Title: Not the Girl You Marry
Author: Andie J. Christopher
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
(Penguin Random House)
Date published: November 12, 2019
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days gets a millennial makeover in this romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Andie J. Christopher.
Jack Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and unlucky in love. His viral success has pigeon-holed him as the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his fluffy articles and the app-based dating scene as well, he strikes a deal with his boss to write a final piece de resistance: How to Lose a Girl. Easier said than done when the girl he meets is Hannah Mayfield, and he’s not sure he wants her to dump him.
Hannah is an extremely successful event planner who’s focused on climbing the career ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she’s determined to secure her next promotion. But Hannah has a bit of an image problem. She needs to show her boss that she has range, including planning dreaded, romantic weddings. Enter Jack. He’s the perfect man to date for a couple weeks to prove to her boss that she’s not scared of feelings.
Before Jack and Hannah know it, their fake relationship starts to feel all too real—and neither of them can stand to lose each other.
⤖ My Review ⬻
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is one of my favourite rom-com movies, so when I heard that Not the Girl You Marry would be a (kind of gender-bent) Millennial makeover version of it, I knew that I had to get my hands on a copy! And look at that cover! I love it. And once I got my copy, I wanted to dive right in. The first impression I had (concerning the interior of the book) though is that I wasn’t resonating with the writing or either of the characters. I continued reading, hoping that all of it would just grow on me, but with every chapter, I actually found myself enjoying the story less.
I can’t really go into more detail than that since I don’t know what—other than the character types and writing style—made it difficult for me to fully enjoy Not the Girl You Marry. Maybe it’s on me because I hyped it up too much? Maye it just really wasn’t for me, but might, in turn, be someone else’s favourite adult contemporary romance of the year! I’m just here to share my personal opinion. So, while this wasn’t the book for me, I definitely recommend you giving it a try if the synopsis and/or cover caught your eye!
⤖ About the Author ⬻
USA Today Bestselling author Andie J. Christopher writes edgy, funny, sexy contemporary romance featuring heat, humor, and dirty talking heroes that make readers sweat. She grew up in a family of voracious readers, and picked up her first Harlequin Romance novel at age twelve when she’d finished reading everything else in her grandmother’s house. It was love at first read. It wasn’t too long before she started writing her own stories — her first heroine drank Campari and drove an Alfa Romeo up a winding road to a minor royal’s estate in Spain. Andie lives in the Nation’s Capital with her French Bulldog, Gus, a stockpile of Campari, and way too many books. For info on new releases, sales, and more, sign up for her newsletter.
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