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It's Complicated

(Awkward Love #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,893 ratings  ·  275 reviews
They call him the Anaconda, and I'm pretty sure it isn’t because he likes snakes.

Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy, very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my bedroom window.

I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes I’d touch myself, imagining it were his hands roaming over my body instead of my own. I
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published December 13th 2017
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

IT’S COMPLICATED is a super fun and steamy tale of forbidden romance between a young woman and her father’s best friend. There’s very little angst and definitely a case of insta-love between the main characters but still, I enjoyed this guilty pleasure of a read.

From the beginning of the story, I knew that it was going to deliver on the steam but that the plot would be a little silly and predictable and even so, I honestly can’t lie—I
Sophia Triad
Anna and Nick are destined to have a complicated relationship:
1. They have 15 years age difference
2. Nick is a single dad of two adorable children– newly widower
3. Anna used to babysit their children when they were going out, so the children know her as a nanny
4. Nick is Anna’s father’s best friend
5. Anna’s father is not really understanding – although he acts completely immaturely himself
6. Nick has a big package/anaconda (hmm, yes this is exactly what you imagine it is) and Anna is scared of
Eve (Between The Bookends)


descriptionI usually LOVE this author's books but this one was just OK for me. I found the whole penis size and having to get stitches a bit silly. Also, the plot felt underdeveloped (especially the whole stalker thing that just came out of left field). On top of that, I HATED the heroines father and the OTT violent way he acted. There were just a lot of little annoyances overall that added up to making this one just an OK read for me.


That said, I did love both the main characters. There wasn't any
KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
This is a first for me, others I've read by this author I have LOVED but this one just wasn't for me, I just couldn't connect with the story, or the characters and found myself skimming parts and squirming in others where it just came across to unrealistic which made for uncomfortable reading, keep in mind this is just my opinion others have really enjoyed this

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I love any kind of taboo romance so when I saw the "He's also my father's best friend" line in the blurb it made me sit up and take notice. I loved that forbidden part of the story thrown in and it took this book from just a hot story to something better with those stolen moments between Anna and Nick when no one was watching.

So let's talk about the snake in the room for a second...Nick's giant dick. This could have easily gotten ridiculous with the "oh no his
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
3.5 "Ooh, it's so BIG!!" stars

What is it about stories about anacondas that I love so much? Yeah, I’m not talking about the snakes, people!! That anaconda was what drew me to the story but what developed between the characters is what kept me engrossed in this book.

Anna has heard ALL of the rumors. Her next-door neighbor Nick is packing more than salami in his pants. Then Anna witnesses it for herself when she spies him out of her window. But she can’t be thinking like this about Nick of all
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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Every once in a while we all crave that no apology, laugh out loud, cringe worthy story and It's Complicated gave you enough of that forbidden aspect to leave you wanting a bit more. Falling for your father’s best friend who also happens to be your next door neighbor? I was practically salivating at the unique ways they were going to hook up!!

Being a widower and raising two young kids is not the easiest thing in the world. Getting back out on the dating scene however, is full blown torture
Missy Johnson
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

** ALL books in this series are COMPLETE standalones that can be read in ANY order **

It's Complicated:
I Can Explain:

Book THREE in the Awkward Love series, releasing APRIL 18th!!!

Too Much Information (PRE-ORDER):

(Unedited Excerpt - It's Complicated)

“Are you ready?” I ask her.
My heart races. She nods, her expression
Olga therebelreader
**3.5 stars**

Age-gap romance trope.
Nick is hot with a capital "h", he's the right mix of sexy and adorable.
High on feel good factor and sexy times, low on angst...I loved that sugary sweet story!

In short:
Hero 4/5 | Heroine 4/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 3/5 | Writing Style 3/5 | Steam 5/5 | Romance 4/5 | Angst-Suspense 2/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 3/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 4/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 2/5 | Pacing Fast | Action 2/5

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Melanie (mells_view)
Pretty good!

Pretty good older neighbor/fathers best friend romance. The heroine is awkward, and the hero is a widow with a huge... anaconda...

It’s pretty cliche, but if you’re looking for a taboo fathers best friend read that’s more funny than angsty, then this is a good one.
Elle's Book Blog
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance. Forbidden Romance.
My Rating: 4 stars

It's Complicated by Missy Johnson is a FUN and SEXY forbidden romance. Being a huge fan of both of these things I knew I had to stop everything and read this one. Let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed! I wasn't expecting the age gap thing, or that fact that the object of Anna's affection was her fathers best friend, but I totally loved it!!! For a short read, this one certainly packed a punch
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Anna has a hot neighbour. His name is Nick and he is a widowed father of two gorgeous kids that Anna has known since they were born. Nick is gossiped about among the single women in town because they nick named him ‘anaconda’ – the guy his hung like a horse!

Fortuitously for Anna, her bedroom window is opposite Nick’s and one night she sees the ‘anaconda’ in the flesh, which then begins her regular perving at him late at night. Oh I should mention that Anna lives with her dad and that Nick is his
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 “Next Door Neighbor” Stars

Funny, sexy and quick. It’s Complicated is the kind of story that you read in one sitting when you’re looking for a super sexy read that will leave a smile on your face but doesn’t take much time to read.

ARC provided for honest review.
~ Cariad ~
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 'HUGE' stars!
Sweet story, laugh out loud funny at times.

I'll be reading the rest of this fun series
Jamie Campbell
I hold my breath when he reappears a few minutes later, wearing only a towel casually draped over the lower half of his body. His skin glistens, still slightly wet from the obvious shower, his muscles twitching as he moves. My stomach churns. It’s like I know something big is about to happen, but I’m not sure what. It’s the same feeling you get when your team comes from nowhere at the very last second to score the winning goal. I tense, biting my lip as his fingers unravel the edge of the towel. ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s Complicated by Missy Johnson is the first book in a new series. It's a funny short story with a little dose of drama. The only thing over the top was Nick's package. I wonder how he was able to hide that thing in his pants. Honestly, the story was good and funny. I never tried to take this story very seriously and that worked for me. The age gap wasn't a problem because Nick is in his late 30's and Anna in her early 20's. The age gap could have been so much bigger. It was a good book and I ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Honest Review

Quick fun read, characters were relatable, it was nice to read about an “older” couple for a change instead of all the high school age series. Plus I’m always a sucker for a good inner thought dialog like Anna’s.
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

It's a complicated story alright! A single dad falling in love with a younger woman who happens to be your best friend's daughter.

But the author was able to uncomplicate things the way she wrote each scene. It's well- written... fast-moving... hilarious, generously provided by our heroine, Anna... and the romantic, sexy scene between Nick and Anna was just oozing with hotness.

It was another fantastic read from Ms. Johnson and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Lauren Mcclean
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read of Missy Johnson and I loved it. It was funny it some parts of the book. The characters you love from the start.

Anna is one of the main characters and she is smart, kind, caring and very good-looking. She is 22 years old and lives with her father, her mother is no longer in the picture as she left when she was a baby but came back when she was 5 years old but soon realised that parenthood wasn’t for her. She has never known what its like to have a mother
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I have heard amazing things about this author and have an ARC waiting on me for a book in this series, so I had to get my butt in gear.

The story started off good, I really liked Anna and Nick. But as the story went on it just fell off the rails for me. I think that they could have made one or two refernces about penis size, but stitches, really? Seemed a bit silly. Anna father was awful and completely over the top and not in an entertaining way. He was quite immature and just truly unlikable.
Shannon Moore
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
A quick and spicy read from Missy Johnson, releasing on December 13th.

While this isn't my favourite MJ read to date, overall it's not a bad story. My issues (if you want to go as far as calling them that) more so had to deal with what I felt was a lack of any significant plot. Granted, I know it can be extremely difficult to try and fit everything you need into a novella, but I had hoped for something a little more substantial. I think others would do better with this if going in with the
Christina Concus (Moonlight Novels)
This book was a good quick read that is defiantly a taboo relationship.

Anna is a college student that still lives at home with her dad. However, when at the library she hears two other women talking about her neighbor, Nick Jenson. Well, after hearing them she has to know does he really have an anaconda in his pants. She will soon find out because her bedroom window is right across from his and he gives her a show without even knowing he is doing so. What happens if he catches her and will
Bree Howland
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook from Kindle Unlimited

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
I read the sequel to this book earlier this month, I Can Explain.

Adult Romance

Star Rating?
3 Stars

Definitely not.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
This is a standalone series. I can see myself reading the third one when it comes out.

Is this a part of a challenge?

Who would you recommend this for?
If you like steamy, one sit reads with not too much plot and mostly
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's Complicated by Missy Johnson was a decent read.

The story is about the taboo relationship between Anna and her next door neighbor Nick who is also her dad's best friend. I love the whole older man/younger woman forbidden storyline but this one felt a little generic. It was a hot sexy read but at times it came off stale and nothing popped out at me.

I did love the foreplay between this couple. A couple of voyeuristic scenes that were sizzling and deepen the sexual chemistry between Anna and
Dilek VT
The hero is a single dad with 2 children. The heroine used to babysit his children when he was married. She was the nanny.

The hero is also her father’s best friend and they have a 15 years age difference.

Nope, not my cuppa.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anna and Nick are neighbors. Nick is a widower with 2 young kids. Anna is a college student, and she is attracted to Nick. They fight the attraction but it becomes futile, and they become involved. The story is sweet and loving with some twists but so worth reading.
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of It's Complicated by Missy Johnson in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say that It's Complicated by Missy Johnson was a great read. I really loved the chemistry between Nick and Anna. I enjoyed their hot moments the most. Both Nick and Anna were well-developed characters. The beginning of their attraction was so funny. Let's just say Anna could be a little clumsy at times which made her an endearing person. Not to mention, she had a terrible habit of saying
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nick is a man who is finally trying to get back into the dating scene after his wife died two years ago. He has had a few dates, but the women he has dated are only interested in one thing. He is looking for something more long term so that his two young children can have a mother figure in their lives again.

Anna a young woman studying Architecture in college, lives next door to Nick with her father, Nick’s best friend as well. She hears the rumors about Nick’s package and she wants to know if
Beyond The Covers Blog
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jo
It’s complicated ... it sure is!!!

If your looking for a quick read filled with awkward and humorous moments, then your going to love It’s Complicated.

When your crushing on your fathers best friend, what would you do if you had the chance to take it beyond the crush stage?

Johnson has enabled us to see what can happen when this occurs and she has done a brilliant job.

The main characters are all written beautifully, you are able to get a clear description, and follow the story effortlessly.

Becky Baldridge
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Sometimes a low angst, fun and sexy read is just what you need for that quick escape from reality. It's Complicated fits that bill perfectly. This romance has a bit of the taboo of Dad's best friend while Nick isn't old enough to be a silver fox, there is a significant age difference for a little of the older man/younger woman trope as an added bonus. Nick and Anna do have good chemistry and they are both likable characters that you genuinely want to root for. A few things in the story
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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

Other books in the series

Awkward Love (7 books)
  • I Can Explain (Awkward Love, #2)
  • Too Much Information (Awkward Love, #3)
  • Comfort Zone (Awkward Love, #4)
  • Don't Go There (Awkward Love, #5)
  • Payback's A Bitch (Awkward Love, #6)
  • A Sticky Situation (Awkward Love, #7)