Just My Type by Falon Ballard–ATLP Book Review


  • 368 pages
  • Fast paced
  • Romance
  • Enemies to Lovers
  • Ex’s to Lovers


From the author of Lease on Love, comes a new rom-com where two exes are going to compete for one promotion. Just My Type follows Lana Parker, a romance columnist who has been working for a magazine for years with no end in sight. Lana doesn’t want to be a romance columnist–she’d much rather be writing the hard hitting stuff. But, she somehow keeps getting passed over for a promotion by her boss who seems to see her more as her push-over friend than a hard-working employee.

Everything seems to go to shit when Lana’s boyfriend of four years breaks up with her, her ex walks in the door of her workplace, and her job is on the line–all in the same day. It becomes clear that Lana is going to have to prove her worth to her boss (and herself) as she and her ex, Seth, complete a writing competition where he has to break his play-boy ways and she has to stop seeking out relationships. When the two get in a little over their head with personalized assignments, old feelings are going to come back into play for both protagonists.


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Falon Ballard’s Lease on Love has been sitting on my TBR shelf for wayyy too long, but when I saw Just My Type on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Although this is the first book I’ve read of Ballard’s, I’ve been following her for a while–romance readers seem to love her and her books are always talked about positively.

One of the things I really enjoyed about Just My Type was how easy it was to fall into the writing. This book is definitely one of those mindless romances that will get ANY reader out of a reading slump, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve last picked up a book. The characters are adorably real and Lana is going through some difficult self-confidence issues that most people her age struggle with while trying to find themselves.

I really enjoyed the concept behind the book and it was just too enjoyable reading through how badly both of these characters failed–and succeeded–at their tasks to not fall for each other again. Even if it was a little predictable at times, Seth and Lana were obviously meant to end up together and the only ones that seemed to miss that key factor were the two of them.

That being said, there were a few things that I hoped would be revised by the final copy of this book. I didn’t love all of the Avengers references. I get that Ballard is an Avengers fan herself but there were so many weird “Thank Loki” moments where I found myself saying “okay, we get it!” rather than paying attention to what was happening.

I also didn’t love the ending. While I won’t spoil it, this book has a happy ending that I think will satisfy most readers, even though Lana’s story is so much more than a romance. I wanted to see Ballard take it a step further with Lana and really create a character that readers will connect with.

Either way, Just My Type is a lovable rom-com that I predict will be popular–it has all of the ingredients for a successful romance with the right amount of conflict that readers enjoy. I’m excited to see how the book is received once it hits shelves–I have an inkling that with it’s cute cover and adorable characters, it’s going to be a hit.

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