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Publisher's Summary

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.

Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time - threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie. 

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a “source” is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is "no comment". 

With the launch of Jo’s film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all...but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?

©2020 Meryl Wilsner (P)2020 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

Something to Talk About is a delicious slow-burn with the kind of Hollywood ending that will make you believe in soul mates. Emma and Jo’s story of overcoming obstacles to fight for true love will have you swooning and smiling long after you’ve finished the book.” (Lyssa Kay Adams, author of The Bromance Book Club)

“A fresh and fun romance, featuring two witty, intelligent women coming to terms with both their careers and their growing attraction to each other in a glittering Hollywood setting. Meryl Wilsner is a great new voice, whose perspective is both extremely welcome and desperately needed.” (Jen Deluca, author of Well Met)

"[A] supremely readable slow-burn romance that had me yelling, 'JUST KISS ALREADY!' as I flew through the pages." (Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks)

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  • Salome
  • 2020-05-27

Excellent slow burn.

First time listening to the work of this author and I must say I loved it. The narrators also added another dimension to this book both were smooth and engaging.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-20

So gay, sooo good

If you’re a wlw who’s looking for something real to sink your teeth into, look no further. This story had me gasping, blushing, and jumping up and down. 10/10 would read again.

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  • Melissa C Feather
  • 2021-01-30

Not My Cup of Tea

This book was average but it took until the final hour for any “romance” to actually take place. I get this is a novel but a good portion of the book was this back and forth that could have taken half the time to get the point across. I also didn’t like the voice of Emma - she sounded like a weak woman most of the time and some of her phrases were something I’d expect from a 16 year old.

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  • Karina F.
  • 2020-06-06

Something to talk about

Overall it was just okay for me
I thought Emma was acting like a teenager some parts of the book .
One minute she gets jealous that Jo is out with a old friend \ co star the next she thinks Jo is in a romantic relationship with her best friend
I mean Emma is 27 not 16 again the book was just okay sometimes I figured they were better off friends then lovers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-25

Slow but good

It’s a little bit slow to get started but the ending is worth it. Super cute story

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  • A. Zulli
  • 2021-01-06

Great readers, sweet story

Both readers were fantastic. The voice of Jo was especially delicious. Throaty, rich.

The story is sweet and mostly believable. I don't know anything about the author, but I could totally believe she is a lady-lover. THAT part rang true, including the endless hand-wringing and processing and cluelessness about their chemistry 😂. As well as the one, very accurate sex scene. It wasn't long or detailed enough, but I guess this is a romance novel, not a... well, you understand.

I cast Lucy Liu as Jo and Emma Roberts as Emma (in my head). It worked so well that I'm hoping a director reads this and makes it a reality.

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  • Elisha
  • 2020-11-27

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I listened to this when I was in the car and omg I’m always in my car. Love the book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-11

The most boring book ever

I had such high hopes for this book. What a great concept. The prose was pretty good. Great narrators.

But it just dragged. There is slow burn... and then there is this.

I wish I could return it, I hated it so much.

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  • Amanda
  • 2020-10-24

Great light hearted listen.

Great light hearted listen, I laughed out loud many times. Both leading charatcers were great, so you're really rooting for the romance!

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  • Alisha
  • 2020-07-16

Light reading, lesbian/bisexual main characters

Ok so I read this for a book club.
It’s good, I enjoyed the characters, but it’s very predictable and bland in the story.
You wait 24 freaking chapters for them to get together and you get a blink of a final connection. The anticipation is decent but the climax is boring.
Bland half ass sex scene with barely a description.
Overall I enjoyed the book but was very let down by the lack of really good deep content.