Typecast – ARC Book Review

Title:- Type Cast

Author:- Andrea J Stein

Date published:- will be published on September 13th 2022

No. of pages;- 400 pages

Genre:- Women’s Fiction/Romance


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4.5/5

Callie Dressler thought she’d put her past where it belonged—behind her. But when her ex-boyfriend brings their breakup to the big screen, she can no longer deny that their history has been looming over her all along.

At thirty-one, Callie Dressler is finally comfortable in her own skin. She loves her job as a preschool teacher, and although living in her vacant childhood home isn’t necessarily what dreams are made of, the space is something she never could have afforded if she’d stayed in New York City. She knows her well-ordered life will be upended when her type A, pregnant sister, Nina; adorable four-year-old niece; and workaholic brother-in-law move in, but how could she say no when they needed a place to crash during their remodel? As Nina pointed out, it’s still their parents’ house, even if their mom and dad have relocated.

As if adjusting to this new living situation isn’t enough, the universe sends Callie another wrinkle: her college boyfriend—who Callie dumped ten years earlier for reasons known only to her—has a film coming out, and the screenplay is based on their real-life breakup. While the movie consumes her thoughts, Callie can’t help wondering if Nina and her friends are right that she hasn’t moved on. When a complication with Nina’s pregnancy brings Callie in close contact with Nina’s smart and funny architect, Callie realizes she’d better figure out whether she wants to open the door to the past—or risk missing out on her future.

Andrea J. Stein is a lifetime lover of books. Born in Brooklyn, she was raised in New Jersey before attending a small, quirky liberal arts college and a large, preppy university, both in New York State. A book publicist by profession, she lives with her husband and sons in suburban New Jersey—where the boys attended preschool at a place much like Bouncy Castles. She spends an inordinate amount of time taking pretty photos of books. Things that make her happy include strong tea, turtles, sunshine, sheep, and the ocean

Normally, I am not a fan of cheesy romance but surprisingly, I enjoyed reading this book a lot!

Callie Dressler is a thirty one year old pre school teacher. When her ex-boyfriend Ethan from college is making a movie based on Callie’s relationship with Ethan, Callie is suddenly facing her own issues as to why she cannot move forward.

The story divides between the present when Callie is living with her pregnant sister Nina and Michael and Zoe and how Nina parrots Callie that she needs to grow up and make her own decision and the past, when Callie was dating Ethan in college. The story starts getting interesting towards the middle, when Ethan gives her a choice of moving to the west with him, after graduating from college, which might be the reason as to why their relationship suddenly ended. And there are some funny parts in the book as well as real life situation, Callie’s relationship with her sister and of couse with her overprotective mother and I actually liked the ending. Each character has a unique personality and I really like all the characters in the story, which actually made me enjoy the book more.

So if you are looking for a fun read romance, Typecast is highly recommended–worth 4.5 stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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