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The July Guy

(The Men of Lakeside #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Art professor Anita Delgado spends eleven months of the year working. July is her month to cut loose, paint, and pick a guy to make the summer memorable. But this year she isn’t in a tropical location with an exotic man like she'd planned. She’s stuck in small-town USA dealing with a lake house she doesn’t want, inherited from a grandmother she never knew. A summer fling m ...more
ebook, 255 pages
Published November 12th 2018 by Entangled Publishing LLC (August)
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There was something so endearing about Natasha Moore’s The July Guy where a man deeply rooted in his small hometown is convinced to have a one month fling with a city woman in town to renovate and sell her late grandmother’s home. This story has many layers making it full and rich and absolutely a delight to read.

Ethan Bradford never intended for his family’s salvage company to be his focus and he sure didn’t ever plan on running for mayor of his village, but that’s where he’s at in his life and
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The July Guy is a quick, feel-good read. I enjoyed the story line, and the dynamic between Anita and Noah was pulled off in an exceptional way. I love books where what tends to be a characteristic given to one gender is a given to the other gender, Mrs. Moore wrote it very well.
The writing style is amazing, there's a nice flow to it, it was a pleasure to read.
All in all, this book is sweet and fluffy, with a hint of angst - perfect for fans of the romance genre.

*Copy received through NetGalley
Elizabeth Neal
Anita, an art teacher, lets go one month a year, July, by taking a vacation and finding someone to spend it with. Then, she returns to her life, behaving appropriately for the next eleven months. However, this year that plan is thwarted when she has to spend it in a small town and a lake house left to her by the grandma she never knew. Well, plans can be adjusted and maybe her summer fling will have to take place in other ways.

Noah, a salvage specialist, is running for mayor. It may not be exact
Jessica's Book Review
Unfortunately this book missed the mark for me. I was very excited to start after reading the synopsis of the novel. As I started reading it took some time to get used to the floor of the book. It was a bit slow but after getting to know the characters a little more and the story I was able to get into the novel.... about midway though I just wasn't as interested in the book and hard to keep up. This was a DNF for me.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I hate this part, the one where I'm fence sitting on a book. I loved the plot, the setting, all of that. I just had difficulty relating the both characters, Anita and Noah.
Anita comes into a small town to see the house left to her by a grandmother she never met. The backstory there is interesting and clearly her grandmother was well known and much loved by the town folks. All Anita ever heard about her was that the woman was dead. She never knew she existed.
She's there only to fix it up and sell
Christi Snow
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Wow, this was my first time reading this author and I really enjoyed this book.

Anita has done a thing for almost 20 years. She's a professor so every year she takes a month-long vacation in July. In that month, she enjoys life to the fullest, including hooking up with a single guy...all the sex, no strings, no emotions, pure fun. It's her month to indulge.

Normally she goes overseas, but this year, she found out she inherited a house from her grandmother that she didn't even know was a
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anita is a Art Professor and she spends July at a new location around the world each year to recharge her batteries ... with a fling! But this July she has to spend it at the home she inherited from her grandmother. When she meets the sexy handyman working on the house next door ... she knows he's going to be her fling this July. Noah has been his parent's responsible son his whole life. At the age of 45 he runs the family salvage business, has twin 17-year old daughters, has been divorced for 3 ...more
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
This was my first read by this author, and it was quite enjoyable.

Anita travels the world each July, picking up a lover for the month before getting back to "real life". When she returns to the small town her mother grew up in, the only heir to her believed dead grandmother's estate, she has to change her overall travel plans, but she wants to stick to her July Guy plan. Unfortunately for her, the man she's set her sights on has permanent written all over him. Works the family business, has teen
Bette Hansen
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting premise in this one. A woman, Anita Delgado, works hard eleven months out of the year but every July she finds time to play just as hard. Different locale, different guy, lots of fun sexy times with absolutely no strings. This July she finds herself in small town America dealing with family issues she doesn't want. Thank goodness she still found her July guy! Noah Colburn is there for everyone. His family, his daughters, his town. Anita is just for him and he plans on enjoying her ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of the July Guy from a giveaway on the Seasoned Romance Facebook page. This was my first Natasha Moore novel and it won't be my last! I really enjoyed the plot of Anita and Noah's story with a role reversal found in traditional romance novels. Anita travels the world and has light-hearted flings while Noah is all about long-term commitment. Both of the main characters are in their mid-40's and show us that sexy books don't have to just be about people who are twenty somethings. ...more
Melena Torretta
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, netgalley-arcs
An interesting plot concept and I liked that the characters were older than those you find in most romance novels. However, in the end I did not enjoy the book as I hoped I would.

The biggest issue for me was the heroine Anita. I didn't connect with her character or like her for much of the book. This made it difficult for me to enjoy the rest of the book despite liking Noah.

The plot also felt a bit uneven at times, too slow in some spots and too fast in others.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publ
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the cover,Love fixer-up type books.Well written storyline with relatable issues surrounding Demetia and family in general.Anita travels the world but this time her grandmother she never met leaves her a house in a will and is forced to fix it up so she can sell it,it kinda puts a wrench 🔧 in her plans to snag a July guy until she meets her new neighbor Noah Colburn and everything says he's not the fling kinda guy.A real the book.
Laura Baird
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emotional, delightful read with mature characters who know how to love!
Frank Debbie
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this one was very cute. And the setting... omg. Loved it. Definitely recommend! I received an ARC via netgalley for an honest review.
Beth Lindsay
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Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
the july guy takes place in a small town in upstate new york, and ironically enough i happened to read it while in buffalo and literally on the banks of lake erie. i think this fictional town was on the fingerlakes though. i happen to live not far from these environs so it's always nice to see an author build a story in a setting i recognize.

when noah colburn and anita delgado nearly crash their vehicles you wouldn't think they'd be focusing on how they find each other attractive. but from first
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review."

Loved this book very much. It had just enough sweet romance and the storyline was great! I highly recommend!
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Anita Delgado is a 45 year old woman with serious commitment, abandonment and forgiveness issues. In fact, she likes to stay wrapped pretty tightly with the exception of one month a year, when she picks a man with whom to have a fling. Noah Colburn is her July target man when Anita is abruptly forced to a small town to deal with her deceased grandmother's estate. This story concept is unique, and puts the female lead in charge in every way. I actually really like the author's writing, just not h ...more
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Nov 24, 2018
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved Anita and Noah's love story! Such a sweet and wonderful story.
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author. All opinions are my own.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Original well written seasoned romance

The July Guy is the first book I've read by Natasha Moote and I am so happy I have it a try. I was really impressed that Anita and Noah were in their mid 40s as I think that population is just not well represented in the romance genre. I admit I didn't immediately warm up to Anita, but as I learned her back story her ideas and actions made total sense and they just wanted to make me give her s big hug. I loved the man Noah was, loving and loyal to family an
Laurie Winter
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Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating 5/5

There's something so intriguing about summer romances and the flings that can happen and there was no disappointment here! Anita is a workaholic artist who ends up in a small town where she nearly gets run over by Ethan (literally) and she begins to learn that life is so much more than the tropical escape she wanted. I loved how the author invigorated the values of slowing down from life and smelling the roses so that you don't miss what's right in front of you. Despite their constant
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Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. She’s the author of more than twenty romances, and believes that stories of love and hope are important. Love can happen at any age and she often writes about vibrant and passionate characters finding love later in life. She’s a snowbird, spending the winters in sunny Florida, and the rest of the year in beautiful western ...more
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