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Just like That

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,398 ratings  ·  311 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
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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 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
The Sassy Bookworm
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it


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
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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
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Apr 10, 2017 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
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 t
Dilek VT
A private investigator who lives & works in Boston comes to Port Flamingo for work and falls hard for a girl here.

- Insta-lust
- Insta-pregnancy
- Sweet and likable heroine
- An OK hero, one who is both alpha and sweet
- A big dog
- Lots of town's folks
- Some fun moments as it is supposed to be a romantic comedy but somehow it wasn't my cuppa
- Lots of hot scenes with no safety (full trust with someone who you just met) - WTF!?
- Too many minor events happening for chapters & chapters
- Far too many
Radd Reader
”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.”

“I want to do everything to you, Penny. I want to be good to you during the day, and terrible with you at night. I want to worship you and be so fucking rude with you.”

After an unintentional bag mixup at the airport, Russ and Penny agree to go out for dinner only to end up in another mishap that requires medical attention. Although “bad” things seem to
Ellen ✦ 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 irresis
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
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 the dog
✴ Cindy ✴

It started out great. I thought this was going to go on my keeper shelf. It was funny and cute, but not overly so. I had a smile on my face for about the first half of the book. This author is a comic genius. So refreshing. I laughed out loud over and over.

The dog, Guppy, steals the freakin show. He’s awesome.

At first, I thought Russ was the most wonderful hero—devoted and not a manwhore, BUT then at 43% he sort of dissolved on me. He had internal conversations about how he learned to spank
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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
Apr 07, 2017 rated it liked 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
Overall, I liked this mad cap romantic comedy. This story really is about what happens when you get gobsmacked by love, when you find your perfect partner.

The heroine comes from a great colorful family with in a crazy coastal Florida town. There are lots of quirky characters around here including the heroine. Her dog is the very best. He might be my favorite characters.

The hero is too aggressive for me at times and sets my teeth on edge. He says things like he always gets what he wants...and h
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 10, 2017 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
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 02, 2017 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 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonal, arcs, 2017-reads
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Mar 30, 2017 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 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, sexy-time, 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, pleas
Apr 14, 2017 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
Cute and fun with a very possessive alpha hero.
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
DNF at 45%. I just couldn't get into the characters and story. ...more
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When the mood strikes for some good, light- hearted romantic comedy, just go for it.
Maddy's Reading
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-comedy, arcs
Superbly funny, this book had me hooked. Russ and Penny were just adorable together. Combine it with a small town setting, a cute but sly dog and some really entertaining side characters, this book is a winner.
True to romantic comedy genre, it has the perfect blend of humor, sexy banter and hot sex. Penny is on a man-free diet and Russ is in town for a week. What starts as a temporary fling, soon becomes something more. Penny was my absolute favorite of all.
Highly recommended to all loves of s
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Bestselling author Nicola Rendell loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After and the Huffington Post. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally okay with that. ...more

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