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Nick Forrester thought he would spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend, Lauren—until he proposed. Instead of engaged, he ends up humiliated and alone. Then he meets Alli Conwell, a socially awkward nineteen-year-old barista, and Nick has hope again. Alli is trying to make a name for herself as a singer/songwriter and might just be the next Taylor Swift. She’s ambit ...more
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Marianne Michele Liesman
One day!

I am an avid reader but I couldn't (and wouldn't) put this book down! It held my attention, engaged me with not only the story and characters but the writing itself. It flowed beautifully and I cared about the characters quickly! I was not expecting to read that this is the authors first book!!! I'm impressed and CANNOT wait for his next one...and the one after that...and on and on! Hurry up Matthew Hanover and give us another book!!!!!!!
Hobart
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
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We meet Nick a couple of months after one of the most embarrassing experiences of his life -- a marriage proposal that goes awry. He's still reeling from that when he meets a very cute, and comparatively young, barista at his favorite Seattle-based Coffee chain shop. Alli's not just a barista, she's also a musician -- a solo act, just a girl with a guitar -- so Nick goes to one of her shows. He falls in love with her music right away, and
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Jewel Hart
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not Famous by Matthew Hanover is a delightful, charming and humorous story that romance readers will thoroughly enjoy and be unable to put down. In this wonderful debut novel, we are introduced to Nick Forrester who has just proposed to his girlfriend, expecting a yes answer, and to have a happy marriage with her. However, it doesn’t go as he desired and he is left embarrassed and all alone. Then, fate steps in when he meets a young cute woman at his favorite coffee shop. Alli, is a barista and ...more
Adam Shaw
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the beginning of NOT FAMOUS, we meet Nick, a down-on-his-luck nice guy who's recently gone through a pretty ugly breakup. Nick's humiliated, damaged, and unsure of what to do next because of his last relationship, leaving him in sort of a rut. That is, until he meets Alli Conwell. The book goes through the ups and downs of Nick and Alli's relationship, including his struggle to overcome the scars of his last relationship and her struggle to share some major secrets from her past.

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Ian Shane
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Matthew Hanover delivers a pitch perfect story in his debut novel. It’s a funny and touching story about learning to love and trust again. This story is filled with compelling characters. Alli is an incredibly loveable person. While she is naive and inexperienced when it comes to dating, she seems to be teaching Nick and his friends what being in a loving relationship is really all about. The dynamic between Alli and Nick is often times awkward, which lends itself to some of the more endearing m ...more
Danny Farham
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard to believe this is a first novel. From the very first page, the author managed to grip me and make me want to read more.

The story starts with Nick, proposing to his then girlfriend, Lauren. This goes horribly wrong and breaks his heart.
Told first person, I really felt like I knew Nick's pain and really wanted things to go well for him.

When he meets the beatiful but naive Alli, he decides to take a brave step and ask her out...

What follows is a heartfelt and honest story of love and new rel
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Georgina Wyatt
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit I absolutely hated this at the start, I couldn't relate to the characters and I found them quite frankly annoying, so much so I was ready to give up on the book but as its the authors debut novel and he's self-published. I wanted to give it a chance and the twist in the middle of the book changes everything! Finally you get struck by emotion and the challenges of dating. Great book. Take my advice skip the first 30 percent or persevere through the first 30 percent. It's worth it ...more
Michelle
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not Famous is a great story of a guy who manages to find love in the crazy world of the Boston music scene. Nick and Alli are characters you get to know quickly and want to keep hanging out with, even after the story ends. Matthew throws in a twist that you don't expect and takes the story to another level of involvement. Here's hoping that is just the first of many books coming from this author. I know I'll be reading more.
Alistair Dobbie
It’s a good story that was enjoyable to read, I felt it was probably around 100 pages too long though, halfway through it got a bit dull but picked up towards the end. Nick Hornby like in its style and story.
Lauren Tigerman
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

This was great. I was really rooting for Alli and Nick. Being from New England, I especially enjoyed the Boston flavor that this entire book was drenched in. If you love music, Boston, love stories or any of the above, give this book a read.
Sarah-Beth
The main character was a nauseating “nice guy” and the female romantic interest was just a trope of a quirky musician girl. Cute in parts but overall a bit grim.
Ronda
rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2019
Ian Shane
Matthew Hanover delivers a pitch perfect story in his debut novel. It’s a funny and touching story about learning to love and trust again. This story is filled with compelling characters. Alli is an incredibly loveable person. While she is naive and inexperienced when it comes to dating, she seems to be teaching Nick and his friends what being in a loving relationship is really all about. The dynamic between Alli and Nick is often times awkward, which lends itself to some of the more endearing m ...more
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