth tries to cease being a serial dater and as a substitute grow to be boyfriend materials.
Since Seth is the one who acquired away, the project instantly proves troublesome—in a scrumptious method—for Lana. Simply My Sort may need felt a bit much less predictable if Ballard had flipped the gender stereotype, making Seth the one who wanted to cease leaping into relationships and Lana the one who wanted to be taught to calm down. Nonetheless, Simply My Sort continues to be an awesome showcase for Ballard’s skills: Her voice is recent and flirty, her characters nicely developed (Lana’s unfailingly loyal, foulmouthed good friend Might is the sort of individual all of us want in our lives), and her pacing brisk and by no means boring. Romance readers—of all sorts—will probably be immensely entertained.