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Not That Kind of Guy

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  35 reviews
An office attraction becomes something more when they're off the clock in this delightful romantic comedy by the USA Today bestselling author of Not the Girl You Marry.

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
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2020 by Berkley
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have complex feelings about this book. I loved it but some unnecessary dramatic parts really made me irritated!!!

The facts:

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
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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
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
Yayy I'm happy that I got an arc but I'm also happy that it's going to be released on my birthday <3 so hope it's good <3


Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Someone pinch me! This was sooo good and the only thing I didn't like about it was that it ended. Bridget is my spirit animal even though we have nothing in common. She's the type of woman I wished I could be but always came up short. If we're being honest, I still come up short, but whatever! She's an amazing badass.

"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
Cat C
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
Thanks to Berkley and Goodreads for a chance to read an advance copy and provide an honest review.

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
Ashelee Gerald
I liked that this explored a relationship between one person whose older and the other younger (there wasn't a big age difference).But overall I didn't like how the characters were written and there were a lot of parts I could've done without, or they were just too long.
Review to come.

Quick thoughts:

Cute and fun book.

Loved the humor!
Cw: for mention of abortion. Heroine's ex throws this back in her face in front her family.

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
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, arcs
While I was reading this I kept thinking about the movie The Proposal. Intern and boss get married and then fall in love. It wasnt until I saw a few reviews for this authors other works that I realized that is what she does. She takes rom coms and gives a little twist.

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
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Matt Kido is going to be topping lists of best book boyfriends of 2020, because he is the ultimate best! Bridget is just what we need in a romance heroine-tough, but vulnerable, and able to hold her own in any situation (even if shes's freaking out inside). No one does movie gender flips in books like Andie, and I cannot wait to see what comes next from her awesome mind!
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 3-stars
Follows Bridget Nolan , Jack's sister from "Not the girl you marry"

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.

*I received the
Sarah Shellabarger
3.5 stars | Workplace romances are my JAM so I was super excited to read Not That Kind of Guy and experience a different take on the trope. And while this definitely wasn't my all-time favorite, it was still a charming, easy, and enjoyable read! I wasn't aware of this going in, especially since I had never read from this author before, but apparently Christopher draws inspiration for her novels from popular rom-com movies. Looking back, this book definitely gave off slight The Proposal, What ...more
Paige Moreland
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I knew fairly quickly this was a miss for me. Early on I disliked the Bridget character and how she talked and acted. I didn’t buy her and the girl talk at all. Many of the female friends felt just like random people that just appear in the book sometimes. None of the females actually seem as powerful as the author wants us to think. Also, it felt like this whole wedding thing was just...there and an afterthought.

There was so much promise in a powerful woman lawyer and the intern. Bridget is
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bridget Nolan and Matt Kido are as different as apples and oranges but isn't the saying opposites attract?! When Matt is assigned to be Bridget's summer intern at the state attorney office he falls in lust (possibly love) at first sight and he will do anything to impress her, anything. Bridget isn't blind, she notices that Matt is attractive but she doesn't want to date anyone...even the hot, smart intern that she can't stop thinking about. When Matt agrees to be Bridget's date for weekend in ...more
Amy Lea
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of Not That Kind of a Girl, simply because i felt it was too similar to How To Lose a guy in 10 days, in that I knew exactly what was going to happen. I wanted to read this one though because I liked the premise.

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,
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
3.5 stars.

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
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was a really cut rom-com. After a bad break up, Matt interns with Bridget for the summer. Matt is instantly attracted to Bridget and Bridget develops a crush on Matt even though she’s sworn off relationships. After Matt’s internship ends, he joins Bridget for her brother and future sister-in-law’s bachelor/bachelorette party in Vegas. Of course Matt and Bridget end up getting married while they are drunk.

I really enjoyed this book and I didn’t want to put it down after I started
Not That Kind of Guy by Andi J. Christopher

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
Deanna Bailey
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was better than her debut Not The Girl You Marry, which I really enjoyed. Think of this book similar to The Proposal.

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
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I won an ARC of this book (thanks Berkley!). Bridget and Matt meet when Matt is Bridget's intern at the state attorney's office. When the internship ends, the pair head to Vegas and after drunken wedding, Bridget and Matt have to decide where their relationship goes from there. This was an entertaining rom com, with all of the usual rom com twists and hijinks. I appreciated the twists the author gave to The Proposal-like plot. The characters were likable and flawed. I enjoyed reading it and ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020
I quite enjoyed this book! It definitely gave me Proposal vibes as the intern and the boss started fake dating. The relationship ended turning into more which led into its own set of challenges. While I did enjoy this story, I really wasn't as engaged as I would've liked to be. I'll definitely keep my eye out for more by Andie J. Christopher.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me an ARC for an honest review.
Samantha (WLABB)
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am so happy Bridget got her HEA!

Full review to follow

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not That Kind of Guy is the sort of book that makes you smile as you read it and despondent when it’s complete. Bridget is strong, yet relatable and Matt is perfect, yet flawed in all the right ways. The romance flows beautifully between the two main characters and the secondary characters add a nice touch of comedy to the plot. Highly recommend and looking forward to read other works from this author!
Doris Raines
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Csimplot Simplot
Excellent book!!!
Cathi - LovesBooksMore

Bridget Nolan is one badass attorney. She’s tough as nails - especially with men.

In walks wealthy, hunky Matt Kido. He is also the son of the powerhouse woman heading up the perfect fellowship Bridget is applying for. Matt is Bridget’s new law intern for the summer. Can Bridget keep the relationship professional and gain the fellowship all in one swoop?

With her brothers wedding right around the corner- Bridget needs a date and fast. When the internship ends and emotions get out of control- no
Jan 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-arcs
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Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This isn't the type of book I would normally read, but I had rec'd an ARC and have to admit it was a cute concept and fun, light romance. Basically the protagonists are a lawyer (Bridget) who has been saddled with a wealthy law student intern (Matt) with a reputation of being a playboy, so she treats him fairly shabbily with grunt work only to grudgingly admit a physical attraction to him herself, which, of course, she stifles since she's his boss. Likewise, he is infatuated with her and can't ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Andie Christopher is now one of my auto-buy authors. I loved her last book, and this latest is also fantastic. You can read the synopsis elsewhere, so I won't bother with it here. What I particularly appreciate about Ms. Christopher is that the writing is terrific. She has a knack for writing funny, likeable characters and books that you just don't want to end. However, most impressive to me is that she also makes her characters feminist and unapologetic and you just want to live in their world. ...more
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