BOOK REVIEW: NOT THE GIRL YOU MARRY BY ANDIE J. CHRISTOPHER

Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

Published November 12, 2019

Hardcover, 320 pages

MY GOODREADS RATING 3/5 STARS

(Thanks to Netgalley & Berkley, I received an eARC)

GOODREADS 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 THOUGHTS:

This one by far had How to Lose a Guy in 10 days vibe. The best twist was that it was written with a gender role reversal. It’s nice to see a story with such a cliche storyline have a writing style that really stood out.

Hannah was a very career driven, event planner who wasn’t big on planning weddings. At this point she wants a promotion so needs to seem more like a romantic person. She decides she is going to date jack to make her look like a romantic wedding planner. I would described her as a sex loving, emotionally unromantic person, and I love that! Jack is a journalist that’s doing a how to lose a girl article to get his boss to agree to letting him write things aren’t too “fluffy” any more. I would describe him as a very charming, trusting and romantic person.

This one was definitely a cute rom-com that kept my interest. I liked that you got both perspectives throughout the book. If you enjoy light hearted romantic reads, I would say pick this one up!

4 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: NOT THE GIRL YOU MARRY BY ANDIE J. CHRISTOPHER

  1. Omg I love that this is supposed to be like How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. I enjoyed watching that when it first came out. I feel this is a book I would really enjoy. I also love the idea that it’s gender reversal and the guy is writing the article in this book. I just put it on hold at the library.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s