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Just Like That

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  522 Ratings  ·  199 Reviews
"I bet I can untangle you."

At an airport baggage claim, Penny Darling looks up from her knotted mess of ear buds to find the sexiest hunk of man she's ever seen. He's got a military haircut, a scar through his eyebrow, and he's rocking a pastel pink dress shirt like only a real man can. But Penny is on a man-free diet so she leaves the airport without succumbing to his del
420 pages
Published April 10th 2017
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Just Like That is by Nicola Rendell. Do you know that wonderful feeling when you find THAT author, the one that you know before you even read the first word in a book that you are going to love it? That it will completely take over your head and your heart for the duration? Well, I have found that with Nicola Rendell. This is the second book I’ve read of hers. Both books, for completely different reasons, completely rocked my world. In this book, I found not only the two main characters, but an ...more
Apr 09, 2017 Sophie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: april-2017
*praise hands* ← totally the position I'm in. Because after finishing Just Like That, bar getting down on my knees in front of Nicola and thanking her for writing this book, which can't happen since we have an ocean separating us, the praise hands will have to do. I'm IN AWE guys. Just Like That is Nicola’s best book to date. Her best writing. Her best story. Her best characters. Everything. THE BEST. I just. GAH! This book is raw, captivating, utterly addictive and just full of feels and swoon. ...more
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionNot a big fan of this cover. It looks like the chick is trying to knaw off the guys earlobe cannibal style!description

descriptionI enjoyed this one. It was fairly well written. It had humor. It had some smokin' hot sex scenes. It had a small town filled with quirky secondary characters. Very little angst. No OM/OW drama. It had a sweet dog and two really likable main characters.


That said, I thought it was a BIT too long. It dragged for me in places. I also felt the main characters (mostly Russ) could have been more d
Mar 16, 2017 Serena rated it it was amazing



This book was SINFULLY DELICIOUS. I devoured it.

I bit my fist so many times reading this book I have bruises... It was THAT HOT.

Russ and Penny were so addictive I just CAN'T. They made me smile so damn HUGE it feels like my face got a workout. Just so you know, my face is not the only body part that got worked out while reading Just Like That. You'll see what I mean.

If you like sexy, sweary dirty talking men with a big heart and a big D. And wi
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“One week. No strings. You and me. What do you say?”

When it comes to impeccably written, engaging, clever, super sexy romantic comedies, Nicola Rendell is quickly becoming a top go-to author for me. Her wit and sense of humour shine through her every word, painting her characters with so much energy and pizzazz, they literally bounce off the pages and captivate the reader with the many delightful emotions they stir in us. Set against the vibrant backdrop of a charming small town on the Gulf
Mar 20, 2017 Paige rated it really liked it
3.5 "Sweet and Easy" Stars

Just Like That was a bit of insta-love, big dose of insta-lust and a lot of fun. Penny and Russ have serious chemistry from the get-go. Their affair is supposed to be short lived but even from the very beginning, neither wants to admit it has an expiration date. But as they get to know each other, a few secrets are unleashed and while it isn't always smooth sailing, they both find their connection impossible to ignore. Add in all sorts of hilarious hijinks and Penny and
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Apr 10, 2017 Jenny - TotallybookedBlog rated it really liked it

4.5 unbelievably fabulous stars!

‘I don’t believe in much, but I do believe that guys who fuck with their socks on should be taken out back and punched in the face.’

Nicola Rendell has asserted herself as one of our favourite one-click Authors. We’ve read every single book she’s published and we’ve loved them all. Picking up Just Like That was our weekend treat and we excitedly read it in one sitting, swept up in this well-written, hilarious, sweet, romantic and passionate story. Oh and we have to
Jo *Reading Is My Bliss*
Apr 12, 2017 Jo *Reading Is My Bliss* rated it it was amazing
For me, there is nothing more thrilling than beginning to read a new book and within the first few pages I get this giddy feeling because I know I am reading something that I completely connect with. That totally happened with this book, I am in book love and fell just as fast as Penny & Russ did.

This book had everything I love in a romance story and then some. I loved the witty banter between Russ & Penny. I love how Russ found all Penny's quirks so adorable and endearing. I loved Guppy
Ellen at Book Bellas
4.5 Delicious Stars!!

"Curse this No Man Diet. Curse it.

If you like your happily-ever-after with a side of naughty, then this book is for you!! I love Nicola Rendell's breezy, snappy writing style and her sex scenes are NOT to believed!! Grab me a fan!!

Penny Darling is a small-town girl who has sworn off men (for now). She literally bumps into Russ at an airport and well let's just say things will never be the same! Russ is an ex-military man, all Alpha and appealing and sexy and irresistibl
Apr 07, 2017 Laura added it
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3.5 Stars

I struggled with this book at the beginning and, for some reason, I had a hard time warming up to Russ. I liked Penny from the start, her quirky life, her town with no cell signal and her insanely large dog...all great. So I kept going, as I figured I would warm up to Russ, just like Penny did.

And I did. This book is laugh-out-loud funny, and in more than one place I found myself questioning how in the world Nicola Rendell thinks of the
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 Guppy Loving CROWNS

Nicola Rendell delivers another romance filled to the brim with heart, laughter, and heat. From the opening pages, readers are transported to the unique world filled with varied and lovable characters, and they will absolutely get caught up in the whirlwind romance of Penny and Russ.

One thing that readers have come to expect of Nicola Rendell’s characters is that they will be intriguing and even quirky, and no one fits this bill more than Pe
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 10, 2017 Gitte TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017

4.5 unbelievably fabulous stars!

‘I don’t believe in much, but I do believe that guys who fuck with their socks on should be taken out back and punched in the face.’

Nicola Rendell has asserted herself as one of our favourite one-click Authors. We’ve read every single book she’s published and we’ve loved them all. Picking up Just Like That was our weekend treat and we excitedly read it in one sitting, swept up in this well-written, hilarious, sweet, romantic and passionate story. Oh and we have to
~Stacy~ Biblio Belles
4.5 Stars!

This book was so much fun! It starts off with a chance encounter at an airport, and I'm already excited because I love any kind of scene in an airport. The instant chemistry was done perfectly and I love when a book starts off by making me smile! It just felt really nice to read a trope that could have easily felt cliché but it absolutely did not. It felt real and reminded me of the humility that life brings when not everything goes your way, but you make the best of it regardless of
Apr 02, 2017 Nina rated it it was amazing
I can safely say that I haven't laughed and swooned whilst reading a book until Just Like That. This was my first book by Nicola Rendell and I can't wait to read her other books. She gave me characters that I instantly fell in love with.

Penelope Darling, or Penny as she likes to be called, lives in the small town of Port Flamingo with her dog, Guppy. It's the kind of town where everyone knows one another, her best friend, Maisie is also her neighbor, and her family doesn't live far away.

Russ is
Nicola Rendell has written an absolutely addicting, hilarious rom-com of a romance called Just Like That. AND I fell in LOVE with Russ and Penny...and Guppy?! I ADORE Guppy!! With every book she writes, Ms Rendell just keeps getting better and better!

This book hooked me and my emotions from about the second page! While Russ falls in insta-lust with Penny, Penny is on a no-man diet, but it only lasts until Russ finds her and holds her luggage hostage for a date with him! It doesn't take long for
Beneath The Covers Blog
Apr 10, 2017 Beneath The Covers Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonal, arcs, 2017-reads
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Mar 30, 2017 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
I love it when a book incinerates my panties and also makes my sides hurt from laughing. Just Like That is one of those books. Penny and Russ set fire to the pages, well my kindle to be honest. Their chemistry is incendiary. And OMG is this book hilarious! It's not just because I'm a visual person (I picture what I'm reading in my head), but the book was legitimately funny. I mean the number of giggles, chortles, and straight up belly laughs I had to swallow is hard to count.

I adore Penny and R
Karin Enders
Good things in life can happen… Just Like That…

This book has everything you could ever want! Sweet, sassy dialogue. Off the charts chemistry. Sun, Sand and Margaritas. And a dog that almost steals the show!

This author has quickly become one of my absolute favorites, so it’s hard not to gush about how wonderful she is—this is a review of her newest release, after all. But how can I review her book without telling you how smart she is. Truly brilliant! The way she weaves her story, entertains non-
Apr 17, 2017 Brandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexy-time, arc, multi-pov, 2017
3.75 "Just roll with it." Stars

Nicola Rendell is a new-to-me author. I've heard of her, but I've never read her books until this one. Here we meet Russ and Penny. They are an insta-attraction, insta-love couple, but they are just so damn adorable that I couldn't stop reading.

And then there is Guppy and Maisie and that damn Mayor. The cast of characters is so freaking lovable. I wish I could visit Port Flamingo and meet everyone in town.

"Every moan, every orgasm, every please, please, pleas
Apr 14, 2017 Janey rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindlee
Once I realised the author of Hail Mary had bought out a new book, I was all over it to see if it was as enjoyable.

What I have learnt about this author is that she likes an insta-lust, and I’m ok with that, given the story that supports it.

This leap into Penny Darling’s life has it turning upside down by visiting PI Russ Macklin. Bumping into each other at an airport, Russ is mesmerised by this tornado of a sweetheart. As luck would have it, their baggage is swopped, so he finds himself followin
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
Wrecked by a little female tornado!
Penny and Russ strike a deal... one week of uncontrolled passion with no strings attached and then they move on. But what happens when everything you have ever believed in shifts in the opposite direction? Is this a new beginning or a painful ending? A sticky sweet Romantic Comedey set in Florida with quirky as hell characters which will have you rolling on the ground with laughter with their unhinged antics! Follow this insane couple and see how they untangle
Red Cheeks Reads
Apr 12, 2017 Red Cheeks Reads rated it it was amazing

This was my second time reading Nicola Rendell's work, and it was the second time she has blown me away with a fabulous story. Just Like That was ripe with humor, thick with romance and bubbling over with heat. Before I was even done with this book, I'd recommended it four times, and I insisted (it may have been a demand, but whatever) that my best friend read it right away.

"Nobody falls in love just like that."

Essentially this story is built upon a chance encounter and a spark of ins
Apr 15, 2017 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Who would have thought that tangled up earbuds and a stolen suitcase would lead to a connection that has Penelope Darling falling off her “no man” proverbial diet and Russ Macklin reconsidering his “business trip” for something a little more personal and a whole lot more complicated.

But here’s the problem - Russ is only in Port Flamingo for a week and Penny’s never been a live-for-the-moment kind of girl, so she needs to decide if a week of no strings passion is worth the risk of losing her hear
April Symes
This was a fantastically well written book by Nicole Rendall. It has humor, sexy hot sex scenes , some angst , a sweetheart of a dog and two main characters that I really liked and that really connected. Penny and Russ have serious chemistry from the start. Their affair is only supposed to be short lived but their chemistry is electric and neither wants to admit there is an expiration date. As they get to know each other, a few secrets come out and while the road to romance isn’t always smooth, ...more
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You know what I love the most about Nicola Rendell – she never fails to pull me into a world I can so easily get lost in. She has the ability to make me picture so clearly the places she conjures up in her mind, she never fails to introduce me to characters I instantly fall head over heels in love with (leading & secondary) & if that isn’t enough, she finishes it all off with a rainbow of sprinkles & glitter dust, the type that bursts with colour, love & laughter. The kind that w ...more
Apr 10, 2017 Sonal rated it it was amazing
OMFG RUSS!!!!!! <3

Penny Darling has given up men. Temporarily, yes but still it's tough. She is as determined as one could be but her will is wavering in the face of sexy and dimpled Russ Macklin. He looks sweet as sin and the fact that his dirty talk makes her weak in the knees isn't really helpful.

Russ wanted to untangle Penny the minute he saw her. Every small moment he spends with her makes his want for her stronger. He knows he can't stay and the secret he's hiding isn't all that prett
Lindsay C
Apr 22, 2017 Lindsay C rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. What a fun read!
Mar 28, 2017 Melinda rated it really liked it
Just Like That by Nicola Rendell

Penny and Russ meet at the luggage claim area where Russ proceeds to deviously win -or attempt to- Penny over by untangling her earbuds. Unfortunately for him, Penny happily sashays away is on a special diet that allows for no man, no matter how sizzling the chemistry is. And, in case there's any doubt, it really does sizzle! Fortuitously, Penny collects the wrong suitcase from the carousel and Russ tracks her down to Port Flamingo to a: get his suitcase back
Tongan Book Lover (Ofa Tafa)
Mar 21, 2017 Tongan Book Lover (Ofa Tafa) rated it really liked it

***ARC READ***

There are no words. This book was out-of-this-world delicious! Nicola Rendell has a way of delivering sinfully delicious men and pairing them with sassy little spitfires that give us the most amazing feels! It's starting to become her trademark and we absolutely love her for it. This sweet little novel hooks you in, it consumes you til your feel your toes curl and your heart beat twice as hard. It's a feel good story that will leave you falling so quick, you'll never see i
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Nicola Rendell writes dirty romantic comedy. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She grew up in Taos, New Mexico; after receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. An Amazon bestselle ...more
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