Not That Kind of Guy
State attorney Bridget Nolan is successful in all aspects of her life--except romance. After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, she's been slow to reenter the dating scene. To be honest, she has more ...more
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BETTER BOOK: This is definitely so so so much better than “Not the girl you marry” even though I’m a big fan of “How to lose a guy in 10 days” and curly hair of Matthew McConaughey but retelling didn’t work with me. We needed Kate and Matthew on the board!
BETTER CHARACTERS: I loved Bridget, tough, prideful, hard-worker, confidant, successful lawyer, but when it comes to ...more
"Bridget Nolan had lush auburn hair, piercing gray-blue eyes, cut-glass cheekbones, and a voice that was better than a hand job."
Matt Kido. So, where could I find one like him? He's ...more
I wanted to get my hands on Not That Kind of Guy the second I heard about it after my experience with Not the Girl You Marry. To say my expectations were high is a huge understatement . . . .
I didn’t bother reading the entire synopsis. I thought this was going to be a fake date trope since I was aware the jumping off point of the story was Bridget being an attorney and Matt being a summer clerk who somehow ended up as her date for ...more
Just FYI for expectation-setting, since I *did* see a lot of HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS in NOT THE GIRL YOU MARRY: I keep hearing that this is modeled off THE PROPOSAL, but I just don't see it. THE PROPOSAL is a forced fake relationship (which sounds bad but I love this movie shhh), but here the main conceit is an office attraction that they hold off on until their professional relationship is ...more
With that said, I liked this book, for the most part. The characters were wonderfully crafted. I like how Andie created the back story for each of the main characters.
I didnt prefer how the chapters change perspectives without ...more
I don't know if it was my mood or what but this one didnt catch me like Hannah's book. I just felt like it was okay and I don't know why. all the tropey goodness was there! oops we got married in Vegas and now we gotta keep pretending we are actually married. BUT I just ofund myself skimming scenes to see how it all would end.
This is an interracial romance which i feel like i haven't really seen ...more
The Proposal with a twist
Lawyer - Intern
Banter + Romance
I loved Bridget from the first book and I cannot express how much I loved the fact "Not that kind of Guy" follows Bridget!!!
But this book had the same issues I had with "Not the girl you marry". There was too many telling of emotions while it was obvious. I had to skip pages to get through the book.
Full review will be posted closer to the publishing date.
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There was so much promise in a powerful woman lawyer and the intern. Bridget is ...more
This one was modelled after the proposal, following Bridget, Jake’s sister. Bridget is an attorney who doesn’t have time for relationships. However, this stance is tested when she gets a new intern, Matt. The two find it hard to ignore their chemistry, ...more
This was definitely on the more unique end of the scale as far as romance novels I've recently read. It was also nice to get two real sides of a story, not just romance but the growth and development of two individuals in and out of a relationship. I was hardcore rooting for this couple as the story progressed. While I definitely enjoyed this novel and would still recommend it, I doubt it's one I will reread anytime soon.
The long build up of a 'professional' relationship and growing ...more
This was just damn delightful. Such a fun romcom and underneath the fluff, are insightful observations about relationships. Don’t let the cotton candy premise fool you. Bridget and Matt are such interesting and slightly broken characters, both finding their way as they approach their relationship from different backgrounds and where they are in life. The plot took some unexpected and welcome turns and we get more of Jack and Hannah (from the previous book). Will the next book feature ...more
I really liked the characters in this book. Bridget and Matt were both trying to get over long term relationships with partners who were safe and met their family’s expectations, but gave them no sparks, no tingles. They both wanted to change expectations and perceptions. An expected weekend in Vegas changes everything in a big way.
Romance, great dialog and family drama. I especially enjoyed Bridget and Matt’s “couple thing” of Matt trying to find a ...more
I loved the tension and chemistry between Bridget and Matt, I loved how even though he has the money, connections and comes from a prominent family, she is an established career woman/ lawyer and he was the intern.
Trigger warning for discussion about abortion- if that's something you do not want to read in your romances. It is discussed in a good portion of ...more
Incredibly delightful and sexy! We stan marriages of (in)convenience! I’ll admit that the pacing was uneven and Matt’s characterization was...weird. Maybe it just felt slightly inauthentic? Though the overbearing mother thing is EXTREMELY Asian, so I’ll give the rep a pass. I can’t speak for Japanese rep, only Asian American rep, so feel free to take my words with a grain of salt! Bridget’s characterization felt much deeper and fully formed.