Lately, we all need a welcomed distraction, and what better way to a take a safe, social distancing break from today’s world than reading a good book.
Author Andie J. Christopher puts her spin on our favorite rom-coms with her newest release, Not That Kind of Guy. Part The Proposal, part What Happens in Vegas, Not That Kind of Guy gives readers a heroine that we can identify with and a love interest that we all lust for in our own lives. Mix in the romantic tropes we all crave in our love stories, and you have your next quarantine read.
State attorney Bridget Nolan is successful in all aspects of her life–except romance. After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, she’s been slow to reenter the dating scene. To be honest, she has more important things to do like putting bad guys behind bars. But with her brother’s wedding right around the corner, she suddenly needs a date and fast. Lucky for Bridget, the legal intern is almost done with his program.
Matt Kido is dumbstruck by Bridget–total love at first sight–but there’s one problem. She’s totally off-limits while she’s his boss. But the moment he no longer reports to her, Matt asks her on a date. An impulsive decision takes them to Las Vegas where, as the saying goes, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Unless you put a ring on it.
Give us all those tropes, Andie.
A successful, determined female lead? A forbidden romance? A sudden marriage? Yes to all of this. Andie J. Christopher gives readers a fresh take on romance tropes with intelligence, humor, and of course, sexy times. However, the author also successfully weaves topical issues such as race (Matt is Japanese-American) and women’s rights into her story without them being just another plot device. My favorite? Bridget is five years older than Matt, and no one blinks an eye at their age difference, she’s never referred to as “a cougar,” and it’s never used as a barrier to their relationship. Thank the literary gods (and Andie).
Fans of the author’s Not the Girl You Marry will love seeing Hannah and Jack again (Jack is Bridget’s older brother) and catching up on their love story. Although I loved that original couple and their journey, after reading Not That Kind of Guy, I fell a little more in love with Bridget and Matt’s story. I blame Andie J. Christopher’s sexy story for my cheating literary heart.
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Julie believes great books should be read more than once and prides herself on finding the "dirty part" in any romance novel under a minute. Loves red wine but loves it more when shared with friends. Has an (embarrassingly) extensive knowledge about all things Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. Is currently curating the perfect playlists that ALWAYS include a song from one of the Twilight soundtracks.