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That Kind of Guy

(Ravenswood #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  415 ratings  ·  115 reviews
She wants a fake relationship. He needs something real.

If there’s one thing Rae can’t stand, it’s pity. She’s forty, frazzled, and fed up—so attending an awards ceremony alone while her ex swans about with his new wife? Not an option. To avoid total humiliation, Rae needs a date of her own. And her young, hot-as-hell new best friend is the perfect candidate…

Zach Davis, kin
Published May 2nd 2019 by Nixon House
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K.J. Charles
Talia Hibbert is one of my favourite romance authors and this book is one of her best. Loved it.

Rae is 12 years older than Zach, trying to remake herself after the collapse of a terrible marriage. Zach is the 'town bike' who has recently realised his demisexuality. This is really well explored--the social pressure to have sex, the ways it affects men differently to women, Zach's discomfort at having to come out and fear people won't understand why it matters.

Zach is a people pleaser, Rae hates
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 A Girl Like Her ★★★★★
#1.5 Damaged Goods ★★★★★
#2 Untouchable ★★★★★
#3 That Kind of Guy ★★★★★

Her heart was painfully, wonderfully vulnerable, officially free to fly off and hurt itself again. But maybe, if she didn’t react, the poor thing wouldn’t notice that it belonged to him. Maybe it would stay safe and sound and oblivious.

I always knew this day would come eventually, but I didn’t think it would be so damn sad to say goodbye to the Ravenswood series. I have adored every second of my time sp
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
I love fake romances and so I was eager to start this one. I loved even more that Rae was 12 years older than Zach. The author played out the older woman, younger man trope really well. The plot was solid and the writing was excellent. However, for some reason it was hard for me to connect with these characters. Especiallly Zach. He was a bit too sensitive for me if I'm going to be honest and I didn't find that attractive. An overall enjoyable book that was sexy and emotional.


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Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
thank you to the author who kindly provided my grubby hands with an eARC. all thoughts are my own.

i think zach may be my favourite hero in this series yet. he definitely rivals evan. however full review closer to the release date.
only thing missing was i wanted more dog but that’s just the dog mum in me.
May 04, 2019 marked it as i-may-or-may-not-read-this
How is this going to work? The H is known as the town bicycle and now you’re telling me “oh wait there’s a twist on his sexuality”.

How can a person of such sexuality whore around and have more than too much physical relationship. And if they can then I’m guessing h is not something special to him? Every fling is equally important and h somehow just ticks the right boxes he required for relationship? Not saying it isn’t love, but is it really romance though? Or am I missing something?
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
My first Talia Hibbert novel and it won't be my last. I love her writing, and fell so hard for Zack and Rae!
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, feminist
This is probably my favorite Ravenswood novel, which isn’t saying much cus I love them all dearly and would die for any of the heroines.
Just read the book, please. Talia Hibbert is immensely talented and severely underrated.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
That Kind Of Guy was an interesting, intriguing and enjoyable read. I loved that both hero and heroine dealt with things that I'd never encountered before in books or real life. While I didn't identify with them for the most part it didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying their journey. I recommend this to those who love Contemporary romance set in a small town with diverse characters and issues.

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May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talia Hibbert and especially this series of hers is one my favourites. I like how she doesn't feature the cliched, beautiful, put together characters instead tackles real life themes like cancer, lost of a loved one, people who aren't a size 0, bisexuality, etc. This time she gives us a female character who is 40 and divorced and a woman who isn't afraid to live of her ex's money, or scared of admitting she likes sex, or that she isn't a people person. The hero who is known in town for his sexua ...more
Taryn Pierson
The last installment in the Ravenswood series—and if you haven’t read A Girl Like Her or Untouchable, do yourself a favor and binge those ASAP so you can jump into this one with all the back story. Rae is a 40-year-old divorced writer who needs a date to an awards ceremony to act as a buffer between her and her dumbass ex-husband. Her friend Zach, who is struggling with how to tell his family and friends about his demisexuality, agrees to pose as her boyfriend. Rae and Zach’s path to love is qui ...more

Talia Hibbert has quickly become one of my go-to contemporary romance authors. After meeting and falling in love with Zach and Rae in Untouchable, I was very eager to read their story. Talia delivered in every way with That Kind of Guy. It was emotional, romantic, and so compulsively readable. I was hooked!

Both Rae and Zach were fantastic characters. Talia spends a lot of time fleshing them out so that they are rich and layered. You really get to know them on a familiar level and I complete
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is closer to 4.5 stars, but at this point I’m going to stick to putting down 5 stars for books that really really blow my mind. As you can probably tell from my other reviews of Talia Hibbert, I think she represents some of the best aspects of the genre that keeps me reading.

Too bad I have to deal with so many duds before I find this gem.

“That Kind of Guy” is that kind of book (see what I did there?) that you never want to put down. It’s a beautiful romance about Rae and Zach living in th
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rae is experiencing a momentary writer's block because she has to be at a convention in Manchester which her ex-husband Kevin will also attend. She feels somewhat secure in the small town of Ravenswood; she has a few good friends, and she secretly lusts after one of them: Zach Davis, the local manwhore. He's the perfect arm candy, and when she asks him to be her pretend boyfriend for the three-day convention, he accepts. He has made it clear that nothing physical is to be expected of him, except ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a NEW to me author & books! I am very appreciative for my ARC! Also have been looking forward to reading this just from the blurb!

This was a twist for me because the heroine is the one that only wants something fake, well wants/needs you know! But the hero wants the real deal! It was fun and interesting to read!

Zach is a hard working (hands-on) sexy man! I mean I fell in love with him right away, what can I say..a cowboy always gets me! I won't lie to you there for the first few page
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"His smile was a gorgeous kind of danger. No wonder so many people got lost in him. He was a bad boy fantasy with a dirty mouth and a bleeding heart."
─── ・ 。゚☆: *.☽ .* :☆゚. ───Synopsis:
Zach Davis is a people pleaser, he's a caretaker to his family, and a hard worker. It's no secret to anyone that Zach has had a hard past but the only one that seems to care about what he's gone through and what he's currently going through is himself. He's spent so long bending over backwards just to make everyon
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: black-authors, lgbtq
I have really been enjoying everything I read by Talia Hibbert lately! If you are looking for diverse, socially conscious, steamy romance, then I definitely recommend you check her out. This is everything I love about Alyssa Cole and I would say that Talia writes scenes that are a level up on the steam factor as well.

That Kind of Guy features a fake dating trope (always fun!) and an older woman (40) with a younger man (28) who has recently realized he is demisexual (only physically attracted to
Therese Beharrie
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Every single heroine of Talia Hibbert's holds a special place in my heart. They're real and relateable, brave and sassy, and so damn deserving of love (of course, every person is, but especially these heroines). Rae is no exception. I loved her drive, and her maturity. And Zach seems like the kind of guy I would maybe take as a second husband? I like mine and all, but Zach seems like he'd do stuff around the house and my first could do a little better in that regard. Either way, I'd end up with ...more
Hm... I think it's not entirely fair to give this 3 stars, because if it were any other author it'd probably be 4. It's a solid 3.5.

This one just didn't quite click for me... I just wasn't the right reader at the right time, maybe. I kept being drawn out of the story by Zach's angst around his demisexuality, maybe because it's so far from my own experience of being demisexual. And Rae's give-no-fucks goals didn't quite resonate with me either.

That said, this is still Talia Hibbert, so it's sti
Serra ᵔ·͈༝·͈ᵔ
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talia Hibbert’s book are always a treat for me!

That Kind of Guy is a brilliant friends to lovers story with the fake-dating trope, an age with an older woman and a demisexual guy. The latter representation felt very genuine for me! It was a really enjotyable read and I truly enjoyed Zach getting past Rae’s defenses with his easy-going, thoughtful and goofy self. Talia, as always, manages to nail on the emotions and the heat.

I think Zach’s repressed anger could’ve been explored more and the misco
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm sad to see this series end, but I fucking loved every book in it. Which is kinda of a miracle for me when it comes to contemporary romance.

I'll definitely keep and eye on Talia Hibbert. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us!
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
FUCKING brilliant conclusion to the series. *Sighs* Talia Hibbert is such a bloody wonderful author.
Friends to lovers/fake relationship.
Rae is an author who has to go to an awards ceremony where her dirtbag ex will certainly be. She asks her friend Zach to go as her fake boyfriend and he agrees. These characters had a lot of depth and I learned something about demisexuality. It was maybe my favorite Talia Hibbert yet but I think I say that about almost all of her books?
Marija (Inside My Library Mind)
More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind

It's official - Talia Hibbert writes the best possible romance novels. I am obsessed with her books, because they are always superbly written, always have really amazing, tense, angsty, healthy romances and manage to discuss so many important topics on top of that, all while being so diverse.

That Kind of Guy was no different. I absolutely loved Zach from previous books, and a little glimpse we got of Rae in Untouchable made me confident I'll l
Samantha || Fictionally Sam
“I should’ve known you all my life.”
“From now on.”

Wow. Literally that is all I have to say. Maybe, also, that I am in love?

This is my first book by this author and I ain't even mad about it. More so upset that it took me this long to finally pick up one of her books. That Kind of Guy, is the final installment in the Ravenswood series and tells the story of Rae and Zach, both at different places in life where the secrets they keep and the hurts of the past that have changed them are demanding t
This book is delicious. This book is sexy. This book is important. This book you must read!

Rae portrays an enigmatic, kickass persona in her new home town, Ravenswood. On the outside she's strong, she's successful, she's got it going on. On the inside Rae still struggles with the woman she was before she moved to Ravenswood. The woman who gave twenty years of her life to a man, a man who cheated on her with his secretary.

The man she is now going to have to see at the awards ceremony her book ju
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it

Honestly, I think this was my favourite in the Ravenswood series!!
Probably because it felt a bit slower-paced than the other two and it felt a bit more developed, the feeling of our MCs were a bit more flushed out in my opinion but maybe I should reread the first two.

What I liked:

-Rae. I fell in love with her in Untouchable already and she didn't really have that many lines but she was witty and funny and so freaking awsome. Her fear of trusting and loving someone ne
Rachel Smalls
3.5 stars

I actually made it through this one. Absolutely loved and adored A Girl Like You, and tried to read Untouchable but Nate and Hannah, the pacing of their relationship was a bit too sluggish for me. I downloaded the sample of That Kind of Guy and instantly liked Rae, a 40 year old divorcee and Zach, a recurring character in the series and Nate's younger brother. This book caught my eye because of Zach's sexuality, which was completely new to me, and the fact that it was older woman/younge
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: black-romance
There hasn't been a single Talia Hibbert book that I have not enjoyed. But That Kind of Guy was something special. I think it might be my favorite of her's so far. I loved Rae and Zach to pieces. We were introduced to both of them in the previous book in this series, so I was really looking forward to reading their stories, and especially to finding out more about Rae's past. I love that Hibbert was able to create characters who feel real to me, like I could relate to them. One of my favorite th ...more
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stellar! superb! perfection!

just a great end to this series. Gosh Rae and zach *happy sighs I loved Zach so muuuuch. so sweet. he truly was and he and Rae together was the best because banter. so much banter. Their friendship was just so genuine and well crafted and felt so real to me? And Zach learning about his demisexuality and Rae being the first one he tells.

My fave thing about these two is they screw up with each other buuuut they talk about it? Apologize when they mess up.

Another thing
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Talia Hibbert is an award-winning, Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.

She writes sexy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include beauty, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm. S

Other books in the series

Ravenswood (3 books)
  • A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood, #1)
  • Untouchable (Ravenswood #2)