Review: Exes and O’s by Amy Lea


Release date: January 10, 2023

Publisher: Berkley Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance


A romance novel–obsessed social media influencer revisits her exes on her hunt for true love in this romantic comedy from the author of Set On You.

Romance-novel connoisseur Tara Chen has had her heart broken ten times by ten different men–all of whom dumped her because of her “stage-five clinger” tendencies. Nevertheless, Tara is determined to find The One. The only problem? Classic meet-cutes are dead thanks to modern dating apps. So Tara decides to revisit her exes in hopes of securing her very own trope-worthy second-chance romance.

Boston firefighter Trevor Metcalfe will be the first to rush into a burning building but the last to rush into a relationship. Love just isn’t his thing. When his new roommate Tara enlists him to help her reconnect with her exes, he reluctantly agrees. But Tara’s journey is leading him to discover his own new chapter.

The more time they spend together, the more Tara realizes Trevor seems to be the only one who appreciates her authentic, dramatic self. To claim their happily-ever-after, can Tara and Trevor read between the lines of their growing connection?


I adore the authors brand of romance, she writes such authentic feeling stories and as much as I loved her previous book, I am obsessed with this one! The characters were the best, Tara is a romance book reviewer so clearly I thought she was super cool and Trevor is a firefighter who has the whole broody sexiness thing going on. They were both so well drawn and such a perfect match for each other and their love story was hard fought. Romance readers will delight in the way the author uses well loved tropes as part of the story, Tara’s love of second chance romances prompts her to revisit past relationships to see if there’s still a chance with any of her exes and I adored that fun premise. You also get forced proximity mixed with some friends to lovers with some sexy moments and lots of fun banter. Safe to safe I really loved this one and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.

Overall rating: 5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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