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Don't drink and text. Even on the cusp of forty, I had to learn that the hard way. After discovering my best friend--who I was supposed to grow old and single with--got engaged, I drowned my loneliness in one too many Old Fashioneds and woke up with thirty-nine responses from every available man in my phone. Including my plumber. Apparently, my liquor-infused text said that Don't drink and text. Even on the cusp of forty, I had to learn that the hard way. After discovering my best friend--who I was supposed to grow old and single with--got engaged, I drowned my loneliness in one too many Old Fashioneds and woke up with thirty-nine responses from every available man in my phone. Including my plumber. Apparently, my liquor-infused text said that while I don't need a man, maybe I'd be down for a constant sidekick for movies, plus-one invites, and dinner on the table after my grueling shifts as a concierge doctor--till death do us part. And two men are interested. Behind Bachelor Door #1 is my old high school crush: the comfortable, dependable boy-next-door. Behind Bachelor Door #2 is the exciting, flashy news reporter about to hit it big. But Dax, the local bartender--who got me into this disaster in the first place--can't believe I've given up on finding true love. But what does a tattooed, broody twentysomething know about carving out a future for yourself, anyway? Now the further I get into this hot mess, the less I know about who I am. And I'm going to have to figure out exactly what I need if I ever want to find a true happily ever after.


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Don't drink and text. Even on the cusp of forty, I had to learn that the hard way. After discovering my best friend--who I was supposed to grow old and single with--got engaged, I drowned my loneliness in one too many Old Fashioneds and woke up with thirty-nine responses from every available man in my phone. Including my plumber. Apparently, my liquor-infused text said that Don't drink and text. Even on the cusp of forty, I had to learn that the hard way. After discovering my best friend--who I was supposed to grow old and single with--got engaged, I drowned my loneliness in one too many Old Fashioneds and woke up with thirty-nine responses from every available man in my phone. Including my plumber. Apparently, my liquor-infused text said that while I don't need a man, maybe I'd be down for a constant sidekick for movies, plus-one invites, and dinner on the table after my grueling shifts as a concierge doctor--till death do us part. And two men are interested. Behind Bachelor Door #1 is my old high school crush: the comfortable, dependable boy-next-door. Behind Bachelor Door #2 is the exciting, flashy news reporter about to hit it big. But Dax, the local bartender--who got me into this disaster in the first place--can't believe I've given up on finding true love. But what does a tattooed, broody twentysomething know about carving out a future for yourself, anyway? Now the further I get into this hot mess, the less I know about who I am. And I'm going to have to figure out exactly what I need if I ever want to find a true happily ever after.

30 review for It's Raining Men

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shay ☆

    2.3 stars. Not really sure how to review this. This book centres around Annie Kyle, a 40-year-old doctor who is successful but lonely. I really liked how career-driven she was & it definitely is a quality I admire. Her work was a huge part of her & how she was, which was something that was very realistic & I enjoyed it. While Annie wasn't flat or one-dimensional, she wasn't very interesting either. She felt real but also very bland, not necessarily someone I was particularly invested in. Annie was 2.3 stars. Not really sure how to review this. This book centres around Annie Kyle, a 40-year-old doctor who is successful but lonely. I really liked how career-driven she was & it definitely is a quality I admire. Her work was a huge part of her & how she was, which was something that was very realistic & I enjoyed it. While Annie wasn't flat or one-dimensional, she wasn't very interesting either. She felt real but also very bland, not necessarily someone I was particularly invested in. Annie was an enigma to me, honestly. She is written to be relatable & I feel like she's supposed to be but at the end of the day, she still seems very awkward & unrealistic. This sounds contradictory to what I said before about her feeling real & that's exactly how this book felt. Annie was a little too contradictory at times, with her actions & intentions not lining up. Her character arc was choppy & didn't feel very smooth or natural. Although, I must say I did appreciate the workaholic-learns-to-find-work-life-balance trope quite well-done. I think this trope is very underrated & I'm glad it was incorporated in here. I felt happy for Annie that she finally got extra hands in the clinic & found a way to have more time for herself & her loved ones! It's like I'm watching a movie instead of being in it. And that's perfectly fine, if the movie was good & truth be told, it wasn't good or bad. I honestly feel quite apathetic in terms of the reading experience. I didn't hate it but there was no sparkle or charm that I normally look for in a rom-com. The love square(yes, square, not triangle) was very unappealing. I can't think of why a successful doctor like her who knows a lot about self-love would ever settle for men like them. It would've been so much better if I'd felt at least a little torn about the decision but the men were such big NOs. There was really no dilemma between the men at all so it wasn't as angsty as it could've been. I, truth to God, almost got whiplash reading the development of Annie & Dax's relationship. It's like I'm continuously being thrown in the face with new things that are happening between them half way through the book that I literally was not aware was happening. Their entire relationship was unbelievably messy & out of the blue. It was pleasantly-paced at first, but got confusing really quickly. This is real-time footage of me reading Annie & Dax's interactions : As a law student, I also feel compelled to address the part where Annie points out that "Everything was always black and white with Yessi.[...] she always saw things as right or wrong, good or bad. There was no gray area." Yessi is a lawyer. Contrary to popular belief, there is no one who knows about gray areas more than lawyers do. Lawyers work in the gray area. The gray area is their specialty. So I had a hard time finding the characters convincing after that. It's something really minor but definitely stuck with me. Call me sensitive 🤷‍♀️ There are some redeeming qualities, of course. The dialogue was good! It wasn't cringy & was at least funny in certain parts. It did read like a rom-com & while Annie's actions were a little contradictory at times her voice was quite consistent so I appreciated that. Overall, I see that there are other people who enjoyed it so I'm just sad I didn't have the same experience. 〖 Follow me on Instagram (@shashaybooks)! 〗 Thank you so much to Entangled Publishing for providing the free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chris C - A Midlife Wife

    So much love for this coming of age (40’s lol) story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I just fell for this delightful story. The author perfectly showcases what happens when a woman gets older, is still single, and her besties are all getting married. Maybe you are married to your job, but are you really happy? That is just what Annie is dealing with in this coming of age (lol) story. But when her fingers do the walking, she all of a sudden has several men interested in marriage. How do you balance them all? Hamm So much love for this coming of age (40’s lol) story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I just fell for this delightful story. The author perfectly showcases what happens when a woman gets older, is still single, and her besties are all getting married. Maybe you are married to your job, but are you really happy? That is just what Annie is dealing with in this coming of age (lol) story. But when her fingers do the walking, she all of a sudden has several men interested in marriage. How do you balance them all? Hammerle has created the best guys for Annie. They each have great qualities to make them the perfect choice. But one stands out from the crowd and is simply delicious! Plus, he has a sweet pup that makes a star appearance in the story. It’s Raining Men is loaded with wit and banter that makes the story light-hearted and fun to read. A perfect choice for those who love an easy to read clean romance without the angst! * copy received for review consideration * full review - https://amidlifewife.com/its-raining-...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Katie Prouty

    "Or maybe we'll live happily ever after by accident." This is one of those novels that TOTALLY took me by surprise! I was laughing and swooning and rooting for my guy. DAX! Team physician and musician. Tin Man and Dorothy! Don't drink and text. Annie Kyle learned that the hard way... 39 text messages later to every male in her contact list. Pained squeal! Listen, she's serious about settling down. She doesn't want kids but she may be open, to like, a turtle. If you're serious about marriage hit "Or maybe we'll live happily ever after by accident." This is one of those novels that TOTALLY took me by surprise! I was laughing and swooning and rooting for my guy. DAX! Team physician and musician. Tin Man and Dorothy! Don't drink and text. Annie Kyle learned that the hard way... 39 text messages later to every male in her contact list. Pained squeal! Listen, she's serious about settling down. She doesn't want kids but she may be open, to like, a turtle. If you're serious about marriage hit Annie up! Three guys, two marriage proposals. Who is it going to be? MUST read to find out! If you enjoy laughing and feeling giddy, then you need It's Raining Men! READ IF YOU LIKE: -old fashioned cocktails -(useless) trivia -classic romcoms -age gap -musician bartender -forced proximity -dysfunctional family -#IsThisAKissingBook: Annie is sowing her oats. But like pG-13 style. *wink* Song: The Nearness of You by Norah Jones Thank you Entangled Publishing for my finished copy!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Annie Kyle is a 40 year old concierge doctor. She's single, but because her best friend lives in her basement, she doesn't really feel the sting of loneliness that goes with being single. That is until her best friend gets engaged. After a night out where for once she has more than one drink and an interaction with hot younger bartender Dax, she sends out a text to every single male in her phone letting them know she's looking to get married. She wakes up to two interested responses. Annie being Annie Kyle is a 40 year old concierge doctor. She's single, but because her best friend lives in her basement, she doesn't really feel the sting of loneliness that goes with being single. That is until her best friend gets engaged. After a night out where for once she has more than one drink and an interaction with hot younger bartender Dax, she sends out a text to every single male in her phone letting them know she's looking to get married. She wakes up to two interested responses. Annie being a high paid career driven woman in my opinion was great. By all means please let's make it totally the norm that some women just love their jobs and do well at them. But the way Annie was written didnt even seem like a real person. I couldn't connect with her at all because she seemed so one dimensional. And the fact that Dax was 27 to her 40 was harped on so hard I started to feel like the author wanted us to see Annie as an old lady on a walker and Dax fresh from his high school graduation. While they did eventually end up together, even their interactions seemed stiff and odd. And fast. One page they were meeting and a few forward he was leaving because it wasn't working. Mind you one conversation led to this. One very short conversation at that. This is a great story that just fell flat. The two men who Annie entertained for marriage were part of the story but more so just secondary characters without much depth themselves. This wasn't a bad book, it just had so much potential that it seemed to just not meet unfortunately. Three stars. ⭐⭐⭐ Thank you to NetGalley, Julie Hammerle, and Entangled Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Wendy W.

    A delightful, fun romantic comedy with loads of quirky characters and even a dog named Joanne. Annie is a concierge doctor in Chicago who is about to turn forty and starts to reassess her life when her best friend and roommate suddenly gets engaged and moves out. During an alcohol-fueled evening, she texts 39 of the men in her contacts and tells them she is ready to settle down and asks if anyone is interested. She’s surprised when two of the men reply that they are interested! One if Robert, th A delightful, fun romantic comedy with loads of quirky characters and even a dog named Joanne. Annie is a concierge doctor in Chicago who is about to turn forty and starts to reassess her life when her best friend and roommate suddenly gets engaged and moves out. During an alcohol-fueled evening, she texts 39 of the men in her contacts and tells them she is ready to settle down and asks if anyone is interested. She’s surprised when two of the men reply that they are interested! One if Robert, the son of her mother’s next-door neighbor and her high school crush, and the other is the flashy news reporter Darius. This is a fun, light fast-paced book, that was enjoyable from the very beginning of the book. Annie is a well-developed character who is easy to root for. Dax, Darius, and Rob are all fun characters, with their own flaws and issues that make for a tough decision for Annie. Annie’s friends are quirky and real and add some additional levity to the story. And Joanne, the dog, is a fun, lighthearted addition to the story. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming, fun romantic comedy. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Simply Love Book Reviews

    It’s Raining Men by Julie Hamerlee was an engaging age-gap romance. This book explored a woman’s life as she’s about to turn 40; changing relationships with friends, lack of companionship, married to her job, leaving her questioning her life’s choices. I enjoyed the funny banter, the quirky characters, and the growth of the main character throughout this book. Annie is a concierge doctor in Chicago who is on call for her patients 24/7 which doesn’t leave her much time for a social life or her fri It’s Raining Men by Julie Hamerlee was an engaging age-gap romance. This book explored a woman’s life as she’s about to turn 40; changing relationships with friends, lack of companionship, married to her job, leaving her questioning her life’s choices. I enjoyed the funny banter, the quirky characters, and the growth of the main character throughout this book. Annie is a concierge doctor in Chicago who is on call for her patients 24/7 which doesn’t leave her much time for a social life or her friends. Her roommate, Kelly, has been out of town helping her parents for an extended time and Annie is feeling lonely and a bit isolated. When Kelly announces she’s engaged it throws Annie for a loop and after quite a few drinks at the local bar, she sends out a text to the men in her contacts saying she’s looking for companionship, and is ready to be married, without all the games of dating. While she is a bit mortified the next morning one because of the text and two because the cute, younger bartender brought her home and stayed (platonically) with her overnight, she gets two responses that intrigue her. One is from Rob who she grew up with living next door and their mother’s are best friends. The other is Darius a local television personality she met recently when he did a segment on her practice. Both men and interested and she decides to go all in and date them both before making a decision. I really liked Annie’s character; she wasn’t perfect but she had a good heart and was always jumping in to help others. She was witty and smart and I appreciated her love of trivia. While it becomes apparent that her job gets in the way of her relationships with her friends, I actually found that part of the story a bit over the top. Her friend Kelly was just a royal b*tch throughout the story and it got real old real quick and while I understand it was necessary to help Annie reevaluate her life, I felt it could have been done with much less drama. As she dates Rob who honestly was a bit of a bore and Darius to was a bit smarmy and too smooth, Dax (the younger 27 year old bartender and new platonic roommate) worries she’s settling and should hold out for love. Soon Annie begins to see Dax in a new light and while she worries incessantly over the age difference and the fact they are in different places in their lives she enjoys everything he’s offering. While this is a rom-com, it was balanced with some powerful, emotional moments making It’s Raining Men a highly enjoyable and completely entertaining summer romance. Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    PP's Bookshelf

    It's Raining Men by Julie Hammerle was a very realistic and hilarious take on the love life of a successful woman reachinh forty. The story line was unique and captivating. The writing style is eqaully fabulous. It has some amazing characters from various parts of society and the full spectrum of personalities will keep you entertained. It achieved what a great rom com should- it made me laugh and swoon and provided a very good time! Annie has an enviable career of concierge doctor to celebrity p It's Raining Men by Julie Hammerle was a very realistic and hilarious take on the love life of a successful woman reachinh forty. The story line was unique and captivating. The writing style is eqaully fabulous. It has some amazing characters from various parts of society and the full spectrum of personalities will keep you entertained. It achieved what a great rom com should- it made me laugh and swoon and provided a very good time! Annie has an enviable career of concierge doctor to celebrity people. She is content with her work and her friends .But she is feeling the time is changing. And she has to find a partner outside work. One drunken trivia night at a local bar when she is feeling extra emotional over personal issues, she messages and propositions to all male contacts in her phone for a relationship. Now it's raining men. Who will it be? Her childhood friend and neighbour next door Rob? Local news channel anchor Darius? Or someone else? Like the charismatic bartender living in her basement temporarily? So I totally feel one with Annie. And it's a personal bias. I am in the same age group with career and I feel exactly how impossible it is to find a man who is respectful of my career and caring at the same time! Annie wants it all. Like she should. A stable life partner with maturity and understanding. Someone who makes her dizzy with swoon and make her body electrified. Darius and Rob have their pros and cons. And Dax the bartender aka struggling musician is the wild card. Completely unexpected and magical. Annie goes through a difficult journey that was full of laugh out loud moments and also deep self actualization. Happiness finally comes from within. And Annie couldn't find love till she loved herself enough to let go of the less important things in life. It had so many ups and downs. Tough decisions. Overwhelming feels. But that ending was perfect and made sense from every side. If you had heartbreaks and heartaches in life and still believe in true love, It's Raining Men by Julie Hammerle is for you. It was a real love story with special effects of swoon and laugh that make everything extra beautiful. I reviewed an early copy voluntarily provided by Entangled Publishing through Netgalley

  8. 5 out of 5

    ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review 2.5-3 stars I was intrigued by this book, and really wanted to enjoy it. However, I just couldn't. And that all came down to Annie, unfortunately. I liked how career driven she is and that she hasn't ridden any coattails to get there. I really admire her for it. However, she did come across as a bit 1 dimensional, and like she was always looking at the greener grass on the other side of the fence. I think that she did have feelings for each of the men, b ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review 2.5-3 stars I was intrigued by this book, and really wanted to enjoy it. However, I just couldn't. And that all came down to Annie, unfortunately. I liked how career driven she is and that she hasn't ridden any coattails to get there. I really admire her for it. However, she did come across as a bit 1 dimensional, and like she was always looking at the greener grass on the other side of the fence. I think that she did have feelings for each of the men, but I also felt that she was using each of them to make herself feel better, and for that, that was a big no from me. I did like the premise of the story, and I am sure we have all felt a little like we have been left on the shelf at some time in our lives. I am sure a lot of people will absolutely love this book, but this one and I just didn't really gel. a>

  9. 4 out of 5

    Aundreya

    "Maybe we will live happily ever after by accident." Annie Kyle's life is perfect. She's a doctor after all. Just kidding, its an absolute disaster. After Annie's best friend gets engaged and moves out, she finds herself feeling very "39" and single. So what says "live a little" like sending 35 text messages to random contacts on your phone that say "lets skip the romance and get married shall we?" You'd be surprised how many guys would actually be up for that type of fast track dating. It's Raining "Maybe we will live happily ever after by accident." Annie Kyle's life is perfect. She's a doctor after all. Just kidding, its an absolute disaster. After Annie's best friend gets engaged and moves out, she finds herself feeling very "39" and single. So what says "live a little" like sending 35 text messages to random contacts on your phone that say "lets skip the romance and get married shall we?" You'd be surprised how many guys would actually be up for that type of fast track dating. It's Raining Men is a story about a woman who takes the reigns on finding herself in her career, friendships, own body, and best of all love. I couldn't recommend this one enough. I devoured it in one sitting and laughed out loud at this crazy cast of characters. From the very beginning I was cheering on The Tin Man and Dorthy at their nerdy trivia nights. Read if you like: -2000s rom coms -happily ever afters -Middle aged women finding a way to embrace themselves -age gap -musicians, nerds, and dog lovers (oh MY!) -girl squads -roomie love -a quick easy and fun read Rating: story-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ characters-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ genre- romantic comedy steam- this book is rated PG-13... 🔥🔥/5 song-Someone to You by Banners Thank you Entangled Pub and Julie Hammerle for sharing this book with me!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ok, I intensely disliked the "BFFs" of the MC h, especially Kelly. She especially was immature, all about HER and she was unable to communicate appropriately about what she needed and expected in their friendship. I did, however, LOVE the protagonist. SHE knew how to communicate and to be a rational, considerate adult. Also, she is not a youngen', she's pushing 40, which is AWESOME to see. I like seeing older women finding love and being successful in their chosen career and not NEEDING to have Ok, I intensely disliked the "BFFs" of the MC h, especially Kelly. She especially was immature, all about HER and she was unable to communicate appropriately about what she needed and expected in their friendship. I did, however, LOVE the protagonist. SHE knew how to communicate and to be a rational, considerate adult. Also, she is not a youngen', she's pushing 40, which is AWESOME to see. I like seeing older women finding love and being successful in their chosen career and not NEEDING to have children as soon as they can. It's refreshing. I also liked the love interests. All of the characters were realistic, even to the point of me wanting to shake some sense into Kelly. The ending wasn't "And they all lived happily ever after", which I also liked. It ended WELL, but it didn't end all picture perfect and tied up in a bow. It was realistic. That being said, the BFF brought it down 2 stars for me, BUT the MC h brought it back up to a full 4 stars. She was just so AWESOME (slight book crush on her brain and attitude, not gonna lie). This is one I will definitely be recommended at the store. We have a huge romance readership and I don't think my issues with the BFF will be seen as a problem by other readers, so this is one I will be suggesting to our readers, for sure! My thanks to NetGalley and to Entangled Publishing LLC/Amara for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    book_nerd13

    This is the fluffy, cute, laugh out loud love story I’ve been waiting for. The banter is on point and kept me laughing throughout the entire book. The references to some of my favorite movies really helped me feel like I was the main character, Annie. Annie, a doctor entering her 40’s has never been lucky in love. Annie’s two best friends have started to settle down, and she doesn’t want to be lonely. One night while Annie is at her local bar/Trivia night, she gets drunk and sends a mass text to This is the fluffy, cute, laugh out loud love story I’ve been waiting for. The banter is on point and kept me laughing throughout the entire book. The references to some of my favorite movies really helped me feel like I was the main character, Annie. Annie, a doctor entering her 40’s has never been lucky in love. Annie’s two best friends have started to settle down, and she doesn’t want to be lonely. One night while Annie is at her local bar/Trivia night, she gets drunk and sends a mass text to all fo the available men in her contact list, 39 men to be exact! Could this possible be the most embarrassing thing to happen? Or maybe it’s fate? Annie soon finds herself dating two men that responded to her text. Rob from her childhood and Darius a big time news reporter. Sometimes love comes in unexpectedly, and you have to choose to seize the opportunity. All of the characters are well rounded, funny, quirky and very easily to relate to. Joanne a dog within the book, really lightens up a lot of the dialogue, and is an amazing addition to the story. I voluntarily read this book, and this is my honest opinion.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Book Expectations Podcast

    2.75 stars I really wanted to like this book, especially since I've been loving contemporaries recently, but unfortunately, I was underwhelmed. Nothing about this book really stood out to me, negative or positive, and I found myself struggling to keep reading. It's Raining Men follows the story of Annie Kyle who is a successful, but lonely doctor. She ends up drunk texting some guys, and suddenly, she has a love triangle that's turning into a square..? Both of the options, Darius and Rob, were bl 2.75 stars I really wanted to like this book, especially since I've been loving contemporaries recently, but unfortunately, I was underwhelmed. Nothing about this book really stood out to me, negative or positive, and I found myself struggling to keep reading. It's Raining Men follows the story of Annie Kyle who is a successful, but lonely doctor. She ends up drunk texting some guys, and suddenly, she has a love triangle that's turning into a square..? Both of the options, Darius and Rob, were bland and unremarkable. There wasn't any chemistry between them and Annie, despite being eager to marry her. I did really like the bartender Dax and his dog, Joanne, but even then, they aren't really memorable. Contemporaries tend to have unrealistic and ideal circumstances, but this book was pushing it. I still really enjoyed reading some of the dialogue and overall it was an easy book to get into. Annie is a very likable character and I loved seeing her job as a concierge doctor! A massive thank you to Entangled Publishing and Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I finished this book yesterday! It was so entertaining. Annie is a successful concierge doctor, at almost 40 she thought her and her best friend would be single and grow old together. They both hadn't met anyone yet. So when her friend tells her she is engaged she ends up drinking a bit too much and texting almost all the men in her contact list with a proposition. This book was adorable. What Annie thought would be a great idea, since two of the recipients of the text were interested, ended up b I finished this book yesterday! It was so entertaining. Annie is a successful concierge doctor, at almost 40 she thought her and her best friend would be single and grow old together. They both hadn't met anyone yet. So when her friend tells her she is engaged she ends up drinking a bit too much and texting almost all the men in her contact list with a proposition. This book was adorable. What Annie thought would be a great idea, since two of the recipients of the text were interested, ended up being different than she thought she needed. She dated both men for awhile but there was another man in the running that came out of nowhere. This was a cute story that it's never too late to fall in love (I'm 40 it's not old but if you want kids you add 20 blah blah blah), you can be in love when it's complicated, you can say no even when it would be convenient. Annie's lesson helped others find their partner as well. So maybe drunk texting isn't always bad. (It's mostly bad) Thank you @entangled_publishing and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐💫

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    I couldn't connect with any of characters but it was written okay. I couldn't connect with any of characters but it was written okay.

  15. 4 out of 5

    helo

    Okay let's start with the review. Remembering that I received an ARC for an honest review. At first I don't know but I didn't connect with Annie as it should be, I found the character still and very boring at times. Minor characters like Kelly leave a lot to be desired and don't make you cling to them. Annie's "pretenders" are by far the nicest in history but I think the pair chosen in the end doesn't please and the character deserved better. The book's proposal is very good, the author's writin Okay let's start with the review. Remembering that I received an ARC for an honest review. At first I don't know but I didn't connect with Annie as it should be, I found the character still and very boring at times. Minor characters like Kelly leave a lot to be desired and don't make you cling to them. Annie's "pretenders" are by far the nicest in history but I think the pair chosen in the end doesn't please and the character deserved better. The book's proposal is very good, the author's writing is easy to understand and read, but at certain moments during the story we are stuck in a single place, something that could have been avoided and I think this may not please some readers. It's a cute book but it wasn't to my liking this time. Thanks to the author, Netgalley, and Entangled Publishing for their trust and advance copying.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Living My Best Book Life

    It's Raining Men is a quirky rom-com that is so easy to enjoy. Julie Hammerle will remind us all to never drink and text at the same time! ;) Annie is a concierge doctor in her forties. She is single and doesn't think finding the perfect man is in the cards for her. But she begins to question everything when her roommate and best friend suddenly gets engaged and leaves her on her own. Does she want that life or will she live with being single? One drunken night leads to her sending a massive text It's Raining Men is a quirky rom-com that is so easy to enjoy. Julie Hammerle will remind us all to never drink and text at the same time! ;) Annie is a concierge doctor in her forties. She is single and doesn't think finding the perfect man is in the cards for her. But she begins to question everything when her roommate and best friend suddenly gets engaged and leaves her on her own. Does she want that life or will she live with being single? One drunken night leads to her sending a massive text to every male contact on her phone asking if anyone is interested in settling down with her. To her surprise, two men respond. One is her high school crush and the other is a well-known news reporter. Now that she has options, what does she do? I give It's Raining Men 4 stars. It's a romantic and fun read. It's so exciting to make your own choice for Annie's perfect man as you are reading. Julie Hammerle brings the romance and laughs.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Living My Best Book Life

    It's Raining Men is a quirky rom-com that is so easy to enjoy. Julie Hammerle will remind us all to never drink and text at the same time! ;) Annie is a concierge doctor in her forties. She is single and doesn't think finding the perfect man is in the cards for her. But she begins to question everything when her roommate and best friend suddenly gets engaged and leaves her on her own. Does she want that life or will she live with being single? One drunken night leads to her sending a massive text It's Raining Men is a quirky rom-com that is so easy to enjoy. Julie Hammerle will remind us all to never drink and text at the same time! ;) Annie is a concierge doctor in her forties. She is single and doesn't think finding the perfect man is in the cards for her. But she begins to question everything when her roommate and best friend suddenly gets engaged and leaves her on her own. Does she want that life or will she live with being single? One drunken night leads to her sending a massive text to every male contact on her phone asking if anyone is interested in settling down with her. To her surprise, two men respond. One is her high school crush and the other is a well-known news reporter. Now that she has options, what does she do? I give It's Raining Men 4 stars. It's a romantic and fun read. It's so exciting to make your own choice for Annie's perfect man as you are reading. Julie Hammerle brings the romance and laughs.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    CW: death, cancer, stroke, hospitalization, excessive alcohol use Thank you to NetGalley and Entagled Publishing LLC for an advanced electronic copy of this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Annie is almost 40, and she's frustrated to find herself as the last single woman standing. She lets herself get overserved at the bar, and the next morning, finds that she sent out a text to 39 men in her contacts declaring that she wa CW: death, cancer, stroke, hospitalization, excessive alcohol use Thank you to NetGalley and Entagled Publishing LLC for an advanced electronic copy of this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Annie is almost 40, and she's frustrated to find herself as the last single woman standing. She lets herself get overserved at the bar, and the next morning, finds that she sent out a text to 39 men in her contacts declaring that she was ready to settle down. She has some replies... but is that what she needs? Or should she keep chasing love? I knew who Annie was going to end up with before the story really even got going, but it was still a fun journey. I also appreciated that the characters talked about living now because the future isn't promised. This is a love story for those who demand a happily ever after and will wait to see it through.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Katelyn

    Thank you NetGalley + Entangled Publishing for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. Annie is a doctor who is entering her 40s. She's never been in love. When her last friends settles down, she is feeling lonely and down being the last single friend. In this process, she gets drunk and texts a bunch of men that she is ready to settle down. She starts dating two men to see which one she will end up with. Enter the cute young bartender, Dex. Annie has to choose and goes through some self disco Thank you NetGalley + Entangled Publishing for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. Annie is a doctor who is entering her 40s. She's never been in love. When her last friends settles down, she is feeling lonely and down being the last single friend. In this process, she gets drunk and texts a bunch of men that she is ready to settle down. She starts dating two men to see which one she will end up with. Enter the cute young bartender, Dex. Annie has to choose and goes through some self discovery. I love that this book was set in Chicago. I grew up in the area and it made me smile knowing the locations brought up; Lutheran General + Brookfield Zoo to name a few. There were a few items that felt a bit rushed, but overall I enjoyed this one. A quick + fun read. Pub date: July 27

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brook Obsessed

    An unconventional and quirky age-gap romance about a forty-something single girl who finds herself balancing mulitple marriage offers and dates when she accidentally sends out a mass text with a crazy proposal. An honest and comical look inside dating at an older age. Fresh, fun, and charming! Annie is a doctor who has always put her career before her dating life. One night in a drunken text she sends out a message proposing marriage to all the single men in her phone. Now Annie, who is perpetual An unconventional and quirky age-gap romance about a forty-something single girl who finds herself balancing mulitple marriage offers and dates when she accidentally sends out a mass text with a crazy proposal. An honest and comical look inside dating at an older age. Fresh, fun, and charming! Annie is a doctor who has always put her career before her dating life. One night in a drunken text she sends out a message proposing marriage to all the single men in her phone. Now Annie, who is perpetually single, is dating multiple men. Not only is her dating life up in arms, but Annie’s friendships are changing. She must deal with her angry friends, her multiple boyfriends, and the cute younger guy now living in her basement. I felt like this was an honest and realistic approach to what dating is really like sometimes when you’re forty, complicated and hard to manage. When Hammerle brought in the life changes with friends it only added to the authentic feel of this romance. I also adored Dax, the bartender and how Hammerle wove a relationship with multiple men with life changes.This begs to question does marriage need to be about a foundational commitment or chemistry. An entertaining novel with a a satisfying conclusion!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Romance for romance sake alone won't be enough for me to read it. I picked up this book because I loved Julie's other book, "Knocked up Cinderella". In this one it is an older woman figuring she has to get married because, why not, and so she sends out a drunken text to everyone in her phone, and gets two replies. One from a local TV personality, who thinks having a plus one would be great, and the second from her former next door neighbor, who wants someone to marry to please his mother, who is Romance for romance sake alone won't be enough for me to read it. I picked up this book because I loved Julie's other book, "Knocked up Cinderella". In this one it is an older woman figuring she has to get married because, why not, and so she sends out a drunken text to everyone in her phone, and gets two replies. One from a local TV personality, who thinks having a plus one would be great, and the second from her former next door neighbor, who wants someone to marry to please his mother, who is dying. And of course, it isn't just a triangle, but a cube of some kind, because throw into the mix Dax, the local bartender, who is looking for a spare room, which she has. This is one of those books where you know who she should end up with, before she does, and you just want to pull her aside, and say, look honey, this is who is best for you. So, a fun book, but telegraphed so far in advance that the story drags a little while you wait for her to figure things out. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ginger Buchanan

    oh my gosh, this book is the cutest! I love the witty charm that Annie has, plus her interactions with the men she drunkenly messaged. If you enjoy adorable romcoms that are so very heartwarming, this is a book for you!

  23. 5 out of 5

    madie dragoo

    this book was decent. i felt like the ending was pretty predictable from the beginning and i found the MC’s lack of confidence in herself really off putting. the plot itself was pretty good. this was a pretty quick read for me

  24. 4 out of 5

    Candyce Kirk

    Full review to follow soon!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Caroline Berlo

    Annie, a 39 year old, concierge doctor, is always on call. She has worked so hard on her career her whole life, and she will do anything for her clientele. However, this has become a very lonely lifestyle for Annie. When she finds out that her best friend is getting married and didn’t tell her, Annie looks towards the bar and has a few too many tequila shots. The next morning she finds out that she sent a mass text, proposing to all the men on her contact list! When two men actually accept her p Annie, a 39 year old, concierge doctor, is always on call. She has worked so hard on her career her whole life, and she will do anything for her clientele. However, this has become a very lonely lifestyle for Annie. When she finds out that her best friend is getting married and didn’t tell her, Annie looks towards the bar and has a few too many tequila shots. The next morning she finds out that she sent a mass text, proposing to all the men on her contact list! When two men actually accept her proposal, Annie thinks that this is her solution to her loneliness and career focused life. But is it? Should she be pragmatic about the man she spends the rest of her life with, or does true love know how to creep in, when you least expect it? This was the rom-com I needed. Annie was super relatable to me. I loved that she was an "older" protagonist, career driven woman. I could relate to her hyperfocus on work, the impact it can have on one's love life, the feeling of "the last in the group", the drunk texting, even the tequila shots haha. I loved every second of this book. It was cute; it had it's cliché moments, but I appreciated how real the story felt - ie. how things really do come when you least expect it, or when you already have a plan. But the best part was the end for me. Without spoiling anything, I loved how Annie came to realize that she needed to love herself first - to do things that she loved, focusing on making time for herself and for her family and friends (while still having her career). Once she was able to do that, everything else fell into its "happy ending" place. I loved it. I can't recommend this book enough for anyone looking for a relatable, real-life, humorous rom-com. Thank you to the author @juliehammerleauthor , publishing company and @netgalley for this electronic review copy in exchange for my honest review!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    It's Raining Men was a refreshingly different storyline. Annie Kyle is a successful concierge doctor. She's succeeding in her career, but seems to be failing in her personal relationships. With her fortieth birthday approaching, she realizes she wants a "permanent plus one." She's tired of random dating and coming up with nothing. With this realization, she decides to let two very different gentlemen woo her with the ultimate goal of marriage. They both know that it's basically a business transa It's Raining Men was a refreshingly different storyline. Annie Kyle is a successful concierge doctor. She's succeeding in her career, but seems to be failing in her personal relationships. With her fortieth birthday approaching, she realizes she wants a "permanent plus one." She's tired of random dating and coming up with nothing. With this realization, she decides to let two very different gentlemen woo her with the ultimate goal of marriage. They both know that it's basically a business transaction and no one appears to be looking for true romance or love. A date is set and once they arrive at that point, she needs to choose. Of course, they both try to propose in advance of that point and Annie won't give them an answer. It just might be that she is interested in another man...one she never saw coming. I really enjoyed this book. I liked that Annie was career driven and needed to figure out how to blend in "living her life." It was a cute, but still powerful story. There is a great deal of emotion throughout the book, along with some self-discovery. Naturally, there is also some much needed humor. Everything was well-balanced and worked for me as the reader. Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. I voluntarily chose to review it and the opinions contained within are my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sascha

    I picked up Julie Hammerle’s It’s Raining Men based on the fact that I’ve loved her YA novels. Clearly, writing a good YA does not always translate to writing a good adult novel but sometimes it does. Annie is at a crossroads in her life. She’s been without her best friend and roommate, Kelly for months, but Kelly is expected back and life will go back to normal and Annie won’t feel as lonely as she’s felt for these months. Kelly returns, but the Kelly who returns is not Annie’s close friend but I picked up Julie Hammerle’s It’s Raining Men based on the fact that I’ve loved her YA novels. Clearly, writing a good YA does not always translate to writing a good adult novel but sometimes it does. Annie is at a crossroads in her life. She’s been without her best friend and roommate, Kelly for months, but Kelly is expected back and life will go back to normal and Annie won’t feel as lonely as she’s felt for these months. Kelly returns, but the Kelly who returns is not Annie’s close friend but someone else, and someone who is evidently about to be married. Nearing forty, Annie feels like she is totally alone. She gets drunk, sends a regrettable text to far too many men offering marriage. Two respond. But there’s one not on her radar, a younger bartender/musician who couldn’t be right at all, could he? Annie being the wonderful, or completely naïve woman that she is, invites Dax, a young bartender with a loveable dog, Joanne, to move in with her. And right there I am lost. So, I gots to tell ya right off the bat that I’m an ageist judgmental poopoo head. Younger men are taboo. You are a cougar. They are verboten. I don’t know who told me that. My granny? Anyway, I’ve never gotten over some pre-ordained notion that older women should not lust after younger men. Until now. I think Julie Hammerle just got me over that notion, 100% completely. Julie Hammerle nailed this one. I completely understood Annie. She’s all over the place and I understood that. She wants to be everything to everyone. She wants to heal everything. She wants everyone to feel good and better. She wants to be their saving grace. She not only wants to heal body, but she wants to heal soul. She’s a wonderful, flawed character, and I understood and loved her. Completely. Dax, bartender, musician is the thing of dreams for nerds like me. Centered on his music, kind, sensitive. Argh. Yes! This book talks sincerely about relationships and marriage. Passion or pragmatism? Living your life to the fullest or settling? Are any relationships devoid of roadblocks? Is there ever an easy way? Emotions run thick. I will tell you that I absolutely laughed (lots of laughs!) and then cried, and I can’t share with you why I cried because: spoiler. Also, this book hit home with a dog diagnosis….and heartbreak for me. Argh. 💔 It seems too infrequent now that I tell you that a book designated as a romance is a must read, but, you guys, this one is. It gave me all the feels and intelligently. I love it. It wrangled with all of my emotions. Must read! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rochelle Bautista

    A huge thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review! This was such a fun romcom, almost like a coming of age story with older characters dealing with mid-life crises! I had the best time reading this all throughout! This follows Annie, a concierge doctor who is about to turn 40 and is suddenly dealt with the pressure of settling down after her long-term best friend and roommate suddenly gets engaged and moved out. During one drunken A huge thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review! This was such a fun romcom, almost like a coming of age story with older characters dealing with mid-life crises! I had the best time reading this all throughout! This follows Annie, a concierge doctor who is about to turn 40 and is suddenly dealt with the pressure of settling down after her long-term best friend and roommate suddenly gets engaged and moved out. During one drunken night, she ends up sending a marriage proposal to all 39 men on her contacts list and to her surprise, 2 of them replied. One of which is Rob, her childhood friend and Darius, the up-and-coming host and celebrity in the making. Amidst all the dates she goes with them to see which had more potential to be her endgame, a relationship is brewing with her and her bartender-turned-roommate musician, Dax. I love Annie! Despite being a super successful doctor, she still stresses with the pressure of life and finding love which makes her so relatable. Her voice is quirky and fun and the writng was just engaging so it was so easy to just keep on reading! Annie’s relationship with the three men were all so interesting given how different they were from each other but you could see how they would each work in Annie’s favor which made it extra hard to determine who she’ll choose in the end. (Though personally, my heart was already set on our dog loving man so I was a bit bias.) The banter and chemistry with Annie’s love interests (mostly Dax) were so natural and so on point! It was so entertaining exploring all three possibilities! I also love the other side characters from Annie’s best friends, Yessi & Kelly, her mom and ofc, Joanne! Overall, this was a light, fast-paced and heartfelt romcom! It highlighted the fact that we’re never too late to go out there and just experience life no matter what age we are which I loved! I highly recommend this!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Alesi

    Adorable title, cute cover, I was in. And according to Amazon’s “about the author”, Hammerle, who is new to me, is a “USA Today bestselling, RITA (R) nominated author (who) writes romantic comedies focused on women over forty.” Our protagonist is just under at 39, but that 40th birthday is definitely looming. Annie has two best friends, one of whom, Yessi, is married and has a child, and the other, Kelly, single and living in her basement apartment. Kelly and Annie are focused on their careers. K Adorable title, cute cover, I was in. And according to Amazon’s “about the author”, Hammerle, who is new to me, is a “USA Today bestselling, RITA (R) nominated author (who) writes romantic comedies focused on women over forty.” Our protagonist is just under at 39, but that 40th birthday is definitely looming. Annie has two best friends, one of whom, Yessi, is married and has a child, and the other, Kelly, single and living in her basement apartment. Kelly and Annie are focused on their careers. Kelly sells real estate and Annie is a concierge doctor who recently took over a very successful practice. But she’s on her own and on call to her patients 24/7, and they take full advantage of that. So when Kelly announces she’s engaged to a man that Annie hasn’t met or even heard of, things become strained between the two friends. Then Kelly moves across the state to be with her fiancé. After that announcement, Annie stays at the bar where they had been playing trivia and gets hammered. The bartender, Dax, is a hot young 27-year-old but he ends up taken the very drunk Annie home. She wakes up with an awful hangover and the young man sleeping on her couch. She also wakes up to the fact that she drunk-texted every man she knows and basically proposed to them. Shockingly, two men said yes. Even though Annie is pushing 40 and knows she is way too old for Dax, they definitely have chemistry. But Annie is looking to settle down, so she is going to marry for companionship and just has to choose between the two men who said yes. I really enjoyed this romance because the characters were so believable. I couldn’t help but root for Annie to find her happily ever after. Like Dax, I don’t believe marrying for companionship is ever a good idea, but Annie had to figure that out for herself, as well as mend fences with the friends she brushed off for her patients. This was a fast, fun read and I highly recommend!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    I REALLY enjoyed this reverse age gap, opposites attract romance featuring Annie, a single doctor about to turn 40 who feels like she’s the last one standing when it comes to love. Both her friends are going through big life milestones (baby and weddings) and it’s putting pressure on their friendships. In an attempt to cut through all the hassles of online dating Annie drunkenly texts all the men in her contact list basically proposing a marriage of convenience. The shocking part is that two act I REALLY enjoyed this reverse age gap, opposites attract romance featuring Annie, a single doctor about to turn 40 who feels like she’s the last one standing when it comes to love. Both her friends are going through big life milestones (baby and weddings) and it’s putting pressure on their friendships. In an attempt to cut through all the hassles of online dating Annie drunkenly texts all the men in her contact list basically proposing a marriage of convenience. The shocking part is that two actually agree. Thus begins the bachelorette portion of the book that sees Annie going on a series of dates to see how compatible she might be with her high school crush and the flashy career man she’s just met. Also in the mix is the hot younger bartender she has great chemistry with. Pick this one up if you enjoy pub trivia, mature female leads, cute pets or The bachelorette. Perfect for fans of Abby Jimenez’s upcoming Part of your world or Booksta fav, The idea of you. Much thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my advance review copy. This one is also great on audio!

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