Love Just In - Natalie Murray - Keeping Up With The Penguins
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This just in: a new summer rom-com has hit the shelves! Love, Just In is Natalie Murray’s debut adult romance novel, published by Allen And Unwin (who were kind enough to send me a copy for review).

In case you couldn’t tell from the styling and cover art, Love, Just In is aimed squarely at the Emily Henry crowd. It’s Australia’s answer to You and Me on Vacation and other BookTok best-sellers. The story follows Josie, a big-city TV reporter forced to move to a regional bureau after a panic attack live on air, and her semi-estranged paramedic bestie who underwent a tree change after an unthinkable tragedy.

Josie’s new job is going to bring them back together, and maybe they’re meant to be more than friends after all.

Yes, Love, Just In is a friends-to-lovers romance, with a little bit of heat, a peek behind-the-scenes in a TV newsroom, and a few well-timed public health messages. As a dyed-in-the-wool Sydneysider, who wouldn’t move to Newcastle no matter how hot the paramedic boyfriend is, I felt a bit slighted by all the city slander and country life propaganda… but besides that, Love, Just In is a fun read with a resonant message about health anxiety.

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