This was a super cute romance! I loved Olivia in this. Her commentary, attitude, and personality all just worked so well for me!
I really enjoyed that the main characters were comedians. While I was reading this, I kept thinking about all the research that had to go into it. I just really enjoyed learning a bit about what comedians do outside of being on the stage!
This story has a great romance storyline, but it’s also got a wonderful character growth for Olivia, which I really loved! She’s got things she needs to work through to truly be ready for a relationship, and I enjoyed watching her grow and work through these things.
I would definitely recommend this for readers that enjoy a romance setting, but that has a strong women’s fiction feel as well!
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Two down-on-their-luck comedians embark on a road tour and find more than a few good laughs on the way.
Olivia Vincent dreams of stand-up comedy stardom. Bustling around a busy Manhattan office by day and hustling from club to club by night, she can’t catch a break. Work is falling through the cracks, and after ditching a major client to make a performance, Olivia gets the boot.
Determined to pursue her dreams, she snags an audition in Los Angeles for a coveted spot on late-night TV. But the only way to get there is to join Nick Leto, a seasoned stand-up, on a cross-country road tour. She agrees on one condition—no funny business.
Icky comedy condos, tiny smoking nightclubs, and Nick’s incessant classic rock radio are a far cry from life on the Upper East Side. Reality sets in, and Olivia wonders if she can hack it in showbiz or if she’s just a hack. As Nick helps Olivia improve her act along the way, sparks begin to fly and ignite what they thought was an impossible flame. Maybe being stuck with Nick in a Jeep isn’t so bad. As long as it doesn’t get in the way of Olivia’s actual funny business.
Just the Facts:
No Funny Business by Amanda Aksel
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pub Date: July 12, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.