Saturday, March 28, 2020

Date Night with a Book: Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

Date Night with a book is the new After Dark series of posts on my blog, books posted for Date Nights contain Adult  Romance themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for Date Night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)

Read for: TBR/ Recently Added/ Audio Books

Synopsis: "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: I received this book from a Baecrate box last year, and it didn't really seem like the type of book I was interested in but I decided to give it a try anyway. I borrowed the audio book from the library since I didn't have time to read the print and the books was a very light, easy listen. It would definitely be great for those looking to get into reading romance as opposed to watching chic-flick movies. I say that because this is basically a book copy of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, with roll flip and some slight plot changes. I wasn't fully prepared for the amount of steam in this this book, there is a lot of explicit scenes and references as well throughout the book, so it may not be for everyone. It was light, it was fun, it was quick but while I understand the romance genre as a whole has a lot of similar plots, but this was darn near a copy of the movie with the addition of racial diversity and a gender role reversal.

My Rating: While this was an enjoyable read, it was just far to familiar and similar to a movie. If you are looking for a light, easy read, maybe an intro into adult romance books, this may work great for you, it reads like a chic flick.  Be warned though it is rather steamy if you are new to the genre.  I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag overall.

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