Book Review: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Posted February 2, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review / 30 Comments

Weather Girl
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by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publication Date January 28, 2022
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction / Romance / Workplace, Fiction / Women
Pages: 352
Format: eBook

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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?

My Review:

Weather Gil by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a fun and flirty story about a meteorologist at a local news station in Seattle, Washington, that I enjoyed from cover to cover.  This book made me smile, and made me want to be a meteorologist! 

Ari Abrams is a meteorologist at a local Seattle news station and is following in the footsteps of her idol, meteorologist Torrance Hale, the head meteorologist at the station.  She loves her job, but wishes her boss, Torrance would mentor her and help her become a better meteorologist.  Torrance’s ex-husband, Seth Hale, is the station manager and to say their divorce was explosive is an understatement.  Torrance and Seth spend much of their time at work fighting, bickering and complaining about each other.  

At the station Christmas Party after a very eventful evening where Torrance and Seth had a huge fight, Ari teams up with sportscaster Russel, and after a few drinks they make a pact to set up their bosses in order to make a more peaceful station.  Believing that Torrance and Seth still love each other, Ari and Russel work together and find ways to set them up.  But, working together they find that it’s not just Torrance and Seth that have sparks between them. 

This book is just so much fun.  And yet it was emotional too.  Russell was great, I loved that he is a bit heavy and is self-conscious about his appearance.  And Ari is just delightful, her love of the weather is infectious, now I want to be a meteorologist too!  The elements of mental health were handled compassionately and realistically by the author.  

About Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rachel Lynn Solomon is the bestselling author of The Ex Talk, Today Tonight Tomorrow, Weather Girl, and more. Her romantic comedies for teens and adults have received praise from The New York Times, NPR, and Entertainment Weekly, as well as starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

In high school, Rachel sang and played keyboard in an all-girl band, and she was once part of a group of people who broke a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism, she worked for Northwest media outlets such as The Seattle Times and KUOW Public Radio.

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.

30 responses to “Book Review: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this! Rachel Lynn Solomon is a favorite author. I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s on my shelves to read.

  2. Wonderful review Wendy. I like that mental health and body image are both part of this book and are handled well. I am on the very long list for the ebook at my library.

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  4. I love the idea that they set out to do something good for the fighting couple and everyone at the station, and ended up with a romance of their own.

  5. I don’t think I’ve read a book about a meteorologist before, or a book set at a news station. The story sounds cute. I’m glad you liked it.

  6. Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    I’m looking forward to reading this book. It seems like such a fun read!

  7. I always give extra praise when an author tackles mental health issues with compassion and respect. I’m so glad to hear this is the case in this story. And, you know, it’s never too late for a new career 😉