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Review: Just My Type by Tara Sivec

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A new standalone, romantic comedy from Tara Sivec!

Live in the best small town in the world? Check.
Have the greatest job ever working on my family’s pumpkin farm? Check.
Marry the town pharmacist and have a nice, quiet life with our son? Check-check.

“Oh, I’m sorry. Did you say you were happy? LOLOLOLOL!” ~ Life

Ember Hastings never thought she’d be dragged away from White Timber and everything she loved, thrust in the middle of a big city she hated, or have her husband of nine years say, “I can’t do this anymore,” all within the span of three months, yet here she is.

She misses her family, she misses the farm, and she misses having a backbone and caring whether or not the stain on her shirt is chocolate or shit. She works from home doing transcription. Does she really need to shower or leave the house?

Baker Matthews has been bringing everyone down lately with his grouchy attitude. His job is stressful, and sometimes depressing, but he wouldn’t change anything about it. When a glitch with the transcription company he’s using mistakenly sends him notes he wasn’t supposed to see, Baker finds himself laughing out loud for the first time in months.

He’s never met a woman who says whatever she’s thinking and doesn’t fawn all over him when she finds out what he does for a living. Until Ember Hastings comes barreling into his life, calling him Shit Mouth and asking if he has any balls.

But she wants to keep this professional. She made him pinky swear, and you don’t mess around with pinky swears. Baker will have to get creative if he wants to prove to Ember that he’s just her type.

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MY REVIEW

“As soon as our eyes locked back at Starbucks, I knew it was him. I don’t know how. I just felt it. Which sounds stupid as shit when I say it in my head. But God, the way he looked at me. Like he recognized me instantly, appreciated what he saw, and would chew off the arm of any man who tried to talk to me. It was possessive and hot. Something that should have had me running in the opposite direction, considering it was coming from some guy whose last name I didn’t even know, who I met on-line. I didn’t run away. I walked right toward him like he was a magnet pulling me in.”

“Seeing you in person for the first time, being in the same room with you, listening to you laugh, standing close to you, and watching your face when you put me in my place took my goddamn breath away.”

“Baker’s foreplay is…him. Everything about him. He’s a goddamn weapon of mass sexual destruction.”

Tara Sivec has done it again! Just My Type is the kind of romantic comedy that everyone needs in their life. Baker & Ember are a total force to be reckoned with and their story is one that you are not going to want to miss out on!!!

Just My Type hooked me from the moment I dove into this book. From that very first encounter with Ember, I just knew this book was going to contain nothing but awesomness. You see, Ember’s life was turned upside down when her husband’s job forced them to move to Chicago. But, Ember didn’t let that get her down. She just rolled with the punches and tried her hardest to be the best wife and mother that she could be. Who knew that three short months later, her loser husband would be calling it quits after 9 years together??!! Turns out this change was the best thing that could have ever happened to her. Sure she missed her family and missed the home she grew up in. But, Ember was left with no choice but to just roll with the punches. And boy did she ever. While her life may not be what she was expecting, Ember was ok with that and just wanted to be the woman she was always destined to be. And Baker was the man she never saw coming and certainly wasn’t looking for. Baker & Ember were a match made in heaven and I just love, love, loved getting lost in their story!

When it comes to romantic comedies, Just My Type definitely lands at the top of my list. Not only was this book laugh out loud hilarious (my face hurt from laughing so much), but it also had some really wonderful, down to earth characters that just can’t help wanting to know more about. The banter and chemistry was off the charts. And speaking of banter, the banter between Ember & Baker was my favorite part of the whole story. I just loved how real Ember was with Baker. She didn’t sensor herself around him and just never held back. And Baker loved that about her. She didn’t treat him differently because of his past and what he was doing with his life. She just made him feel like a regular guy. And I just couldn’t get enough. I mean if the banter and interactions weren’t enough for you, the sparks between Ember & Baker were literally jumping off the pages. They just meshed so well together and made it look so easy and so effortless.

Just My Type wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops. There definitely were a few bumps along the way for Ember & Baker. Their story had a lot of heart and realness to it. And I just honestly loved watching them try to navigate their way though all the challenges that life brought to them. I just loved this couple so much that I could just read their story over and over again and never get bored. Ember & Baker are one of a kind and completely unforgettable.

Just My Type is the kind of story that just can’t help but totally immerse yourself in. The characters are one of a kind and totally unique. The story-line is a riot and will have you laughing out loud the entire time. Not only is this story filled with humor; but it’s smartly written, full of heart, has amazing friendships, and wonderful chemistry. It’s sexy and fun with just the right touch of drama. At the end of the day, Just My Type is the kind of story that you want to devour yet savor all at the same time.

n case you couldn’t tell, I absolutely adored this book. Just My Type was like sunshine on a cloudy day. It gave me all the feels, made my sides & face hurt from laughter and kept me dying for more. It was all of that and then some. I loved getting lost in these characters and never wanted their story to end. Tara Sivec has once again knocked me off of my feet and I for one can not wait to see what she has in store for us readers next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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