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Weather Girl (Paperback)
Rising meteorologist Ari Abrams loves a rainy day, but there's a storm brewing at KSEA6 News between two divorced starring staff, and Ari is tired of it dampening the atmosphere. Teaming up with sports reporter Russell, the two hatch a plan to make their bosses fall in love again-- and there might be love in the forecast between them, too. Solomon has a knack for capturing the aesthetic of the Pacific Northwest in all of its glory, and Weather Girl is no exception with its cozy warmth and crackling sparks. This novel is without a doubt the rom-com of the rainy season, broadcasting sunshine into the heart.— From Andrew
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A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this electrifying romance from the author of The Ex Talk.
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?
About the Author
Rachel Lynn Solomon is the bestselling author of love stories for teens and adults, including The Ex Talk, Today Tonight Tomorrow, and Weather Girl. Originally from Seattle, she's currently navigating expat life with her husband in Amsterdam, where she's on a mission to try as many Dutch sweets as possible.
"That feeling you get when you curl up on the couch on a rainy Saturday, with a great book in one hand and a spiked hot chocolate in the other: that's the feeling you get when you read Weather Girl. This book is cozy, comforting, thought provoking, and it'll make you feel warm from the inside out."—Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of While We Were Dating
“A sharp, witty romance full of heart. Rachel's writing zips off the page. As with The Ex Talk, she has created truly original, well-rounded characters you will love. A sexy storm of a book.”—Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Next Year
“A delightful romance. Perfect for rainy days and sunny days and everything in between.” —Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart Principle
"Rachel Lynn Solomon has crafted a magical story that celebrates hope, resilience, and love. My forecast: read it, and you’ll be on cloud nine."—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
"A perfect storm of classic rom-com delights, Solomon's singular voice, and wholly original characters."—Julia Whelan, author of My Oxford Year and award-winning audiobook narrator
"A tender, hilarious, and heartfelt love story you'll read in one sitting!"—Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer
“Wryly funny and sweetly sexy, Rachel Lynn Solomon’s Weather Girl is as comforting as a weighted blanket and as carefully considered as one of Ari’s forecasts. For everyone who’s ever believed themself too much to love, this book offers both solace and a gentle promise: If you allow yourself to be truly known, you may find someone who’ll adore you on even your darkest days.”—Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert
“With Rachel Lynn Solomon’s trademark brand of humor and charm, Weather Girl is a love letter to every woman who’s ever felt they had to hide their stormy days behind a sunshine exterior. With a tender romance at its center, this story will heat you up, melt your heart, and affirm the incredible beauty of being loved for exactly who you are.”—Sonia Hartl, author of Heartbreak for Hire
"Weather Girl is warm and deeply romantic. Once again, Rachel Lynn Solomon has created a cast of characters that we fall in love with from the moment we meet them."—Annette Christie, author of The Rehearsals
"Weather Girl is everything you could want in a romantic comedy. With nods to The Parent Trap and Set it Up, Rachel Lynn Solomon delivers a story that's funny, sweet, and oh-so-steamy. Alongside the swoon-worthy romance is an authentic, moving story about what it means to live with depression and how we learn to accept love even during our darkest days. Romance readers deserve honest, poignant depictions of mental health like this one."—Alison Cochrun, author of The Charm Offensive
“As funny as it is vulnerable, Weather Girl depicts a moving portrait of finding love while living with mental illness without skimping on the laughs. I forecast rom-com readers will be utterly charmed.” —Sarah Grunder Ruiz, author of Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships
“Tender, playful, and achingly vulnerable, Weather Girl sparkles like sunbeams piercing through a rain shower. With her signature heart and heat, Solomon crafts a compulsively unputdownable love story with endearingly flawed, accessible, and lovable characters to root for. Weather Girl’s forecast: delightful with a chance of happy-crying.” —Lillie Vale, author of The Shaadi Set-Up
"As slow-burn hot as it is achingly heartfelt, Weather Girl reminds us that we deserve to love and be loved for who we truly are, rain or shine."—Chloe Liese, author of Only When It's Us
“[Solomon’s] realistic portrayal of the internal struggles that come with the highs and lows of optimism and depression, and how it affects sex and relationships, is an important one. Paired with humorous dialogue and many swoon-worthy moments, this romance book has all the joy you need to kick off 2022.”—Buzzfeed
"Weather Girl sparkles with quirky humor."—Apple Books
"Humorous, captivating, and delightful."—USA Today
“Heartfelt charm, memorable characters, steamy moments…this rom-com has it all.”—Women's World
“Solomon deftly handles mental health and family crises in the background of a blossoming, delightful romance between two Jewish reporters, and Weather Girl is a fabulously nuanced romance novel.”—Hey Alma
"Whether sunshine or rainfall, Weather Girl is the perfect read no matter what storms you’re facing. With an enchanting protagonist who shows that living with a mental illness and finding the love of your life aren’t mutually exclusive, Weather Girl is a must-read for lovers of The Parent Trap and Set It Up!"—The Nerd Daily
“Is it too early to say that this will be one of the best romances of 2022?”—The Southern Bookseller Review
"Solomon handles Ari’s mental health and Russell’s body image issues with skill and sensitivity. Fans of Christina Lauren and Julie James will enjoy watching the duo’s matchmaking schemes as chemistry begins to sizzle between them—and, inevitably, the plotters are hoisted by their own petard. Solomon writes real characters with real problems without ever sacrificing fun."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The forecast predicts a 100% chance of heartfelt rom-com charm."—Kirkus Reviews
"Matchmaking goes awry in Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon...This is mainly Ari's story, and it's told in her engaging first-person voice, with Russell filling the role of the wonderful guy who hopefully isn't too good to be true. Secondary characters add sparkle and fun, and there are brief but deeply enjoyable glimpses of newsroom life in this delightful romance."—Bookpage (starred review)
“Rachel Lynn Solomon has created a wonderfully heartfelt and hilarious romance in Weather Girl.”—Shelf Awareness