Book Review: Just My Type by Falon Ballard

Posted February 10, 2023 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 13 Comments

Just My Type
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by Falon Ballard
Publication Date February 7, 2023
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
Pages: 368
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

To win the job of her dreams, a relationship-prone journalist needs to learn how to stay single in this heartwarming and hilarious new romantic comedy from the beloved author of Lease on Love.

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.

Just My Type by Falon Ballard is a heartwarming and humorous story about a relationship-prone woman who needs to learn to be on her own.  

Story Recap:

Lana Parker likes to be in a relationship, even when it’s not a true love match.  As soon as one relationship ends, she jumps right into a new one.  Now, she’s single again and she wants to stay that way for a while. 

Then Lana’s ex-boyfriend from High School shows up at Lana’s work as a temporary employee on assignment.  They had split up on bad terms and the last person Lana wants to see is Seth.  Seth has spent the last few years flying around the world doing freelance journalism and is hoping to land a more permanent position at a Los Angeles newspaper.  His assignment at Lala’s Web Magazine office called Always Take Fountain is a stepping stone to a job at the LA newspaper.  But, Natasha, the boss, has decided to make both of them compete for the plum journalist position at the newspaper.  The competition is for Lana to stay single and Seth needs to find one woman to settle down with. 

My Thoughts: 

I love a good office romance and especially a second chance romance, and Just My Type ticked all the boxes.  Lana wasn’t happy to see Seth back in her life, but it was clear they have chemistry, and they have so much in common, including a competitive spirit.  

I was pulled right into this story and enjoyed the competition between Lana and Seth.  The competition was not realistic, however, the author did an excellent job of convincing me it was realistic by making the boss, Natasha, an ambitious woman, and Lana a people pleaser.  Otherwise, I don’t think a sane employee would enter into such a competition. 

Overall I enjoyed this second chance, enemies to lovers, workplace romance! 


I highly recommend Just My Type to anyone who enjoys romantic comedies.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Falon Ballard

Falon Ballard is a Los Angeles native who has been writing stories her whole life. After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, Falon embarked on an eight-year teaching adventure before opening her own event planning business. When she’s not trolling Etsy for the latest merch from her favorite fandoms, she’s hanging out at Disneyland with a pretzel and beer in hand.

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13 responses to “Book Review: Just My Type by Falon Ballard

  1. Jenny+McClinton

    I have known some people that do this jumping from relationship to relationship, I have learnt that you do need to learn how to be by yourself too, although it can then mean breaking down some barriers when you do meet someone. Great review 😊

    • It’s been so long, I can barely remember being on my own! But, I agree, it’s important to know how to stand on your own.