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The Guy on the Right

(The Underdogs #1)

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Strike One-My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk.

Not cool, Mom.

I‘ve spent most of my life answering to Teddy, because I couldn’t make Theo work.

Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I’ve managed to redeem myself.
There’s only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercr
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ebook, 364 pages
Published July 25th 2019
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Christy
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars!

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I’m not sure if I’ve EVER had this much fun reading a book. Or laughed as hard while reading. Or had such a HUGE BOOK HANGOVER. I am obsessed with this story. Days after reading and my mind was still on Theo and Laney. I love a lot of books, but rarely do they stay with me like this or have such an impact. Especially the rom-com types, but this book was truly exceptional!

Have you ever heard the term ‘Nice guys finish last’? Theo certainly has. He’s always been the nice guy, the ban
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emma
Jul 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
They say if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Unfortunately for you all, I don’t live my life by the rules. But if you prefer to live a life that is not cursed by negativity and darkness and occasionally has pleasantries in it, you may want to navigate off of this review.

And also all of my reviews, forever, until the end of time.

This book is the worst.

I usually dislike books for one of two reasons: either it’s not my cup of tea and I just don’t enjoy it, or it’s off
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Bibi
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my

This was incredible and exactly how slow-burn ought to be done. Love Theo so damn much. I suggest you do yourself a favour by reading this. 😍🥰
Malene
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This is how you write a romantic comedy to my hearts desires. OMG! The Guy On The Right was a blast! Hilarious, cute and romantic as hell. I even got as close as to pissing myself. Yup that’s right. Theo and Laney are insanely funny. A hoot. So opposite but so so right for one another. They just work.
Theo is a good guy who doesn’t get all the girls. He doesn’t want all the girls. He wants the ONE and all the emotions that comes along with it. He’s not a one night stand kind of guy like h
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
This book right here pulled me out of one mother of a book funk!
I’ve struggled for a few days with picking up books and putting books back down, nothing had been able to hold my attention..Until now!!

This was such a fun book to get lost in!! It took away the winter blues!! I giggled, I swooned, I sighed, I loved! I even wanted more!!

Unique, unputdownable, undeniably an easy 5 star read!! So so good!!
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
3.5 stars. I have complicated feelings about this one. I LOVED the characters and the relationship between them, but there were times when the author chose to have them do and say things that honestly made me feel a lil uncomfy. The main character is a white girl but there were scenes that she was referred to as having "brown skin" and even a scene in which she spends the entire chapter imitating a famous black character and it just.. felt weird to me? Idk. Overall, I did enjoy this book but I c ...more
chan ☆
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this yee haw says YEE FCKING HAW
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 STARS
We shouldn’t fit, but we do, and our fit is nothing short of spectacular. There’s no wool in the world thick enough to make me blind to that.


If you're a fan of the friends-to-lovers trope, this is simply a must read. The Guy On The Right was one of those books that sneaks up on you and makes you fall head over heels. It's cute, light and somewhat unassuming at first. You meet Theodor, Teddy to his annoying sisters, and his fall fast and hard for his subtle and down to earth c
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


I want more, but I would rather go without than lose him. It’s fear that has me shaking in his arms. I’ve never felt so much in my life at once. Passion, lust, fear, ache, need, hope.








I have been a fan of Kate Stewart for years now. She is the Queen of the “slow burn” romance and she pulls it off magnificently once again with ”THE GUY ON THE RIGHT”. Theo wasn’t your typical swoon-worthy Hero. At first, he comes off as being the nerdy and some
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Melanie
ehhhh <3

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I read this for #smutathon, which is hosted by Lainey & Riley! ❤
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVED this book soooooo much. I had a really great time with Theo & Laney. <3

And I must say this book is one of the best of 2019. ;)
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. & S.P.E.C.T.A.C.U.L.A.R., fairy tale story of an underdog and a nice boy who DOES finish first. He DOES get the princess. The Princess rescues him actually and kicks his Ass while doing so.
This story is like a softly played tune, a gentle summer breeze, a subtle scent of citrus and mint.
They don't overrun your senses but creep slowly and surely till you forget what life was before you experienced this magic.
"Years from now, when we tell our story, I know my version. It will
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author/ Wordsmith Publicity)

-She’s a second look kind of girl. The first look at her is for simple appreciation for the stunner she is. The second look is a realization of what an idiot you were for not looking longer the first time around.

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Theo Houseman is a 21 yr. old junior at Texas Grand University. He lives in College Station where he rents a place with two football athletes who are every woman’s dream. He’s a former band geek, who grew up with three older sister
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NMmomof4
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a great surprise! I really enjoyed the banter and sarcastic humor between the mcs. Not all authors can pull off sarcasm, but I think Ms. Stewart did amazingly! I also loved the H soooo much! My one and only gripe was the ending. I don't get why NA books never have good endings! I get that they're young and they might not be there yet -- but why not a jump ahead epilogue?! I usually am drawn by and enjoy NA books, but this is a consistent problem for me. Will it
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EmBibliophile
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4.25 ‘#livingourrealistlive’ stars

We’re polar opposites. I’m way too country and he’s a whole lot of everything else. We shouldn’t fit, but we do, and our fit is nothing short of spectacular.


This book brought joy to my life. It was there for me to cheer me up after my awful dentist appointment. It was there to entertain me during my long seven hours shift, where I don’t even get paid! This was such a hilarious adorable romance that brightened my mood.

”We get an A plus for chemistry, Houseman.”

Th
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth


TITLE: THE GUY ON THE RIGHT
AUTHOR: Kate Stewart
RELEASE DATE: July 29 2019
GENRE: RomCom
RATING: All of the Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No

READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG






Kate Stewart's climb to the top is unstoppable. If you had asked me if this author could top DRIVE, my favorite book by her and one of my top favorites of all times, I would have said no. Good thing I didn't put any money on that because with THE GUY ON THE RIGHT Kate Stewart has done exactly that. May I present: My new top favorite by this
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Julia
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melissa ☽
#1: the guy on the right5 stars
#2: the guy on the left3 stars
#3: the guy in the middletbr


but can we have more “guy on the right” type of heroes though??

friends to lovers, slowburn, perfect amount of drama, college setting, funny af scenes, TONS of sexual tension, and how they talk about the clear difference between lust and love? damn this book has everything i like.

ive been reading so many romance novels where the MCs say they love each other but all they did was have sex so i don’t r
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Arini
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
#1 The Guy on the Right — 4 Stars
#2 The Guy on the Left — 4.5 Stars
#3 The Guy in the Middle — 4.5 Stars

These two quotes pretty much sum up my relationship with this book if you just replace Theo’s name and his related pronouns with the title of this book.

“How did I not see this? How could I not have seen this incredible man for what he is? In a matter of life-altering hours, Theo has just become the most irresistible man I’ve ever known. If I’m completely honest, I’ve been falling fo
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Lianne
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars ✨

"If he’s paying attention to the right things, you’ll rarely ever have to give directions."

What a lovely read!! Both MCs are two lovable fluffy cheesy humans and I love them together. I am in love with Theo. He is the sweetest and being a musician made him even more perfect. I have a soft spot for someone with a passion for music. They are just that attractive.

Also, this quote is just beautiful I HAVE to put it here.

"this prince got off his horse, fell on his ass, and stumbled
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Jessica
Updated 7/30/20: After hearing some recent reviews for this book, I am dropping my rating down to 3 stars. The main character dresses as Madea for Halloween and it is harped on over and over how no one understands who she is dressed as while she imitates the character (she is not actually in blackface, she just dresses as the character) and that is definitely not something that's okay. It felt tasteless, especially upon reflection. I have never watched Madea nor know much about the character, bu ...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 #sweetromance Stars



This was a very sweet, cute, light, romantic, feel good read. It’s a slow burn, friends to lovers trope set in a college town. I may be a little biased as I went to college in College Station, Texas.

The band geek, Theo, is smart, sweet, and musically gift. But the band geek is also a really great guy who just thinks that he falls short. He’s friends with the football players who are everything. He’s been burned by a girl that he loved and is very hesitant to let himself fal
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Lord oh lord how I absolutely love this book. I read this on an entire flight, seriously capture my attention and didn't let it go. Six hours into a 9 hour flight and I was like HOLY CRAP theres no way its been that long. A total catch you book❤️

This read, it is everything. I enjoyed it, had so much fun reading it. Completely fell in love with Laney & Theo. And yes, I laughed my butt off, fell head over heals, may have shed a couple EXTREMELY happy tears, seriously just everything in a perfect
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have a book hangover. The WORST book hangover. This story is incredible. I'm writing my review now, but it must be said, YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. It's feel good romance with all the laughs, swoon, feels, and sexy! PERFECTION.
Hollis
So, funny story, I had never actually read the synopsis for this book, only inferred from the cover what it might be about, plus friend reviews and word of mouth, and I'm glad I didn't glance over it before one-clicking and picking this up, because I don't think the summary is accurate to the vibe of this book at all! My advice? Don't read it, just read the book.

That said, I'm left feeling a little bowled over by this read. I had been hearing rave reviews from friends for ages but, like most goo
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Melanie A.
4 STARS!
"I love that you can fill every role in your own life. But I don't want anyone to ever take mine."
GAH! By the end, the romance in The Guy on the Right had melted me into a loose-limbed puddle on the floor. SO FABULOUS!

Plot: Laney's a smart, beautiful university senior who's a bit flaky, but she's sticking to her one firm decision: no more hot men. She's done with them.

Theo's just a regular university junior who wasn't just burned by his high school sweetheart, he was sing
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
4,5 surprised stars

You know how some meme ask you what are your random thoughts during an experience?
Well here are mine in reading order:


- That Theo is pretty common. He even is a little annoying with all his thoughts about how Troy and other guys have it easy and how he, Theodore, has to do breakfast for their one night conquests.

- Laney is all over the place! She can be funny but she is a little too much and overdone.

-25% in the book and I still can't fall into it!
Their experience seem so
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preoccupiedbybooks
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cute and fun contemporary romantic comedy about the underdog getting the girl

Argh this was just too cute!! This is one of those light, fun reads that can get you out of a slump.
Friends to lovers ✔️
Geeky guy getting the girl ✔️
Great banter ✔️
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A chance encounter between Theo (Teddy) houseman and Laney Cox lead to a new friendship between a dependable band geek and all round good guy, and a Texas country girl who had sworn off dating for a while because she was choosing the wrong kind of guy. Y
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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars ⭐️
Sentranced Jem
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-2019
The Guy on the Right was the most unexpected book of the year for me. And what an awesome book it was!
This book was surprisingly a breath of fresh air. I loved Theo. He definitely was not the typical bad boy book boyfriend that I usually swoon over.. nah uh.. Theo is one the good guys. He's the nerdy band geek we tend to pass over while we swoon and go gaga over the bad boy. Shame on me cause I may have missed out on hundreds of Theo's in my endless list of favourite book boyfriends.
I LOVEEEEEDD
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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate's title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads ...more

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