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Book Review: Weather Girl By Rachel Lynn Solomon

Plot:

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?

Review:

This novel for the most part was a decent read. After 80% that is when it went downhill so lets start with the positives. Ari is a Jew, and feels the need to mention this throughout. I found this interesting because it was different sure. She tells the weather, reads from a script on what the weather is going to be like, that is it in a nutshell, if you like talking about the weather so be it but don’t act like your higher above everyone else. Her boss is Torrance and lately she’s been a bitch. Also, she was obsessed with Torrance when she was younger as she clearly has mummy issues and keeps trying to see everyone as her desired mum. Anyway, Torrance and Seth where married and recently broke up so the work environment has been hell. Somehow Ari and the Sports guy Russell come together to literally do the ‘parent trap movie’ on them. They become closer and so do the other two in this process.

When Ari discovers Russell has a kid she becomes so selfish as she is like what am I supposed to do I’ve never been around someone with one can I even do this and so forth. It’s not hers so stop making it a big issue jeez. Then, she starts to want a kid herself and thinks about it and everything – YOU HAVE TO BE IN A STABLE RELATIONSHIP FIRST GIRL! She becomes so obsessed with the idea of wanting her own when she was only either single or going out with Russell for a few weeks.

At least the sex scenes weren’t as graphic as other books though.

When Ari says about depression ‘I can’t control it’

Making it all about her when every person on earth has some form of mental “disability” as it’s classified as. I did understand and appreciate her to begin with although towards the last 2 hours of this audiobook she really began to annoy me as she made it all about her and the behaviour that came across was the whole “poor me I have depression you can’t handle that” and she isn’t even giving Russel a chance as she made it all about her and getting too paranoid instead of calming down. It’s as if she’s purposely trying to self sabotage on purpose by letting her mouth continue to ramble on about negative crap. Like towards the end she is going insane by blurting her negativity out. It’s called control. You do not let the rambling negative thoughts out or let them get you down. I used to be like this however as you begin to age and gain maturity you usually know better.

But to act as if it is all about you especially when you have had your own upbringing let me tell you something ; everyone has their hardships one way or another so stop making it all about yourself!

Russell has a kid and She doesn’t know if she can handle going out with a guy that has a kid? Seriously? It’s not as if she can do it! Everyone has frigging depression so stop being so selfish and learn to control elements of it! It’s life. It doesn’t make One person in particular special. You experience All Emotions of Every sort at some points in daily life or throughout your life and it is literally about accepting it and letting each emotion pass as any councillor would tell you. You have to accept your moods and know that they will eventually pass.

Yes! Exactly the councillor was on point as I listened to the rest of the recording. I felt myself going Yes! On point with her as she was being a selfish idiot.

Is Ari that stupid she expected Russell to message her after that silly argument? Why would one go and continue to annoy an angry dog if it was angry when you last dealt with it? Your reaction if you want to have peace that is, would naturally be to stay away and give it space until it’s calm again.

Overall, this book was nothing too special. It was a warm-ish read for the most part until I realised that Ari is very selfish and thinks the world revolves around her. We get it, your needs are important but stop shoving it down everyone’s throat. Also, as an author their books are their children yes as they created this entire world so you do not need to keep on mentioning how special it is to you as great and more famous authors don’t go on and on about their many novels.

3/5 Stars

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