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Just One of the Guys

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  13,585 Ratings  ·  1,070 Reviews
Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be...So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1--she's five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2--she's cursed with four alpha male older brothers.While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a h ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books
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Nope. Not my cuppa.

- Cheating.
- Annoying heroine.
- Weak hero.

**Spoiler alert!!

Chastity and Trevor knew each other since they were kids. He was like one of her brothers and her parents loved him like their own child. They had sex once but decided to be just friends. Since this book was written from Chastity's POV, I don't know Trevor’s thoughts exactly at that time. But what I know for sure is that she thought that they couldn't be together because he didn't want to lose her family. Then he moved
Being one of the guys isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Chastity O'Neill is the only girl in a rowdy family of four alpha male brothers, all who are firefighters. Dad is the fire department's captain. Mom is the no-nonesense, take-no-prisoners type.

And then there is Trevor Meade, also a firefighter. An old-fashioned good boy with brown curly hair and soft brown eyes. The honorary O'Neill. Best friend to Chastity's brothers. A real live, walking, talking Vagina Magnet. Trevor is also Chastity's f
LOVED THIS!! I'm still a blubbering mess right now, give me a minute.

Kristan Higgins is AMAZING. I haven't felt so connected to an authors work since Lisa Kleypas, and she is a GENIUS. I laughed, I cried, I felt everything reading this book! It was so emotional, so poignant, so well written, so sweet, so freakin good! The cover? It gives a false impression. This isn't a cheesy, sweet and light romance.
It's a powerful and moving story about not settling for the love we truly want and deserve. It
Plot device used in this book:

* Heroine (desperately/pathetically) pining for the hero.
* Cheating on Heroine/Hero - (to be correct, they're not committed to each other since they have BF/GF, but they do go from each other's bed to their BF/GF again).
* Heroine and Hero cheating with each other.
* Plain Jane heroine
* Tom boy heroine - She looks just like a man - with boobs.
* Secret love
* Unrequited love
* Chick - lit
* Characters with low substance
* Beta hero
* First person POV
* Clean romance (no se
Pilar Senac
Sep 14, 2016 Pilar Senac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kristan Higgins es una apuesta segura para novelas frescas, divertidas y con un romance de esos bonitos sin grandes pretensiones. Lo leí hace algún tiempo y es muy recomendable.
Mar 11, 2014 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is my third Kristan Higgins book and it was another winner! It was such a great love story. It was beautifully written, filled with a great cast of characters and an abundance of moments that will have your heart tied in a knot.

I loved Chasity and I loved Trevor. Their relationship was unique. They had shared so much. Mostly in a platonic way but there had been a short time when they had given in to their feelings and things turned sexual. For Chasity it meant everything. To her Trevor was
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.5 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really enjoyed that one. The family banter, the heroine strong character, the humor. But I think I was really tired at both "main characters" for not getting their "shit" together more quickly. Then at the end I think it was all wrapped up too fast. Overall a good read, it fit my mood that day. :))
Apr 08, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dear Authors: Please give us more heroines like Chas, because she is freaking amazing.

I freaking loved Chastity. Honestly? One of the best female protagonists ever written IMO. How many times do we get to read about a heroine who is assertive without being douchey, generous and big-hearted without being a doormat, and competent and confident without being arrogant? Not often enough, let me tell you. All of these great qualities, but her character is so well-drawn that she is still human and rela
Another great story by one of my favourite go-to authors. Loved reading Chastity’s story. She was a real firecracker, full of humour and attitude. The youngest sibling to all brothers, in a family full of firefighters, Chastity is, as the title suggests, one of the guys. She also happens to be hopelessly in love with Trevor, a close friend to the family.

Like other Kristan Higgins stories, I’ve read criticism that the hero of the story was too much of a mystery and we didn't get to see what was g
Jun 23, 2009 Nisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a clean romantic comedy
I wanted to read this book ever since I heard about it on amazon. It had my favorite theme. Childhood friends who bordered lovers but not quite, because they've been more like family even longer. Its a cute novel. The humor is always fun (as well as her LOTR obsession) and the characters were all quite likable (I loved her brothers and their asking her for advice and her stiff trauma surgeon bf, oddly). Her family is very amusing though slightly dysfunctional (her parents are divorced, but are s ...more
Chastity is a tall, big, healthy girl - a journalist, who comes back to her native town of Eaton Falls after a decade of studying and working in New York. She is also part of a big family of firefighters, the youngest sisters of four equally tall, big and healthy brothers. Chastity is ready to settle down, find a husband and start popping out some kids, but her rather domineering looks do not help in her quest. When she starts dating Ryan - a doctor, perfect husband material - she thinks she's f ...more
This is my first book by the highly recommended Kristan Higgins, and I must say that I am very confused with how to rate this book! Some parts were so brilliant that 5 stars aren't enough, and other parts of this book really grated on my nerves. I ended up giving it 3 stars because of my confusion.

I loved the humor in this book. Humor is very difficult to write well, and Kristan Higgins writes it very well . There are few authors that can make me laugh out loud and this book made me do just th
I thought this was a well-written book with appealing characters and a good number of laughs. I would have rated it higher, but the romance plot seemed really depressing to me. Perhaps if it hadn't been written in the first person and we could've seen the hero suffering a little, as well as the heroine, I would've liked it more. As it was, reading about someone constantly yearning for a man who is always trying to foist her off on someone else for her own good was a bummer.
This is the second book I've read from her and I did not like it as much as the other. I felt no connection with the characters I didn't understand their weird relationship or care for how they played the relationship game. It took forever, to finally get together. There was so much unsaid game playing it drove me crazy. It took 97% of the book to finally get.....
Just not the book for the reader
An interesting book. Less a story about love as the book's description would lead us to believe and more of a story about Chastity O’Neill, who ends up requiting her unrequited love. The reader is thrown into her life shortly after she moves back to her hometown. It just so happens that this point in her life includes certain romantic relationships.

I always enjoy reading about the day to day life of characters and this book certainly provides that. In this case the emphasis is heavily focused on
Aug 06, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Stick with me here. I'm not very good with reviews and the more I like a book, the more I tend to babble, lol. I had been wondering about this author. After getting some opinions on Amazon, I decided to check her out. I started with this one because I've read other books with a similar theme and liked them a lot (Her Best Friend's Lover, Seducing Simon).

It's true that Higgins leans toward the "chick lit" side of romance. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about such a G rated book, bu
Another library find. Chastity O'Neill has returned to Eaton Falls to work as a reporter at the local newspaper. She has five older brothers. Six, if you count Trevor. She's had a thing for Trevor since she was a child and now at thirty she has decided it's time to settle down and start a family. But Trevor seems more like a brother than the mate she wants. So after being dumped because she wasn't attractive enough, Chastity is having a few confidence issues. Then her divorced mom decides to hit ...more
Though some of the antics are positively slapsticky, this was actually really depressing. I normally don't have a problem with first person, but this seemed almost designed to torture readers...and the h. And, let's be honest, there really wasn't a romance at all, 'til the HEA. (view spoiler) ...more
Just One Of The Guys happens to be one of those books where the heroine has always been in love with her first love since the very beginning. It's sweet and I have a thing for that. But due to some difficult circumstances and misunderstandings... things just didn't work out. I've been a fan of Kristan Higgins for awhile now and I've loved every single one of her books. It's charming, witty, and just downright heartbreaking sometimes. I absolutely adored Chastity because even though she's a tombo ...more
Nov 04, 2010 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is so hilarious that it literally made my stomach ached and also heart warming at the same time that made my heart hurt. It's actually the first time that I’m making a review at whatever I read. I finished reading this book three days ago and by now, I already read two books of Rachel Gibson and yet at night I still remember Chas and Trevor’s story before I sleep. I can't help it, not because I'm currently single so I have nothing better to think during this short sembreak but because ...more
Miss Rail
Sep 25, 2016 Miss Rail rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wtf-o-o
DNF ~40% then I read a few pages here and there until the epilogue.
Main couple having sex with other people throughout the book!!
I skipped and skipped because I wanted to know at what point something would actually happen between Chastity and Trevor and that something (very badly done) happens at 80%.
Yes, you read it right.
AT 80% of what is supposed to be their romance.
I'm very disappointed because I loved Chastity's sense of humor and I devoured
Segundo libro que me leí de esta autora, tras Too Good to be True y fue una pequeña decepción. Se me hizo largo, las escenas que se supone divertidas no me lo parecieron y lo encontré muy predecible y lleno de clichés.
I love this author usually and, while this book wasn't bad, I guess I just expected more.
Like the title suggests, Chastity O'Neill has never really been seen as a sex-kitten. As we are told again and again, she is broad-shouldered, athletic, and five feet eleven inches. And three-quarters.
She's been in love with Trevor for years. They had a fling (one-night stand) in college but Trevor completely shut down after that. His family had broken up soon after his sister's death and the O'Neills becam
Dec 27, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Amanda by: Nikki
Shelves: kristan-higgins
This is book number three by Kristen Higgins and my love for her books is growing with every one. This is the sweetest, most keep you on your toes story, filled with family drama that will not only enrage you right along with main character but will also endear the side character to your heart as much as the main character. It will keep you guessing till the very end, which I must say is a very large talent to poses as an author of any type of romance. I can not tell a lie I was sobbing througho ...more
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Well I just finished balling my eyes OUT AGAIN over this book!!!!!

This book has it all!!!

Humor, sadness, angst, love....

UGH! My all time Favourite Kristan Higgins book!!!!
May 16, 2017 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The reason I enjoyed rereading One Of The Guys is the big O'Neill family. I love them! All those strapping big O'Neill brothers teasing their youngest sister, Chastity, who can certainly stand her ground. Her brothers are all in the life-saving business, a helicopter paramedic, a bomb-squad technician, and two firefighters. Her parents are also quite an extraordinary pair. The Mom divorced their firefighter captain Dad, because he loves his work a bit too much and Mom wants him to retire and enj ...more
Dec 31, 2013 ALPHAreader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chastity O'Neill has just been unceremoniously dumped by a too-skinny guy with freckled legs. His reason? She’s not “attractive” enough. The nerve! Just because Chastity is sportier, fitter and taller than him does not make her “unattractive” it makes him a pipsqueak, and not good enough for her. Unfortunately, now Chastity has absolutely zero dating prospects in the hometown she returned to six weeks ago. Even worse? The man she’s been in love with since adolescence is more handsome than ever, ...more

Wow. This book? So depressing. Sooooo depressing.

I bought this book via a rec from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books...but actually from reading Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels. Damn. This book makes me re-think any contemporary rec she/the site gives. Cause I pretty much hated this book. I wish I had bought it in DTB format so I could have thrown it against the wall! And I don't normally have that reaction.

Let me digress.

This book i
Jul 30, 2015 Mancho283 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Where's your fiancé?" Trevor asks casually. I stiffen slightly, and Trevor steps back a little. "Well," I breathe. "Um, we sort of broke up."

Trevor's eyes widen a fraction, an eyebrow raising in surprise. He stops dancing, but none of the other couples seem to notice, too caught up in being in love. "Why?" Trevor whispers, still holding my hand, his arm still around me.

My hearts thumps harder, slower, each beat waiting for my answer as I stare into Trevor's eyes. I open my mouth to give some answer, some casual it-didn't-work-out kind of thing. But instead, I hear myself say something else entirely.

"Because he wasn't you.”
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