Andonia “Andi” Schwartz is the kind of gal you love to hate. Snarky, skinny, and jaded, Andi’s goodness lies hidden beneath her sharp edges. But it’s there . . . this independent single mom has it going on.
Reid Fellows is a lovable dude. Bespectacled tenure-track statistics professor by day, shirtless blogger by night, he’s a catch on paper and easy on the eyes.
Andi wields her power and unruly commentary from behind her laptop as the anonymous proprietor of The UnAffectionate Blogger. Reid’s blog, Grill and Groom, began on a dare. Now, he regularly shows his abs of steel while grilling.
He may love this gig more than his day job. She needs her page views and advertisers to support her daughter. Until the two meet and spin a web online and IRL . . . in real life.
What happens when two bloggers fall for each other?
A new blog is born.
I loved the previous books of Rachel’s that I have read, but this one has taken the top spot. It’s witty, fun, has characters you will adore, and it has a refreshing story line that will have you hooked. And being a PA girl, I loved that the story was set in Pittsburgh (Go Steelers).
What I loved about Andi is that she is all of us. Her life isn’t perfect, and I love her for it. She’s a single mom who has found a niche with her blog, she gives her all to her daughter and her work. Her personal life consists of Disney movies and pizza, so dating has taken a back seat.
Reid is the geeky professor with a “secret life” of a guy blogger. He has cornered the blog world in shirtless grilling by night and a professor of statistics by day. Much like Andi, dating has kind of taken a back seat to his job and his side gig. He is the very definition of sexy geekiness that will have you swooning right there with Andi.
The story line was so refreshing and sweet! Rachel has a unique way of drawing a reader in to the story and getting you caught up in emotion, and this book was no different. It just has a lighter tone than we are used to from her. It’s a romcom that isn’t over the top, but will have you laughing with all the real life antics that can happen with parenthood, and there are plenty! I hope we see more from the author in this subgenre, it’s perfect for her
About the Author
Rachel Blaufeld is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age Romance, and Sports Romance. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter.
A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats.
As a side note, Blaufeld, also a long-time blogger and an advocate of woman-run anything, is fearless about sharing her opinion. She captured the ears of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and running a business, often at the same time. To her, work/life/family balance is an urban legend, but she does her best.
Rachel has also blogged for The Huffington Post and Modern Mom. Most recently, her insights can be found in USA TODAY, where she shares conversations at “In Bed with a Romance Author” and reading recommendations over at “Happy Ever After.”
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two beagles. Her obsessions include running, coffee, basketball, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found courtside, tweeting about hoops as her son plays, or walking around the house wearing earplugs while her other son, the drummer, bangs away.
To connect with Rachel, she’s most active in her private reading group, The Electric Readers, where she shares insider information and intimate conversation with her readers: