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Typecast by Andrea J Stein – ARC Review




My Rating ~ Five Stars


RELEASE DATE:  13 September 2022

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 400

Publisher: Girl Friday Books

Source: NetGalley





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.




Thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!


Callie was supposed to move across the country with her boyfriend, Ethan, after college, once she’d spent the summer with her parents, but instead she shocks him by breaking up with him and never seeing him again. Fast forward 10 years, Callie is still living in her parents house (minus the parents, who have moved to Florida), working as a teacher and has just discovered her ex boyfriend has made a feature movie….starring their breakup. 

Her sister keeps telling her she’s stuck in a rut, not growing up, and now it’s time for Callie to figure out whether she’s still stuck on Ethan.  

I really enjoyed this one! A relaxing and fun read with plenty of drama and a build up to finding out what really happened between Callie and Ethan.  Each and every character was so well written in Typecast. They all had such distinct personalities and their own difficulties navigating their way through life. 

I loved watching Callie piece together her doubts about whether she’d made the right decisions in life, and the exploration of how those decisions can haunt us, and affect life in the present, if we let them.

This was such an interesting and unique premise in what could have been a run of the mill romance book.  I’d highly recommend picking this one up if you get the chance! 





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